On Saturday I had the honor of attending a departure ceremony in St. Cloud for 12 Minnesota National Guard soldiers. As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Detachment 1, Charlie Company 1-171 Aviation Regiment is heading to Kuwait for a year-long deployment, where they will conduct medical evacuations. It was a joy to see so many family, friends, and members of the community join together to give these impressive men and women a proper sendoff.