Minnesota Based Task Force 1-194 completes mission in Afghanistan

(St. Paul, MN) -- A sizable group of the Minnesota National Guard is being praised for their work in helping Americans safely exit Afghanistan.

 More than 1,000 Soldiers from Task Force 1-194, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division deployed in March 2021 in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait. However, less than two weeks ago, more than 400 soldiers from TF 1–194 rapidly deployed to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. Their mission was to provide perimeter security at the airport. In addition, 1–194 soldiers provided humanitarian assistance to U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and their families.

On August 30th, Minnesota National Guard leadership received notification that all 1–194 soldiers supporting the efforts in Afghanistan had safely returned to Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

1-194 soldiers are expected to return to Minnesota in the winter of 2021.