Stillwater-based Guardsmen to deploy Sunday

August 7, 2020 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) — Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 34th Military Police Company will deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo to provide base security.

“Our Soldiers are trained and motivated for this important mission,” said Capt. Troy Davidson, the company commander. “We’ve worked hard over the last few years to make sure this unit is one of the most ready units in the U.S. Army.”

The unit deployment ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook at facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the public are asked to view the ceremony virtually.

The Soldiers will travel to Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional training prior to their arrival at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

Earlier this summer, the 34th Military Police Company was presented the Major General Harry H. Bandholtz Award recognizing the top military police units in the U.S. Army.

The 34th Military Police Company was instrumental in the response to civil unrest in the Twin Cities metro area at the end of May, as one of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond.

Since September 11, 2001, the 34th Military Police Company has deployed Soldiers to Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Members of the media are invited to attend the ceremony at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Minnesota National Guard armory at 350 Maryknoll Dr. N., Stillwater, MN. Please RSVP to mn.ng.web@mail.mil if you plan on attending.