SecArmy Welcomes Home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers

By Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'ConnellJuly 19, 2007

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomes home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months at Volk Field, Wis., July 17.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomes home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota  Governor Tim Pawlenty walk the flight line of Volk Field, Wis., to the aircraft carrying 250 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers returning to the States after a 17-month deployment to Iraq with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, July 17.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty walk the flight line of Volk Field, Wis., to the aircraft carrying 250 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers returning to the States after a 17-month deployment to Iraq with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, July 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Iraq for the past 17 months during their redeployment at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Iraq for the past 17 months during their redeployment at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Minnesota National Guard Soldier deployed to Iraq for 17 months with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, exits his returning flight to the States, football at the ready position, at Volk Field, Wis., July 17.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Minnesota National Guard Soldier deployed to Iraq for 17 months with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, exits his returning flight to the States, football at the ready position, at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months throw around a football after returning redeploying from Iraq at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. The Soldiers were welcomed home by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months throw around a football after returning redeploying from Iraq at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. The Soldiers were welcomed home by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty welcome home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months at Volk Field, Wis., July 17.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty welcome home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for the past 17 months at Volk Field, Wis., July 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL