New Ulm Field Maintenance Shop Groundbreaking

Posted on May 18th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

May 18, 2021 (NEW ULM, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard is breaking ground on a new Field Maintenance Shop and Readiness Center in New Ulm Thursday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m. “Field Maintenance Shops and Readiness Centers are essential networks that connect the National Guard to the public, employers, cities, and the state. This
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Memorial Dedication for Fallen Soldiers

Posted on May 14th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

May 14, 2021 (KIMBALL, Minnesota) – The official dedication of the Minnesota Army National Guard Fallen Soldiers Memorial in Kimball is Sunday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. On Dec. 5, 2019, a routine maintenance test flight ended in a Black Hawk crash killing all three members on board, James Rogers, Charles Nord and Kort Plantenberg.
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Hastings-based 434th Chemical Company to deploy Saturday

Posted on May 13th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

May 13, 2021 (HASTINGS, Minnesota) — Approximately 150 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 434th Chemical Company, based in Hastings and Red Wing, will deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. While deployed, the Soldiers will provide Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense in the area of operations. The unit is trained
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Minnesota National Guard family embraces service

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 30, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, MINNESOTA) – Each April, Americans recognize and honor the more than 2 million military children during the Month of the Military Child. For one Minnesota National Guard family, balancing a deployment, State Active Duty and four kids is taxing. “It’s challenging, especially with a dual military family,” said Capt. Angela
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Airmen First

Posted on April 28th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 28, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — As the verdict in the former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin trial was announced, U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing were staged and ready to secure the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Airmen were just 50 pieces to a 3,000-piece puzzle, activated to support Operation Safety
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Minnesota Guardsmen to return from Africa deployment

Posted on April 21st, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 21, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Over 700 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota, will be returning to Minnesota over the coming weeks after an 11-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. “Our Soldiers successfully accomplished
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Minnesota National Guard neighborhood security team fired upon in Minneapolis

Posted on April 18th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 18, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team was fired upon early Sunday morning in a drive by shooting near Penn Avenue and Broadway. The shooting occurred on or about 4:19 a.m., as a light colored SUV fired several shots at an Operation Safety Net security
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Red Bulls take command of Minnesota National Guard Operation Safety Net efforts

Posted on April 17th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 17, 2021 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters has transferred control of the Minnesota National Guard’s security efforts for Operation Safety Net to the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. Operation Safety Net is the public safety response to protect lives and property and ensure the ability for people to
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Minnesotans, And Croatians, Take On The 2021 Best Warrior Competition

Posted on April 13th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

April 13, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard held the 2021 Best Warrior Competition on a rainy and windy weekend at Camp Ripley recently. After three days of intense competition among 14 Soldiers, Pfc. Ethan Buckner and Cpl. Jakob Ellingson were declared Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the year, respectively. The competition
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