148th Fighter Wing, U.S. Coast Guard Conduct Water Survival and Rescue Training

Posted on August 31st, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 25, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard’s 9th District Great Lakes to conduct water survival and rescue training in Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.  Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth, a regional search and rescue first responder on Lake
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Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities

Posted on August 27th, 2020 by Larry Clatt

August 27, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities. Last night Governor Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard in response to civil disturbance, at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Frey. “We initiated response immediately,” said Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. “It takes a
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The Dubois Family Doubles Down

Posted on August 21st, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 21, 2020 (CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT) — “I wouldn’t say that military service is a tradition in my family,” said Spc. Sarah Dubois. “But it’s pretty nice having all my siblings serve.” As an airfield management specialist with Alpha Company, 834th Aviation Support Battalion, Sarah is currently deployed with her sister, Pfc. Nicole Dubois, an
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Minnesota National Guard, State Patrol, DNR Continue Training to Respond Together

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 19, 2020 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) — More than 70 Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard‘s Montevideo-based 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery trained alongside Minnesota State Patrol troopers and conservation officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources during a civil disturbance control training exercise in the Twin Cities, August 17, 2020. The exercise, designed to
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Governor Walz selects Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to lead Minnesota National Guard

Posted on August 12th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 12, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to be the 32nd Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. Manke will succeed Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen who is now serving as the Director of the Army National Guard. The Adjutant General is the administrative
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Stillwater-based Guardsmen to deploy Sunday

Posted on August 7th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

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
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Minnesota National Guard releases summary of investigation results from 2019 helicopter accident

Posted on August 5th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 5, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is releasing a summary of the results from the military investigation board appointed by the Adjutant General to provide an accurate account of the Dec. 5, 2019, crash of a Minnesota National Guard UH-60L aircraft that resulted in the tragic death of three crew
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3,000 Minnesota Soldiers wrap up large-scale military exercise in the Mojave Desert

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

August 4, 2020 (FORT IRWIN, California) – About 3,000 Minnesota Soldiers are packing rucksacks and duffle bags, as they prepare to make their way back to the land of 10,000 lakes. The Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, just wrapped up a large-scale combat exercise
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Nearly 100 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to deploy this weekend

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

July 30, 2020 (ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota) – Nearly 100 Soldiers from the Alexandria-based Battery C, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery will deploy to U.S. Central Command region in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  “Our Soldiers come from more than 60 Minnesota communities,” said Company 1st Sgt. Adam Vanderwal. “We have worked hard over the last several
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