Why I Serve | Staff Sgt. Shanice Buckhalton

Posted on February 23rd, 2024 by Bob Brown

If you asked Staff Sgt. Shanice Buckhalton asked why she decided to join the Minnesota National Guard in 2013; the answer would have been a common one: college benefits. Five years later, at a recruiting event, Buckhalton, who is African American, discovered that her reason for “why” had changed. “In the Minnesota National Guard, not
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Minnesota National Guard Modernizes its Force with New Vehicles

Posted on February 20th, 2024 by Linsey Williams

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – Thursday, the Minnesota National Guard is conducting an event at theArden Hills-based Field Maintenance Shop to showcase their new vehicle and demonstratemodernization efforts occuring in the Army. “Modernization allows us greater interoperability with our active component military branchesand our partners to face global threats,” said Army Maj. Maggie Gregg, Minnesota NationalGuard’s
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Red Bulls Train in Texas

Posted on February 17th, 2024 by Mahsi

Training is underway at Fort Cavazos, Texas for the 34th Infantry Division Headquarters. The Division began a mobilization earlier this year, in preparation for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. “The headquarters battalion is essentially a support element to ensure that personnel, logistics, and administration issues are all taken
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Minnesota National Guard Red Bulls Deploy to Middle East

Posted on January 30th, 2024 by Mahsi

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release January 30, 2024 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Thursday, the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls” and their family members and friends will gather for a deployment ceremony where more than 550 Soldiers of the division’s headquarters will deploy as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. “The 34th Infantry
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Why I Serve: Sgt. Megan Perkins finds purpose in helping others

Posted on January 29th, 2024 by Bob Brown

In the military, there are people from all walks of life. Each volunteered to serve the United States for a reason— many times, for multiple reasons. Army Sgt. Megan Perkins, a combat medic specialist with the Minnesota National Guard’s Cottage Grove-based Charlie Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull
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Slalom to be Recognized as Beyond the Yellow Company

Posted on January 29th, 2024 by Mahsi

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Slalom, a next-generation professional services company, will be recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company for its efforts in supporting the military community at a proclamation event in Minneapolis tomorrow. “Slalom’s senior company leaders serve as sponsors and mentors to transitioning veterans and military spouses, as well as serving reserve component
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The unintentional infantryman: Minnesota’s first infantrywoman

Posted on January 3rd, 2024 by Mahsi

“I originally joined to further my education and pursue a law degree,” said Army Spc. Mikayla Homola, an infantry Soldier assigned to Minnesota National Guard’s West Saint Paul-based Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment. As the first female junior enlisted infantry Soldier in Minnesota, Homola began her career by paving the way for future
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2023 Accomplishments for the Minnesota National Guard

Posted on December 27th, 2023 by Sydney Mariette

For the Minnesota National Guard, 2023 was focused on celebrating our people’s accomplishments, investing in our legacy partners while establishing new collaboration opportunities, in addition to modernizing our force’s training and equipment to ensure that we are always ready for our state and nation’s needs.   January set a high standard of excellence for 2023,
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Minnesota Military Radio Reflects on 2023

Posted on December 27th, 2023 by Sydney Mariette

In most cases, it would be an exaggeration to declare every year of an organization’s success an outstanding year. Yet, for Minnesota Military Radio, that declaration seems to be more reality than hyperbole.   2023 started off on an eventful note, as members of the MMR team went to Norway to capture the stories of the
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