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Decade of change transforms Red Bulls

Everything changed on Sept. 11, 2001 and the 34th Infantry Division’s mission was no exception. The 34th Infantry Division was the first National Guard Division to transform to the Army’s modular and expeditionary Brigade Combat Team structure allowing greater flexibility in mission planning and the ability to specifically tailor the force to each individual mission.
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Minnesota National Guard Service Members Activated to Support Healthcare Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 22, 2021 (Saint Paul, Minnesota) – Today, Governor Walz has activated the Minnesota National Guard toserve as skilled-nursing “rapid response teams” to support healthcare facilities experiencingsevere staffing shortages.“Our force is highly adaptive and with training will assist Minnesota’s healthcare community inresponding to healthcare staffing shortages,” said Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, theMinnesota
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148th Fighter Wing conducts night flying in Northern Minnesota

The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying October 25 through November 4, 2021. The 148th will be integrating with Special Operations Forces to conduct effective and realistic Close Air Support (CAS) training. CAS is the direct support of ground forces by air assets such as the 148th Fighter Wing’s F-16CM fighter aircraft. During CAS,
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Minnesota Air National Guard Selects First Female State Command Chief

Oct. 18, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Erikson assumed responsibility as the 14th State Command Chief of the Minnesota Air National Guard on Saturday, Oct. 16, becoming the first female to hold this role. “You must continue to grow the organization and sharpen the spear, so our airmen are prepared
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Minnesota National Guard prepares to support COVID-19 testing sites

October 15, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Seventy-five soldiers and airmen from the Minnesota National Guard are preparing to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts starting Monday.“The Minnesota National Guard’s motto is ‘Always Ready, Always There’ and demonstrates our commitment to support Minnesota citizens,” said Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard’s Adjutant General.
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148th Fighter Wing Selects Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin as Command Chief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 13, 2021 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Chief Master Sgt. Jozef Miketin was selected as Command Chief of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard.  As the Command Chief, Miketin will serve as the senior enlisted advisor to the wing commander and as the wing-level representative for all enlisted members. “Chief Miketin
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