New Ulm community breaks ground for new Minnesota National Guard armory

Posted on April 18th, 2024 by Sirrina Martinez

The Minnesota National Guard and local community members broke ground today on the site of a new training facility in New Ulm, with construction scheduled to begin immediately and projected  to be completed in approximately 18 months. “The significance of this armory goes beyond its physical structure,” said Minnesota’s Adjutant General, Army Maj. Gen. Shawn
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Minnesota companies, communities unite to support military community 

Posted on April 16th, 2024 by Bob Brown

More than 120 representatives from Minnesota companies and communities gathered at the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon conference at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove on April 11, 2024. In the past, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon’s corporate and community networks held their own separate conferences. This was the first combined conference to connect all the networks and
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Minnesota National Guard joins AAPI celebration at the Capitol 

Posted on April 10th, 2024 by Bob Brown

Members of the Minnesota National Guard Diversity & Inclusion’s Asian American and Pacific Islander, Special Emphasis Council participated in the annual Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the State Capitol on April 3, 2024.  This year’s theme was “We The People,” and included state and civic leaders as well as community leaders from Minnesota’s Asian
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Minnesota celebrates ‘Month of the Military Child’ 

Posted on April 1st, 2024 by Sirrina Martinez

To celebrate the Month of the Military Child, observed annually across the United States Department of Defense in April, the Minnesota National Guard Child & Youth Program will host Purple Up at the Mall of America from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024.   The event is designed to recognize the commitment,
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Skies of success: Celebrating women in aviation

Posted on March 29th, 2024 by Sirrina Martinez

In honor of 2024 Women’s History Month, Army Spc. Aubrey Hansen is a testament to women’s strength, resilience, and ambition in the armed forces. Her inspiring journey reflects a narrative of forging new paths. She started as an accomplished expert in dance arts and has become one of the Minnesota National Guard’s only female assault
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Beyond the crown: St. Paul Carnival South Wind Princess serves her community and country 

Posted on March 22nd, 2024 by Sirrina Martinez

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Serving her community is nothing new to Madalyn McGarry. After she was crowned the newest South Wind Princess at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival on Jan. 26, 2024, she knew she was prepared to serve the broader Saint Paul community, just as she has served the state of Minnesota since enlisting
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Breaking Barriers in Recognition of Women’s History Month

Posted on March 21st, 2024 by Sirrina Martinez

Middle East – March is Women’s History Month. It is a time to reflect on the advancements women have made and their strive for equality. Lt. Col. Nicole Smith is an example of a woman who has pushed the needle forward. Smith, the division surgeon serving in the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls”, began her
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Minnesota, Croatia partner to maintain Black Hawk helicopter safety 

Posted on March 14th, 2024 by Bob Brown

The Minnesota National Guard’s 834th Aviation Support Battalion hosted a unique group of visitors this month. Members of the Croatian military and civilians from the Zrakoplovni Tehnički Centar, or ZTC, conducted a month-long maintenance exercise with Minnesota National Guard Soldiers at their Saint Paul Army Aviation Support Facility #1.  The exercise highlights the Minnesota National
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The 2024 Women’s Leadership Forum celebrates community

Posted on March 5th, 2024 by Bob Brown

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. – Nearly 300 Airmen and Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard attended the 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum hosted at Medtronic’s Mounds View campus on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The theme for this year’s forum was ‘Women in the Community,’ and breakout sessions throughout the day focused on career progression, communication, mentorship,
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