The Minnesota National Guard is “All In”
May 30, 2020 (SAINT PAUL, Minn.) – Announced during a morning press conference by state leadership, Governor Walz authorized the National Guard to “fully activate.”
The Minnesota National Guard is an organization of more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen. A full activation authorizes the guard to activate all those that are medically fit, and not deployed to support the mission to quell civil unrest. Initial estimates are that could include between 7000-10,000 Soldiers and Airmen. That will include nearly 2,500 by tonight to support the Saturday evening missions. The remainder will muster and become available during coming days.
“We are ‘All-In’,” stated Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. “We are ‘All-In’ for the people of Minnesota.”
The Minnesota National Guard continues to maintain a presence in the Twin Cities in support of local civil authorities. Our citizen-soldiers and airmen prepared to support missions throughout the Minneapolis, Saint Paul and its surrounding communities.
The Minnesota National Guard is prepared to protect life, protect property and restore order. This includes patrols, manning control points, and assisting firefighters in accomplishing their life saving mission by providing security.
This represents the largest domestic deployment in the Minnesota’s National Guard’s 164-year history.
For more information, contact the Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs Office at 651-282-4410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– About the Minnesota National Guard –
Established in 1856 and headquartered in St. Paul, the Minnesota National Guard has more than 13,000 soldiers and airmen who serve in 61 communities across the state. The citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Minnesota National Guard are ‘Always Ready’ to fight the nation’s wars, protect the country, respond to state emergencies and contribute to local communities. For more information about the Minnesota National Guard, visit https://MinnesotaNationalGuard.ng.mil