Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities

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… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities

Stillwater Armory Honors WWII Last Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2019 STILLWATER, Minnesota – Stillwater’s newest Army recruit will honor Stillwater’s Last Man in a ceremony at the Stillwater National Guard Armory Monday, 4 Nov. at 10 a.m. The final commemorative star will be ceremoniously applied to the Last Man plaque by Pvt. Coty Ross, 17, the newest Army National… Continue reading Stillwater Armory Honors WWII Last Man

Minnesota National Guard hosts fun run to bring awareness to suicide prevention efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2016 ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a “Power of One” Fun Run, Sunday, September 11, during National Suicide Prevention Week to call attention to suicide prevention efforts in the military and civilian communities. The run will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Readiness Center in Arden Hills… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard hosts fun run to bring awareness to suicide prevention efforts

Minnesota and Alabama meet again 150 years after Gettysburg

First Minnesota reenactors gather at the First Minnesota monument on the Gettysburg battlefield, July 2, 2013. A task force of Minnesotans traveled to Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of the battle to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, July 1-3, 2013. The group consisted of Minnesota's political and military leadership, students and historians. Photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer, Minnesota National Guard

GETTYSBURG, Penn- The Plum Run ravine would be an insignificant tributary to an unknown river in a small Pennsylvania market town were it not for the Battle of Gettysburg where the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment charged a vastly superior Confederate force, sacrificing themselves to save the Union line This bloody valley was the setting for… Continue reading Minnesota and Alabama meet again 150 years after Gettysburg

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.… Continue reading Decade of change transforms Red Bulls

MN National Guard Welcome Home Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 12, 2008, (ROSEVILLE, Minnesota) – Community, friends and family of the 147th Personnel Services Battalion will gather for a Welcome Home Ceremony following the unit’s return from over 12 months of active duty deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 32 Soldiers from the Roseville based 147th Personnel Services Battalion managed… Continue reading MN National Guard Welcome Home Ceremony

Official Company Welcome Home Ceremony, B 2-211

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept 21, 2007 Official Company “Welcome Home” Ceremony Family and friends will gather to officially celebrate the return of the Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 211 General Support Aviation Battalion following their 22-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. B Co had almost 80 Soldiers deployed for 16 months overseas.… Continue reading Official Company Welcome Home Ceremony, B 2-211