National Guard Employers Key to Unit Success

On Thursday, September 13th, the 148th Fighter Wing, partnered with the 185th Air Refueling Wing, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to host the 2018 ‘Boss Lift’. The event provides traditional guard members in the unit an opportunity to invite representatives that they feel have supported them through deployments for a chance to understand ‘what they do.’ "We really appreciate all of the employers that support our guardsmen. Especially in a year where we have served our country with so many of our guardsmen being deployed and away from their work place,” said Col. Troy Havener, 148th Fighter Wing Vice Commander. The day involved a base tour, informational briefs, and the highlight of the day had a K-135 Stratotanker from the Iowa Air National Guard 185th Air Refueling in Sioux City, Iowa. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo Illustration by Tech Sgt. Lynette Hoke / Released)

Jan. 14, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing of Duluth, Minnesota, partnered with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of Sioux City, Iowa, and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for their ‘Boss Lift’ event held in appreciation and recognition of employers of the unit’s members. The Boss Lift is intended to foster… Continue reading National Guard Employers Key to Unit Success

Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

July 3, 2018 (VAERNES, Norway) — Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway, June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year’s exchange was the second… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Beyond NATO Commitments, MN State Partnership with Croatia Continues to Grow

By Capt. Paul Modeen 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs PABRADE, Lithuania (June 22, 2017) –Since 1996, the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Armed Forces have been partners in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Beyond the bond of the NATO commitment, a mutual trust and unique bond has been forged amongst the warriors of… Continue reading Beyond NATO Commitments, MN State Partnership with Croatia Continues to Grow

7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission; Saber Strike ’17

By Sgt. William Boecker 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs PABRADE, Lithuania (June 20, 2017) – As the sun begins to set on the Lithuanian countryside, the final touches are put on the camouflage netting designed to break the silhouette and conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored… Continue reading 7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission; Saber Strike ’17

Howling with pride – Minnesota Service members honored by MN Timberwolves

By Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 14, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, Minnesota service members were honored with on-court recognition and other VIP treatments as part of the Minnesota Timberwolves Heroes of the Pack Program. “We are very appreciative for what the military does for us,… Continue reading Howling with pride – Minnesota Service members honored by MN Timberwolves