Minnesota National Guard Welcomes New Adjutant General

The Minnesota National Guard welcomes Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke as the 32nd adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard during a ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 31, 2020. Manke assumed the responsibilities of adjutant general from Lieutenant General Jon Jensen who recently moved to a new position as Director of the Army National Guard. The adjutant general serves for a term of seven years and is a state employee appointed by the Governor of Minnesota. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens)

August 31, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard held an installation ceremony Monday, officially welcoming Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke as the organization’s 32nd adjutant general. “It’s a time for us to reflect as an organization on the past and a time to look toward the future,” said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. “There… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard Welcomes New Adjutant General

Minnesota National Guard to welcome new senior enlisted leader

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard will welcome a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Soper will take over for Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham who held the position for five years and is retiring after… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard to welcome new senior enlisted leader

Clyborne to be promoted as Minnesota National Guard first female two-star general

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne will be promoted to the rank of major general during a promotion ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. Clyborne, who currently serves as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, is a partner at the Shakopee-based law firm Brekke, Clyborne &… Continue reading Clyborne to be promoted as Minnesota National Guard first female two-star general

Enlisted to General

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (July 9, 2019) — Stefanie Horvath’s one constant mission has been to keep improving the Minnesota National Guard wherever she is requested. This mission has brought her from the path of an enlisted Soldier to where she is today, pinning on a star. After 30 years of service, Horvath has achieved the rank… Continue reading Enlisted to General

Minnesota Guardsmen participate in NOREX 46

February 26, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) –– Approximately 100 Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard returned from a two-week exercise in Norway recently, marking the 46th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange (NOREX) since the first in 1974. The annual event is the longest-running military exchange partnership between any two nations.  The yearly exchange promotes… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen participate in NOREX 46

Cyber Protection Team Keeps Minnesotans Safe

Jan. 7, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is preparing for emerging cyber security threats by establishing a Cyber Protection Team. The team’s mission is to provide the Department of Defense with capabilities to defend information networks through vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and discovery and counter infiltration scenarios at both the federal… Continue reading Cyber Protection Team Keeps Minnesotans Safe

Securing the Bold North: Minnesota National Guard supports Super Bowl LII

Minnesota National Guard Soldiers are assisting the Minneapolis Police Department with security efforts for Super Bowl 52. The Soldiers will perform security operations at the request of the city of Minneapolis and the direction of the governor to ensure a safe and secure Super Bowl for residents and visitors. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Luther Talks)

By Tech Sgt. Paul Santikko Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2018) – More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen are supporting security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52. “This is what we do,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “When the local community can’t meet the… Continue reading Securing the Bold North: Minnesota National Guard supports Super Bowl LII

Hamlar’s passion for taking care of people evident inside and out of the operating room

By Tech. Sgt. Paul Santikko Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs ST. PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2017) – On the third floor of the University of Minnesota’s main-hospital building in Minneapolis, a 94 year-old woman waits patiently in a pre-operating room with her husband close by her side. In enters “Doc” Hamlar dressed in scrubs and a white… Continue reading Hamlar’s passion for taking care of people evident inside and out of the operating room