Minnesota Guardsmen participate in Aurora 17 exercise in Sweden

By Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs SKOVDE, Sweden (Sept. 25, 2017) – Minnesota National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor traveled overseas in mid-Sept. 2017 to take part in a cooperative, national defense training exercise with allied countries. “The education and experience these Soldiers will receive is invaluable,”… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen participate in Aurora 17 exercise in Sweden

Mission Complete: Bearcats Finish NATO Exercise in Lithuania’s Suwalki Gap

By Sgt. William Boecker 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs PABRADE, Lithuania (June 23, 2017) – At the sound of 17 U.S. Army rotary wing aircraft humming through the air, Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, in addition to Service members of five NATO Allied countries, load onto Black… Continue reading Mission Complete: Bearcats Finish NATO Exercise in Lithuania’s Suwalki Gap

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