34th Infantry Division
Nearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.
It’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.
Another round of Minnesota Red Bulls are returning home, but some family members are upset about the timing.
There were hugs and celebration as a second wave of Minnesota National Guard members returned home over the weekend.
Hundreds of National Guard soldiers are coming home Sunday and Monday.
Hundreds more Minnesota National Guard members are returning home to friends and family Wednesday.
A giant gesture of Minnesota Nice stretched across two continents Saturday, bringing soldiers and their families together.
Thousands of soldiers from across the state are preparing for a yearlong deployment to Iraq. A total of 2,400 members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, known as the Red Bulls, will head overseas in support of Operation New Dawn. Deployment ceremonies are planned over the coming weeks.
One of the largest groups of Minnesota National Guard soldiers were just notified that they will be deployed to Kuwait in May to help with the final drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq.