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Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military Families

Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.

12/19/2014

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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.

11/03/2014

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‘Global Vikings’ Headed To Middle East To Support Troops

Members of a Minneapolis Air Force Reserve Unit are on their way to support troops serving in the Middle East. More than 100 airmen with the 934th Air Lift wing said goodbye to their families Tuesday morning and boarded four C-130s for the two-day trip to southwest Asia.

09/09/2014

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment in a send-off ceremony on Nov. 27, 2010. (credit: CBS)

Transportation Company Returning Next Week

More than 140 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are scheduled to return to the state next week. Soldiers from the 114th Transportation Company return after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

09/09/2014

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Send-Off Planned For ND Soldiers Headed Overseas

A send-off is planned Sunday for members of a North Dakota National Guard unit based in Fargo. Fifteen members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 231st Brigade Support Battalion Logistical Support Element are going on a yearlong deployment.

09/07/2014

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‘U’ Program Seeks To Help Military Families Reconnect

For military members returning home from deployment, the adjustment back to everyday life can be difficult. Veterans can take advantage of many different resources, from job training to emotional support. But one area that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the family. Now there’s a new study at the University of Minnesota to help parents and children cope with the return home.

12/21/2013

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Minn. To Hold Veterans Day Program Sunday

The commander of Minnesota’s famed “Red Bulls” will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.

11/10/2012

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MN Nat’l Guard Deployment Ceremony In Inver Grove Heights

The public is invited to a farewell ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. for 25 members of the Minnesota National Guard, who will soon begin a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan at the Inver Hills Community College.

08/25/2012

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Red Bulls Keep On Coming Home

This weekend marks the return of all Minnesota Red Bulls who were deployed to Kuwait. At 9:40 a.m. a plan carrying the second to last wave of Red Bulls landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

05/05/2012

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120 From 934th Airlift Wing To Deploy This Weekend

More than 120 Airmen from Minnesota will be headed overseas this weekend.

01/06/2012

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Another Minnesota Guard Unit Set For Deployment

A Minnesota National Guard unit is getting ready to head out for the Persian gulf.

11/27/2011

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12 Soldiers Back In MN After 1-Year Deployment

Twelve soldiers are back in Minnesota after a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

10/09/2011

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‘Fighting Farmers’ Deploy Friday For Afghanistan Mission

Nearly two dozen “fighting farmers” from the Twin Cities will head off to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

09/30/2011

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More Minn. Troops Deploy This Weekend

Hundreds more families will be saying farewell to their loved ones Friday as more National Guard members deploy.

06/03/2011

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment in a send-off ceremony on Nov. 27, 2010. (credit: CBS)

U Of M To Study War Effects On Military Families

Researches at the University of Minnesota are recruiting hundreds of National Guard and Reserve families to find out the best ways to support them.

05/18/2011

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Red Bull Deployment Ceremonies Held Around Minn.

A number of deployment ceremonies will be held throughout Minnesota to honor members of a 34th Red Bull Infantry Division brigade that’s heading to Iraq.

05/13/2011

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Study Gives Parenting Techniques To Guard Families

A new study at the University of Minnesota is helping military parents deal with the stress of parenting — on top of the stress of returning from deployment.

04/29/2011

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Minn. National Guard Unit Departs For Afghanistan

A group of 55 Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers from Minnesota are leaving for training for a one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

04/17/2011

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460 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Deploy To Kuwait

The Minnesota National Guard says 460 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery are preparing to go on a one-year deployment in the Middle East.

03/31/2011

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National Guard Awaits Deployment To Iraq, Kuwait

In May, 2,400 Minnesota National Guard members will begin preparations to be deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.

01/23/2011

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MN Troops Deploy To Iraq, Kosovo Wednesday

A group of soldiers will get a chance to say goodbye to family and friends Wednesday before they ship off to help fight the war in Iraq.

01/05/2011

Good Question: How Are Troops Called Up?

The soldiers holding their kids. The tears of a wife or a father. The deployment ceremony honoring citizen soldiers is one of the most emotional parts of a war. But leading up to that, who decides which units to deploy?

11/30/2010

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Minn.’s Red Bulls Train For Deployment To Iraq

On a recent training day at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, the frigid morning air whips into a Humvee through an open hatch. Pfc. Timothy Duel, 29, stands in the rotating gunner turret.

11/27/2010