150 National Guard Members Deploy To KuwaitA troop deployment ceremony brought out lots of people in Willmar Thursday. Even the Minnesota Wild were represented at the Army National Guard event, where more than 150 members of the 682nd Engineer Battalion prepared to leave for Kuwait.
Minn. Nat'l Guard Going Through Special 'Vigilant Guard' ProgramSome National Guard crews are going through special training this week. It's called the "Vigilant Guard" program.
Minnesota Police Trained To Identify Veterans In CrisisSome police officers across Minnesota are going through training to recognize and offer support for a growing number of returning war veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
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Soldier Meets His Baby Girl For The 1st Time At MSPMore than 40 soldiers from the 204th Medical Company of the National Guard are returning to Minnesota over the next few weeks, following a nine-month deployment in Sinai, Egypt.
Good Question: How Does The National Guard Mobilize Locally?Over the past decade, the Minnesota National Guard has been placed on active state duty 25 times. In just the past month, local troops have helped in the fight again wild fires in Northern Minnesota and the avian flu in western Minnesota.
National Guard Troops Mobilized In Fight Against Avian FluNational Guard soldiers have been called to help euthanize birds as part of the effort to stem the spread of avian flu in Minnesota.
Windy, Dry Conditions Challenge Firefighters For 2nd DayHigh winds and dry conditions made for a challenging past couple days for Minnesota firefighters. The Isanti Fire District says crews battled blazes in Bradford and Athens townships in Isanti County Thursday.
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Wisconsin Fort Trains 145,000 Military Personnel A western Wisconsin military training base taught more personnel in the year that ended Oct. 1.
Minnesotan Implicated In National Guard Bribery SchemeSix people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show the schemes involved two businesses headed by retired National Guardsmen, one from Minnesota and another from Virginia.