Operation Enduring Freedom

80 Minnesota National Guard 'Red Bulls' Return HomeDozens of Minnesota National Guard members returned home to their families on Saturday. About 80 members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, or the Red Bulls, were greeted by hundreds of friends and family.
November's Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John CarsonJohn Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)
Army Reserve Soldiers Welcomed Home At Ft. SnellingThere was a welcome home ceremony Friday for more than 20 Minnesota soldiers.
MN Reserve Forces Head To Afghanistan TuesdayMore than 100 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are getting ready for deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Officials said 103 soldiers will participate in a farewell ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.
Minn. Guard Unit Returns After Afghanistan StintAfter ensuring that other deployed U.S. troops got their greetings from afar, a Minnesota National Guard unit is on the final leg of its trip home from Afghanistan.
45 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Returning HomeEighteen soldiers in Minnesota's Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.
26-Year-Old North Branch Veteran MissingA 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.
Former Mankato Student Dies In AfghanistanA 26-year-old Army Staff Sgt. sergeant who attended Minnesota State University at Mankato has died in Afghanistan. Kyle Osborn grew up in Lafayette, Ind. but went to school in Mankato. He met his wife Maggie at MNSU, who is a graduate from Waconia High School.
More Than 50 Minn. Soldiers Deployed Overseas
A Soldier’s Best FriendNinety airmen from the Minnesota National Guard are coming home this weekend. They're members of the 133rd Air lift wing. The first 29 landed this afternoon from Southwest Asia, where they're supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
12 Soldiers Return Home In Time For Father's DayA dozen soldiers returned to Minnesota Saturday afternoon after a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Minnesota Marine Killed In AfghanistanA 21-year-old Marine from Minnesota has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, of Andover, died in combat Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan.