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Operation Enduring Freedom

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Army Reserve Soldiers Welcomed Home At Ft. Snelling

There was a welcome home ceremony Friday for more than 20 Minnesota soldiers.

03/07/2014

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MN Reserve Forces Head To Afghanistan Tuesday

More 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.

06/17/2013

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Minn. Guard Unit Returns After Afghanistan Stint

After 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.

12/03/2012

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45 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Returning Home

Eighteen 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.

11/10/2012

Missing Soldier

26-Year-Old North Branch Veteran Missing

A 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.

10/13/2012

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Former Mankato Student Dies In Afghanistan

A 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.

09/15/2012

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More Than 50 Minn. Soldiers Deployed Overseas

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) – Family and friends gathered Friday morning at a departure ceremony in St. Cloud as their loved ones were being deployed to Afghanistan. More than 50 soldiers of Company C 2-211th […]

07/20/2012

A Soldier’s Best Friend

Ninety 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.

07/13/2012

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12 Soldiers Return Home In Time For Father’s Day

A dozen soldiers returned to Minnesota Saturday afternoon after a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

06/16/2012

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Minnesota Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A 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.

06/14/2012

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Minn. Soldiers Head Overseas With Unique Mission

Just two days after Americans took time to remember the nation’s veterans, a group of Minnesota soldiers is preparing to head overseas. The 55 soldiers will take part in Operation Enduring Freedom.

11/13/2011

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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