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80 Minnesota National Guard ‘Red Bulls’ Return Home

Dozens 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.

04/25/2015

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Red Bulls No Longer Heading To Africa To Battle Ebola

Nearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.

01/25/2015

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Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola Crisis

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.

12/23/2014

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MN Community Honors Armed Forces On Military Appreciation Day

What began as an event to honor the National Guard’s Red Bulls has evolved into a celebration honoring all branches of the Armed Forces. On Sunday, North Branch was the site of Military Appreciation Day. Young and old turned out to help raise money to support the men and women in uniform, serving across the globe.

06/15/2014

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Women Wait For Combat Assignments In MN National Guard

The women who make up 16 percent of the Minnesota National Guard are waiting to see if they’ll be assigned to combat units.

01/25/2013

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MN Vet Receives Purple Heart After Suffering Brain Injury

A Minnesota veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq now has a Purple Heart. In the past, this type of injury would not have qualified him for that honor but things have changed.

09/27/2012

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Parade For Soldiers Set For Saturday In Mpls.

There has yet to be a local parade to thank American soldiers for their service. That’ll change with the Twin Cities Heroes Parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and heading down Nicollet Mall. A flyover will take place at 11:30 a.m.

07/25/2012

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Hang Out With The Twins, Support Military Families

The Twins Wives Organization is hosting an upcoming fundraiser you can be a part of to help support the Minnesota Military Family Foundation.

06/01/2012

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U.S. Congress Working To Restore Paid Leave For Troops

Some 2,000 Minnesota Red Bulls and more than 45,000 other National Guard troops nationwide are only a single vote away from having a much needed financial benefit restored to their military service package.

05/16/2012

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Last Of Minn. Nat’l Guard Red Bulls Return Home

The last of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division — the Red Bulls — returned home to Minnesota Sunday.

05/06/2012

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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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Hundreds Of Nat’l Guard Red Bulls Welcomed Home

It’s a day many Minnesota families have dreamed about for an entire year. More Minnesota National Guard Red Bulls are now home. The homecoming stretched from Anoka to Winona, with eleven buses carrying more than 220 soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

05/04/2012

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Red Bulls Late Arrival Time Angers Families

Another round of Minnesota Red Bulls are returning home, but some family members are upset about the timing.

04/30/2012

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Student Loans, Red Bulls and Vikings Draft With Sen. Franken

US Senator Al Franken joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday

04/25/2012

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Hugs, Tears As More Red Bulls Return

There were hugs and celebration as a second wave of Minnesota National Guard members returned home over the weekend.

04/23/2012

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Hundreds Of ‘Red Bulls’ Return From Kuwait

Hundreds of National Guard soldiers are coming home Sunday and Monday.

04/22/2012

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Minn. National Guard ‘Red Bulls’ Return Home

Hundreds more Minnesota National Guard members are returning home to friends and family Wednesday.

04/18/2012

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Guard Helps Returning Vets Find Jobs, Schooling

The Minnesota National Guard is helping their soldiers get ready for civilian jobs, all while they are still in Kuwait.

03/06/2012

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Somber Memorial Day As Red Bull Soldiers Leave For Iraq

It was a somber day for family and friends of members of the Minnesota Army National Guard. On a day where Americans remember fallen military men and women, they were preparing to say goodbye to soldiers leaving for Iraq.

05/30/2011

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Challenges Of Saying Goodbye To Red Bulls Heading Overseas

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.

05/15/2011

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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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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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1st Tour For Many In Minn. Guard Deployment To Iraq

Eighty Minnesota National Guard members will leave for a year-long deployment Sunday morning. A send-off ceremony was held at the Armory for the 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion.

11/27/2010

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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

Elicerio Picked to Head Red Bulls

Brig. General David Elicerio succeeds Maj. General Richard Nash

09/10/2010