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.
Meet The Co-Founder Of Minnesotans' Military Appreciation FundThe Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund is a charity unlike any other in the country that awards money to veterans. The MMAF has awarded millions over the past decade to combat vets who are native Minnesotans. Depending on injury or loss, they get checks ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Veterans, Military Families Get Much-Deserved Boost From MMAFWCCO is sharing the stories of Minnesota veterans and their families who are benefiting from the generosity of a group called the Minnesotan's Military Appreciation Fund. The MMAF gives checks to every recent combat vet from Minnesota and to families who lost their loved ones at war. Some vets receive anywhere from $500 to $10,000, depending on injuries.
Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Xcel Energy CenterHockey fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our “More Than Names” campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Nat'l Sports CenterSoccer fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our "More Than Names" campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
Wounded Warrior Channels Energy To Help Fellow SoldiersSgt. Scott Adams, from St. Bonifacius, has served six different tours of duty in the U.S. Army. His final mission left him with burns, PTSD, a broken back and blood clots. He is now joining forces with a Minnesota group and hopes others will do the same.
Where To Get Sweet Deals On National Donut DayIt's almost like Christmas in June! Friday, June 5 is National Donut Day and, as you can imagine, bakeries across the Twin Cities are preparing.
Get Movin' Monday: Memorial Day WeekendMemorial Day is next Monday and this week in Get Movin' Monday, WCCO's Kim Johnson and local blogger Melissa Oprish shared some fun activities to celebrate the holiday with the family.
More Than 100 934th Airmen Return HomeAfter four months away deployed overseas, some families got to welcome their loved ones over the weekend. Airmen from the 934th Airlift Wing showed some Vikings spirit, waving a flag and arriving aboard two giant C-130 airplanes Sunday afternoon.
Rep. Ellison: Soldiers In West Africa Deserve More PayMinnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay.
About 700 Minnesota Soldiers Assist Ebola ResponseNearly 700 Minnesota soldiers are being sent to West Africa to assist the U.S. military's response to the Ebola virus outbreak. The Minnesota National Guard says the soldiers from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division will be deployed to Liberia in April after going through training.
Army Reserve Hosts Ceremony For Returning Twin Cities SoldiersThey returned home months ago, but dozens of soldiers from a Twin Cities based unit are now getting recognition for their tour of duty overseas. The Army Reserve hosted a Welcome Home Warrior Citizen ceremony in Arden Hills, Minn. for members of the 203rd Transportation Company.