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Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen

Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.

05/27/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Festival Uses Technology To Take Deployed Troops Ice Fishing

Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fishing.

02/02/2013

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Fort Snelling Hosting Send-Off For 23 Soldiers

There’s a send-off Wednesday afternoon for nearly two dozen Minnesota soldiers that are heading to Afghanistan.

01/30/2013

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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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Wal-Mart Says Its Hiring 100,000 Returning Veterans In Next 5 Years

Starting on Veteran’s Day, an American retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 returning veterans in the next five years.

01/15/2013

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Soldiers Return Home On Sunday

The final wave of soldiers from the 147th Human Resource Company are set to come home on Sunday.

12/02/2012

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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

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ND Guard Soldiers Who Served In Kuwait Honored

North Dakota National Guard soldiers who served a year in the Middle East are being honored.

10/07/2012

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Minn. ‘Agri-Business’ Soldiers Return Home

Seventeen Minnesota soldiers who have been serving in the war in Afghanistan are being welcomed home.

09/25/2012

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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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Haircuts For Heroes Trims Prices For Soldiers

When you picture a soldier, you probably picture a nice tight haircut. Starting Monday, soldiers can get them for free. Sports Clips throughout Minnesota are participating in Haircuts for Heroes, giving free trims and cuts to anybody with a military ID.

07/02/2012

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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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Soldiers Build Friendships Over Fishing

A local group wants to give soldiers a chance to build friendships. And what better way than a day on the lake.

06/15/2012

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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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