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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.
Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans DayTuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.
Accomplish Minnesota: Mission Ferris BuellerWhile many of us are making holiday plans, some Americans don't have that option. Members of the military will again be spending the season in Afghanistan.
Guard Unit From Litchfield ReturnsNearly 90 Minnesota National Guard members return home after an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan. A homecoming ceremony will be held Tuesday for the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Litchfield.
Minn. National Guard Soldiers Deploy For IraqIt's a day many Minnesota families won't soon forget. More than 200 National Guard members are being deployed to Iraq. But before they go, those heroes and their families were treated to a steak lunch.
Troops Homecoming Sweetened By Local Girl ScoutsMore than six dozen military men and women are almost home Saturday night. The 461st of Fargo just completed a training exercise in the Dominican Republic. They came through the Armed Forces Service Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Saturday evening.
Barn Remains A Growing Symbol For Troop SupportThe Fourth of July weekend is a time to give thanks to the men and women serving our country. No one knows that better than a family from Holdingford. Last year, while Christine Schreiner's son, Lance Cpl. Andrew Schreiner, was serving in Afghanistan, she started a message board for him on her horse barn. That giant message board was a popular stop before our story aired last July. And the family says afterwards, it really took off.
Camp Ripley Airs Out New $1M Surveillance DronesMinnesota National Guard Sgt. Charles Freese is looking at a simulation of a map of Baghdad on a computer screen in a brand-new building in Minnesota. “Our mission here is just to fly along the route," he said. "We’re looking for anything that looks suspicious. We’ve been tasked to basically make sure there aren’t any IEDs or unfriendly troops in the area.”
Festival Uses Technology To Take Deployed Troops Ice FishingSpending 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.
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.
Soldiers Welcomed Home From AfghanistanSome Minnesota soldiers will wake up at home Wednesday morning after returning from the War in Afghanistan.