Family, Friends Remember MN Major Killed In AfghanistanA woman who grew up in the Twin Cities was one of six U.S. military members killed Monday in Afghanistan. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, originally from Plymouth, was killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram Airfield.
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Game Time Salute Honors Elizabeth Hubbard, Daughter Of U.S. Air Force VeteranFor Elizabeth Hubbard, her father's service in the U.S. Air Force meant that she would spend her adolescence traveling the world and learning the sacrifices military service members have to make first hand.
Game Time Salute Honors U.S. Air Force Veteran Dion FlynnFor Dion Flynn, joining the Air Force allowed her to realize a lifelong ambition and to become a positive role model for the next generation.
Game Time Salute Honors U.S. Air Force Veteran Nick SoughleyFor Nick Soughley, serving in the Air Force offered him the opportunity to make some of the most important friendships in his life and a sense of integrity that would give his life direction.
Flying High With Minnesota's 934th Airlift WingMinnesota's only Air Force Reserve Unit is showing off its capabilities of being combat ready at a moment's notice. The 934th Airlift Wing has flown missions in support of troops since 1963, and their skills are used more than ever today.
Air Force Electricians Use Xcel Course To Train For RescuesSitting in a classroom can show you how it's done. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there's only one way to practice it: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole.
Roar Of Bombers Replaced By Drone Buzz In North DakotaThe roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.
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.
Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At RefugeThe vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.
November's Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John CarsonJohn Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)