'It's Definitely Stressful': Historic Year For Minnesota National Guard ActivationsIt's been a historic year of state activations for the Minnesota National Guard. Only WCCO was there as soldiers recently reported again for duty.
Minnesota National Guard Red Bulls Getting Deployed To KuwaitFamily and friends gathered to send off 700 members of the Red Bulls, who are being deployed to Kuwait.
934th Airlift Wing Deployed For DutyA four-month deployment began Sunday for more than 100 Minnesota airmen with the 934th Airlift Wing.
Minnesota National Guard Soldiers Heading Out For 7-Month DeploymentSoldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are heading out for a seven-month mobilization in Kuwait. A departure ceremony was held in Hastings Saturday for the departing men and women.
Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military FamiliesOver the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.
How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones ReturnYour family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
'Global Vikings' Headed To Middle East To Support TroopsMembers of a Minneapolis Air Force Reserve Unit are on their way to support troops serving in the Middle East. More than 100 airmen with the 934th Air Lift wing said goodbye to their families Tuesday morning and boarded four C-130s for the two-day trip to southwest Asia.
Transportation Company Returning Next Week More than 140 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are scheduled to return to the state next week. Soldiers from the 114th Transportation Company return after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Send-Off Planned For ND Soldiers Headed Overseas A send-off is planned Sunday for members of a North Dakota National Guard unit based in Fargo. Fifteen members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 231st Brigade Support Battalion Logistical Support Element are going on a yearlong deployment.
‘U’ Program Seeks To Help Military Families Reconnect For military members returning home from deployment, the adjustment back to everyday life can be difficult. Veterans can take advantage of many different resources, from job training to emotional support. But one area that doesn't get a lot of attention is the family. Now there's a new study at the University of Minnesota to help parents and children cope with the return home.
Minn. To Hold Veterans Day Program SundayThe commander of Minnesota's famed "Red Bulls" will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.
MN Nat'l Guard Deployment Ceremony In Inver Grove HeightsThe public is invited to a farewell ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. for 25 members of the Minnesota National Guard, who will soon begin a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan at the Inver Hills Community College.
Red Bulls Keep On Coming HomeThis 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.
120 From 934th Airlift Wing To Deploy This WeekendMore than 120 Airmen from Minnesota will be headed overseas this weekend.
Another Minnesota Guard Unit Set For DeploymentA Minnesota National Guard unit is getting ready to head out for the Persian gulf.