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Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital communications for division exercise Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital...
Red Bull Soldiers Pfc. Bryce Bennett and Spc. Richard Schultz, C Company, Main Command Post, were coined for their achievements by Brig. Gen. William Lieder, the...
Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital communications for division exercise Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital...
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA- Several hundred 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Soldiers recently headed to Washington to train with I Corps and connect to a...
Spc. Hence hold ribbon for ribbon cutting ceremony Spc. Hence hold ribbon for ribbon cutting ceremony
Spc. Brita Hensel a carpentry/masonry specialist with the 851st Vertical Engineer Company was dressed up in the traditional Slavonian folk costume during the ribbon...
Soldier Stories - Sgt. John Backes Soldier Stories - Sgt. John Backes
Sgt. John Backes of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company and native of St. Cloud, Minn., works with other members of his unit and the Croatian Army to rebuild and...
New command chief warrant officer takes over in Minnesota New command chief warrant officer takes over in Minnesota
Members of the Minnesota National Guard gathered to mark the change of responsibility between the state’s outgoing Command Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant...
Headshot - Pfc. Nathan Tomala Headshot - Pfc. Nathan Tomala
Pfc. Nathan Tomala, a native of Pierz, Minn., and other Soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company along with the Croatian army, Armored Mechanic Brigade, work...


Recent Video

851st VEC in Croatia 2015 851st VEC in Croatia 2015
Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Croatian Army, Mechanized Armored Brigade are working together in partnership with...
HCA Croatia 2015 HCA Croatia 2015
A short time lapse of the re-tiling of the community centers roof. Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers from the 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Croatian...
HCA in Croatia 2015 HCA in Croatia 2015
Members of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company out of Camp Ripley, Minn. and the Mechanized Armored Brigade from the Croatia Army work together to rebuild a roof on a...
1/34th ABCT Warfighter Exercise Overview 1/34th ABCT Warfighter Exercise Overview
Annual Training in the National Guard usually consists of refining the tasks and battle drills specific to a unit’s main function. In April 2015, the 1st Armored...
Red Bulls Announce Operation United Assistance Deployment Red Bulls Announce Operation United Assistance Deployment
The Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Neal Loidolt, announces the upcoming deployment of nearly 700 of the Minnesota National...
Col. Gregory Thingvold Col. Gregory Thingvold
Col. Gregory Thingvold, commander of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, Minnesota National Guard, from Minnesota and training at Fort Hood, Texas, talks to a Fox...


Recent News Stories

Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital communications for division exercise Guard IT specialist recognized for establishing vital...
The 34th Infantry Division coins Spc. Richard Schultz during Talisman Sabre 2015.
Minnesota and Croatian soldiers finish repair work in flood-impacted Croatian village Minnesota and Croatian soldiers finish repair work in...
Most people appreciate seeing the final result of hard work and efforts they put into anything. For the members of the Minnesota National Guard’s 851st Vertical...
Soldier Stories - Sgt. John Backes Soldier Stories - Sgt. John Backes
The old saying, “it’s a small world,” really resonated for one Minnesota Army National Guard Soldier during a recent humanitarian civic assistance trip to Croatia.
Soldier Stories: Spc. Chance Vredenburg
Some people can easily recall childhood memories of playing with Tonka trucks or GI Joes, for Spc. Chance Vredenburg his experience with carpentry starts at...
New command chief warrant officer takes over in Minnesota New command chief warrant officer takes over in Minnesota
Members of the Minnesota National Guard gathered to mark the change of responsibility between the state’s outgoing Command Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant...
Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelica Leal Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelica Leal
Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers are known to juggle the ongoing responsibilities of maintaining family, a career, education and the constant requirements of...


Recent Audio

Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Lt. Col. Mark Weber talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter about his job as Director for Strategic Communications for the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard,...
Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Lt. Col. Mark Weber talks to a reporter from The Military Exchange about his stage four cancer and the speech he made during an Army birthday celebration. Audio only.
Capt. Richard A. Rittmaster
Richard A. Rittmaster, Bloomington, Minn., talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter on "Hero of the Week" about joining the National Guard, being a Chaplain in the...
Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer
Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter about his duties, responsibilities as well as what it is like to serve his country in the Minnesota,...
Capt. Nathan Foster
Capt. Nathan Foster, Detachment Commander, Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, Minnesota National Guard, deployed in Iraq, from St. Cloud, Minn., talks...
Capt. Jon Andrews
Capt. Jon Andrews, State Falls, Minn., talks to a Minnesota News Network reporter about the National Guard's efforts to battle the wildfires in Minnesota. Audio only.


Recent Publications

Red Bull Report - 09.21.2010
Red Bull Report - 09.21.2010
Quartermaster makes dirty water drinkable; Attention on deck! Hail to the chiefs!; Basra archery range offers MWR opportunity; New Post Exchange opens on COB Basra
Red Bull Report - 09.15.2010
Red Bull Report - 09.15.2010
Silver and Black marches on COB Basra; IA Commandos graduate at Camp Dhi Qar
Red Bull Report - 08.28.2010
Red Bull Report - 08.28.2010
17th Fires Brigade assumes command in Basra, 563rd MP Co. wraps up Train the Trainer session, ISF benefit from medics training, Principles of Ramadan.
Red Bull Report - 06.09.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.09.2010
Romanian forces end mission in Iraq and MNF-I senior enlisted advisor visits 41st Fires Brigade troops.
Red Bull Report - 06.08.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.08.2010
Highway 1 reopened to Iraqi motorists and The three (plus) knife system.
Red Bull Report - 06.05.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.05.2010
IP, MPs work to build forensic lab in Basra and Soldiers from HHC, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., awarded CIB, CAB.