Women’s Leadership Forum highlights leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 10, 2109 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard hosted its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event was to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor female
Read the full article…

Clyborne breaks the mold as Minnesota National Guard’s first female two-star general

September 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Growing up in the Netherlands as a child in a military family, the Dutch schools Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne attended determined at a young age that she wasn’t suited for higher education. Decades later as a successful lawyer, mother and accomplished military leader, Clyborne proves that with hard
Read the full article…

Minnesota National Guard welcomes new senior enlisted leader

September 8, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard welcomed a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. “Today, we transition from one leader to another, one skillset to another, with the same dedication to our Airmen, our Soldiers and to our families that
Read the full article…

Minnesota Power serves military-connected employees

August 26, 2019 (DULUTH, Minn.) — Military deployments can be stressful.  1.8 million service members have deployed since the onset of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In a 2006 RAND Group study, 47% of service members and their spouses indicated military deployments impacted education or employment.  Of those, only 25% of the group referred to
Read the full article…

Minnesota Commissions Newest Officers to the Army

August 21, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Graduates of the Officer Candidate School Class 63, under the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute, were commissioned Aug. 18, 2019, following a graduation ceremony held at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Ripley.  “They have been tried, tested and proven capable of being leaders of
Read the full article…

MNNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Follow-up

August 14, 2019 — FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL — The Minnesota National Guard strives to advance a military culture free from sexual assault and harassment. In many respects we’ve come a long way in these areas, but critical work remains so long as we continue to have sexual harassment and assault in our formations. As
Read the full article…

Minnesota Red Bulls train to increase proficiency at Fort Hood

August 16, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — Nearly 3,000 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are currently participating in an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. In July, the brigade conducted the largest Minnesota National Guard rail operation transporting 2,000 pieces of equipment
Read the full article…

Technology keeps tactical operations center running

August 10, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “It’s all about communication,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frederick Thunborg, brigade information technology chief. “If you can’t talk to people in the battlefield, how do you know what’s going on?” Soldiers of the 347th Regional Support Group, while conducting their annual training in Fort Hood, Texas, are
Read the full article…

Life support sustains the mission at XCTC

August 8, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “Above all else we make sure Soldiers have safe water, safe facilities and their essential needs are met,” said Master Sgt. Matthew Merrill, brigade logistics non-commissioned officer. “We try to give Soldiers everything they need for a successful event, and get it to them when they need it.”
Read the full article…

Reception ensures accountability, creates efficiency during brigade training exercise

August 3, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “We’re accounting for the U.S. Army’s most important asset – its people,” said Capt. Johnny Villarreal, 347th Regional Support Group personnel officer, while poring over a spreadsheet tracking dozens of troop movements for thousands of Soldiers. “It’s an important piece of what a regional support group can provide
Read the full article…


Welcome home ceremony planned for St. Cloud Soldiers

May 31, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minn.) – Approximately 160 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 851st Vertical Engineer Company will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, June 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. The soldiers returned to St. Cloud, March 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait
Read the full article…

Minnesota National Guard Human Resource team to deploy to Afghanistan

May 16, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minn.) — Six soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s, 147th Human Resources Company, 347th Regional Support Group, will depart on May 18, 2019, for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I’m proud of all the time and work our soldiers have put in to ensuring
Read the full article…

Minnesota Guardsmen activated for flood response in Norman County

April 19, 2019 (HALSTAD, Minnesota) — Today 14 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery moved into Halstad in Norman County to support civil authorities in flood response. The Minnesota National Guard remains activated in northwestern Minnesota in response to flood waters after Governor Tim Walz signed an Emergency Executive Order last week. Additionally, 17
Read the full article…

Minnesota National Guard activated for flood response

April 13, 2019 (OSLO, Minnesota) — The Minnesota Army National Guard is activated in northern Minnesota in response to flood waters after Governor Tim Walz signed an Emergency Executive Order last night. Just before midnight on Friday, April 12, 35 Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, reported to Moorhead to prepare for
Read the full article…

Minnesota National Guard activated for winter storms

April 12, 2019 (AUSTIN, Minnesota) — On Thursday, April 11, the Minnesota Army National Guard was activated in southern Minnesota in response to winter storms as Governor Tim Walz signed an Emergency Executive Order. Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m., Soldiers of the 224th Transportation Company in Austin were activated.  Throughout the evening Soldiers arrived,
Read the full article…

Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs

Veterans Service Building
20 12th Street West
St. Paul, MN 55155-2002

News Media Inquiries