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Minnesota National Guard
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National Guard Support

The Minnesota National Guard is proud to be a member of the more than 63 communities throughout Minnesota in which our Soldiers and Airmen serve. Through an active community relations program, the Minnesota National Guard demonstrates that it is a good neighbor and community partner. The Guard and its Soldiers and Airmen are extensively involved in local community organizations and often participate in, or support, the events they sponsor.

There are a number of state and federal restrictions on how we can support organizations and events, and our training and mission schedule always comes first. By completely filling-out and submitting DD Forms 2535 or 2536 (as applicable) by the deadlines within this section, you greatly increase the chances that we will be able to assist you.

If you'd like to request National Guard participation or support for your organization or special event, please choose from the list below for specific information on how and where to make your request.
Minnesota National Guard Armory Rentals
Contact Local Armory Directly

Minnesota National Guard Armories are often available for rental for private events.  Contact the local armory in your community directly to check space, availability, and rates.

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Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard
Four Months Notice Required

Honor Guards can be established for the purpose of rendering military honors at public ceremonies and special events.

Requests for Honor Guards at public ceremonies and special events are required four months prior to the event, and will be confirmed with you two months prior to the event.  Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

E-mail the completed form to mn.ng.web@mail.mil

Memorial Bagpipe Band

The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band is available to provide a bagpiper or bagpipe band at public or private events including funeral services, unit deployment ceremonies and returning unit ceremonies.

There is no charge for Minnesota National Guard events.

Richard Cady
Band Event Coordinator
richardcady@usfamily.net
Minnesota National Guard Recruiters in Parades
Four Months Notice Required

A hometown military presence has been a long tradition in community parades.   Troops in formation or vehicles pay tribute to the community’s investment in national defense.

Requests for Troops in formation or vehicles are required four months prior to the event, and will be confirmed with you two months prior to the event.  Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

E-mail the completed form to mn.ng.web@mail.mil
 
Minnesota National Guard Equipment Displays

Due to budget constraints, the Department of Defense has changed our civic engagement guidance. Static display requests have been restricted and will be supported on a case-by-case basis.

DD Form 2535.pdf (Aviation)

DD From 2536.pd
f (Non-aviation)

E-mail the completed form to mn.ng.web@mail.mil
Minnesota National Guard Aerial Support

Due to budget constraints, the Department of Defense has changed our civic engagement guidance. Aerial support requests have been restricted and will be supported on a case-by-case basis.

DD Form 2535.pdf (Aviation)

E-mail the completed form to mn.ng.web@mail.mil
Minnesota National Guard 34th Infantry Division Band
Twelve Months Notice Required

The 34th Infantry Division Band provides music to instill in our Soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

Requests for the 34th Infantry Division Band at public ceremonies and special events are required twelve months prior to the event, and will be confirmed six months prior to the event.  Complete a Band Request Form.pdf.

Scan and e-mail the completed form to
ng.mn.mnarng.mbx.34th-id-bn-s3@mail.mil
Military Aerial Demonstrations Teams
Requirements Vary

Click here to learn how to request Military Aerial Demonstration Teams outside the Minnesota National Guard.  
Speakers
One Month Notice Required

The Minnesota National Guard is delighted to provide public speakers for schools, service clubs and civic events. Some topics which we can address include:
  • Reintegration: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • General patriotic themes
  • The history of the Minnesota National Guard
  • The National Guard today
  • Educational benefits and career opportunities
  • Other topics may be considered
Organizations must certify that attendance and/or membership in the organization is not limited on the grounds of race, religion, creed, color or ethnic background. With Guard units in over 63 communities across the state, chances are we have someone available to meet your needs.

Requests will be confirmed with you two weeks prior to the event.  Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

E-mail the completed form to mn.ng.web@mail.mil

Contact

Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
mn.ng.web@mail.mil
651-282-4410 
 

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