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History
Minnesota National Guard
Current Operations
As of May 3, 2016
SINCE 2001, MORE THAN 25,000 MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED & SERVED IN MORE THAN 33 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

Current Strength

More than
13,000 Soldiers and Airmen in the Minnesota National Guard.
  • More than 11,000 Soldiers.
  • More than 2,000 Airmen.

Available Strength

  • More than 12,000 Soldiers and Airmen are available to provide military support in the State of Minnesota.
About 450 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to multiple locations in support of the global war on terrorism.


Kuwait

682nd Engineer Battalion (160 Soldiers)


Various Locations

133rd Airlift Wing (20 Airmen)

148th Fighter Wing (270 Airmen)

* Personnel numbers may be approximated as a security precaution.
State Partnership Program

The Minnesota National Guard has ongoing partnerships with the nations of Norway, Croatia and Canada.
State Partnership Program

State Active Duty
The Minnesota National Guard, under the direction of the Governor, will provide assistance to civil authorities in response to floods, fires, blizzards and other natural disasters as well as other emergencies.

In April 2015 the 682nd Engineer Battalion and 134th Brigade Support Battalion were activated to support the state's response to the avian influenza outbreak affecting Minnesota poultry farms. Thirty National Guard Soldiers and 15 military water trucks were used in depopulation operations to curtail the outbreak.

In 2015 the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade supported two missions at the request of the governor. In June the brigade supplied two Black Hawk helicopters, equipped with 660-gallon water buckets, to help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in fire suppression efforts across the state. In August, in response to the request of the Washington National Guard, the brigade supplied two Black Hawk helicopters to assist in aerial firefighting efforts to stem historic wildfires throughout the Western U.S.

0 Soldiers and Airmen are deployed on state active duty.
For additional information on Minnesota National Guard call-ups visit http://www.governor.state.mn.us.
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