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To the Citizens of Minnesota:

In 2013, the Minnesota National Guard continued solidifying our role as an important part of state and national defense in this time of fiscal austerity. More than a decade of war has shaped the Minnesota Guard as an effective force, and our Soldiers and Airmen embrace the role of being “always ready” for our state and nation.

First and foremost, the National Guard is more cost effective when compared to active component forces. While our Soldiers and Airmen only train 39 days per year, we sustain readiness levels comparable to the active component that enable combatant commanders to call our forces for missions around the world at any time. Since 9/11, Minnesota National Guardsmen have deployed more than 26,000 times on behalf of the nation.

Next, we are an accessible and capable force to Minnesotans. Operating in 63 communities across the state, our Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen represent our state’s diversity and demographics. As you have no doubt seen firsthand, when one of our hometown units goes to war, Minnesota goes to war with them. This can be seen in more than 250 “Yellow Ribbon Networks” across the state, as well as through the support of our tremendous employers. With so many prominent companies in Minnesota, this employer support is invaluable to the Department of Defense.

Third, when the National Guard is not on federal duty, our Service members and equipment remain in Minnesota as valuable assets available to local authorities. The National Guard leverages our federal military resources to assist local authorities during disasters or homeland security events. We provide the governor a unique ability to respond to events in Minnesota through trained manpower and ready equipment.

Finally, future threats to our nation will not subside. Our highly trained Civil Support Team and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package train routinely with local emergency management to ensure there will be a synchronized response in a future homeland security situation. The Minnesota National Guard trains with state and county agencies with our aviation, communication platforms and joint-use facilities to make sure we are prepared. Our combat-proven forces will provide our state the greatest capacity to respond to future threats in the most cost effective manner.

While the fiscal challenges facing the Department of Defense are great, I am convinced that the Minnesota National Guard can provide maximum effects while minimizing costs. The Minnesota National Guard looks forward to continuing to be of service to our state and nation in 2014.

Signed,
Major General Richard C. Nash
Minnesota National Guard
The Adjutant General









About Maj. Gen. Nash

Maj. Gen. Richard Nash biography
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Oct. 2011

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Maj. Gen. Nash
Articles


By Maj. Gen. Richard Nash: Proposed military cuts will affect Minnesota National Guard
01/31/2014

Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General supports early childhood education
07/16/2013

Minnesota and Alabama meet again 150 years after Gettysburg
07/03/2013

Minnesota National Guard commemorates 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg
07/03/2013

To the last man, remembering Gettysburg
07/01/2013

Minnesota Aviator Retires After Three Decades of Service
05/09/2013

Maj. Gen. Nash Receives Prominent Norwegian Military Award
02/27/2013

Home for the Holidays: 133rd Airlift Wing recognizes outstanding achievements
12/09/2012

Commissioner tours new Camp Ripley facility
11/28/2012

Editorial: Commit, recommit to jobs for veterans
11/14/2012

Maj. Gen. Nash takes on Double Dog Dare
09/06/2012

Minnesota's Adjutant General visits Owatonna
08/29/2012

Vet Career Fair big part of Daytons Hire A Veteran month
07/11/2012

Minnesota Employment Initiative video
05/31/2012

Guard leaders praise Willmar area's support of troops
4/7/2011

Ellison, Minn. National Guard leader to discuss role of religion in foreign policy
3/22/2011

Guard grateful for support
12 Jan. 2011

Major General Rick Nash on KFGO Radio
12/13/2010

Nash takes oath as new Minn. National Guard head
11/1/2010

Maj. Gen. Rick Nash becomes Minnesota’s 30th Adjutant General
11/1/2010

New National Guard adjutant general to be sworn in Monday

10/29/2010
Maj. Gen. Nash
Video


Maj. Gen. Nash begins as Minnesota's Adjutant General
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1 Nov. 2010

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Maj. Gen. Nash
Radio Broadcast


Minnesota Military Radio- http://MinnesotaMilitaryRadio.com
Maj. Gen. Nash
Speech Transcripts
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National Guard Birthday.pdf
12 Dec., 2013

Pearl Harbor.pdf
5 Dec., 2013

American Indian.pdf
28 Nov., 2013

Making A Difference.pdf
14 Nov., 2013

National Diversity Month.pdf
24 Oct., 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month.pdf
10 Oct., 2013

Pink Tank.pdf
3 Oct., 2013

National Preparedness Month.pdf
26 Sep., 2013

US Air Force Birthday.pdf
19 Sep., 2013

Suicide Prevention Month.pdf
15 Sep., 2013

Military Appreciation Day.pdf
27 Aug., 2013

34th Infantry Division Birthday.pdf
15 Aug., 2013

Strong Bonds.pdf
13 Aug., 2013

Hire A Veteran.pdf
8 Aug., 2013

Partnership.pdf
1 Aug., 2013

Energy Conservation.pdf
18 July, 2013

Resilience.pdf
11 July, 2013

MN Twins Military Appreication Day.pdf
27 June, 2013

Army Birthday.pdf
20 June, 2013

Father's Day/D-Day.pdf
13 June, 2013

Ride for Healing.pdf
2 June, 2013

Twins Recognition.pdf
30 May, 2013

Memorial Day.pdf
23 May, 2013

ESGR Awards Banquet.pdf
16 May, 2013

Mother's Day.pdf
9 May, 2013

Bataan Death March.pdf
2 May, 2013

Earth Day.pdf
25 Apr., 2013

257th MPs return.pdf
18 Apr., 2013

Soldier of the Year.pdf
11 Apr., 2013

Month of the Military Child.pdf
4 Apr., 2013

Sexual Assault Response.pdf
28 Mar., 2013

Yellow Ribbon Summits.pdf
21 Mar., 2013

Youth Camp.pdf
14 Mar., 2013

Womens History, Integration.pdf
7 Mar., 2013

850th Engineer deployment.pdf
28 Feb., 2013

National Biathlon.pdf
21 Feb., 2013

Norex 40th Anniversary.pdf
14 Feb., 2013

Black History Month.pdf
7 Feb., 2013

Immortal Chaplains.pdf
31 Jan., 2013

College Education.pdf
24 Jan., 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.pdf
20 Jan., 2013

Remembering the Gulf War.pdf
13 Jan., 2013

Remembering Gen Vang Pao.pdf
6 Jan., 2013

Holiday Message.pdf
23 Dec., 2012

257th MP Company.pdf
16 Dec., 2012

National Guard Birthday.pdf
9 Dec., 2012

Pearl Harbor.pdf
2 Dec., 2012

Thanksgiving.pdf
25 Nov., 2012

Marine Corps Birthday.pdf
18 Nov., 2012

Veterans Day.pdf
11 Nov., 2012

Elections.pdf
4 Nov., 2012

Making a difference.pdf
28 Oct., 2012

Returning troops.pdf
21 Oct., 2012

Navy Birthday.pdf
14 Oct., 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month.pdf
7 Oct., 2012

Gold Star Mothers.pdf
30 Sep., 2012

Suicide Prevention Month.pdf
23 Sep., 2012

Air Force Birthday.pdf
16 Sep., 2012

Remembering 9/11.pdf
9 Sep., 2012

Look back at 2008 Republican National Convention.pdf
2 Sep., 2012

Military Appreciation Day Providers.pdf
26 Aug., 2012

Happy Birthday 34ID.pdf
19 Aug., 2012

MMFF Golf.pdf
12 Aug., 2012

Military Appreciation Day at State Fair.pdf
5 Aug., 2012

Strong Bonds.pdf
28 July, 2012

Youth Camp Closing Ceremony.pdf
28 July, 2012

Teen Camp Closing Ceremony.pdf
28 July, 2012

Bilateral Defense Consultations.pdf
25 July, 2012

Employment at 30-day reintegration.pdf
22 July, 2012

AARP "Defenders of Democracy Day".pdf
2 July, 2012

Twins Recognition.pdf
24 June, 2012

Army Birthday.pdf
17 June, 2012

Faribault.pdf
3 June, 2012

Employment.pdf
3 June, 2012

Cyber Warfare.pdf
27 May, 2012

Where Women Can Serve.pdf
20 May, 2012

Youth Camps.pdf
13 May, 2012

How to Hire.pdf
6 May, 2012

Homecoming for Unemployed.pdf
29 Apr, 2012

Environmental Award.pdf
22 Apr, 2012

Month of the Military Child.pdf
15 Apr, 2012

Yellow Ribbon Community.pdf
8 Apr, 2012

Sexual Assault.pdf
1 Apr, 2012

Women's History.pdf
25 Mar, 2012

Minnesota Military Radio Hour.pdf
11 Mar, 2012

Family Reintegration Academy.pdf
11 Mar, 2012

ERT in Kuwait.pdf
4 Mar, 2012

Serving Our Troops.pdf
26 Feb, 2012

Employment.pdf
12 Feb, 2012

Black History Month.pdf
5 Feb, 2012

U.S. Bank.pdf
29 Jan, 2012

Why Hire.pdf
22 Jan, 2012

Martin Luther King.pdf
15 Jan, 2012

War In Review.pdf
8 Jan, 2012

Year In Review.pdf
1 Jan, 2012

Holiday Message.pdf
25 Dec, 2011

Selfless Service.pdf
18 Dec, 2011

National Guard Birthday.pdf
4 Dec, 2011

Pearl Harbor.pdf
4 Dec, 2011

Minnesota Military Radio Hour Anniversary.pdf
6 Nov, 2011

Minnesota Timberwolves.pdf
30 Oct, 2011

Welcome to New MNSCU Chancellor.pdf
23 Oct, 2011

Address to Vessey Academy Cadets.pdf
19 Oct, 2011

Welcome to the King of Norway.pdf
16 Oct, 2011

U.S. Navy Birthday.pdf
10 Oct, 2011

Agribusiness Development Team - 2011.pdf
2 Oct, 2011

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal.pdf
25 Sep, 2011

The StarBase Program.pdf
18 Sep, 2011

The attacks of 9/11.pdf
11 Sep, 2011

Labor Day.pdf
4 Sep, 2011

Ramadan.pdf
28 Aug, 2011

148th Fighter Wing Active Association.pdf
21 Aug, 2011

Observation Squadron.pdf
14 Aug, 2011

Operation Dragoon.pdf
7 Aug, 2011

Minnesota Military Family Foundation.pdf
31 July, 2011

Youth Camp.pdf
24 July, 2011

State Partnership Program with Croatia.pdf
17 July, 2011

Serving Our Troops.pdf
10 July, 2011

4th of July.pdf
3 July, 2011

National Guard Value Added.pdf
26 June, 2011

Father's Day.pdf
19 June, 2011

Boy Scouts Jamboree.pdf
4 June, 2011

1st Brigade Combat Team Deployment.pdf
22 May, 2011

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.pdf
15 May, 2011

VE and Mother's Day.pdf
8 May, 2011

Afghanistan Deployments.pdf
1 May, 2011

Exercise Austere Challenge 2011.pdf
24 April, 2011

Turkey Hunts.pdf
17 April, 2011

Bataan Memorial Death March.pdf
10 April, 2011

National Diversity Month.pdf
4 April, 2011

Brig. Gen. Cossalter Retirement Ceremony.pdf
31 Mar. 2011

Departure of A Co, 45th IBCT.pdf
30 Mar. 2011

Sexual Assault Response.pdf
27 Mar. 2011

Flood Preparedness.pdf
20 Mar. 2011

Environmental Stewardship.pdf
13 Mar. 2011

Increasing Childcare Availability and Quality for Military Families.pdf
6 Mar. 2011

Outstanding Airman Awards remarks.pdf
6 Mar. 2011

Developing Career and Educational Opportunities for Military Spouses.pdf
27 Feb. 2011

Health and Well-Being of the Military Family.pdf
13 Feb. 2011

Departure Ceremony of the 107th TMDE.pdf
9 Feb. 2011

Black History Month Remarks.pdf
6 Feb. 2011

Suicide Prevention Remarks.pdf
30 Jan. 2011

Sexual Assault Prevention.pdf
23 Jan. 2011

1st Brigade Combat Team Introduction.pdf
23 Jan. 2011

VFW Speech.pdf
22 Jan. 2011

Remarks on Gen Pao.pdf
16 Jan. 2011

Remarks to American General Contractors.pdf
13 Jan. 2011

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Remarks.pdf
26 Dec, 2010

Looking Back at 2010.pdf
26 Dec, 2010

Reflecting on the commitment of our families.pdf
23 Dec, 2010

National Guard Birthday Celebration Remarks.pdf
13 Dec, 2010

133rd Airlift Wing 2010 Accomplishments Celebration Remarks.pdf
11 Dec, 2010

Statement on Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day.pdf
5 Dec, 2010

Remarks during COL Cayton's promotion.pdf
3 Dec, 2010

Remarks thanking Brevet Lt. Gen. Shellito.pdf
28 Nov, 2010

Statement on the Passing of Don Singlestad.pdf
27 Nov, 2010

Remarks on Armed Forces Service Center.pdf
22 Nov, 2010

Statement on Veteran's Day.pdf
14 Nov, 2010

Veteran's Day Remarks.pdf
11 Nov, 2010

Remarks to St. Thomas Academy.pdf
10 Nov, 2010

Metro North Chamber of Commerce Remarks.pdf
8 Nov, 2010

Major General Nash Installation Remarks.pdf
1 Nov. 2010
Maj. Gen. Nash
Media Advisories


Statement regarding Commissioner Shellito
12 Jan. 2011

Minnesota National Guard installs new Adjutant General
29 Oct. 2010

All media advisories
Related Links

2010 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions for Guard


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