34th Red Bull Infantry Division Recognizes New Commander
Posted: December 09, 2013 04:12 PM
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - In a ceremony rich with military tradition, the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division command was passed at the Rosemount National Guard Armory, Dec. 7. The occasion marks the beginning of a new era in 34th Red Bull Infantry Division history.
Brig. Gen. Neal Loidolt assumed command of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division from Maj. Gen. David Elicerio who held the position since November 2010. The Change of Command ceremony symbolized the official transfer of individual authority and responsibility of an organization from the outgoing to the incoming commander.
Service Members Find Peace of Mind even in Winter Hunt
Posted: December 06, 2013 08:12 AM
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Minnesota National Guard Service members gathered at Camp Ripley during the first snowfall of the season for the 3rd Annual muzzle loaders hunt December 2-4, 2013.
"We all love hunting and talk about it during the deployments," said Col. Paul Roecker, Operations Officer for the Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. "Hunts like this one are a great chance for Soldiers and Airmen to get out and enjoy a sport that they may have missed out on during a deployment."
New Special Victims Counsel to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
Posted: December 05, 2013 12:12 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn.- Soldiers and Airmen in the Minnesota National Guard now have an additional resource in the fight against sexual assault. Minnesota is one of the first states to implement putting a Special Victims' Counsel into place to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault. The Minnesota National Guard recently hired Capt. Peter Williams to serve in this new position.
"The special victims' counsel are advocates for the victims to hopefully speak for them when they can't, to empower them and to give them the strength to make it through so we can bring their perpetrators to justice," said Williams.
Minnesota National Guards 34th Red Bull Infantry Division gains new commander Saturday
Posted: December 05, 2013 09:12 AM
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Dec. 5, 2013
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division is scheduled to recognize a new, incoming division commander Saturday during a change of command ceremony at the Rosemount National Guard Armory. "Brig. Gen. Neal Loidolt is a proven leader and I have confidence in his ability to command these great men and women of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division," said Army Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, Minnesota National Guard's adjutant general.
Family Matters Go Beyond the Uniform
Posted: December 04, 2013 12:12 PM
A family separation is without a doubt one of the toughest challenges a Service member will face, especially on a deployment to the Middle East.
Monty and Dusty Greydanus avoided this challenge by enlisting in the Minnesota National Guard with the understanding that they were doing it together.
Minneapolis becomes Minnesotas 254th Yellow Ribbon Network
Posted: December 03, 2013 10:12 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Since 9/11, thousands of Minnesotans have served in the U.S. military and Minnesota has made great strides when it comes to taking care of Service members past and present through the establishment of Yellow Ribbon Networks.
On Sunday, December 1, the largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis, received its official Governor's Yellow Ribbon Community Proclamation during the Minnesota Vikings pregame ceremony before the team battled the Chicago Bears.