/*********************************************** * Chrome CSS Drop Down Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code ***********************************************/
History
Minnesota National Guard
Hermantown woman to become command chief of the 148th Fighter Wing

Chief Master Sgt John Bucsko, who was the 148th's command chief for nearly three years, said the job is both satisfying and vital

"You are the senior enlisted adviser to the wing commander," he said, explaining the job "You provide feedback to the commander on enlisted issues" The command chief oversees all senior enlisted promotions, takes part in wing-wide planning, and is a liaison with the local community He or she works directly with the wing's commanding officer, advising him on the readiness, training, professional development, conduct, quality of life and morale of the enlisted force

"It's the command chief's job to take the pulse of the enlisted force," Stauber said "It's very important that the command chief is visible and out there with the troops"

"I am looking forward to the challenge," she said "I'm going to do my best I hope I can live up to the expectations"

Stauber, a 1986 Denfeld graduate, decided to join the military in about ninth grade when the Air Force visited the school

"I remember making the decision [to enlist] It was my first adult decision," she said

Stauber considered active duty in the Air Force, but then thought about the 148th

"It was a better fit for me," she said "I could stay in my hometown and be in the military"

She is married to Duluth Police Sgt Pete Stauber The couple have four children and live in Hermantown

Stauber will become command chief at a change of authority ceremony at 1 pm Sunday She'll also continue her current duties

Stauber is going to do a fine job as command chief, said Bucsko, a 32-year veteran of the 148th who retired Oct 22

"She's very well-qualified because of the personnel background she has," he said

Staff Sgt Ryan Hall, who works with Stauber in the personnel office, said she's a hard worker who has great organizational skills and pays attention to detail

"She's always on top of things," he said "I think she will be one of the best, if not the best, command chiefs we've had here at the 148th She always takes care of her troops I feel very blessed to have her as a chief"

For her part, Stauber believes Bucsko will be a tough act to follow

"Chief Bucsko is the epitome of service before self," she said "He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet"

"Command chief isn't a job you can do well for the wrong reasons," Stauber said "It has to be from the heart You have to care for people"

A wing's commanding officer selects who will be the command chief The 148th's commander, Col Mark Johnson, was out of town and could not be reached for comment Stauber said she was extremely and humbly proud Johnson selected her

"I've come to a place I never thought I would be," she said

By Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune, November 17th, 2007
Article source: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/



Articles archive

In The News archive

Media Advisory archive

Latest News

Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Posted: 2018-07-03  01:36 PM
NOREX 45 Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year's exchange was the second to take place during the summer months in the history of the longest-running military partnership between two nations.

"It was a great experience for both the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard," said Capt. 'Kiwi' HorgA�ien, the senior Norwegian instructor. "A cultural exchange, a social exchange and military exchange all packed into one."

The 45th exchange got off to a late start, with flight delays causing the trip to be shortened from its normal length of two weeks. The delay meant that the Minnesota Guardsmen jumped right into training, heading out to the field after just a few hours of sleep.



133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

Posted: 2018-06-29  10:48 AM
Alpena ALPENA, Michigan - Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a readiness exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.

The exercise, tagged as Iron Ore, was designed test the Airmen abilities to set up operations at an unfamiliar location and receive in depth training on Ability-To-Survive and Operate (ATSO) principles while supporting airlift and aeromedical flight operations.

To ensure mission success and readiness, Airmen had to complete training at home station prior to leaving for Alpena. Some of this training included weapons qualification, gas mask fit testing, Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) familiarization, self-aid and buddy care and career field training.



Red Bulls Kickoff Division Warfighter

Posted: 2018-06-13  01:38 PM
DIV WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - "A Warfighter is an exercise that allows the Division to evaluate their ability to maneuver assets in a battle," said Master Sgt. Greg Weaver, the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "It is designed to focus on particular areas and specific objectives to be evaluated or tested."

The Division has geared its' planning and training efforts in preparation for Warfighter since July 2017. Coordinating transportation for Soldiers and equipment was often on the mind of Maj. David Johansson, the logistics officer for the 34th ID. With the coordination of Johansson and his team, troops and equipment all converged on Camp Atterbury, enlisting the help of 89 railcars, 280 tractor-trailers, and nearly 50 buses for the movement.

"I like to say my job is to 'quiet the noise'". Johansson continued, "The noise being a real life logistical problem that could impede the exercise."



Minnesota-based aviation unit takes part in Warfighter Exercise

Posted: 2018-06-08  11:59 AM
34ECAB WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - More than 150 Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade are here participating in a multi-echelon training event, Warfighter Exercise 18-5, May 30 to June 15.

The exercise, which is part live and part virtual, is testing the St. Paul, Minnesota-based aviation unit's ability to conduct operations and mission command in a high-intensity, complex operating environment. Soldiers are being challenged to take decisive action as they focus on air-ground operations -- or synchronizing and integrating aviation operations into the scheme of maneuver planned and conducted by forces on the ground.

In this case, the units on the ground are being commanded by the Rosemount, Minnesota-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, which is also participating in the exercise.



Article archive
 
top