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Sen. Klobuchar honored by Military Guard, Reserves

Washington, DC  – US Sen Amy Klobuchar was presented with the “Above and Beyond” award by the MN Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for her commitment to developing a supportive work environment for employees serving in the Guard or Reserves
General Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, traveled to Minnesota to participate in the ceremony and help present the award to Klobuchar

ESGR is a national Department of Defense organization that works with civilian employers to foster military-friendly workplaces Klobuchar was honored for the support she and her office provided to her staff member Martin Ludden, a staff sergeant in the US Army Reserves – sending him care packages, checking in with his family, and ensuring a smooth transition back to the office after a recent tour in Iraq

“The men and women who raise their right hands and proudly wear the uniform in defense of this country deserve our respect and courtesy,” Klobuchar said “All of our office accommodations seemed like common sense to me Our servicemen and women bring unique talents and experience to the workplace – whether it’s an office like ours, a factory floor, or a classroom – and it’s critical that employers recognize and honor those skills”

Klobuchar recently introduced legislation with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) that would establish a Military Family-Friendly Award to encourage employers to create a work environment that is friendly to military families and recognize those who already make this effort

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Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
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Headquartered in Minnesota, the division has been commanded almost-exclusively by members of the Minnesota National Guard since 1968.

"Typically there's been very few people who have been allowed to command the 34th Infantry Division that didn't come from the state of Minnesota," Corell said.



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Posted: 2017-12-12  11:29 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn. - Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), who recently celebrated a year full of achievements, have embraced a new name: Red Devils.

The St. Paul-based unit hosted its annual aviation brigade ball Dec. 9, at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota, where the unit's new logo was unveiled.

Soldiers of the 34th ECAB, which falls under and supports the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, will continue to wear the Red Bull insignia on their uniforms. However, they will now be known and referred to as the Red Devils, a name that pays homage to the division's historical accomplishments and fierce warfighting.



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Posted: 2017-12-08  12:08 PM
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Governor Mark Dayton installs new Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General

Posted: 2017-11-04  04:16 PM
TAG installation ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton administered the oath of office to Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, installing him as the Minnesota National Guard's 31st Adjutant General during a ceremony in St. Paul, November 4, 2017.

"General Jensen has been a tremendous leader of the Minnesota National Guard throughout his years of dedicated service," said Governor Dayton. "He has served in two top leadership positions, as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, and also as the Chief of Staff at the Guard's Joint Force Headquarters. I am confident that he will continue to provide the same outstanding leadership as his predecessor, General Rick Nash."

Jensen most recently served as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. He previously held positions as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General - Army.



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