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UPDATE: Minnesota National Guard eighth wave of returning 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers today, some 1.5 hours early

ST PAUL, Minn - One of the three aircrafts bring Soldiers home today has arrived an hour and a half early All scheduled bus routes to Anoka, St Cloud, St Peter, Mankato, Owatonna, Austin, Rochester and Winona Armories are an hour and a half early Buses to Bloomington and West St Paul Armory will remained on time, as per the media release send yesterday

New times for today's buses:

BUS ROUTE #2 Anoka Armory
408 E Main St
Anoka, Minn 55303
12:20 pm

St Cloud Armory
1710 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, Minn 56303
2:00 pm

BUS ROUTE #3
St Peter Armory
1120 Swift St
St Peter, Minn 56082
1:03 pm

Mankato Armory
100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato, Minn 56001
1:50 pm

BUS ROUTE #4
Owatonna Armory
2323 W Bridge St
Owatonna, Minn 55060
12:55 pm

Austin Armory
800 21st St NE
Austin, Minn 55912
1:50 pm

BUS ROUTE #5
Rochester Armory
1715 Marion Road SE
Rochester, Minn 55904
2:20 pm

Winona Armory
1303 Homer Road
Winona, Minn 55987
3:50 pm

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Posted: 2018-02-02  10:45 PM
Super Bowl 52 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen are supporting security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52.

"This is what we do," said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. "When the local community can't meet the public safety needs, they come to the Guard. We're their normal partner, we're a natural partner, and we're their preferred partner when it comes to filling in the gaps that they can't fill."

At the request of the city, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support to security efforts leading up to and during Super Bowl 52. The Guardsmen are providing direct support to and working alongside law enforcement officers from across the state. Like their civilian law enforcement partners, Minnesota Guardsmen are focused on ensuring a safe experience for the residents and visitors who are attending the Super Bowl festivities.



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Posted: 2018-01-18  12:59 PM
Gen. Augustus Blocksom Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom participated in all the major US Army campaigns for nearly a half-century. He fought American Indians, Spaniards, Chinese and Filipinos. He brought that experience to Camp Cody, New Mexico where he assembled units from across the mid-West to form the 34th Infantry Division in 1917.



Iowa Red Bull takes command of 34th Infantry Division

Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
Minnesota National Guard JOHNSTON, Iowa - Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, assumed command of the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" during a ceremony in Rosemount, Minnesota, on December 9, 2017.

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.



Minnesota-based aviation unit honors storied division, enters into new, 'expeditionary' era

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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