History
Minnesota National Guard
Always Ready, Always There
A look at the people and missions of Minnesota
National Guard
Always Ready, Always There
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks at an award presentation ceremony for Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg’s Silver Star Sept. 22 at the St. Paul River Centre.
(Run time 5:03, recorded 9/22/07)


Lt. Col. Terrance Sieben takes over a new position at the 133rd Airlift Wing as the Wing Anti-Terrorism Officer and talks about building the new position on base.
(Run time1:51, recorded 1/21/07)


1st Sgt. Mark Wasserbauer, Air National Guard 1st Sgt. of the Year, shares some of his feelings about what it means to be a 1st Sgt. in the 148th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group and how it feels to be an Air National Guard Airman. (Run time 03:04, recorded 7/29/06)

Capt. Corby Koehler of the 2-147 AVN talks about the structure of his battalion, what each company does, and what there respective missions. Koehler also talks about the UH60 helicopter and its specs. (Run time 05:52, recorded 7/29/06)

Capt. Daniel Dobler discusses the mission, capabilities, and structure of the 114th Transportation Company.
(Run time 2:03, recorded 4/12/07)


Capt. Eric DiNatale, Commander of the Minnesota National Guard's D Co. 2/135 Infantry of the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division, talks about his company's upcoming mobilization in support of Operation Jump Start. (Run Time 02:40, recorded 1/4/07)

Capt. Kris Jankovic, Full-time Officer-In-Charge for 2nd Battalion, 136th Combined Arms Battalion (Infantry) discusses the battalion’s mission, the composition of the battalion and the training that is executed. (Run Time 03:26, recorded 8/1/06)

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Grimaldi, the Officer-In-Charge for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion discusses his unit mission, the equipment that is used and the typical drill day. (Run time 05:07, recorded 7/29/06)

Col. Bruce Jensen, Commander of the 175th Regional Training Institute discusses the 175th RTI’s mission and the different components of the Institute.
(Run Time: 02:03, recorded 8/1/06)

Col. Cossalter, Commander of the 133rd Airlift Wing, explains the mission and the unit structure of the 133rd Airlift Wing.
(Run Time: 05:16, Recorded 8/1/06)

Col. Daugherty, 133rd Airlift Wing Support Group Commander, speaks about the mission and unit structure of the group. (Run Time 05:03, recorded 8/1/06)

Col. Hasse, the 133rd Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Commander, speaks about the mission and structure of the group. (Run Time 07:12, recorded 8/1/06)

Lt. Col. Amanda Digre, Commander of 2nd Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute discusses the battalion's mission, the composition of the battalion and the training executed. (Run Time 01:48, recorded 8/1/06)

Lt. Col. Dirk Kloss, Commanding Officer of the 682nd Engineer Battalion discusses the battalion’s mission, the composition of the battalion and the training that is executed.
(Run time 02:20, recorded 7/29/06)

Lt. Col. Mark Vavra, Commander of the 148th Fighter Wing discusses the Wing's mission. (Run time 02:10)

Lt. Col. Jeff Turner, Commander of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor discusses the battalion’s mission, the composition of the battalion and the training that is executed. (Run time 02:36, recorded 7/29/06)

Lt. Col. Jon Jensen, Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry discusses the battalion’s mission, the composition of the battalion, the training that is executed and the proud lineage of the battalion. (Run Time 02:58, recorded 8/1/06)

Lt. Col. Paul Cummings, Vice Chief of Staff for Minnesota Air National Guard discusses the two broad missions of the Air National Guard, the two main Air National Guard Units in Minnesota and the benefits of being in the Minnesota Air National Guard.
(Run Time: 01:46, recorded 8/3/06)

Lt Col. Thomas Miller, Commander of the Special Troops Battalion, 34th Infantry Division discusses the diverse missions of each company in the battalion, the composition of the battalion and the training that is executed. (Run time 03:54, recorded 7/29/06)

Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, The Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard discusses the three-fold mission of the Guard, recent missions executed and his pride for the organization. (Run time 03:07, recorded 8/1/06)

Maj. Gen. Rick Erlandson, Commanding General of the 34th Infantry Division, explains the mission, composition, history, and accomplishments of the Red Bull Soldiers
(Run time 3:03, recorded 10/4/06). 

Maj. Kenneth Worde, Officer-In-Charge for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division discusses the brigade combat team’s mission, the composition of the brigade combat team and the training that is executed. (Run time 03:50, recorded 7/31/06)

Maj. Michael Taff, Training Officer for 34th Combat Aviation Brigade discusses the brigade’s mission, the composition of the brigade and the training that is executed.
(Run time 02:17, recorded 7/29/06)

Maj. Taylor Cox, Support Operations Officer for 834th Aviation Support Battalion discusses the battalion’s mission, the composition of the battalion, the training that is executed and the recent actions taken by the battalion. (Run time 02:20, recorded 7/29/06)

Master Sgt. Jake Zenanko of the 133rd security forces squadron talks about the mission of his unit and the training he has gone through at Camp Bulas.  
(Run Time 01:46, recorded 7/29/06)

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Olesen, the readiness NCO for the 34th Military Police Company, talks about the recent changes in the company’s mission as well as the type of commitment it takes to become an MP Soldier in today’s Army. (Run time 03:10, recorded 7/31/06)

Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Campbell, Readiness NCO of the 147th Personnel Services Battalion, talks about the upcoming deployment for the unit to Southwest Asia. (Run time 01:37)

Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Campbell, the readiness NCO for the 147th Personnel Services Battalion talks about the mission of the 147th PSB, the task organization, and the typical training that takes place during drill weekends. (Run time 02:03, recorded 7/31/06)

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Powers, the readiness NCO of the 434th Chemical Company talks about the different missions of the units in his company and where each company is located in the State. (Run time 07:54, recorded 7/31/06)

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Nietfeld, the readiness NCO for the Area Support Medical Company talks about the general mission of the ASMC, what a typical drill weekends is like and some of the medical characteristics his unit looks for in medical personnel.
(Run time 03:20, recorded 7/31/06)

Sgt. Jill Himmelspach, 147th Finance Battalion discusses the battalion’s mission, recent training operations and the environment of the unit.
(Run Time 04:25, recorded 7/31/06)

Sgt. Josh Hover of the 34th military police company discusses the training he received as a MP and what a typical drill weekend is like in his company.
(Run time 03:13, recorded 7/29/06)

Spc. Eric Logard of the 34ID band talks about the mission of the 34th ID band and what drill weekends are like are typically like during the summer. (Run time 03:27, recorded 7/29/06)

Spc. Eric Sanmore of the 1st, 194 CAB out of the East Saint Paul armory talks about his new unit and some of the training they do during a drill weekend.
(Run time 01:51, recorded 7/29/06)


Spc. Stephen Welch of the 34th Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion discuses what a typical drill weekend is like at the recruit sustainment program in Rosemount and what his AIT was like.  (Run time 02:00, recorded 7/29/06)

Staff Sgt. Charles Kuether Jr. of the 434 Chemical Company talks about the different equipment his unit takes care of during drill weekends as well as what his mission was in Iraq. (Run time 02:36, recorded 7/29/06)

Staff Sgt. Dan Jordan, the Rear Detachment Non-Commissioned-Officer-In-Charge for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion discusses his unit mission, the equipment that is used and the typical drill day. (Run time 02:28, recorded 7/29/06)

Staff Sgt. Dennis Galvin, of the 257th MP Co. talks about the new state side mission of becoming the quick reaction force for Northern Minnesota and what the 257th MP Co. looks for in prospective military police officers. (Run time 01:42, recorded 7/31/06)

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Edenfield discusses her peacetime and wartime job as an executive administrative assistance for the chief of staff and General officers in the 34th ID. 
(Run time 02:49, recorded 7/29/06)

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