History
Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota National Guard Priorities
Our priorities

The Minnesota National Guard’s enduring goal is to provide agile and resilient Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen to fulfill any federal, state or community demand. To reach this goal the Minnesota National Guard must be successful in two key areas: providing ready military units whenever and wherever needed and integrating the mutual needs and requirements of our many important stakeholders with our own capabilities.

Providing ready units achieves our greatest obligation to the state of Minnesota and the United States. We must effectively prepare our units throughout all phases of the readiness cycle to ensure we are ready when called upon to support our nation overseas or at home. In order to provide this force, we must have the right mix of personnel and force structure for current and anticipated missions.

Developing and maintaining external relationships that add value to the Minnesota National Guard benefits our Soldiers and Airmen by providing the resources needed to sustain quality of life during periods of deployment and redeployment.

To accomplish these objectives, we focus on six priorities. The priorities complement each other and work together to strengthen our organization. Each of these priorities are integrated into everything we do throughout the force.

- Fielding a competent ready force
- Maintaining an optimal force structure
- Cyber security and response
- Develop sustainable infrastructure
- Service members and their Families
- Diversity of the force
Diversity of the Force
Valuing our Diversity

"We are committed to fostering an environment that truly represents the demographics of the communities in which we serve. We must reflect those whom we lead, serve and protect." Diversity
- Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash
The Minnesota National Guard Observes

MLK Day
21 January
Black History Month
February
Women's History Month
March
Holocaust Memorial Day
8 April
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May
Women's Equality Day
26 August
Hispanic American Heritage Month
Sep 15- Oct 15
Disability Employment Awareness Month
October
American Indian Heritage Month
November

Diversity Video Playlist

Diversity Articles

Minnesota National Guard holds first Pride month celebration
06/09/2014

Hmong Citizen-Soldier shares his experience
05/01/2014

Developing Cultural Competencies
03/31/2014

Minnesota National Guard promotes career development for females
03/10/2014

Local leaders help Minnesota Soldiers celebrate diversity
03/05/2014

From Mexico to Minnesota, Guardsman finds a new home
03/04/2014

Minnesota National Guard celebrates Black History Month
02/27/2014

Minnesota Guardsman takes pride in her cultural heritage
02/19/2014

The American Dream: Making Each Generation Better For The Next
01/29/2014

Army Aviator reflects on Government Shutdown
11/01/2013

Habitat For Humanity Builds Home in Crystal for Woman in Minn. National Guard (video)
10/19/2013

National Guard Soldier observes Ramadan during Annual Training
08/08/2013

LAX-4-LIFE partnership teaches Lacrosse, leadership and life skills to Native American Youth
07/31/2013

2013 Native American Lax-4-Life Camp
07/23/2013

Minnesota National Guard welcomes UK exchange
06/19/2013

Minnesota aviator setting the conditions for success for his children
06/14/2013

Operation Synergy empowers Service members toward personal growth
05/10/2013

Women in combat: Minnesota National Guard helps pave the way
01/25/2013

Minnesota Remembers the Holocaust
01/15/2013

Serving Her Community And Country
09/12/2012

Native American LAX-4-LIFE Camp Update: Story, photos and b-roll video available
07/31/2012

National Guard supports Native American youth at lacrosse camp
07/27/2012

Native American LAX-4-LIFE Camp Partnership
07/20/2012

Tuskegee Airman, Duluth native monumentalized
06/23/2012

Female competitor trains for All Army combatives tournament
05/29/2012

Awards pile up for local female guard member
05/07/2012

March's Veteran Of The Month: Capt. Andrea Bond
02/28/2012

Minnesota military wives meet Army Wivesť
02/24/2012

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
01/16/2012

Minnesota Army wives win trip to Army Wives studio
01/11/2012

Kallberg assumes responsibility as first female Senior Enlisted Advisor
12/03/2011

Women Veterans Group Changes a Paradigm
08/25/2011

Minnesota National Guard joins the Nation in observing American Indian Heritage Month
08/20/2011

Minnesota Guard awarded for Excellence in Sexual Assault Response
04/15/2011

Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Black History Month
02/10/2011

Dr. King honored by Guard and community at annual breakfast
01/17/2011

Go Home can be toughest order
11/28/2010

Struggling to serve women vets
11/17/2010

WWII Red Bulls share their stories
09/12/2010

Returning vets of color face unique challenges
07/05/2010

Military Women- from Boot Camp to Veteran
05/22/2010

Military Mom
05/08/2010

North Hudson woman has busy life as civilian and soldier
03/07/2010

Minnesota National Guard celebrates Dr. King at MLK Breakfast
01/18/2010

New Senior Enlisted Leader Brings Passion for National Guard to Position
11/24/2009

Women Veterans of Minnesota
10/11/2009

65 years later female WWII test pilots finally recognized
08/13/2009

Betty Strohfus: A Tale of Love at First Flight
07/28/2009

Mothers Day in Iraq; When Mommy wears combat boots
05/10/2009

Guard leaders meet with General Colin L. Powell at MLK Breakfast
01/25/2009

For this Minnesota family, love is a battlefield
08/19/2008

The Face of Today's National Guard
03/10/2008

Parents on the front lines
03/10/2008

We're Pilots-No Problem
02/24/2008

New York National Guard 369th Infantry: Black Citizen-Soldiers, American Heroes
02/13/2008

Minnesota National Guard celebrates Dr. King's Birthday
01/21/2008

Sadar City from a Minnesota Woman's Helicopter
01/14/2008

Women take to the skies on Christmas
12/29/2007

Hermantown woman to become command chief of the 148th Fighter Wing
11/17/2007

From Soldier to Stylist: Woman Relishes Return to Civilian Life
09/17/2007

Fellow Soldiers Respect Woman Who Can Do Job
07/01/2007

Celebrating Mother's Day With A Child In Iraq
05/13/2007

Minnesota National Guard women deploy
04/10/2007

Women's History Month honored in the Minnesota Guard
03/27/2007

Minnesota National Guard Honors Black History Month
02/08/2007

Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Day

01/16/2007

Race for the Cure raises $15,500 for breast cancer research
12/18/2006

Guard wives bond remains as strong as ever
10/03/2006

A Mom on a Mission for Mothers Day
05/10/2006

Camp Ripley hosts Nation to Nation event
10/11/2005


 
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