May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
President Barack Obama has signed legislation that helps more than 2,000 Minnesota soldiers recoup paid time-off benefits promised before they were shipped overseas last year. Continue Reading
May 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Ron Chapman sees his military career in numbers. Chapman, 42, returned in April to his home in White Bear Township from a sweltering, sandy camp in Kuwait, the last stop in three deployments over five years. He’s been home only two months in the past two years. In the lives of his three children, he said, that time has added up. Continue Reading
May 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
LUVERNE As soon as the sirens on the fleet of Luverne and Pipestone Fire Department trucks began to sound the arrival of soldiers in the Alpha Battery of the 1-125th Field Artillery Sunday morning, family members gathered outside the Luverne Armory began to cheer, wave flags and signs and grow a little misty-eyed knowing their loved ones were finally coming home. Continue Reading
April 24, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
We knew it was going to happen soon and on Monday we found out when.
Four buses rolled into Alexandria around 1 p.m. reuniting Alpha Company of the Minnesota National Guard Red Bull soldiers with family and friends after a year-long deployment in Kuwait. Continue Reading
February 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait This year is the 15th anniversary of the Minnesota Polar Bear Plunge.
The plunge is held by the Minnesota Law Enforcement to benefit Special Olympics.
Participants must raise a minimum of $75 and take a plunge into one of designated spots on one of Minnesota’s frozen lakes.
In the last seven years, the plunge has increased from five to 16 plunge sites all over the state including Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Continue Reading
February 15, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) yesterday called on the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure that Minnesota National Guard soldiers serving overseas receive the full benefits they were promised when they return home. Continue Reading
November 28, 2010 in INFORUM
Deployment largest since World War II
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. On a recent training day at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, the frigid morning air whips into a Humvee through an open hatch. Continue Reading