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October 26, 2016
A member of the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing jumps off a military transport plane and into the ocean during a U.S. military rescue mission, in this April 3, 2014 still image obtained from video footage. REUTERS/California Air National Guard/Handout via Reuters TV
Pentagon halts effort to recover Guard enlistment bonuses
October 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
August 28, 2016
Isabella McCutcheon hugs her dad, Kyle McCutcheon, at Willmar Senior High School Saturday afternoon.
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
August 28, 2016 - 7:38pm
August 25, 2016
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 25, 2016 - 4:34pm
April 19, 2016
West central Minn. employers to be honored for military support
April 19, 2016 - 8:16am
November 12, 2015
During a recent interview at his Brainerd home, Walt Straka, a Bataan Death March survivor, discusses his war time experiences. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota man tells of surviving Bataan Death March
November 12, 2015 - 9:35am
Letter: Troops need our ongoing support
October 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Letter: The mission of our National Guard
October 12, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
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Video: Minnesota National Guard unit at Willmar headed to Persian Gulf
October 8, 2015 - 6:02pm
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Video: Patroit Guard "on duty" to escort 682nd around Willmar
October 8, 2015 - 2:58pm
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Video: Before deployment, 682nd Engineering Battalion parades through Willmar
October 8, 2015 - 1:50pm
The U.S. National Guard 's 682nd Engineering Battalion began its deployment convoy parade Thursday morning on U.S. Highway Business 71 . The unit traveled south through Willmar, then on the Highway 23 Bypass to Willmar High School where the unit's deployment ceremony was conducted.

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Video: National Guard Deployment Convoy parade begins in Willmar
October 8, 2015 - 11:00am
September 23, 2015
Jennifer Johnson of Willmar paints the trellis over the front walk Kim Schmit’s home in Willmar. Johnson was part of a 30-person crew of volunteers from a national Jennie-O Turkey Store corporate conference. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
‘It’s good to give back’
September 23, 2015 - 10:34pm
September 12, 2015
Sgt. Jessica Brown of St. Cloud, formerly of Litchfield, figures out “what goes where.”  Rand Middleton | Tribune
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Slide Show: Guard unit prepares to deploy
September 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 21, 2015
Soldiers depart one of the two Chinook helicopters used to transport them from Camp Ripley to the Fagen Fighters Museum at the Granite Falls Municipal Airport Wednesday. Ten Black Hawk helicopters were also used to transport the 150 National Guard troops from two units training at Camp Ripley. The soldiers toured the Fagen Fighters Museum and Wood Lake Battlefield site as part of a professional development program. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
National Guard visits battle site
July 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
April 26, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton looks on as U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., right, speaks Saturday. ‘We have to have a solution that we can maintain three to five years until we get through with this,’ Peterson said. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)play button
National Guard joins avian influenza eradication efforts
April 26, 2015 - 11:43pm