Gov. Tim Walz called for mandatory training for Minnesota’s mayors on the National Guard’s processes in the wake of rioting in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Minnesota National Guard has released the results of its investigation into the Dec. 5, 2019 Black Hawk helicopter crash near Kimball, Minnesota that left three crew members dead. The investigation identified several factors that contributed to the accident, including incorrect installation of the Hydromechanical Unit, improper inspection and pilot errors.
A search for seven missing Marines and one Navy sailor, who went missing during a training exercise off the California coast last week, has ended, Marine Corps officials announced early Sunday.
They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton.
U.S. Army officials on Tuesday said that the body of a Fort Hood soldier was found near the Texas army post, marking the third time in a month that a Fort Hood soldier’s body has been discovered.
The Minnesota National Guard says two of its 3,800 soldiers training at Fort Irwin, California have tested positive for COVID-19.
The enemy could never break him, but what this decorated Green Beret eventually found was that his enemy was within. Friends who served with him in the military say he was the real “Captain America.”
President Donald Trump is vowing to veto a massive defense bill to keep military bases such as Fort Bragg named after Confederate officers, swimming against sentiment in his own party and imperiling a 3% pay raise for the troops.
The White House plans to brief select members of Congress after news reports citing U.S. intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan.
The Air Force became the first U.S. military branch to select a woman to serve as the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer in the military on Friday.
A battalion of the Minnesota National Guard is leaving for Africa this weekend, but because of COVID-19, there is no big send off.
The name of the pilot will not be released until all next of kin notifications have been made.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Joseph Prince was also ordered to pay nearly $20 million in restitution to the Veteran’s Health Administration.
In the year of COVID-19 and in the wake of the riots, there was a public plea from a Minnesota National Guard member to cancel upcoming training.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that his administration “would not even consider” renaming various military bases like North Carolina's Fort Bragg that honor Confederate officers who led the fight against the Union and directly or implicitly defended slavery.
“After nearly a week assisting civil authorities on the streets of California, soldiers with the California National Guard will begin transitioning back to their home armories,” the Cal Guard said in a statement. A timeline for the pullout was not provided.
The Minnesota National Guard has been helping out a number of communities impacted by the violent demonstrations last week in Minneapolis.
A Minnesota National Guard soldier earned a loud ovation from protesters gathered outside the State Capitol Monday evening after days where protesters and law enforcement have clashed following the death of George Floyd.
A National Guard soldier fired three rounds at an oncoming driver Sunday night in the area of I-35W and Washington Avenue in Minneapolis, according to the National Guard.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Monday the National Guard troops deployed to Minneapolis and St. Paul to quell the escalating unrest in the area will start going back home in an “orderly way.”