Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard troops who had their bonus payments summarily taken away during their year-long deployment to Iraq and Kuwait -- only to be restored by an act of Congress in May -- will now have to wait until after Oct. 1 for their money. U.S. Rep. John Kline says "our soldiers are frustrated and feel betrayed by their leadership" over the news.
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More than 250 National Guard members back in Minnesota
The troops, part of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, returned Friday after serving in Kuwait and Afghanistan. They're among 3,000 service members, the largest deployment since World War II, to make their way home this month.
Minnesota troops overseas and loved ones back home enjoy virtual dinner
A group called Serving Our Troops and local restaurants teamed up to serve more than 16,000 steak dinners Saturday. Included in the event were 2,700 members of the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Kuwait. KARE 11 reports about 3,000 family members also gathered at the St. Paul RiverCentre to eat with the troops through a live video feed and Skype.
More than 2,500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers heading home
ABC 6 News reports members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are set to return over the next three weeks. The Minnesota Red Bulls have spent the last year serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
The last of Minnesota's Red Bulls return home safely
The Minnesota National Guard unit known as the Red Bulls is back on home soil. 2.700 Guard members returned to Minnesota after a year-long deployment in Kuwait. Their mission included escorting U.S. troops withdrawing from iraq. The last of the Red Bulls returned this weekend with happy homecomings at armories across Minnesota.
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