Mark Brunswick

Reporter | Military Affairs
Phone: 612-673-4434
Mark Brunswick covers military affairs for the Star Tribune. He has had assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo and has focused on domestic issues related to PTSD, returning veterans, military recruitment and the new role of women in the military. Previously, he covered state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul.

Recent content from Mark Brunswick

Army does about-face on officer pension policy

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined a group of her colleagues to challenge a new retirement policy by the Army that would have tossed out scores of soldiers at the rank of captain and major at a reduced pension. In an unusual move, the Army has relented.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 07:07 PM

Obituary: Engineer Ross Jordan tinkered with Apollo space program, home inventions

Ross Jordan was an engineer in every sense of the word: whether it was working on the Apollo space program...

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 04:15 PM

GAO finds VA incorrectly reports suicides, tracks vets at risk poorly

Despite heightened awareness of military suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs is incorrectly reporting suicide data and does a poor...

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 05:38 PM

'Vetrepreneurs:' More veterans start their own businesses

Vets are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed.

Updated: December 21, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Military beat: Dangers abound for soldiers deploying to Ebola-stricken Liberia

Some lessons about what members of the Minnesota-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division might expect during their deployment to Ebola-stricken...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 05:56 PM

VA inspector general will investigate claims about Hibbing VA

The VA’s inspector general to study alleged appointment irregularities at request of state’s congressional delegation.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 07:45 PM

Elected leaders meet with Hibbing VA workers over scheduling concerns

Ex-workers air complaints of hostile work environment, schedule backdating.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Military beat: Short films about Iraqi refugees in the Twin Cities to premiere

A series of short documentaries about Iraqi refugees in the Twin Cities is scheduled to be shown next week. Local...

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 05:48 PM

Minnesotans in Congress seek probe of Hibbing VA clinic allegations

Inspector general probe would investigate scheduling irregularities at a Hibbing VA clinic.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Liberia-bound Minn. soldiers will have 21-day monitoring

As an extraordinary precaution, members of the Minnesota National Guard who are scheduled to deploy to Ebola-stricken Liberia early next year will be subjected to a 21-day period of observation when they return, with their temperatures taken twice a day and doctors monitoring them for symptoms.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 10:57 PM

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