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

Willmar man masquerading as Army hero faces prison

Richard Arthur Rahn is behind bars, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Local authorities are forwarding their investigation to a federal prosecutor for possible action over fraudulent use of a military uniform, insignia or medals.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:54 AM

Military Affairs Beat: U of Michigan study questions military's sexual assault prevention program

The study raises questions about the effectiveness of the military’s efforts at sexual assault prevention and awareness.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 05:13 PM

100 fed-up vets at Mpls. VA town hall meeting demand better care

Town-hall meeting generates questions about wait times and accountability.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:44 AM

Primary care physicians could be key to preventing military suicide

September has been designated National Suicide Prevention Month by the Department of Veterans Affairs.The VA has a new public service...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:46 PM

Lt. Alicia Makoutz deploys as the only female pilot in the Minn. Air Reserves to fly C-130 cargo planes

Lt. Alicia Makoutz deploys as the only female pilot in the Minnesota Air Force Reserves to fly C-130 cargo planes.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 01:44 PM

Walz seeks inquiry of report that Mpls VA workers falsified records

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz has sent a letter to the Veterans Affairs inspector general asking for a full investigation into allegations from two former Minneapolis VA employees that they were ordered to falsify records and maintain a separate secret waiting list for scheduling.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 04:58 PM

Brainerd family's hunt for portrait of WWII gunner ends happily

Years-long search by Roy Schellin's family for his portrait by famed artist Charles Baskerville ends at the Pentagon. Schellin’s daughter went to Washington with her 13-year-old grandson last week to see the portrait hanging where it has been for decades.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Tons of military equipment donated to police, sheriffs

Pine County has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Rochester Police has an armored truck. The town of Royalton has a grenade launcher.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Vietnam vets with PTSD at greater risk of heart disease, study shows

The findings are specific to Vietnam veterans, but they are likely to have implications for post-traumatic stress treatment and disability-benefit programs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:22 PM

Regions Hospital launches new mental health program for veterans

Regions Hospital has launched a new mental health program for veterans that is believed to be the only one of...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 06:57 PM

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