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

Military affairs beat: Female soldiers get their armor

After 11 years of combat, the Army is now getting around to developing body armor specifically designed for female soldiers. A group from the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Ky., will be wearing the protective armor in an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, the Army announced this week.

Updated: September 18, 2012, - 07:40 PM

After 47 years, Minnesota warrior's wife keeps hope alive

The Pentagon says Minnesota native David Hrdlicka, an Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war when his jet was shot down over Laos in 1965, is long dead, but tantalizing clues raise questions.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 07:57 AM

Military affairs beat: '13 Fallen Heroes calendar is coming

The 2013 Minnesota Fallen Heroes Remembered calendars will be available later this month. The calendars feature the narratives of Minnesota natives who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Updated: September 04, 2012, - 05:53 PM

August 2012: Minneapolis VA faulted for suicide policy lapses

It didn't follow up on despondent patient who killed himself while under the agency's care, the VA Inspector General's Office said.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 06:01 AM

Stratosphere ride once again leaves 24 riders up in the air

The Dutch-made ride stalled on opening day and at Wisconsin fair.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 11:12 PM

Stratosphere gets stuck again

For a second consecutive day Friday, a skyscraping State Fair ride became stuck with people on it even though it...

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 06:10 PM

Military affairs beat: Tribute to soldier speaks to big issue

About two dozen people were in the parking lot of the Roseville library on Saturday for a small but significant tribute. A flagpole was being dedicated to Army Sgt. Benjamin Miller, who died in 2008 during his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 11:16 PM

Rochester police chief's GI son sues over hiring

A son of Rochester's police chief has sued the city, claiming he was discriminated against after being injured while serving in the Army in Iraq and being denied a job when he returned home.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 09:36 PM

Truman, Minn., vet wins back his full-time job as a policeman

Truman, Minn., agrees to restore his position to settle federal lawsuit.

Updated: August 10, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Military affairs beat: Walz bill helps vets with brain injuries

It's been estimated that since 2001, more than 1,500 service members fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature injury from explosive blasts.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 06:44 PM

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