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

Minn. investigates colleges' recruitment of vets

The Minnesota attorney general contends that students, many of them veterans, can find themselves unable to repay federal loans, leaving taxpayers on the hook.

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Bill seeks to curb police use of drones

Bill seeks to limit use of drones for routine surveillance of citizens.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 06:37 AM

'Deceased' Duluth soldier's mother gets apology

This story has a happy ending, but it took 6 1/2 years.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Military affairs beat: 22 vets commit suicide each day

Two seemingly contradictory conclusions came out last week from a report on veterans who have committed suicide.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:42 PM

New funds, new focus on female veterans at VA hospitals

Female vets seeking treatment has become more common and the way the VA addresses women's health care is getting more sophisticated. Nationwide, the VA now outperforms the private sector in screening female patients for breast and cervical cancers, for example.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 05:35 AM

Women in combat

Service members from the Minnesota National Guard talk about women serving in combat roles.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Minnesota Guard will integrate women into combat units

The changes will take place immediately as part of a pilot of nine Guard brigades nationwide.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 08:10 PM

Obituary: In many ways, John Carr Sr. touched many lives

It took many forms, but John Carr Sr. prepared people for the next step in their lives, either with a new suit for the job interview or support for a new effort at sobriety.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 07:53 PM

Military affairs beat: Finding homes for homeless veterans

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health System will hold an open house Wednesday night to seek public comment on a $10 million plan to rehab several vacant century-old buildings at Fort Snelling into housing for homeless vets.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 06:50 PM

Benefits for veterans all over the map

Disability payments to state's veterans vary widely by where they live, where they file.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 10:28 PM

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