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

USS Minnesota will be christened Saturday

The $2 billion nuclear-powered attack submarine is a behemoth with a multitude of tasks.

Updated: October 26, 2012, - 08:02 PM

Military affairs beat: Soldiers help plant seeds of a future

TPT Channel 2 producer Luke Heikkila spent two weeks in Afghanistan with a Minnesota National Guard unit called an Agribusiness Development Team. The result of his experience is "Bridging War & Hope," which looks at how the unit, whose members all have ties to agriculture or agricultural economy in the civilian world, worked with farmers and villagers in a southern Afghanistan province to improve their lives.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 06:54 PM

Military affairs beat: Army praises Alliant missiles

A missile system developed by Alliant Techsystems in Plymouth has been named one of the Army's greatest inventions of the year. But, in typical Army style, the year is 2011 and the celebration won't be until 2013.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 08:03 PM

Remains of Mpls. Marine missing 68 years to be buried Thursday

The remains of a Minneapolis Marine who has been missing for 68 years will be buried this week along with six colleagues from a World War II training mission after their bodies were identified from plane wreckage in the South Pacific.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 07:44 PM

Pentagon budget cuts imperil final honors for state veterans

But starting Monday, the number of military funerals may be cut almost in half in Minnesota and some families hoping for that last recognition for their loved one will be left wanting, the result of a dispute over Pentagon budget cuts to the program that pays for the funerals.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 06:21 AM

Honor guard cuts stir debate

Minnesota's Military Honor Guard faces cuts leaving some families without the option for a military funeral for their loved ones.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 06:04 AM

Guard members' heroism honored

Three received the Soldier's Medal for helping rescue Iraqi civilians in a head-on collision.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 06:51 PM

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

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