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

Funding rift pits active-duty military against Guard, Reserve

Military’s postwar belt-tightening will be felt at the local level, National Guard warns.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 09:28 AM

Pentagon cuts threaten Minnesota National Guard

National Guard armories could be shuttered, and Minnesota towns hit by tornadoes or floods couldn’t count on a Guard member...

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Head of veterans homes is latest Minnesota VA official to leave

An announcement to Minnesota VA employees on Thursday said Michael Gallucci will leave the office in March.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 07:52 PM

Purple Heart stolen from Minnesotan killed in Korea home at last

William Johnson brushed away tears as he accepted the Purple Heart of his brother, George, who was killed in Korea as a 17-year-old soldier nearly 64 years ago.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Military affairs beat: Needs of women veterans surveyed

A national survey of women veterans points to a greater need for access to community-based medical care and a need...

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 07:37 PM

Jan. 22: Mom recounts Minn. soldier's Afghan ordeal: ‘We got ambushed'

The soldiers were injured during an assault by suicide bombers and gunmen against a NATO base in Kandahar Province. One NATO service member died in the attack.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Immigration & Culture beat: Refugee mental health aid is lacking

In the first national survey of its kind, University of Minnesota researchers have found that most states do not provide...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 06:59 PM

Immigration beat: African Development Center names new director

The African Development Center has announced it will be filling the significant void left by the death of founder Hussein...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:58 PM

Army combats suicide surge in its ranks

More service members now are taking their own lives than are dying in combat. As the toll mounts, family members are asking whether military leaders are responding properly to soldiers in crisis.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 12:33 PM

Immigration and culture beat: Surveys illuminate immigrant concerns

By a hefty margin, Hispanics say they think being able to live and work in the United States legally without...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 06:31 PM

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