On Feb. 11, Maj. Gen. Larry W. Shellito, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, presents Tim and Mary Pawlenty each with a Superior Service Award for their personal commitment and contributions to the families, Soldiers and Airmen of the Guard over the past several years.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks to Minnesota veterans at a Veterans Day at the Capitol ceremony Feb. 9.
The Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, briefed the Minnesota Senate’s Agriculture and Veterans Committee at the State Capitol Feb., 10. The committee is chaired by Sen. Jim Vickerman (DFL) District 22. Shellito utilized the newly released 2009 Minnesota National Guard Annual Report to help visualize the “state-of-the-guard”.
The Minnesota National Guard Color Guard moves through the Capitol to the House floor Feb. 11 prior to Governor Tim Pawlenty's State of the State address.
The Minnesota National Guard prepares to post the colors outside the House chamber prior to Governor Tim Pawlenty's final State of the State Address on February 11th, 2010.
A member of the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard stands as supreme court justices enter the House chamber prior to the speech Feb 11.
The House chamber applauds as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty recognizes the St. Sauver family of Pierz, Minn., during his State of the State address Feb. 11.
Staff Sgt. Anthony St. Sauver and his mother Deb are applauded for their service during the governor's State of the State address at the State Capitol Feb. 11.
Maj. Gen. Shellito sits at the rostrum after escorting the governor onto the House floor for the address.
Members of the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard Team with the governor and first lady February 11th, 2010.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and First Lady Mary Pawlenty display the medals presented by the adjutant general Feb. 11.
The command staff of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division is recognized on the House floor by Rep. Phillip Sterner (standing), whose district includes the Rosemount National Guard Armory and Community Center. The Red Bulls, from left: Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, Brig. Gen. David Elicerio, Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Julin, Col. Neal Loidolt, Col. Dirk Kloss, Lt. Col. Stefanie Horvath, Lt. Col. John Morris. (photo courtesy Andrew VonBank, Minnesota House of Representatives)
The command staff of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division is applauded on the House floor Friday, Feb. 12, for their outstanding service in Iraq. (photo courtesy Kristin Schue, Minnesota House of Representatives)