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Register to Join the
Memorial Rifle Squad at
Fort Snelling National Cemetery 

Thankyou for your consideration to become a MRS volunteer. 
For questions, call to the person listed below.    

For more information about MRS,
contact Jerry at jerrykosel75@gmail.com
or phone number 507-990-7143.

 

The following are steps in joining MRS:

To qualify for membership, you must validate your military service with a copy of your DD214.  If you do not have a DD214, click here to request an official copy. 

We work with local VSOs (Veterans Service Organizations), and require you to be a member.  VSOs include, The American Legion, VFW, DAV, AMVETs, etc. 
For more information about MRS; refer to this website, Videos, News and About pages.  
Prior to making a final decision to join, you will be given the opportunity to meet with MRS members of the Squad of your choice.
Click to Enter Your Contact Information.

Once you have submitted your contact information,
a MRS Representative will contact you.  

You will be placed on a volunteers and when there is an opening, a Squad Leader will contact you.  You will be invited to meet the Squad and view honors.  
After your visit, if you like what you’ve learned, and decide to join, the Squad Leader will have you complete a MRS Membership forms.  
The next step is for you to meet with the VA Volunteers Administration for a background check.  
Once the VA Volunteers Admin work is completed, you will become an official MRS Member and get fitted for your MRS uniform.  
A daily lunch is provided by the VA Hospital Cafeteria.  Your VSO will provide you (at no cost) with a Garrison Cap.  You will be responsible for your summer and winter foot wear, daily transportation to/from Fort Snelling, care of your uniform and VSO membership dues.   

If you have questions about a specific daily Squad, you can call the
MRS Squad Room at 612-725-6549 on the day your prefer, explain
the purpose of your call, and you will be connected with
the appropriate MRS Squad member.

Your best chance of having your Squad Room call answered is
Monday thru Friday from 7A-9:30A (before honors from
10A to 2P), and from Noon to 12:30P (lunch).  


You can also send your questions via USPS to:
Memorial Rifle Squad
PO Box 111007
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111

OR Send an email to one of the contacts
listed on the “contacts” webpage.