An Emerging Frontier: Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare

September 25, 2020 (CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI) – Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment from Minnesota, conducted Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training Aug. 17-20, here, as part of a training program designed to supplement the training they received during their mobilization at Camp McGregor, New Mexico. Bravo Company is
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148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

September 24, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Personnel from the Medical Group of the 148th Fighter Wing gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training, September 19-22, 2020. Medical personnel learned about and exercised patient load training alongside Critical Care Flight Paramedics from the 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, a St. Cloud-based Minnesota Army
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Minnesota National Guard commemorates 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial March

September 21, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — On September 12, 2020 the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor hosted the 23rd annual Bataan Memorial March in remembrance of all those who were forced to participate in the Bataan Death March and those who lost their lives as a result thereof. This year the event had
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Red Devils show resolve during Middle East deployment

September 20, 2020 (CAMP BUERHRING, KUWAIT) — The 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) assumed authority of the aviation support mission for Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield Jan. 2, 2020. The ECAB consists of nearly 2,000 members from active duty components, multiple National Guard units across 10 states and additional Coalition service members
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The Power of Human Connections

September 18, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The COVID-19 pandemic this year has required us to physically distance ourselves from others. While good for our physical health, this distance can impact our mental health. “Relationships are imperative to human connections,” said Kristi Charles the Minnesota National Guard State Suicide Prevention Coordinator. “Developing and strengthening those
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Simulating Change for Real Results

September 4, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Camp Ripley is host to a broad range of training methods.  From classroom to hands-on to virtual, Camp Ripley provides it all. Among the virtual methods of training lies Camp Ripley’s simulators. Camp Ripley houses a number of simulators throughout post including flight simulators, convoy simulators and battlefield
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From Ground to the Air – Thirty One Years of Service

September 3, 2020 — Spanning a career of over 30 years, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jason Wright shares experiences working his way from the ground up – quite literally. Wright began his career as an enlisted Cavalry Scout (19D) with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) back in 1989. His first deployment experience stands out
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Minnesota National Guard Welcomes New Adjutant General

August 31, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard held an installation ceremony Monday, officially welcoming Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke as the organization’s 32nd adjutant general. “It’s a time for us to reflect as an organization on the past and a time to look toward the future,” said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. “There
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148th Fighter Wing, U.S. Coast Guard Conduct Water Survival and Rescue Training

August 25, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard’s 9th District Great Lakes to conduct water survival and rescue training in Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota on August 25, 2020.  Personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth, a regional search and rescue first responder on Lake
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The Dubois Family Doubles Down

August 21, 2020 (CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT) — “I wouldn’t say that military service is a tradition in my family,” said Spc. Sarah Dubois. “But it’s pretty nice having all my siblings serve.” As an airfield management specialist with Alpha Company, 834th Aviation Support Battalion, Sarah is currently deployed with her sister, Pfc. Nicole Dubois, an
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148th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

September 22, 2020 (Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Tuesday, September 22, 202 through Friday, October 2, 2020.  This period of night flying will allow the wing to conduct critical training with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACS) and utilize night vision goggles (NVG).  JTACs are highly
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133rd Airlift Wing to commemorate 100th anniversary

September 21, 2020 (FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota) — The 133rd Airlift Wing is hosting a 100th anniversary ceremony to commemorate the historical flight that resulted in the birth of the Air National Guard in 1921. The ceremony, scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26th 2020, will kick off a series of celebratory events marking the
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Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities

August 27, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities. Last night Governor Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard in response to civil disturbance, at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Frey. “We initiated response immediately,” said Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. “It takes a
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Governor Walz selects Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to lead Minnesota National Guard

August 12, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to be the 32nd Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. Manke will succeed Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen who is now serving as the Director of the Army National Guard. The Adjutant General is the administrative
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Stillwater-based Guardsmen to deploy Sunday

August 7, 2020 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) — Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 34th Military Police Company will deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo to provide base security. “Our Soldiers are trained and motivated for this important mission,” said Capt. Troy Davidson, the company commander. “We’ve worked hard over the
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