Minnesota National Guard property and fiscal office works behind the scenes to ensure fiscal responsibility

January 23, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — In the Minnesota National Guard, a group of highly-skilled personnel work to manage the government funds and property that ensure Soldiers and Airmen are trained and able to respond to federal and state missions. “In an era where all the transactions are digital, it’s easy for people to
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Funeral services for PV2 Conor McGurran

Funeral and visitation arrangements for PV2 Conor McGurran are as follows: Visitation: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapoli, MN  (612) 721-1651 Interment: Monday, January 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 20,
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Minnesota Guardsman honors family’s military history during promotion

January 15, 2020 (CHAMPLIN, Minnesota) — Sgt. Maj. Katie Blackwell’s brother, uncles, grandfather and great grandfather served in the military. Her family’s military legacy goes back to the American Revolution. On January 12, 2020, Blackwell honored that legacy by having her grandfather, Ford Elliott, help to promote her to the rank of sergeant major on
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Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2020 Court of Honor

Suspense 1April2020 The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is now accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2020 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.  Please reference the attached documents: –Nomination Form (dtd 30 OCT 19) –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 30 OCT 19) –History of the
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Minnesota National Guard recognizes Airmen of the Year

January 14, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — A small ceremony held at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota acknowledged this year’s Outstanding Airmen of the year statewide on Friday, Jan.11, 2020. Members of the 133rd Airlift Wing and 148th Fighter Wing gathered in support of their 2020 Outstanding Airman of Year nominees. Each wing selected candidates
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Stillwater Honors WWII Last Man

November 4, 2019 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) – Stillwater’s newest Army recruit honored Stillwater’s WWII Last Man in a ceremony at the Stillwater National Guard Armory Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The final commemorative star was ceremoniously applied to the Last Man plaque by Pvt. Coty Ross, 17, the newest Army National Guard recruit to serve in the
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34th Red Bull Infantry Division Welcomes New Command Team

November 3, 2019 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division welcomed a new command team during a combined Change of Command and Responsibility Ceremony, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Rosemount National Guard Armory. Many former and retired division commanders and command sergeants major attended the ceremony alongside current soldiers and
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34th Infantry Division Association hosts 72nd annual Division Reunion

Oct. 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The 34th Infantry Division’s 72nd Annual Reunion was conducted Oct. 4-5, 2019. This two-day event was hosted by the Commander’s Own Chapter of the 34th Infantry Division Association at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. On Friday, Red Bulls and their families met at Valhalla for dinner and refreshments. This reception
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Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

October 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – On Oct. 6, 2019 eight members of the Minnesota National Guard were honored for their military service as they were inducted into Camp Ripley’s Court of Honor. Each year, prior service military personnel are nominated and considered for the Court of Honor induction on the basis of heroism
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Minnesota National Guard, State Agencies Partner for Cyber Security Planning

October 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) -“I’d love to have the Guard kick it off.” Maggie Brunner, program director for cybersecurity at the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, opened the second round of discussions of a two-day conference by inviting members of the Minnesota National Guard to share their capabilities as state,
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Minnesota National Guard Soldier dies at Fort Jackson Training Center

January 9, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Pvt. Connor J. McGurran, 19, was found unresponsive yesterday morning following a training exercise at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. McGurran was born May 3, 2000, in Owatonna, Minnesota. He obtained a GED in the fall of 2019, enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard on September 12, and
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Press resources for Minnesota National Guard helicopter crash

At 1:55 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, a Minnesota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter took off from the St. Cloud Airport to conduct a routine maintenance flight. Shortly after takeoff, the pilots initiated a MAYDAY call and contact was lost with the aircraft. Local emergency responders initiated a search and rescue operation and
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Minnesota National Guard identifies three soldiers killed

December 7, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minn.) — The Minnesota National Guard releases the names of the three soldiers killed in the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, southwest of St. Cloud. The deceased are: Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., age 28 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, age
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Minnesota National Guard to hold press conference Saturday

December 6, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard will hold a press conference Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Army Aviation Support Facility located at 2185 45th Avenue SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304. Leaders of the Minnesota National Guard will speak during the press conference and a limited number
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148th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

November 12, 2019 (DULUTH, Minn.) — The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 through Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.  Periodic night flying allows 148th personnel to accomplish required training and practice critical tactics during times of darkness. Local residents will hear F-16s taking off and landing during the late afternoon and
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