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Minnesota National Guard aviators respond to wildfires in northern Minnesota

May 18, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Helicopter crews of the Minnesota National Guard joined firefighters May 6-9, 2016, in northern Minnesota to battle wildfires. In response to requests made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources through the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Governor Mark Dayton authorized the use of four UH-60 Blackhawk
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133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes New Commander

May 13, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — During a change of command ceremony, April 16, 2016, at the 133rd Airlift Wing’s South Hangar, Col. Daniel E. Gabrielli took charge of the 133rd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. James T. Johnson. The military tradition of passing the unit guidon from the outgoing commander to
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Planning and Execution: Keys to a Good Deployment

May 12, 2016 (OSAN AIR BASE, Korea) — In early April 2016, the 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 Airmen and about a dozen F-16’s to Osan Air Base, Korea as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP). TSP’s have been an integral part of the U.S. Pacific Air Command’s force posture since 2004. TSP
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Preserving the mission, environment and community around Camp Ripley

May 4, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Army Compatible Use Buffer is a Minnesota National Guard-driven program supported and administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. “The Army Compatible Use Buffer, or ACUB, program is intended to protect the mission of Camp Ripley by
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Minnesota Guard hosts Broadcasters Association visit

April 28, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Members of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association visited the Minnesota National Guard training site at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, April 26-27, 2016. The visit brought together radio and television broadcasters from across the state along with representatives of the Minnesota National Guard to highlight the years of positive
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For Minnesota Guardsman, military service leads to career in law enforcement

April 26, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — If you’re looking to meet Sgt. David Zolldan of the Minnesota National Guard, there’s a right way…and a wrong way. If you choose to text and drive, speed or fail to keep right on Minnesota’s highways, check your rearview mirror, he might be there. Seeing him standing proudly
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Mental health focus of conference at Camp Ripley

April 20, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Yellow Ribbon community members, military leaders, and mental health professionals attended the Military Mental Health Initiative Conference April 12-14 at Camp Ripley. Several guest speakers, along with military personnel and field professionals, met to unite community mental health providers with existing services and resources for worthwhile, up-to-date support
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Minnesota ministry teams lock arms for joint training

April 13, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Army and Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants from the Minnesota National Guard took part in annual Religious Support Team collective training at Camp Ripley, April 8-9, 2016. The training was organized to provide a common operating picture of techniques and practices used by chaplains in the field
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Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to deploy to Sinai

April 8, 2016 (MANKATO, Minnesota) — Nearly 400 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment will deploy for a nine-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in support of the Multi-National Force and Observers. “Our soldiers are well trained, experienced and ready when called upon,” said Lt.
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Best Warriors battle it out at Camp Ripley

April 6, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Selected Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers of the Minnesota National Guard took part in the state-level Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 1-3, 2016, on Camp Ripley. The participants, selected by members of their units, were chosen to represent the Minnesota National Guard based on their tactical and technical abilities to
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MEDIA ADVISORIES

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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