Minnesota Commissions Newest Officers to the Army

August 21, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Graduates of the Officer Candidate School Class 63, under the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute, were commissioned Aug. 18, 2019, following a graduation ceremony held at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Ripley.  “They have been tried, tested and proven capable of being leaders of
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MNNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Follow-up

August 14, 2019 — FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL — The Minnesota National Guard strives to advance a military culture free from sexual assault and harassment. In many respects we’ve come a long way in these areas, but critical work remains so long as we continue to have sexual harassment and assault in our formations. As
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Minnesota Red Bulls train to increase proficiency at Fort Hood

August 16, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — Nearly 3,000 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are currently participating in an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. In July, the brigade conducted the largest Minnesota National Guard rail operation transporting 2,000 pieces of equipment
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Technology keeps tactical operations center running

August 10, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “It’s all about communication,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frederick Thunborg, brigade information technology chief. “If you can’t talk to people in the battlefield, how do you know what’s going on?” Soldiers of the 347th Regional Support Group, while conducting their annual training in Fort Hood, Texas, are
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Life support sustains the mission at XCTC

August 8, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “Above all else we make sure Soldiers have safe water, safe facilities and their essential needs are met,” said Master Sgt. Matthew Merrill, brigade logistics non-commissioned officer. “We try to give Soldiers everything they need for a successful event, and get it to them when they need it.”
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Reception ensures accountability, creates efficiency during brigade training exercise

August 3, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “We’re accounting for the U.S. Army’s most important asset – its people,” said Capt. Johnny Villarreal, 347th Regional Support Group personnel officer, while poring over a spreadsheet tracking dozens of troop movements for thousands of Soldiers. “It’s an important piece of what a regional support group can provide
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347th RSG contractors enhance training, quality of life for Minnesota Guardsmen

August 2, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — U.S. Army units have vast spaces to work with for training events. For the Minnesota National Guard, those spaces include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Irwin, California; and even Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota.  These training spaces are all ideal for brigade combat teams conducting tactical maneuvers involving thousands
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Minnesota Red Bull Soldiers complete Middle East deployment

July 19, 2019 (KUWAIT) – More than 650 Citizen-Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division have departed the Middle East as they return home after a ten-month deployment to the region. The Minnesota unit was responsible for leading U.S. Central Command’s Task Force Spartan, which increases military readiness and capability, in
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Minnesota National Guard honors soldiers with welcome home ceremony

July 14, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) – Thirty-one soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 147th Finance Detachment and 147th Human Resources Company’s Casualty Liaison Team 2 were officially welcomed home, July 13, 2019, during a ceremony at the Arden Hills Army Training Site. “I cannot express how proud we are of all your efforts,” said
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Enlisted to General

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (July 9, 2019) — Stefanie Horvath’s one constant mission has been to keep improving the Minnesota National Guard wherever she is requested. This mission has brought her from the path of an enlisted Soldier to where she is today, pinning on a star. After 30 years of service, Horvath has achieved the rank
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Seven National Guard Honorees to be Welcomed into Court of Honor

October 2, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Seven former service members will be inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor during a ceremony on Camp Ripley, October 6, 2019. Individuals who have distinguished themselves during their military service and within their communities have been memorialized at Camp Ripley since 1933.  These memorializations are
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148th Fighter Wing earns national recognition

September 26, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) – Earlier this month, the 148th Fighter Wing received national recognition from two professional military organizations. On September 2nd, the 148th received the 2019 Spaatz Trophy from the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS). The award is named after former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen.
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34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade to Deploy

September 18, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Nearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. A departure ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on September 20, 2019 at GraceChurch, 9301 Eden Prairie Road in Eden
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Minnesota National Guard to welcome new senior enlisted leader

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard will welcome a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Soper will take over for Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham who held the position for five years and is retiring after
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Clyborne to be promoted as Minnesota National Guard first female two-star general

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne will be promoted to the rank of major general during a promotion ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. Clyborne, who currently serves as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, is a partner at the Shakopee-based law firm Brekke, Clyborne &
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