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148th Fighter Wing to support stability operations in South Korea

April 2, 2016 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth is set to deploy to Osan Air Base, about 40 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, beginning the week of April 10. The Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, an element of Air Combat Command, is deploying fighter aircraft to the
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Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy

April 1, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. He’s not a police officer or firefighter, but he often finds himself responding at all hours of the night to assist people who’ve been victimized and are at one of the lowest
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Minnesota Army National Guard to promote first female to role of Assistant Adjutant General

April 1, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Army Col. Johanna P. Clyborne will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a pinning ceremony, Apr. 2 in Rosemount. Clyborne is the first woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. “Col. Clyborne is a proven leader in the
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Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing to deploy F-16s to South Korea

March 31, 2016 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Approximately twelve F-16s and 300 Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn., are set to deploy to Osan Air Base, about 40 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, beginning the week of April 10, 2016. The Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, an element of
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Local soldier, statesman and leader passes at 71

March 30, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The funeral service and ceremony for Brig. Gen. (Retired) Gary E. LeBlanc will be held Friday, April 1, at Camp Ripley. LeBlanc, a former Camp Ripley garrison commander and assistant adjutant general for the state of Minnesota, passed away March 25 at the age of 71. A native
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Minnesota’s recruiting command finds success in diversity, inclusion

March 25, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — Minnesota is the 21st largest state in population, but the state has the 6th largest National Guard organization in the country. With more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen in communities throughout the state, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is important to ensuring the Minnesota National Guard remains always
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Military service provides travel, camaraderie for Minnesota Airman

March 24, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Joining the military out of high school is often driven by different factors for a young person. Paying for college, adventure, world travel and even becoming a part of something bigger than yourself often play into the decision to raise your right hand and join. For Staff Sgt
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Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Tellock

Age: 59 Hometown: Wyoming, Minnesota Task Force Falcon, Multi-National Brigade-North Died: September 20, 2003 in Bosnia-Herzegovina Sergeant Major Tellock’s military service began when he enlisted in the United States Navy on 8 February 1962. He served on active duty until 18 June 1965 when he transferred to the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served in the
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1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman

Age: 24 Hometown: Tracy, Minnesota C Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Died: February 21, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq First Lieutenant Jason G. Timmerman, of Tracy, MN, was born on March 20, 1980 in Marshall, MN. He graduated from Lakeview High School in Cottonwood, MN in 1998. First Lieutenant Timmerman’s military career began when he
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Sgt. Brent W. Koch

Age: 22 Hometown: Morgan, Minnesota E Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: June 16, 2006 in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq Brent William Koch was born on October 7, 1983, in St. James, Minnesota, the son of Kevin and Valerie (Loft) Koch. He resided with his family in Franklin, and was confirmed in May, 1999
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