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Minnesota aviators welcomed home from deployment

June 29, 2019 (ST CLOUD, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard officially welcomed home 52 soldiers from Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, June 29, 2019, at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. The soldiers returned to Minnesota in early May after deploying in support of Operation Spartan Shield to provide aerial medical
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Minnesota Guardsman takes pride in service

June 24, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — “The Minnesota National Guard is an organization that cares about all its soldiers,” said Capt. Forrest Jennings, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1-94th Cavalry. “The biggest thing anybody cares about in the National Guard is that you’re going to do your job and that you’re going to have
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Minnesota Guardsman excels as triathlete

June 19, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — “I’m motivated to race by the rush of competition and being able to prove myself to both myself and to the people around me,” said Spc. Joshua Reece, an infantryman with the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment. “I really enjoy the adrenaline rush of being able
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34th ECAB Showcases Aviation Capabilities for Employers

June 10, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) — More than 60 Minnesota employers visited Holman Field in St. Paul, June 5, 2019, to get a feel for what their employees who are members of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade do while they are at military training. Most Minnesota National Guard soldiers serve
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Red Bulls conduct Brigade Warfighter at Camp Ripley

May 18, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Tactical tan tents covered in netting are arranged in an irregular circle to form the brigade headquarters of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division for a Warfighter Exercise at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, on May 9-19, 2019. Each tent houses a section critical to
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Third Minnesota National Guard casualty liaison team deploys to Afghanistan

May 18, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) – Family, friends and community members honored six soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 147th Human Resources Company, May 18, 2019, prior to deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “This team will have one of the most somber, and mentally and emotionally-challenging missions in Afghanistan,” said
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Minnesota National Guard hosts regional Joint Diversity Executive Council workshop

May 16, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Diversity practitioners from seven states – Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin – gathered May 15-16, 2019, at the 133rd Airlift Wing to share best practices for improving equity and inclusion efforts in their respective National Guard organizations. “The intent is really to create radical inclusion
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Minnesota Air National Guard Airmen provide no cost medical care to residents in Puerto Rico

May 4, 2019 (LARES, Puerto Rico) — Minnesota National Guard Airmen are providing no-cost medical care to civilians in Puerto Rico this week as part of the U. S. Military Innovative Readiness Training program. Airmen from the 133rd Medical Guard are providing medical care during a two-week medical exercise conducted jointly with several other National
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Brig. Gen. Sandy Best receives Public Leadership Award

April 26, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Brig. Gen. Sandy Best, Chief of Staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was recognized at the 17th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards at the University of Minnesota on April 23, 2019.  Best, a Humphrey Policy Fellow from 2011-2012, was one of three public leaders awarded
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Minnesota National Guard opens a conversation on sexual assault

April 25, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — Approximately 500 full-time Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees of the Minnesota National Guard gathered Thursday morning to hear Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, speak about where the organization currently stands in regards to sexual assault and the steps the Minnesota National Guard
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MEDIA ADVISORIES

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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