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 National Guard Human Resource team to deploy to Afghanistan

May 16, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minn.) — Six soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s, 147th Human Resources Company, 347th Regional Support Group, will depart on May 18, 2019, for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I’m proud of all the time and work our soldiers have put in to ensuring
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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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Camp Ripley 2019 Annual Training announcements

As you plan and prepare to execute your training events here, Camp Ripley Command reminds you that our whole purpose is to provide you the facilities, resources, and support you need to execute your training in a realistic environment. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let us or our staff
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Minnesota Guardsmen activated for flood response in Norman County

April 19, 2019 (HALSTAD, Minnesota) — Today 14 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery moved into Halstad in Norman County to support civil authorities in flood response. The Minnesota National Guard remains activated in northwestern Minnesota in response to flood waters after Governor Tim Walz signed an Emergency Executive Order last week. Additionally, 17
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148th Fighter Wing Flies in to Croatia for State Partnership Program Engagement

April 15, 2019 (ZAGREB, Croatia) — Acquiring new assets is an exciting time for any organization, this sentiment especially extends to the Croatian Air Force during their quest to purchase F-16s for their flying force. Recently, the Minnesota Air National Guard, through the State Partnership Program, was able to help enhance this excitement by letting
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