Stillwater Honors WWII Last Man

November 4, 2019 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) – Stillwater’s newest Army recruit honored Stillwater’s WWII Last Man in a ceremony at the Stillwater National Guard Armory Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The final commemorative star was ceremoniously applied to the Last Man plaque by Pvt. Coty Ross, 17, the newest Army National Guard recruit to serve in the
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34th Red Bull Infantry Division Welcomes New Command Team

November 3, 2019 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division welcomed a new command team during a combined Change of Command and Responsibility Ceremony, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Rosemount National Guard Armory. Many former and retired division commanders and command sergeants major attended the ceremony alongside current soldiers and
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34th Infantry Division Association hosts 72nd annual Division Reunion

Oct. 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The 34th Infantry Division’s 72nd Annual Reunion was conducted Oct. 4-5, 2019. This two-day event was hosted by the Commander’s Own Chapter of the 34th Infantry Division Association at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. On Friday, Red Bulls and their families met at Valhalla for dinner and refreshments. This reception
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Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

October 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – On Oct. 6, 2019 eight members of the Minnesota National Guard were honored for their military service as they were inducted into Camp Ripley’s Court of Honor. Each year, prior service military personnel are nominated and considered for the Court of Honor induction on the basis of heroism
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Minnesota National Guard, State Agencies Partner for Cyber Security Planning

October 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) -“I’d love to have the Guard kick it off.” Maggie Brunner, program director for cybersecurity at the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, opened the second round of discussions of a two-day conference by inviting members of the Minnesota National Guard to share their capabilities as state,
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Planting for the Future Event Cultivates Culture, Education & Opportunity at Camp Ripley

Sept 20, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Members of the Minnesota National Guard welcome students and tribal members to Camp Ripley Sept. 20, 2019 for a day of cultural exchange and greetings. The event, known as ‘Planting for the Future’ included the harvesting of sage from the grounds on Camp Ripley by participant including Ojibwe
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Minnesota aviators honored prior to deployment

September 20, 2019 (St. Paul, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard honored nearly 700 soldiers from the St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade prior to their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve during a ceremony in Eden Prairie, September 20, 2019.     “In a nation where eight percent
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Power of One run brings resilience, suicide prevention and wellness to Guardsmen, families and community

September 15, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard hosted a Power of One wellness 5k event, September 15, 2019, at the Arden Hills Army Training Site. “Today is meant to be reflective, it’s meant to be enlightening, and of course, it’s meant to be fun,” said Lt. Col. Dean Stulz, the Deputy
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Women’s Leadership Forum highlights leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 10, 2109 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard hosted its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event was to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor female
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Clyborne breaks the mold as Minnesota National Guard’s first female two-star general

September 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Growing up in the Netherlands as a child in a military family, the Dutch schools Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne attended determined at a young age that she wasn’t suited for higher education. Decades later as a successful lawyer, mother and accomplished military leader, Clyborne proves that with hard
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Minnesota Red Bulls to Welcome New Leadership Team

October 31, 2019 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — Brig. Gen. Mike Wickman and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Whitehead will assume leadership roles of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division during an event Sunday, November 3rd at 10:00 at the Rosemount Armory. Wickman will take over as the division’s Commanding General for Maj. Gen. Ben
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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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