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June 25, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Spc. Isaiah Meza is a Soldier, brother and husband. He is a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 204th Medical Company Area Support Group, as well as a full-time federal technician at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, who is preparing to attend a National Training Center rotation with the 1/34th Armored
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Minnesota Guard Safety Program focused on soldiers’ health

June 23, 2020 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard conducts 80 to 90 occupational health and industrial hygiene inspections of its armories and maintenance facilities each year as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Guard Bureau.  Andrea Turner, the State Occupational Health Nurse, and Sgt. Anthony Sparrow, the
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Minnesota Guardsmen honored with socially-distanced send-off and steak dinner

June 20, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment were honored June 19, 2020, at Camp Ripley prior to deployment to the Horn of Africa. “Training for these missions requires strength and perseverance,” Minnesota Governor Tim Walz told the Soldiers remotely via video message. “You’ve done
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Food truck vendors impacted by COVID restrictions employed by Minnesota to feed National Guard

June 8, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Local food truck companies prepared food for Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who were activated to support the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding communities during civil unrest. They supported multiple locations throughout the metro area. The Minnesota National Guard was struggling to identify food
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“All-In”: As long as we’re needed

June 5, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — In Minneapolis, just before a 10 p.m. curfew, a white sport utility vehicle pulls to a stop at the corner of Cedar Avenue and East 26th Street, waiting for the stoplight to turn green. On this same corner are Minnesota National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Co., 2nd Battalion, 136th
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34th Infantry Division to Regain an Artillery Headquarters

May 23, 2020 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — The Director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced on April 29 the newest Division Artillery (DIVARTY) headquarters will be assigned to the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. Re-activation for the 34th DIVARTY is scheduled for the fall of 2022. Minnesota was not the only
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Safety Day Event Promotes Teamwork Even In Isolation

May 22, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Minnesota National Guard personnel and employees of Camp Ripley took part in an annual Safety Day event May 20, 2020, demonstrating the commitment to overall health and safety of the workforce. This year, amid restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Guard members as well as state and
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A Century Ago: 1918 Flu Took Red Bulls Before the Fight

May 21, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — As the world battles the impact of the COVID-19 virus, a century ago a different pandemic spread globally, impacting Minnesota Soldiers who were preparing to go to war. Some say it started in Kansas. Infected farm boys became soldiers. The virus easily spread in the close quarters of
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Minnesota Guardsman, first responder, remains vigilant amid COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) — As COVID-19 continues to make its presence felt throughout the state, some traditional Minnesota National Guard members are serving on the medical frontlines. Sgt. David Reker of the 204th Area Support Medical Company is one of those soldiers. As a medical instrument technician in the cardiology department at the Minneapolis
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Camp Ripley welcomes customers, promotes COVID-19 safety measures

May 19, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – During the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic it may have appeared that Camp Ripley’s 53,000-acre National Guard training facility was closed for business, the reality is that department teams and staff have been working constantly to help customers arrange their schedules, training plans and mission requirements
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MEDIA ADVISORIES

Minnesota National Guard Activated to Help Protect Minnesotan’s Safety and Maintain Peace

May 29, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-64 yesterday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection to the people of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding communities. “Our troops are trained to protect life, preserve property and ensure people’s right to peacefully
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Minnesota to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing at Six Sites across the State this Weekend

May 22, 2020 — Minnesotans who need or want to be tested for COVID-19 will be able to access free testing at six National Guard Armory locations across Minnesota throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend: Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25. Minnesota National Guard members will have the capacity to collect roughly 2,000 samples
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2-135th Infantry Battalion to Deploy

May 18, 2020 (MANKATO, Minnesota) – Nearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry will deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa.          “Our battalion will serve as part of a Task Force to improve security posture at U.S. installations and forward operating bases in the
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Minnesota National Guard Starts Mobile Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

May 14, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — In coordination with the Minnesota Department of Health, 21 members of the Minnesota National Guard will start actioning Governor Tim Walz’s plan today to increase testing throughout the state by using mobile testing teams at long-term care facilities. This mobile testing is part of the Five-Point Plan laid
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Minnesota National Guard and Air Force Reserve to Conduct Flyovers Honoring those on COVID-19 Frontlines

May 13, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – The Minnesota National Guard along with the 934th Air Wing of the Air Force Reserve will be conducting additional statewide flyovers in recognition of those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response as part of Operation American Resolve. “Last week’s flyovers were an opportunity for us to
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