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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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Ceremony planned for Saturday to officially welcome home 31 Minnesota National Guard soldiers

July 12, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) – Approximately 31 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 147th Human Resources Company Casualty Liaison Team 2 and 147th Finance Detachment, 347th Regional Support Group recently returned from deployments overseas. The soldiers will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the
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Colonel Stefanie Horvath to Promote to Brigadier General

July 8, 2019 — (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — Army Col. Stefanie K. Horvath will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a pinning ceremony, July 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in Rosemount. Horvath is the second woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Horvath joined the National
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Welcome home ceremony planned for St. Cloud aviators

June 27, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minn.) – More than 50 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, June 29, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. The soldiers returned to Minnesota in early May after a
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Minnesota National Guard to conduct media availability on sexual assault programs

June 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a media availability with Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Minnesota National Guard’s sexual assault response coordinator and staff judge advocate at the Education Center at Camp Ripley, 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345, Friday June 21,
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148th Fighter Wing conducting military training exercises June 1-2, 2019

June 1, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Residents in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear increased flying activity on Saturday from early morning until the late evening hours; all jets are expected to land by midnight. Increased flying activities will resume early Sunday morning through midafternoon. Residents near the 148th Fighter
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