Camp Ripley Training Center

Camp Ripley, located near Little Falls, Minnesota, is a 53,000-acre regional training center hosting numerous ranges and state-of-the-art facilities to support the training requirements of military and civilian agencies. The training center provides service, resources and facilities that empower organizations to conduct essential training. Supporting a wide range of customers, from local law enforcement agencies to all branches of the Department of Defense, Camp Ripley is a primary training facility for Minnesota National Guard units.

2020 Accomplishments

Camp Ripley facilities provided significant support for Minnesota's response to COVID-19 as well as supporting National Guard units nationwide with medical resources from the Class VIII Medical Warehouse. Superior logistical facilities supported multiple State Active Duty missions. The training center hosted the successful mobilization of 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, for their deployment to the Horn of Africa and the mobilization of the 1/34th ABCT for their rotation at the National Training Center. Camp Ripley successfully supported winter Abrams and Bradley gunnery for the 1/34th ABCT for the first time in unit history.

Several construction projects were completed at Camp Ripley.  A new stretch of railroad siding was built just south of the gates along Highway 371 to support more efficient rail operations in the future.  The old Facility Maintenance Office space was renovated to establish two large classrooms.

The Recreation Center received a significant upgrade and is now capable of supporting digital warfighter exercises for major command-level units.

The Environmental Team swept the Environmental Security Awards for Natural Resource Conservation - winning at the National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army, and Department of Defense levels.

2021 Objectives

Camp Ripley facilities provided significant support for Minnesota's response to COVID-19 as well as supporting National Guard units nationwide with medical resources from the Class VIII Medical Warehouse. Superior logistical facilities supported multiple State Active Duty missions. The training center hosted the successful mobilization of 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, for their deployment to the Horn of Africa and the mobilization of the 1/34th ABCT for their rotation at the National Training Center. Camp Ripley successfully supported winter Abrams and Bradley gunnery for the 1/34th ABCT for the first time in unit history.

Several construction projects were completed at Camp Ripley.  A new stretch of railroad siding was built just south of the gates along Highway 371 to support more efficient rail operations in the future.  The old Facility Maintenance Office space was renovated to establish two large classrooms.

The Recreation Center received a significant upgrade and is now capable of supporting digital warfighter exercises for major command-level units.

The Environmental Team swept the Environmental Security Awards for Natural Resource Conservation - winning at the National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army, and Department of Defense levels.

LEADERSHIP
<p>BG Lowell Kruse<br> Senior Commander</p>

BG Lowell Kruse
Senior Commander

<p>COL Joshua Simer<br>Commander</p>

COL Joshua Simer
Commander

<p>CSM Marcus Erickson<br>Senior Enlisted</p>

CSM Marcus Erickson
Senior Enlisted

HEADQUARTERS

Post Address:

15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

Phone: 320.632.7000

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