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Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard Soldiers conduct domestic operations training with local law enforcement

June 28, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and the Norwegian Home Guard received training from local Minnesota law enforcement officers during a three-day domestic operations training event on Camp Ripley, June 24-26, 2016. The training event, meant to provide both Minnesota and Norwegian Soldiers
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Minnesota guardsmen help secure skies above South Korea

June 23, 2016 (OSAN AIR FORCE BASE) — The Air National Guard is frequently called upon when U.S. Pacific Command needs additional assets to deliver rapid air capabilities in the Pacific region, and Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minnesota, are currently stepping up to that call. The Airmen arrived at Osan
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American meal welcomes warriors

June 22, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard gathered together at the Camp Ripley Hanger Conference Center June 20, 2016, for the American Meal as part of the Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange. The exchange began in 1974 and is the longest-running military exchange partnership between any
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Here comes the boom!

June 21, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon,
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Supporting a Brigade Training for Combat Readiness

June 20, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division is relying on the 347th Regional Support Group for life support during their rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Comprised of seven companies, this unit brings the mission command, transportation expertise, human resource capabilities, medical support
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Red Bulls Begin Saber Strike

June 14, 2016 (TAPA ARMY BASE, Estonia) — Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division joined units from 14 countries to support the Saber Strike 16 exercise taking place from May 27-June 22 throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led exercise is designed to improve joint interoperability through
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The wait is over; Minnesota Red Bulls enter “The Box”

June 13, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — As the sun peaks the mountain tops on the final day of the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration phase for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, nearly 6,000 Soldiers load gear, mount vehicles and await the call to move out of the Rotational Unit
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Minnesota and Croatia celebrate 20 years of partnership

June 10, 2016 (KARLOVAC, Croatia) — For two decades Minnesota and Croatia have been involved in the National Guard State Partnership Program allowing for cooperation and a mutual assistance between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Military. This year a group of about 30 Soldiers and Airmen from across Minnesota will spend their Annual
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Movement complete, let the battle begin

June 8, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — With the sun setting on a Kuwait-esque landscape on the evening of June 5, 2016, the preparation phase of what has been the two-year training focus for the Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, drew to an end. With nearly 6,000 Soldiers on
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Minnesota Guardsman is Here to Serve

June 3, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — “It is the way she treats people. She has a certain demeanor about herself. Very approachable,” said Chief Master Sgt. Duke Lang, 133rd Medical Group Superintendent. As a young woman, Capt. Amy Nordquist started her journey in the Minnesota Air National Guard the same way that most Airmen
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MEDIA ADVISORIES

An organized show of force results in quieter night in the Twin Cities

May 31, 2020 (ST PAUL, Minn.) —  In a 10:30 p.m. press conference last night Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen said, “We are in a position of strength significantly greater tonight in Minneapolis and Saint Paul than we were last night.” That strength, and full integration with civil authorizes, changed the
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The Minnesota National Guard is “All In”

May 30, 2020 (SAINT PAUL, Minn.) – Announced during a morning press conference by state leadership, Governor Walz authorized the National Guard to “fully activate.” The Minnesota National Guard is an organization of more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen.  A full activation authorizes the guard to activate all those that are medically fit, and not
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Minnesota National Guard to activate additional 1,000 soldiers Saturday

May 30, 2020 (SAINT PAUL, Minn.) — Overnight, Governor Tim Walz authorized the Minnesota National Guard to activate an additional 1,000 soldiers to support civil authorities. Last night, an additional 200 soldiers were activated, bringing the total to more than 700 soldiers and airmen on state active duty just before midnight. The Minnesota National Guard
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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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