NEWS

Clyborne to focus on diversity, mentorship as Assistant Adjutant General

April 4, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne was promoted April 2, 2016, during a ceremony in front of family, friends, colleagues and several members of the Minnesota National Guard. Clyborne recently relinquished command of the 347th Regional Support Group, where she was the first female Major Command Commander. During her tenure
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148th Fighter Wing to support stability operations in South Korea

April 2, 2016 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth is set to deploy to Osan Air Base, about 40 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, beginning the week of April 10. The Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, an element of Air Combat Command, is deploying fighter aircraft to the
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Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy

April 1, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. He’s not a police officer or firefighter, but he often finds himself responding at all hours of the night to assist people who’ve been victimized and are at one of the lowest
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Minnesota Army National Guard to promote first female to role of Assistant Adjutant General

April 1, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Army Col. Johanna P. Clyborne will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a pinning ceremony, Apr. 2 in Rosemount. Clyborne is the first woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. “Col. Clyborne is a proven leader in the
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Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing to deploy F-16s to South Korea

March 31, 2016 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Approximately twelve F-16s and 300 Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn., are set to deploy to Osan Air Base, about 40 miles south of Seoul, South Korea, beginning the week of April 10, 2016. The Minnesota Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, an element of
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Local soldier, statesman and leader passes at 71

March 30, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The funeral service and ceremony for Brig. Gen. (Retired) Gary E. LeBlanc will be held Friday, April 1, at Camp Ripley. LeBlanc, a former Camp Ripley garrison commander and assistant adjutant general for the state of Minnesota, passed away March 25 at the age of 71. A native
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Minnesota’s recruiting command finds success in diversity, inclusion

March 25, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — Minnesota is the 21st largest state in population, but the state has the 6th largest National Guard organization in the country. With more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen in communities throughout the state, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is important to ensuring the Minnesota National Guard remains always
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Military service provides travel, camaraderie for Minnesota Airman

March 24, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Joining the military out of high school is often driven by different factors for a young person. Paying for college, adventure, world travel and even becoming a part of something bigger than yourself often play into the decision to raise your right hand and join. For Staff Sgt
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Minnesota and Alabama meet again 150 years after Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Penn- The Plum Run ravine would be an insignificant tributary to an unknown river in a small Pennsylvania market town were it not for the Battle of Gettysburg where the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment charged a vastly superior Confederate force, sacrificing themselves to save the Union line This bloody valley was the setting for
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MEDIA ADVISORIES

Governor Walz isues Executive Order 20-13 authorizing National Guard assistance to COVID-19 response

March 21, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-13, which authorizes the Minnesota National Guard to both transport personal protective equipment (PPE) in storage at Camp Ripley to the Minnesota Department of Health warehouse in Saint Paul and also assist with planning and coordination of PPE supply delivery through
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Minnesota National Guard initiating flexible alternatives for weekend training

March 20, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – The Minnesota National Guard is offering flexible alternatives for upcoming training weekends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are an operational force, and must continue to train in order to be ready to conduct our state mission if called on to support during this pandemic,” said Maj.
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133rd Airlift Wing to Welcome Home more than 100 deployed Airmen this week

March 3, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — More than 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen and four C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing will be returning home Wednesday and Friday from a six month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. During the course of their time overseas,
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Minnesota National Guard prepares for a busy year

February 24, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard will see several milestone events this year, including the deployment of nearly 1,000 soldiers, the opening of a 150,000 square-foot readiness center in Arden Hills, completion of a large-scale training exercise and the implementation of a new fitness test for the more than 11,000
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Red Bull Assistant Division Commander to be promoted to brigadier general

February 20, 2020 (Coon Rapids, Minnesota) – Col. Shawn Manke will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a promotion ceremony Friday, February 21, in Coon Rapids. Manke currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander for Operations of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. He formerly served as the Chief
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