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Best Warriors battle it out at Camp Ripley

April 6, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Selected Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers of the Minnesota National Guard took part in the state-level Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 1-3, 2016, on Camp Ripley. The participants, selected by members of their units, were chosen to represent the Minnesota National Guard based on their tactical and technical abilities to
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Female instructor pilot breaks barriers at 133rd Airlift Wing

April 4, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Many Air Force jobs are traditionally dominated by males. However, in recent decades, women who have the intelligence and mental and physical ability to meet and exceed the standards have been rising through the ranks. Maj. Dana Novinskie, a pilot at the 109th Airlift Squadron, a part of
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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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MEDIA ADVISORIES

Stillwater-based Guardsmen to deploy Sunday

August 7, 2020 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) — Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 34th Military Police Company will deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo to provide base security. “Our Soldiers are trained and motivated for this important mission,” said Capt. Troy Davidson, the company commander. “We’ve worked hard over the
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Minnesota National Guard releases summary of investigation results from 2019 helicopter accident

August 5, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is releasing a summary of the results from the military investigation board appointed by the Adjutant General to provide an accurate account of the Dec. 5, 2019, crash of a Minnesota National Guard UH-60L aircraft that resulted in the tragic death of three crew
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Nearly 100 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to deploy this weekend

July 30, 2020 (ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota) – Nearly 100 Soldiers from the Alexandria-based Battery C, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery will deploy to U.S. Central Command region in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  “Our Soldiers come from more than 60 Minnesota communities,” said Company 1st Sgt. Adam Vanderwal. “We have worked hard over the last several
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Minnesota National Guard releases results of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response board

To the citizens of Minnesota, Last year, the Minnesota National Guard reported its sexual assault numbers publicly for the first time. This was not a heroic gesture, but a necessary one to shed light on a dark topic. In conjunction with that announcement, we held three town hall meetings to confront sexual assault within our
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Deploying Minnesota Guardsmen to be honored with sendoff ceremony at Camp Ripley

Serving Our Troops to Host Virtual Deployment Ceremony and Cook Out for National Guard and Families June 16, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.) — Nearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry will be honored Friday, June 19, at Camp Ripley, prior to deployment to the Horn of Africa. The soldiers
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