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Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to deploy to Sinai

April 8, 2016 (MANKATO, Minnesota) — Nearly 400 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment will deploy for a nine-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in support of the Multi-National Force and Observers. “Our soldiers are well trained, experienced and ready when called upon,” said Lt.
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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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MEDIA ADVISORIES

148th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

September 22, 2020 (Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Tuesday, September 22, 202 through Friday, October 2, 2020.  This period of night flying will allow the wing to conduct critical training with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACS) and utilize night vision goggles (NVG).  JTACs are highly
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133rd Airlift Wing to commemorate 100th anniversary

September 21, 2020 (FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota) — The 133rd Airlift Wing is hosting a 100th anniversary ceremony to commemorate the historical flight that resulted in the birth of the Air National Guard in 1921. The ceremony, scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26th 2020, will kick off a series of celebratory events marking the
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Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities

August 27, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Minnesota National Guard activated to support to civil authorities. Last night Governor Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard in response to civil disturbance, at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Frey. “We initiated response immediately,” said Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. “It takes a
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Governor Walz selects Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to lead Minnesota National Guard

August 12, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke to be the 32nd Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. Manke will succeed Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen who is now serving as the Director of the Army National Guard. The Adjutant General is the administrative
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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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