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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Decade of change transforms Red Bulls

Everything changed on Sept. 11, 2001 and the 34th Infantry Division’s mission was no exception. The 34th Infantry Division was the first National Guard Division to transform to the Army’s modular and expeditionary Brigade Combat Team structure allowing greater flexibility in mission planning and the ability to specifically tailor the force to each individual mission.
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Minnesota National Guard 177th Cyber Protection Team mobilizing for deployment

October 23, 2020 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) – 35 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 177th Cyber Protection Team (CPT) will mobilize to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, as part of a larger task force aligned under the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) to conduct cyberspace operations in support of U.S. Cyber Command and the Cyber National
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148th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying

October 22, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing will be conducting a readiness exercise October 23-25, 2020. Residents in the local area, northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear F-16s taking off, flying and landing from approximately 7:00 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 7:oo a.m. until 5:oo
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34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade to Return Home

October 19, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Nearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade are returning home this week after a year deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. “Task Force Red Devils operated in a volatile environment at the beginning of the
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Two Minnesota National Guard general officers chosen for key positions at U.S. Cyber Command

Oct. 1, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Stefanie Horvath and Brig. Gen. Stephen Schemenauer have been selected for duty positions at U.S. Cyber Command beginning October 1, 2020. “These two leaders are true examples of the depth and breadth of talent and diverse skillsets that live in the Minnesota National Guard,”
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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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