Arden Hills-based Minnesota National Guardsmen to deploy to Southwest Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 17, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — Twenty five Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Arden Hills-based 247th Financial Management Support Detachment will deploy Saturday to several installations throughout Southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield. “As a parent and a Soldier, I understand that being away from family and
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National Guard Employers Key to Unit Success

Jan. 14, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing of Duluth, Minnesota, partnered with the 185th Air Refueling Wing of Sioux City, Iowa, and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for their ‘Boss Lift’ event held in appreciation and recognition of employers of the unit’s members. The Boss Lift is intended to foster
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Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2019 Court of Honor

Suspense 1April19 The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is now accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2019 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.  Please reference the attached documents: –Nomination Form (dtd 12 DEC 17) –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 03 JUL 18) –History of the
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A Friendly Challenge Saves Thousands in Utility Costs

Jan. 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard’s environmental programs office is housed in humble brick and mortar at Camp Ripley Training Center, just to the left as you enter the main entrance. It’s a simple office building, with winding cubicle mazes and the distant hum of office noises. However, what the
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Cyber Protection Team Keeps Minnesotans Safe

Jan. 7, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is preparing for emerging cyber security threats by establishing a Cyber Protection Team. The team’s mission is to provide the Department of Defense with capabilities to defend information networks through vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and discovery and counter infiltration scenarios at both the federal
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A Chaplain’s Journey of Personal Growth

Jan. 3, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Leadership can occur at different levels and at different ranks within an organization. Leaders inspire, guide and influence those around them. Chaplain (Capt.) Keith Beckwith, 133rd Chaplain Corps, is committed to leaving his organization better than he found it by developing the next generation of Airmen. Beckwith started his
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Minnesota Guardsman Inspires New Generation of Leaders

Dec. 28, 2018 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The hiss of a milk steamer, the clanking of plates and silverware and the sounds of music over speakers mixed with conversations create a symphony in a local coffee shop in south Minneapolis. Customers in the south Minneapolis coffee shop sit with their fingers on keyboards, pencils to sketchbooks
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Minnesota Red Bulls Take Charge of Middle Eastern Mission

Nov. 12, 2018 (CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait) – The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony held Nov. 12, 2018. Kicking off their nine-month deployment, the Red Bulls now lead the nearly 10,000
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Red Bulls Arrive in Kuwait

Story by Sgt. William Boecker, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – More than 600 Citizen-Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division have arrived in the Middle East as they begin a nine-month long deployment to the region. The Minnesota unit will be responsible for leading Task Force Spartan
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Service, Community and Beer

Oct. 31, 2018 (RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin) — Serving in the National Guard today is often more than a one weekend a month, two weeks a year commitment. And the lifestyle of an entrepreneur is time-consuming and demanding. Yet, Minnesota National Guard Air Force Master Sgt. Dustin Dodge does both. Across the border into Wisconsin, Dustin
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