Living the dream: Minnesota Guardsman reflects on life as Hispanic American immigrant

October 15, 2020 (HORN OF AFRICA) — Francisco Lopez was only 8 years old when he saw his first Soldier. Born and raised in Caltimacan, a small village in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, he recalled a beautiful Spring day when he saw a Mexican Special Forces Soldier he had seen on several occasions before,
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Suarez works to move diversity forward for Minnesota National Guard

September 28, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – In the months since Lt. Col. Eduardo Suarez took over as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Minnesota National Guard, the organization has been activated multiple times to support local authorities in response to ongoing racial tensions and civil unrest in the Twin Cities metro area.
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An Emerging Frontier: Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare

September 25, 2020 (CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI) – Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment from Minnesota, conducted Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training Aug. 17-20, here, as part of a training program designed to supplement the training they received during their mobilization at Camp McGregor, New Mexico. Bravo Company is
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148th Fighter Wing Conducts Medevac Training

September 24, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Personnel from the Medical Group of the 148th Fighter Wing gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota to conduct field training, September 19-22, 2020. Medical personnel learned about and exercised patient load training alongside Critical Care Flight Paramedics from the 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, a St. Cloud-based Minnesota Army
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Minnesota National Guard commemorates 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial March

September 21, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — On September 12, 2020 the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor hosted the 23rd annual Bataan Memorial March in remembrance of all those who were forced to participate in the Bataan Death March and those who lost their lives as a result thereof. This year the event had
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Red Devils show resolve during Middle East deployment

September 20, 2020 (CAMP BUERHRING, KUWAIT) — The 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) assumed authority of the aviation support mission for Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield Jan. 2, 2020. The ECAB consists of nearly 2,000 members from active duty components, multiple National Guard units across 10 states and additional Coalition service members
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The Power of Human Connections

September 18, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The COVID-19 pandemic this year has required us to physically distance ourselves from others. While good for our physical health, this distance can impact our mental health. “Relationships are imperative to human connections,” said Kristi Charles the Minnesota National Guard State Suicide Prevention Coordinator. “Developing and strengthening those
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Simulating Change for Real Results

September 4, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Camp Ripley is host to a broad range of training methods.  From classroom to hands-on to virtual, Camp Ripley provides it all. Among the virtual methods of training lies Camp Ripley’s simulators. Camp Ripley houses a number of simulators throughout post including flight simulators, convoy simulators and battlefield
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From Ground to the Air – Thirty One Years of Service

September 3, 2020 — Spanning a career of over 30 years, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jason Wright shares experiences working his way from the ground up – quite literally. Wright began his career as an enlisted Cavalry Scout (19D) with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) back in 1989. His first deployment experience stands out
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Minnesota National Guard Welcomes New Adjutant General

August 31, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard held an installation ceremony Monday, officially welcoming Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke as the organization’s 32nd adjutant general. “It’s a time for us to reflect as an organization on the past and a time to look toward the future,” said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. “There
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Month of the Military Child highlights the sacrifices of military kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn.-The month of April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child. Throughout the month there will be several opportunities to highlight the contributions of these children whose sacrifices often go unnoticed. “Military children make enormous sacrifices so that their family members can serve,” said Maj.
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Monticello-based Soldiers to deploy to Guantanamo Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2017 MONTICELLO, Minn. -More than 120 Soldiers from the Monticello-based 257th Military Police Company will be deploying to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. “Our unit is trained and ready to professionally carry out this very important mission,” said Capt. Jon Schliesing, commander of
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Major General Nash to Continue Service as Adjutant General of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2016 ST. PAUL, Minn.-After a successful appeal by Governor Mark Dayton to former National Guard Bureau Chief General Frank J. Grass, Major General Richard C. Nash will continue serving the state of Minnesota as Adjutant General until the state’s mandatory retirement, through October 31, 2017. Without Governor Dayton’s action, Major
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Minnesota National Guard hosts fun run to bring awareness to suicide prevention efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2016 ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a “Power of One” Fun Run, Sunday, September 11, during National Suicide Prevention Week to call attention to suicide prevention efforts in the military and civilian communities. The run will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Readiness Center in Arden Hills
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MN National Guard Welcome Home Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 12, 2008, (ROSEVILLE, Minnesota) – Community, friends and family of the 147th Personnel Services Battalion will gather for a Welcome Home Ceremony following the unit’s return from over 12 months of active duty deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 32 Soldiers from the Roseville based 147th Personnel Services Battalion managed
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