Women’s Leadership Forum highlights leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 10, 2109 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard hosted its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event was to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor female
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Clyborne breaks the mold as Minnesota National Guard’s first female two-star general

September 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Growing up in the Netherlands as a child in a military family, the Dutch schools Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne attended determined at a young age that she wasn’t suited for higher education. Decades later as a successful lawyer, mother and accomplished military leader, Clyborne proves that with hard
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Minnesota National Guard welcomes new senior enlisted leader

September 8, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard welcomed a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. “Today, we transition from one leader to another, one skillset to another, with the same dedication to our Airmen, our Soldiers and to our families that
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Minnesota Power serves military-connected employees

August 26, 2019 (DULUTH, Minn.) — Military deployments can be stressful.  1.8 million service members have deployed since the onset of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In a 2006 RAND Group study, 47% of service members and their spouses indicated military deployments impacted education or employment.  Of those, only 25% of the group referred to
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Minnesota Commissions Newest Officers to the Army

August 21, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Graduates of the Officer Candidate School Class 63, under the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute, were commissioned Aug. 18, 2019, following a graduation ceremony held at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Ripley.  “They have been tried, tested and proven capable of being leaders of
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MNNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Follow-up

August 14, 2019 — FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL — The Minnesota National Guard strives to advance a military culture free from sexual assault and harassment. In many respects we’ve come a long way in these areas, but critical work remains so long as we continue to have sexual harassment and assault in our formations. As
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Minnesota Red Bulls train to increase proficiency at Fort Hood

August 16, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — Nearly 3,000 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are currently participating in an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. In July, the brigade conducted the largest Minnesota National Guard rail operation transporting 2,000 pieces of equipment
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Technology keeps tactical operations center running

August 10, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “It’s all about communication,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frederick Thunborg, brigade information technology chief. “If you can’t talk to people in the battlefield, how do you know what’s going on?” Soldiers of the 347th Regional Support Group, while conducting their annual training in Fort Hood, Texas, are
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Life support sustains the mission at XCTC

August 8, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “Above all else we make sure Soldiers have safe water, safe facilities and their essential needs are met,” said Master Sgt. Matthew Merrill, brigade logistics non-commissioned officer. “We try to give Soldiers everything they need for a successful event, and get it to them when they need it.”
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Reception ensures accountability, creates efficiency during brigade training exercise

August 3, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “We’re accounting for the U.S. Army’s most important asset – its people,” said Capt. Johnny Villarreal, 347th Regional Support Group personnel officer, while poring over a spreadsheet tracking dozens of troop movements for thousands of Soldiers. “It’s an important piece of what a regional support group can provide
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Ceremony planned for Saturday to officially welcome home 31 Minnesota National Guard soldiers

July 12, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) – Approximately 31 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 147th Human Resources Company Casualty Liaison Team 2 and 147th Finance Detachment, 347th Regional Support Group recently returned from deployments overseas. The soldiers will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the
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Colonel Stefanie Horvath to Promote to Brigadier General

July 8, 2019 — (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — Army Col. Stefanie K. Horvath will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a pinning ceremony, July 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in Rosemount. Horvath is the second woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Horvath joined the National
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Welcome home ceremony planned for St. Cloud aviators

June 27, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minn.) – More than 50 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, June 29, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. The soldiers returned to Minnesota in early May after a
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Minnesota National Guard to conduct media availability on sexual assault programs

June 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a media availability with Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Minnesota National Guard’s sexual assault response coordinator and staff judge advocate at the Education Center at Camp Ripley, 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345, Friday June 21,
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148th Fighter Wing conducting military training exercises June 1-2, 2019

June 1, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Residents in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear increased flying activity on Saturday from early morning until the late evening hours; all jets are expected to land by midnight. Increased flying activities will resume early Sunday morning through midafternoon. Residents near the 148th Fighter
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