Funeral services for PV2 Conor McGurran

By Blair Heusdens | January 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Funeral services for PV2 Conor McGurran

Funeral and visitation arrangements for PV2 Conor McGurran are as follows: Visitation: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapoli, MN  (612) 721-1651 Interment: Monday, January 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 20,
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Minnesota Guardsman honors family’s military history during promotion

By Blair Heusdens | January 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Minnesota Guardsman honors family’s military history during promotion

January 15, 2020 (CHAMPLIN, Minnesota) — Sgt. Maj. Katie Blackwell’s brother, uncles, grandfather and great grandfather served in the military. Her family’s military legacy goes back to the American Revolution. On January 12, 2020, Blackwell honored that legacy by having her grandfather, Ford Elliott, help to promote her to the rank of sergeant major on
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Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2020 Court of Honor

By Blair Heusdens | January 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2020 Court of Honor

Suspense 1April2020 The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is now accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2020 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.  Please reference the attached documents: –Nomination Form (dtd 30 OCT 19) –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 30 OCT 19) –History of the
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Minnesota National Guard recognizes Airmen of the Year

By Blair Heusdens | January 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Minnesota National Guard recognizes Airmen of the Year

January 14, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — A small ceremony held at the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minnesota acknowledged this year’s Outstanding Airmen of the year statewide on Friday, Jan.11, 2020. Members of the 133rd Airlift Wing and 148th Fighter Wing gathered in support of their 2020 Outstanding Airman of Year nominees. Each wing selected candidates
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Stillwater Honors WWII Last Man

By Blair Heusdens | November 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Stillwater Honors WWII Last Man

November 4, 2019 (STILLWATER, Minnesota) – Stillwater’s newest Army recruit honored Stillwater’s WWII Last Man in a ceremony at the Stillwater National Guard Armory Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The final commemorative star was ceremoniously applied to the Last Man plaque by Pvt. Coty Ross, 17, the newest Army National Guard recruit to serve in the
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34th Red Bull Infantry Division Welcomes New Command Team

By Blair Heusdens | November 4, 2019 | Comments Off on 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Welcomes New Command Team

November 3, 2019 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division welcomed a new command team during a combined Change of Command and Responsibility Ceremony, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Rosemount National Guard Armory. Many former and retired division commanders and command sergeants major attended the ceremony alongside current soldiers and
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34th Infantry Division Association hosts 72nd annual Division Reunion

By Blair Heusdens | October 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 34th Infantry Division Association hosts 72nd annual Division Reunion

Oct. 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The 34th Infantry Division’s 72nd Annual Reunion was conducted Oct. 4-5, 2019. This two-day event was hosted by the Commander’s Own Chapter of the 34th Infantry Division Association at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. On Friday, Red Bulls and their families met at Valhalla for dinner and refreshments. This reception
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Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

By Blair Heusdens | October 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

October 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – On Oct. 6, 2019 eight members of the Minnesota National Guard were honored for their military service as they were inducted into Camp Ripley’s Court of Honor. Each year, prior service military personnel are nominated and considered for the Court of Honor induction on the basis of heroism
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Minnesota National Guard, State Agencies Partner for Cyber Security Planning

By Blair Heusdens | October 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Minnesota National Guard, State Agencies Partner for Cyber Security Planning

October 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) -“I’d love to have the Guard kick it off.” Maggie Brunner, program director for cybersecurity at the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, opened the second round of discussions of a two-day conference by inviting members of the Minnesota National Guard to share their capabilities as state,
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Planting for the Future Event Cultivates Culture, Education & Opportunity at Camp Ripley

By Blair Heusdens | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Planting for the Future Event Cultivates Culture, Education & Opportunity at Camp Ripley

Sept 20, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Members of the Minnesota National Guard welcome students and tribal members to Camp Ripley Sept. 20, 2019 for a day of cultural exchange and greetings. The event, known as ‘Planting for the Future’ included the harvesting of sage from the grounds on Camp Ripley by participant including Ojibwe
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