Minnesota Military Radio Reflects on 2023

Posted on December 27th, 2023 by Sydney Mariette

In most cases, it would be an exaggeration to declare every year of an organization’s success an outstanding year. Yet, for Minnesota Military Radio, that declaration seems to be more reality than hyperbole.   2023 started off on an eventful note, as members of the MMR team went to Norway to capture the stories of the
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Community welcomes opening of Minnesota National Guard’s new Luverne Armory

Posted on December 27th, 2023 by Sydney Mariette

Members of the Minnesota National Guard, local community, and state representatives gathered at the newly constructed Luverne Armory for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the facility December 09, 2023.  “Today marks not just the inauguration of a facility, but the embodiment of our unwavering commitment to service, community, and country,” said Army Lt.
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MINNESOTA, CROATIAN PARTNERSHIP THRIVES IN 2023

Posted on December 27th, 2023 by Sydney Mariette

The bond between members of the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Armed Forces continued to grow during 2023 with 33 engagement events – eight more than in fiscal year 2022. Ninety Minnesota National Guard members and four Minnesota civilians partnered with their Croatian counterparts, learning from each other’s expertise in disaster management, aviation, cyber,
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Camp Ripley Memorialization Board accepting nominations for 2024 Court of Honor

Posted on December 22nd, 2023 by Linsey Williams

The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations now through April 1, 2024 for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2024 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN. Please reference the attached documents: –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 01 NOV 21)–Complete List of Memorializations at Camp Ripley (dtd
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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon reflects on 2023, looks ahead to 2024

Posted on December 18th, 2023 by Mahsi

Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, known as BTYR, had another busy year filled with events, new members, and planning toward the future. There are 53 cities and counties in the BTYR Community Network and 79 active BTYR companies and organizations in the BTYR Corporate Network. Their combined efforts are an ongoing commitment that greatly
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Guard training, benefits prepare members for civilian success

Posted on December 12th, 2023 by Mahsi

Spc. Becca Nikolas, a motor transport operator with the 175th Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion of the 151st Field Artillery Regiment, is proud to be serving in the Minnesota National Guard. “What I’m doing is for more than just me,” said Nikolas. Nearly five years ago, Nikolas enlisted to carry on a tradition of service
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133rd Airlift Wing Members Home in Time for Christmas

Posted on December 7th, 2023 by Mahsi

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseDecember 5, 2023 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thursday, Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing family members will welcome home more than 125 Airmen from a three-month deployment to the Horn of Africa. “Our wing is so proud of what our Airmen accomplished during their deployment overseas,” said U.S. Air Force Col.
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Minnesota Department of Transportation to be Recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company

Posted on December 6th, 2023 by Bob Brown

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization for its efforts in supporting the military community at a proclamation event at the State Capitol this Thursday. “The Minnesota National Guard values our many outstanding partners across the state, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation,”
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A year in the Guard: a new chapter for chief

Posted on November 28th, 2023 by Mahsi

Life in the military requires a significant commitment. At first, for those joining the National Guard, the classic “One weekend a month, two weeks a year” sounds simple and manageable enough. Over the years, though, those weekends add up. The annual training periods add up. Deployments have become almost inevitable, as well. If that gets
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