Minnesota National Guard hosts regional Joint Diversity Executive Council workshop

May 16, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Diversity practitioners from seven states – Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin – gathered May 15-16, 2019, at the 133rd Airlift Wing to share best practices for improving equity and inclusion efforts in their respective National Guard organizations. “The intent is really to create radical inclusion
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Minnesota Air National Guard Airmen provide no cost medical care to residents in Puerto Rico

May 4, 2019 (LARES, Puerto Rico) — Minnesota National Guard Airmen are providing no-cost medical care to civilians in Puerto Rico this week as part of the U. S. Military Innovative Readiness Training program. Airmen from the 133rd Medical Guard are providing medical care during a two-week medical exercise conducted jointly with several other National
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Brig. Gen. Sandy Best receives Public Leadership Award

April 26, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Brig. Gen. Sandy Best, Chief of Staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was recognized at the 17th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards at the University of Minnesota on April 23, 2019.  Best, a Humphrey Policy Fellow from 2011-2012, was one of three public leaders awarded
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Minnesota National Guard opens a conversation on sexual assault

April 25, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — Approximately 500 full-time Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees of the Minnesota National Guard gathered Thursday morning to hear Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, speak about where the organization currently stands in regards to sexual assault and the steps the Minnesota National Guard
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148th Fighter Wing Flies in to Croatia for State Partnership Program Engagement

April 15, 2019 (ZAGREB, Croatia) — Acquiring new assets is an exciting time for any organization, this sentiment especially extends to the Croatian Air Force during their quest to purchase F-16s for their flying force. Recently, the Minnesota Air National Guard, through the State Partnership Program, was able to help enhance this excitement by letting
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Minnesota Guardsmen compete for title of Best Warrior

April 8, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Six soldiers and seven non-commissioned officers from across the Minnesota National Guard participated in the state’s Best Warrior Competition, April 3-6, 2019, to be named the best among their peers. “We talk about how leaders are the ones who know the way, they go the way and they
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148th Fighter Wing Participates in Frisian Flag 2019

April 6, 2019 (LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands) — Nearly 180 Air National Guard Airmen from the Minnesota-based 148th Fighter Wing are participating in a 12-day NATO partnership exercise at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands. Frisian Flag will allow all international participants of the exercise to execute training on operational tactics with multiple coalition partners like Germany, Poland, France,
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Minnesota National Guard Women’s council raises awareness, conducts outreach

March 29, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard has several Special Emphasis Program Councils through the Minnesota National Guard Diversity and Inclusion Office, one of which is the Women’s Special Emphasis Council. The councils work to raise awareness and involvement within the Minnesota National Guard and the local community for minority groups
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Minnesota aviators support Nebraska flood fight

March 24, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minnesota) — Ten soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade departed Wednesday for Grand Island, Nebraska to assist with flood-fighting efforts. The Nebraska National Guard’s aviation unit is currently deployed to Afghanistan and requested support from the Minnesota National Guard. Areas of Nebraska have been heavily
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Red Devil Rock Band Supports 34th Red Bull Infantry Division during AT

March 16, 2019 (CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait) – Army musicians with the Red Devil Rock Band, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band, got their opportunity to support service members in theater during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Red Devil Rock Band performed a show in support of service members based at Camp Arifjan during its annual
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Media Advisories

Minnesota Air National Guard to Induct Service Members into 2023 Flight of Honor

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseOct. 16, 2023 Saint Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard will honor eight individuals by induction intothe 2023 Court of Honor at a ceremony held at the 133rd Airlift Wing, located at theMinneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. “The Flight of Honor celebrates the very best of the people in our organization,”
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Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing Selected for New Aircraft

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSept 14, 2023 St Paul, Minn. – Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing, located at Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport was selected to receive eight, new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft aspart of the Air National Guard’s C-130J Recapitalization and Basing program. “As Governor, I’ve always fought to ensure the Minnesota National Guard has
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Camp Ripley Welcomes Public for 2023 Open House

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSept 13, 2023 LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – This Sunday, Camp Ripley welcomes the public for their 2023 OpenHouse, which allows the public to interact with the employees, service members, and families ofthe Minnesota National Guard during this biennial event. “Camp Ripley is a staple of our State, and we could not
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133rd Airlift Wing Gains New Senior Enlisted Advisor

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 8, 2023 ST. PAUL, Minn. –U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Schumacher will assumeresponsibility as the senior enlisted advisor for the 133rd Airlift Wing from Chief Master Sgt.Mark Legvold on Saturday. “Chief Legvold served as an excellent voice of the enlisted force during an unprecedented timefor the 133rd Airlift
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Minnesota’s State Fair Military Appreciation Day; Honoring Vietnam Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Aug. 25, 2023 FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair’s 12th Military Appreciation Daytakes place Tuesday, and this year’s theme is Honoring Vietnam Veterans. “Today, we want to honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans. There are more than 5.8 millionVietnam Veterans living in America and 97,000 living in Minnesota,” said Army Maj. Gen.Shawn
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