Minnesota Guardsman Receives Award for Combating Drugs in his Community

By Tech Sgt. Paul Santikko Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs WOODBURY, Minn. (March 9, 2018) – Staff Sgt. Benjamin Kroll, an analyst with the Minnesota National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force who is assigned to work with the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office was recognized for his achievements as the Analyst of the Year during the 2018 Minnesota
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Securing the Bold North: Minnesota National Guard supports Super Bowl LII

By Tech Sgt. Paul Santikko Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2018) – More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen are supporting security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52. “This is what we do,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “When the local community can’t meet the
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100 Years Ago, Camp Cody’s “Grand Old Man” formed 34th Infantry Division

By Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer Minnesota National Guard Command Historian Jan. 10, 2018 – Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom participated in all the major US Army campaigns for nearly a half-century. He fought American Indians, Spaniards,
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Iowa Red Bull takes command of 34th Infantry Division

By Staff Sgt. Christie Smith Iowa National Guard Public Affairs JOHNSTON, Iowa (Dec. 12, 2017) – Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, assumed command of the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls” during a ceremony in Rosemount, Minnesota, on December 9, 2017. Headquartered in Minnesota, the division has been commanded almost-exclusively
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Minnesota-based aviation unit honors storied division, enters into new, ‘expeditionary’ era

By 1st Lt. Eric Jungels 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), who recently celebrated a year full of achievements, have embraced a new name: Red Devils. The St. Paul-based unit hosted its annual aviation brigade ball Dec.
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Minnesota Nice Extends to Puerto Rico

By Tech. Sgt. Lynette Hoke 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CAMP SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (Dec. 8, 2017) – It has been more than two months since Hurricane Maria stuck Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of disaster behind it. The island was in dire need of some extra help. More than 230 Air National Guardsmen from 29
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Litchfield and Local Veteran Honor Gen. John Vessey at Armory Open House

By Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs LITCHFIELD, Minn. (March 10, 2017) –Bruce Cottington, a Navy veteran of WWII and Korea, donated a bronze bust of Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. to the Litchfield National Guard unit during the armory’s public open house event March 4. Cottington, a Litchfield resident, commands the Minnesota
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Minnesota National Guard conducts react to contact drills with Montenegro Armed Forces

September 12, 2016 (SLUNJ, Croatia) — U.S. and Montenegrin Soldiers tested their ability to perform battle drills that included squad attacks, react to contact, break contact, and react to ambush while supporting Immediate Response 16 at the Croatian Armed Forces training area of Slunj, Croatia. “Training like IR16 gets the younger Soldiers the experience in
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University of Minnesota, Minnesota National Guard partner for crisis simulation exercise

September 11, 2016 (CANNON FALLS, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard partnered with the University of Minnesota and other humanitarian organizations in a collaborative program to train students and prospective humanitarian aid workers during a three-day Humanitarian Crisis Simulation exercise at the Phillippo Scout Reservation in Cannon Falls, Sept. 9-11, 2016. “A goal is to
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Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley Training Center damaged by severe weather

September 8, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Camp Ripley received significant storm damage after 10:00 p.m. on September 7, 2016, as storm cells passed through Morrison County. There were no injuries caused by the severe weather, though several buildings used for housing, training and maintenance received major damage. There was also major damage to the
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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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