Minnesota National Guard hosts fun run to bring awareness to suicide prevention efforts

September 9, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a “Power of One” Fun Run, Sunday, September 11, during National Suicide Prevention Week to call attention to suicide prevention efforts in the military and civilian communities. Runners will have the unique opportunity to connect with risk factors, warning signs, and protective
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Remembering the life and service of a great Minnesotan

September 2, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — With services over two days at Minnesota’s historic Fort Snelling and Camp Ripley, family, friends and the military community sought to honor and celebrate a life well-lived by General John W. Vessey, Jr., who enlisted as a private in the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division
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Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program to be recognized on State Fair Military Appreciation Day

August 26, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The sixth annual Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair presented by USAA on Tuesday, August 30, will recognize Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program and provide an educational opportunity for all fairgoers to learn about Minnesota’s military community. “Veterans, active duty service members, and military families
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Funeral arrangements announced for Gen. John W. Vessey Jr.

August 26, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Funeral arrangements have been set for Gen. John William Vessey Jr. who passed away August 18, 2016, at the age of 94. Vessey, a Minnesota native, enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard as a private in 1939 and served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
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Willmar-based National Guardsmen to return home Saturday

August 25, 2016 (WILLMAR, Minnesota) — More than 150 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 682nd Engineer Battalion will return to Willmar Saturday following a mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield. “The Soldiers of Task Force Wild excelled in their mission, and were recognized across the theater for their hard work and dedication,”
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Message of hope and healing stands out during fun run

August 18, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — A 5K run/walk event was held for Minnesota National Guard service members Saturday at Camp Ripley. This event is one of two in the series of fun runs hosted by the Resilience, Risk Reduction & Suicide Prevention, or R3SP. “Soldiers truly enjoyed this alternative training option. The smiles
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Guard unit proudly carries Heritage Torch

August 17, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Soldiers of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment celebrated, remembered and cherished the legacy of their unit with several events this past drill weekend. The inheritance of over 70 years of deployments, challenges and achievements resonated in the several events executed by the men and women
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Cannoneers remember lineage during upcoming anniversary

July 20, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Artillery crewmen and support personnel of the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery are conducting gunnery skills training, July 17-30, 2016, at Camp Ripley. This is part of the annual training requirements that each National Guard unit must complete in order to meet readiness standards in support of possible
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Minnesota National Guard executes recovery mission following NTC rotation

July 15, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Soldiers and vehicles of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry Division returned to Minnesota at the beginning of July after a month-long training rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. “This is the final phase of this movement exercise, we learned a lot
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Minnesotans visit Croatia to mark 20 years of State Partnership

July 12, 2016 (KARLOVAC, Croatia) — Former and current members of the Minnesota National Guard, Governor Mark Dayton and the St. Paul civic group “Serving Our Troops” visited Croatia to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the State Partnership Program, July 2, 2016. During the trip Governor Dayton, the Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
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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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