148th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

Posted on November 2nd, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

November 2, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Monday, November 2, 2020 through Thursday, November 5, 2020. This period of night flying will allow the Wing to conduct flying training and air-to-air refueling utilizing night vision goggles. Night flying is required for pilot proficiency to train for future missions
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133rd Air National Guard Base Seeks Public Input On Soil Testing Results Action Plan

Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

October 30, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) —   Three locations at the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Air Wing at Fort Snelling underwent mandated soil testing to identify any potential contamination concern.  Soil testing results of three locations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Air National Guard Base returned results indicating that concentration levels were not detected or below Minnesota Pollution
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Minnesota National Guard 177th Cyber Protection Team mobilizing for deployment

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

October 23, 2020 (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) – 35 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 177th Cyber Protection Team (CPT) will mobilize to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, as part of a larger task force aligned under the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) to conduct cyberspace operations in support of U.S. Cyber Command and the Cyber National
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148th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

October 22, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — The 148th Fighter Wing will be conducting a readiness exercise October 23-25, 2020. Residents in the local area, northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear F-16s taking off, flying and landing from approximately 7:00 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 7:oo a.m. until 5:oo
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34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade to Return Home

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

October 19, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Nearly 700 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade are returning home this week after a year deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. “Task Force Red Devils operated in a volatile environment at the beginning of the
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Living the dream: Minnesota Guardsman reflects on life as Hispanic American immigrant

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

October 15, 2020 (HORN OF AFRICA) — Francisco Lopez was only 8 years old when he saw his first Soldier. Born and raised in Caltimacan, a small village in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, he recalled a beautiful Spring day when he saw a Mexican Special Forces Soldier he had seen on several occasions before,
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Two Minnesota National Guard general officers chosen for key positions at U.S. Cyber Command

Posted on October 1st, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

Oct. 1, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Stefanie Horvath and Brig. Gen. Stephen Schemenauer have been selected for duty positions at U.S. Cyber Command beginning October 1, 2020. “These two leaders are true examples of the depth and breadth of talent and diverse skillsets that live in the Minnesota National Guard,”
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Suarez works to move diversity forward for Minnesota National Guard

Posted on September 28th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

September 28, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – In the months since Lt. Col. Eduardo Suarez took over as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Minnesota National Guard, the organization has been activated multiple times to support local authorities in response to ongoing racial tensions and civil unrest in the Twin Cities metro area.
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An Emerging Frontier: Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare

Posted on September 25th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

September 25, 2020 (CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI) – Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment from Minnesota, conducted Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training Aug. 17-20, here, as part of a training program designed to supplement the training they received during their mobilization at Camp McGregor, New Mexico. Bravo Company is
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