Guard Units Improve Readiness through Helping Communities in Need

From May 13th to 24th, 27 members from the 133rd Medical Group participated in Operation Nimiipuu Health, providing free medical, dental and optometry care to the Nez Pierce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, located eight hours south in Owyhee, Nevada. “The Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) seeks to provide as much hands-on skills
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Joining Community Forces: Uniting city, county networks in support of state’s military community

Almost 100 individuals representing the Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community networks in cities and counties across Minnesota attended the annual Joining Community Forces event on May 12, 2023, at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, to share best practices in supporting the state’s military community. “Our Citizen-Soldiers, Airmen, veterans, and their families have a symbiotic
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Red Bulls support NATO partners in France’s largest military exercise in decades

MAILLY-LE-CAMP, France — Nearly 60 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, including members of the division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, performed battlefield command operations out of Camp de Mailly, here throughout the last two weeks of April  in support of a NATO exercise. Red Bulls participated in the fourth
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Camp Ripley continues to evolve

The Camp Ripley Training Center will celebrate 91 years of service to state and federal military personnel as well as its state partners. Since it swung open its gates in 1931, the fifth largest and third busiest National Guard training site continues to evolve as the Unites States military modernizes. In 2022-2023 Minnesota National Guard
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Supporting Military Children

Parenthood is hard. Being a parent in the military adds a new layer of challenges. April is the Month of the Military Child, created by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986. The month recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of the children as they support their military parents. According to Molly Holm, 133rd Airlift Wing’s
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Month of the Military Child: American Red Cross and Military Kids Club Programs come together to make a difference in Northern Minnesota

April is Month of the Military Child, a time to honor and recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children. In the communities surrounding Duluth, the Minnesota National Guard, 148th Fighter Wing and local organizations are working together to support military children and their families. The saying goes that, ‘it takes a village,’
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Building Relationship: The Key to Success

Building relationships with organizations outside of your own can be challenging, but it is an important step in reaching a common goal. For four days, nine Production Assistance Team (PAT) members started building the foundation of a new relationship with three organizations at the 133rd Airlift Wing. The nine members are subject matter experts in
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Minnesota National Guard, Canada partner for Exercise Sure Shot

The 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment partnered with the Canadian Army Reserve from the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, known as the LSSR and Sailors from His Majesty’s Canadian Ship – Griffin, known as the HMCS Griffin during exercise Sure Shot over March 2023. Exercise Sure Shot, has been an opportunity for the Minnesota
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NATO Partners Compete in the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition

On a cool, crisp, snow-covered day, Minnesota National Guard competitors welcomed Croatian and Canadian Armed Forces members to find this year’s best noncommissioned officer and Soldier during the 2023 Best Warrior Competition hosted at Camp Ripley. According to the National Defense University, to counter strategic competition with Russia it takes strategic alliances and cooperation with
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Minnesota companies, organizations gather to support state’s military community

Nearly 150 people, representing 47 companies and organizations across Minnesota, attended the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon spring conference April 13 at Allianz Life headquarters in Minneapolis to share best practices in supporting military veterans, service members, and their families. “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon companies play a vital role in enabling our servicemembers and their families
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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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