The Power of Connection: Run brings attention to suicide prevention

Soldiers, Airmen, families, and community members joined together for a 5-kilometer fun run on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2023, near the Arden Hills Army Training Site, in Arden Hills, Minnesota.  Each year, the Minnesota National Guard hosts an event known as the Power of One 5K, to bring awareness to suicide prevention by
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Minnesota Twins, National Guard celebrate 20 years of partnership

Baseball is a staple of American culture, and here in Minnesota our major league baseball team, the Minnesota Twins, have shared the field with members of the U.S. Armed Forces during their Armed Forces Appreciation Day game for the past 20 years. “We are proud to be Minnesota’s baseball team,” said Julie Vavruska, director of
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Annual Military Appreciation Day Honors Vietnam Veterans

The 12th Annual Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 29 featured 50 educational and military-connected booths at Dan Patch Park, along with on-stage entertainment, recognition ceremonies, family-friendly activities, and a flyover. It also included a special tribute. In observance of the 50th anniversary of the last service members leaving Vietnam as
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A Year in the Guard: Checkin’ in on Chief

“Three and a half years ago if you would have asked me to take this job and said we’re going to go into a global pandemic; we’re going to worry about maintaining our mission and our aircraft; we’re going to be activated for domestic disturbance right outside of our gate in Minneapolis and St. Paul
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Camp Ripley Training Center Hosts Joint Military, Civilian, and First Responder Communication Exercise with the Department of Public Safety

Camp Ripley was hosted a joint training exercise conducted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota National Guard, federal, state, and local organizations conducted a joint communication exercise on August 23rd and 24th, 2023, utilizing Camp Ripley’s urban operation ranges to increase operational readiness and interagency coordination between all levels. “The overall goal
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‘We make each other better’ Minnesota Civil Support Team protects fellow citizens from disasters

National Guard organizations continue to support dual missions across the world. Serving both federally; trained, equipped and ready to defend the United States at a moment’s notice, the Guard also aids local communities — their neighbors — by responding to local emergencies. Units across Minnesota, both Army and Air, hold true to the National Guard’s motto
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Minnesota aviators prepare to deploy to Colombia 

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Family, friends, and members of the Minnesota National Guard’s Flight Detachment Five from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment, gathered at the Saint Paul Army Aviation Support Facility at Holman Field July 6, 2023, to hold a deployment ceremony as the unit prepares to deploy on a nine-month mission to
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Minnesota National Guard medics serve Leech Lake Reservation tribal members

CASS LAKE, Minn. — Recently, Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s 204th Medical Company Area Support participated in an Innovative Readiness Training, known as IRT, exercise known as Operation Walking Shield on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota, July 21 through 28, 2023. The Minnesota National Guard-led exercise had 108 personnel
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Red Bulls celebrate family day at Arden Hills 

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Soldiers know too well that their service impacts not only them, but their family members as well. On July 23, the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, hosted a family day to honor the support system for service members assigned to them. To kick off the event, Red
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Education Spotlight: Bulldogs using benefits

Membership in the Air National Guard is a commitment. It requires time, discipline, fitness and resilience. Bulldogs from the 148th Fighter Wing support our state and nation when called upon. “Membership in the Air National Guard, especially in Minnesota, offers very robust education and training incentives”, says 148th Fighter Wing Retention Office Manager, Master Sgt.
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Media Advisories

Minnesota National Guard to conduct media availability on sexual assault programs

June 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a media availability with Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Minnesota National Guard’s sexual assault response coordinator and staff judge advocate at the Education Center at Camp Ripley, 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345, Friday June 21,
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148th Fighter Wing conducting military training exercises June 1-2, 2019

June 1, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — Residents in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear increased flying activity on Saturday from early morning until the late evening hours; all jets are expected to land by midnight. Increased flying activities will resume early Sunday morning through midafternoon. Residents near the 148th Fighter
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Welcome home ceremony planned for St. Cloud Soldiers

May 31, 2019 (ST. CLOUD, Minn.) – Approximately 160 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 851st Vertical Engineer Company will be officially welcomed home during a ceremony, June 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. The soldiers returned to St. Cloud, March 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait
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Minnesota National Guard Human Resource team to deploy to Afghanistan

May 16, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minn.) — Six soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s, 147th Human Resources Company, 347th Regional Support Group, will depart on May 18, 2019, for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I’m proud of all the time and work our soldiers have put in to ensuring
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Minnesota Guardsmen activated for flood response in Norman County

April 19, 2019 (HALSTAD, Minnesota) — Today 14 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery moved into Halstad in Norman County to support civil authorities in flood response. The Minnesota National Guard remains activated in northwestern Minnesota in response to flood waters after Governor Tim Walz signed an Emergency Executive Order last week. Additionally, 17
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