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AN/ASQ-236 Modernizes Air National Guard and 148th Fighter Wing F-16 capabilities

Subject matter experts from Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command, the Air National Guard, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) and 148th Fighter Wing gathered at the Duluth-based Air National Guard flying unit to exercise the end-to-end employment of the recently fielded AN/ASQ-236 Radar pod and create a
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National Guard leaders partake in multi-state Arctic event at Camp Ripley

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — In the Arctic, steel becomes brittle at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous connectivity at the bandwidth needed for modern military operations is lagging, and more than 80 percent of Alaska communities are not connected to the road system. These challenges were among the many topics discussed at the National Guard Arctic Interest
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A Year in the Guard with Spc. Sow: Taking His Career to New Heights

Soldiers tend to learn a lot about themselves in the first few years of service. It is not uncommon for some to take a different path in their military career. That was the case for Spc. Ousmane Sow, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 34th Military Police Company who originally hails from Guinea-Conakry in Africa. 
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A Year in the Guard: Private begins her military career

For those that serve, the first year can be filled with some powerful emotions. Pride in volunteering for the challenge of service, fear of the unknown that awaits them at basic training, and uncertainty that we made the right decision.   For Army Pfc. Emmie Otto, a horizontal construction engineer who is starting her service with
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Modern-Day Minuteman Makes History: First Air National Guard Flight Nurse Receives Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

Maj. Katie Lunning made history as the first Air National Guard Flight Nurse to be presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, in front of family, friends, and members of the 133 Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan 7. She was awarded the DFC for her actions as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)
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Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor accepting applications for 2023

The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations forpossible candidates to be inducted into the 2023 Minnesota Army NationalGuard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN. Please reference the attached documents: –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 01 NOV 21)–Nomination Form (dtd 01 NOV 21) Nomination criterion as follows: a. Members of the Minnesota
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Minnesota Military Radio celebrates 12th year of partnership with Minnesota National Guard

For over 12 years, the Minnesota National Guard has had a unique outlet with which to communicate its stories of service to the communities of Minnesota. Since its inception, Minnesota Military Radio has been a product of partnership and community support.  In 2010, then-host of Twin Cities News Talk Drew Lee, approached former Air Force
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Minnesota National Guard looks back on 2022, ahead to 2023

The last year has been busy for Minnesota National Guard members. In 2022, more than 600 service members were federally activated and almost 300 more were activated for state missions such as flood support. “Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard live here, work here, and serve here,” said Army Col. Scott Rohweder, Minnesota
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AESA Radar modernizes Bulldog F-16s for the next generation of airpower

DULUTH, Minn. —  Nine Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 148th Fighter Wing received the new active electronical scanned array (AESA) radar that allows pilots to “find targets in the air and on the ground more easily,” said Maj. Michael Kuzmuk, Chief of Wing Weapons for the 148th Fighter Wing.  “The new AESA radars
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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon embarks on new chapter, looks to future

Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, known as BTYR, had a busy year in 2022, filled with events, activities, a new team, and plans for the future. Through its community and corporate partnerships, BTYR provides military veterans, service members, and their families in all branches a wide range of support, including deployment readiness, family assistance
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First Air Guard Flight Nurse, a Minnesota National Guard Member, to Receive Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Saturday, Air Force Maj. Katie Lunning will be presented with the nation’s highest award for aerial achievement, the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight during the evacuation of Kabul in August 2021. “From an Intensive Care Unit Nurse Manager in Iowa to a Critical
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Minnesota National Guard Leaders, Children Meet with First Lady Biden

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseNovember 28, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, First Lady Jill Biden met with two members from the MinnesotaNational Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing and their children as part of her Joining Forces initiative tosupport military families. “This meeting was a wonderful opportunity for the First Lady to hear directly from Guardyouth,” said
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High School Hockey Team Experiences Team Building with the Military

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseNovember 18, 2022 LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – The Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley is hosting the AppleValley Boys High School Hockey Team tonight and Saturday to build team cohesion andexperience various aspects of the National Guard. “Much like the military, in hockey, no single player is greater than the collective group,”
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Minnesota National Guard Selects First Air Guard Leader for Senior Enlisted Position

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseNov. 8, 2022 Minnesota National Guard Selects First Air Guard Leader for Senior Enlisted PositionST. PAUL, Minn. – Thursday, the Minnesota National Guard will conduct a ceremony thatappoints the first Air Guard leader in more than 166 years to the most senior enlisted position inthe Minnesota Guard. “I’m very proud to
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Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Opening of a Maintenance Facility in New Ulm

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseOctober 18, 2022 Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Opening of a Maintenance Facility in New UlmNEW ULM, Minn. – Thursday, the Minnesota National Guard is conducting a ribbon-cuttingceremony for a new maintenance facility in New Ulm, which provides advantages to the Guardand the community. “The new maintenance facility in New Ulm marks
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