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Here comes the boom!

June 21, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon,
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Supporting a Brigade Training for Combat Readiness

June 20, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division is relying on the 347th Regional Support Group for life support during their rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Comprised of seven companies, this unit brings the mission command, transportation expertise, human resource capabilities, medical support
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Red Bulls Begin Saber Strike

June 14, 2016 (TAPA ARMY BASE, Estonia) — Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division joined units from 14 countries to support the Saber Strike 16 exercise taking place from May 27-June 22 throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led exercise is designed to improve joint interoperability through
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The wait is over; Minnesota Red Bulls enter “The Box”

June 13, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — As the sun peaks the mountain tops on the final day of the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration phase for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, nearly 6,000 Soldiers load gear, mount vehicles and await the call to move out of the Rotational Unit
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Minnesota and Croatia celebrate 20 years of partnership

June 10, 2016 (KARLOVAC, Croatia) — For two decades Minnesota and Croatia have been involved in the National Guard State Partnership Program allowing for cooperation and a mutual assistance between the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Military. This year a group of about 30 Soldiers and Airmen from across Minnesota will spend their Annual
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Movement complete, let the battle begin

June 8, 2016 (FORT IRWIN, California) — With the sun setting on a Kuwait-esque landscape on the evening of June 5, 2016, the preparation phase of what has been the two-year training focus for the Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, drew to an end. With nearly 6,000 Soldiers on
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Minnesota Guardsman is Here to Serve

June 3, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — “It is the way she treats people. She has a certain demeanor about herself. Very approachable,” said Chief Master Sgt. Duke Lang, 133rd Medical Group Superintendent. As a young woman, Capt. Amy Nordquist started her journey in the Minnesota Air National Guard the same way that most Airmen
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Tribal consultations continue Camp Ripley on positive path for the future

May 31, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Leaders from Camp Ripley met with tribal representatives for a nation-to-nation consultation meeting May 18, 2016, on the Bois Forte Reservation near Tower. “The purpose of our meeting was to discuss projects and developments of the Minnesota National Guard as it pertains to Section 106 of the National
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Minnesota Guardsman recognized for cultural influence and leadership

May 19, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — For his work to promote diversity and build community relationships, Minnesota National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate Alan Lee received the Federal Asian Pacific American Council’s Military Meritorious Service Award in Orlando, Fla., May 10, 2016. He was also recognized with a resolution in the Minnesota Senate and House
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Minnesota National Guard aviators respond to wildfires in northern Minnesota

May 18, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Helicopter crews of the Minnesota National Guard joined firefighters May 6-9, 2016, in northern Minnesota to battle wildfires. In response to requests made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources through the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Governor Mark Dayton authorized the use of four UH-60 Blackhawk
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Media Advisories

Minnesota National Guard Gains New Yellow Ribbon Partner

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2022 MANKATO, Minn. – Tomorrow, the Minnesota National Guard will gain the Minnesota StateBuilding and Construction Trades Council as the 83rd yellow ribbon company since the inceptionof the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program in 2008. “One of the Minnesota National Guard’s priorities is partnerships, and without a doubt, theMinnesota
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Minnesota National Guard to Recognize Airmen of the Year for 2021 & 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2022 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Tomorrow, Minnesota National Guard leaders will recognize 10 Airmen fortheir outstanding performance at St. Paul’s Veterans Service Building. “Taking a moment to recognize the individual Airmen who have gone above and beyond in theirprimary duties is vital as people are the center of any
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Rabbi Kamil Joins Minnesota National Guard

(July 15, 2022) ST. PAUL, Minn.- Tomorrow, the Minnesota National Guard will conduct a swearing-in ceremony on the stairs of the Minnesota State Capitol for Rabbi Kamil, adding to the diversity within the chaplain section. “I have always wanted to join the military,” remarked Rabbi Frederick Kamil. “To serve those who servethat’s how I want
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Camp Ripley Welcomes the 1-125 Field Artillery Battalion’s New Artillery

May 23, 2022 (Little Falls, Minnesota) – This week, Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley Training Center hosts the New Ulm-based 1-125 Field Artillery Battalion as they test their new A7 Self Propelled Paladin Howitzer on the firing range. “Camp Ripley has been a host to a number of new weapons and support systems, and every
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Minnesota National Guard Activated in Flood Response

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release May 20th, 2022 Duluth, Minnesota based Soldiers activated for flood response in Koochiching and St. Louis County. St Paul, Minn. – Forty-five Soldiers of the Duluth-based 1st Battalion, 94th Cavalry Regiment are responding to a request for assistance in Northeast Minnesota. These Soldiers will be providing flood response in the
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