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133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes New Commander

May 13, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — During a change of command ceremony, April 16, 2016, at the 133rd Airlift Wing’s South Hangar, Col. Daniel E. Gabrielli took charge of the 133rd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. James T. Johnson. The military tradition of passing the unit guidon from the outgoing commander to
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Planning and Execution: Keys to a Good Deployment

May 12, 2016 (OSAN AIR BASE, Korea) — In early April 2016, the 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 Airmen and about a dozen F-16’s to Osan Air Base, Korea as part of a Theater Security Package (TSP). TSP’s have been an integral part of the U.S. Pacific Air Command’s force posture since 2004. TSP
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Preserving the mission, environment and community around Camp Ripley

May 4, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Army Compatible Use Buffer is a Minnesota National Guard-driven program supported and administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. “The Army Compatible Use Buffer, or ACUB, program is intended to protect the mission of Camp Ripley by
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Minnesota Guard hosts Broadcasters Association visit

April 28, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Members of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association visited the Minnesota National Guard training site at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, April 26-27, 2016. The visit brought together radio and television broadcasters from across the state along with representatives of the Minnesota National Guard to highlight the years of positive
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For Minnesota Guardsman, military service leads to career in law enforcement

April 26, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — If you’re looking to meet Sgt. David Zolldan of the Minnesota National Guard, there’s a right way…and a wrong way. If you choose to text and drive, speed or fail to keep right on Minnesota’s highways, check your rearview mirror, he might be there. Seeing him standing proudly
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Mental health focus of conference at Camp Ripley

April 20, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Yellow Ribbon community members, military leaders, and mental health professionals attended the Military Mental Health Initiative Conference April 12-14 at Camp Ripley. Several guest speakers, along with military personnel and field professionals, met to unite community mental health providers with existing services and resources for worthwhile, up-to-date support
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Minnesota ministry teams lock arms for joint training

April 13, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Army and Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants from the Minnesota National Guard took part in annual Religious Support Team collective training at Camp Ripley, April 8-9, 2016. The training was organized to provide a common operating picture of techniques and practices used by chaplains in the field
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Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to deploy to Sinai

April 8, 2016 (MANKATO, Minnesota) — Nearly 400 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Mankato-based 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment will deploy for a nine-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in support of the Multi-National Force and Observers. “Our soldiers are well trained, experienced and ready when called upon,” said Lt.
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Best Warriors battle it out at Camp Ripley

April 6, 2016 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Selected Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers of the Minnesota National Guard took part in the state-level Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 1-3, 2016, on Camp Ripley. The participants, selected by members of their units, were chosen to represent the Minnesota National Guard based on their tactical and technical abilities to
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Female instructor pilot breaks barriers at 133rd Airlift Wing

April 4, 2016 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Many Air Force jobs are traditionally dominated by males. However, in recent decades, women who have the intelligence and mental and physical ability to meet and exceed the standards have been rising through the ranks. Maj. Dana Novinskie, a pilot at the 109th Airlift Squadron, a part of
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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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