A Friendly Challenge Saves Thousands in Utility Costs

Jan. 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard’s environmental programs office is housed in humble brick and mortar at Camp Ripley Training Center, just to the left as you enter the main entrance. It’s a simple office building, with winding cubicle mazes and the distant hum of office noises. However, what the
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Cyber Protection Team Keeps Minnesotans Safe

Jan. 7, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is preparing for emerging cyber security threats by establishing a Cyber Protection Team. The team’s mission is to provide the Department of Defense with capabilities to defend information networks through vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and discovery and counter infiltration scenarios at both the federal
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A Chaplain’s Journey of Personal Growth

Jan. 3, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Leadership can occur at different levels and at different ranks within an organization. Leaders inspire, guide and influence those around them. Chaplain (Capt.) Keith Beckwith, 133rd Chaplain Corps, is committed to leaving his organization better than he found it by developing the next generation of Airmen. Beckwith started his
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Minnesota Guardsman Inspires New Generation of Leaders

Dec. 28, 2018 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The hiss of a milk steamer, the clanking of plates and silverware and the sounds of music over speakers mixed with conversations create a symphony in a local coffee shop in south Minneapolis. Customers in the south Minneapolis coffee shop sit with their fingers on keyboards, pencils to sketchbooks
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Minnesota Red Bulls Take Charge of Middle Eastern Mission

Nov. 12, 2018 (CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait) – The Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony held Nov. 12, 2018. Kicking off their nine-month deployment, the Red Bulls now lead the nearly 10,000
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Red Bulls Arrive in Kuwait

Story by Sgt. William Boecker, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – More than 600 Citizen-Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division have arrived in the Middle East as they begin a nine-month long deployment to the region. The Minnesota unit will be responsible for leading Task Force Spartan
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Service, Community and Beer

Oct. 31, 2018 (RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin) — Serving in the National Guard today is often more than a one weekend a month, two weeks a year commitment. And the lifestyle of an entrepreneur is time-consuming and demanding. Yet, Minnesota National Guard Air Force Master Sgt. Dustin Dodge does both. Across the border into Wisconsin, Dustin
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A Soldier hold the new Ready and Resilient Program booklet.

A simpler, more personal approach to resilience

Oct. 30, 2018 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — After a decade of learning resilience by PowerPoint, the Minnesota Army National Guard is taking training down to the squad level. “The thing that we were always missing [with the old program] is that people would hurry up through the PowerPoint and get it done and never actually
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434th Support Maintenance Company activation

Maintenance company activates, expands services offered by the 347th Regional Support Group

Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Loch CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — The 347th Regional Support Group formally welcomed more than 100 Soldiers into the brigade after an activation ceremony for the newly-formed 434th Support Maintenance Company. The formal initiation into the brigade was more than a year in the making, undertaken by a
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Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

July 3, 2018 (VAERNES, Norway) — Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway, June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year’s exchange was the second
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Media Advisories

133rd Airlift Wing Members Home in Time for Christmas

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate ReleaseDecember 5, 2023 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thursday, Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing family members will welcome home more than 125 Airmen from a three-month deployment to the Horn of Africa. “Our wing is so proud of what our Airmen accomplished during their deployment overseas,” said U.S. Air Force Col.
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Minnesota Department of Transportation to be Recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization for its efforts in supporting the military community at a proclamation event at the State Capitol this Thursday. “The Minnesota National Guard values our many outstanding partners across the state, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation,”
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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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