Millions invested to modernize National Guard facility in St. Cloud

Posted on January 11th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

January 12, 2021 (ST. CLOUD, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is modernizing its facilities in order to support the National Defense Strategy. The U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville insists the Army must modernize in order to overmatch its competitors. In an effort to keep pace with the Army and Air Force,
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Currently accepting nominations for Flight of Honor Induction program

Posted on January 4th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

January 4, 2021 — The Minnesota Air National Guard Memorialization Board is accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2021 Minnesota Air National Guard (MN ANG) Flight of Honor Induction Program, Joint Force Headquarters, MN. Please reference the attached documents: Memorialization Regulation JFMNR 36-3108 (dtd 16 Oct 20)Nomination Form (dtd 16 Oct
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Currently accepting nominations for Court of Honor Induction program

Posted on January 4th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

January 4, 2021 – The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2021 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN. Please reference the attached documents: Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 30 OCT 19) Complete List of Memorializations at Camp Ripley (dtd
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Final Battle Damaged F-16 Returns to 148th Fighter Wing

Posted on January 4th, 2021 by Blair Heusdens

January 4, 2021 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — In May of 2018, a severe windstorm blew through the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait while personnel from the 179th Air Expeditionary Squadron were evacuated to their quarters. 91-mile per hour straight-line winds collapsed sunshades onto seven F-16 fighter aircraft assigned to the 148th Fighter
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Year in Review Part 3 of 3: Partnerships enable Guard support to the community

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

December 22, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Partnerships with other local, state and federal agencies enabled the Minnesota National Guard to serve the state through multiple activations throughout 2020, to include responses to flooding in northern Minnesota in April, civil unrest at the end of May and beginning of June, and an ongoing response to
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Year in Review Part 2 of 3: Modernization proves critical to Minnesota National Guard success

Posted on December 15th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

December 15, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard has prioritized modernization in order to remain a relevant resource for its state and federal leaders. In 2020, the organization initiated significant upgrades in facilities, equipment, training, and staffing. The Minnesota National Guard needs to “stay in step with the U.S. Army and U.S.
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Moorhead-based Soldiers to be recognized by local American Legion post

Posted on December 11th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

December 11, 2020 (MOORHEAD, Minnesota) – The American Legion is presenting the Minnesota American Legion Enlisted Service-Member of the Year award to two non-commissioned officers who are part of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Moorhead. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Hernandez of Grand Forks was selected for development of training plans
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Task Force Bayonet Soldiers conduct medical evacuation exercise with French Forces in Djibouti

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

December 9, 2020 (DJIBOUTI BASE CLUSTER, Djibouti) – Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint medical evacuation exercise with French Forces based in Djibouti, Africa, Nov. 19, 2020, in an effort to streamline medical evacuation processes between the two partner nations. The 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment
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Year in Review Part 1 of 3: Soldiers and Airmen key to Minnesota National Guard’s state and federal missions

Posted on December 8th, 2020 by Blair Heusdens

December 8, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard has had a busy 2020, supporting federal deployments and an unprecedented number of state activations for COVID-19 response, civil unrest and even flood response. None of these missions would have been possible, however, without the readiness of Minnesota’s citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to respond at
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