Camp Ripley Memorialization Board accepting nominations for 2024 Court of Honor

Posted on December 22nd, 2023 by Linsey Williams

The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations now through April 1, 2024 for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2024 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN. Please reference the attached documents: –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 01 NOV 21)–Complete List of Memorializations at Camp Ripley (dtd
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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon reflects on 2023, looks ahead to 2024

Posted on December 18th, 2023 by Mahsi

Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, known as BTYR, had another busy year filled with events, new members, and planning toward the future. There are 53 cities and counties in the BTYR Community Network and 79 active BTYR companies and organizations in the BTYR Corporate Network. Their combined efforts are an ongoing commitment that greatly
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Guard training, benefits prepare members for civilian success

Posted on December 12th, 2023 by Mahsi

Spc. Becca Nikolas, a motor transport operator with the 175th Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion of the 151st Field Artillery Regiment, is proud to be serving in the Minnesota National Guard. “What I’m doing is for more than just me,” said Nikolas. Nearly five years ago, Nikolas enlisted to carry on a tradition of service
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133rd Airlift Wing Members Home in Time for Christmas

Posted on December 7th, 2023 by Mahsi

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

Posted on December 6th, 2023 by Bob Brown

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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A year in the Guard: a new chapter for chief

Posted on November 28th, 2023 by Mahsi

Life in the military requires a significant commitment. At first, for those joining the National Guard, the classic “One weekend a month, two weeks a year” sounds simple and manageable enough. Over the years, though, those weekends add up. The annual training periods add up. Deployments have become almost inevitable, as well. If that gets
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Minnesota National Guard member celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted on November 22nd, 2023 by Mahsi

Spc. Lula Lemieux, also as Mahnk Ska Jaing, embodies the spirit of resilience and cultural diversity within the Minnesota National Guard. At the age of 17, she enlisted as a human resource specialist because of the educational benefits the Minnesota National Guard provided. She also wanted to help educate Soldiers about their benefits. In a
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New Minnesota National Guard team supports members, families

Posted on November 20th, 2023 by Bob Brown

When Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke was appointed Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, he outlined three priorities, with “people” at the top of his list. The Minnesota National Guard views its people as the greatest strength and most valuable resource required to complete missions. Fast forward to August 2022 and the establishment of
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Continuation pay bonus available for Minnesota service members

Posted on November 13th, 2023 by Mahsi

“’Do you want more money?’ That’s what I ask Soldiers,” said Nick Hirdler, the interim incentives manager for the Minnesota National Guard. “The biggest thing is Soldier care; I am very passionate about that.” Hirdler, who also serves as a cook and culinary specialist with I Company, 134th Brigade Sustainment Battalion has been a part
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