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Help is here: Program assists those struggling with addiction

“Nobody wakes up and says they want to be an alcoholic. They get that way over time, over habits, and there’s no shame in admitting that that is what’s going on because it could happen to any of us,” said Warren Anthony, who works as the Risk Reduction Coordinator for the Minnesota National Guard’s Substance
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For the Last Time

U.S. Air Force Capt. Katie Lunning was halfway through her first deployment as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse when evacuation operations out of Afghanistan began. Assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, she watched the Taliban move across Afghanistan on the news “On August 16th, the
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The People of the Minnesota National Guard: Trial Defense Service’s Lt. Col. Jen Beck-Brown

Editor’s Note: In this series we meet the people who serve their state and nation in the Minnesota National Guard. We take you beyond the names and titles and discover the reasons for service and the different paths taken to get to where they are today, in their own words. Q: Where are you from,
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Your Left, Your Write: A Soldier Author

October 29, 2021 (Camp Ripley, Minnesota) — We all have a book or two that we can’t put down or can’t stop thinking about. On the first of November, readers and authors around the world celebrate a special day, National Author’s Day. This holiday gives people a chance to appreciate the minds that create these
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The Importance of Family

November 2, 2021 (Duluth, Minnesota) Military Family Appreciation Month happens each November.  It was established by the Armed Services YMCA in 1996 as a way of recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by families throughout the Armed Forces. The 148th Fighter Wing, like other National Guard units, have several family combinations within their ranks. One
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Inaugural Class – Minnesota Air National Guard Flight of Honor

Seven Minnesota Air National Guard members were inducted into the Flight of Honor on Oct. 17, 2021. The Flight of Honor recognizes past and present Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, 148th Fighter Wing, and Joint Force Headquarters who have distinguished themselves with notable professional achievement and service or heroism. The inaugural ceremony was hosted
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Kristopher Langham stands before a bank of laptop computers

Cybersecurity Awareness: Are you protected?

As Cybersecurity Awareness month draws to a close, the Minnesota National Guard encourages service members, their families, and others to practice good cyber hygiene. Proper cyber hygiene habits can protect individuals from online threats, much like brushing your teeth every day will protect teeth from getting cavities. In an age where information is more powerful
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Minnesota Celebrates Veterans Day

The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program will be held virtually again this year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A 30-minute recorded program will be available starting at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 here on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
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Minnesota National Guard JAG officer invested as Tenth Judicial District judge

Oct. 28, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – An investiture ceremony was held on Oct. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota, for Jesse L. Seabrooks II, a captain who serves as the operations law judge advocate for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, as a newly appointed judge of the District Court for
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A pivotal deployment that led to a military career

Oct. 22, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Every Soldier has their reason for joining the military. Every Soldier has their reason for continuing to serve. For Army Sgt. 1st Class Erandi Lindsey, her path evolved from earning school benefits to a passion for taking care of Soldiers. Lindsey, the medical administrative noncommissioned officer for the
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Media Advisories

Governor Walz proclaims Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair Aug. 31st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 29, 2021 Falcon Heights, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair’s tenth Military Appreciation Day will take place Tuesday, August 31, and provide an educational opportunity for all fairgoers to learn about Minnesota’s military community. This year’s theme is honoring the service of the past, present, and future.  “The Minnesota State Fair
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Minnesota Guardsmen to join fight against Northern Minnesota wildfires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2021 ST. PAUL, Minnesota – The Minnesota National Guard’s St. Paul-based 2-147 Assault Helicopter Battalion is sending two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with Bambi water buckets and two Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTs) with fueling capability, and the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing is sending one fuel truck to Northern
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Minnesota Guardsmen to provide aide to Washington wildfire efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2021 ST. PAUL, Minnesota – The Minnesota National Guard’s St. Cloud-based C Company, 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion is sending a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter with hoist to Washington to provide medical evacuation support and aerial fire suppression to the firefighting efforts. Ten soldiers will be activated in support of
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Minnesota Guardsmen to return from Artillery Mission in Afghanistan, Iraq

SAINT CLOUD, Minnesota – Approximately 65 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s C Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Alexandria, will be returning to Minnesota Saturday July 31, 2021 after a nine-month deployment with personnel stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve. The Soldiers
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Minnesota Guardsmen to return from Guantanamo Bay

June 18, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Approximately 150 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Military Police Company headquartered in Stillwater, will be returning to Minnesota Saturday after a nine-month deployment to Cuba. The Soldiers provided base security in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo whose mission is to conduct safe, humane and legal
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