Camp Ripley Ammunitions Supply Point receives above average rating in recent inspection

June 4, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – An ammunition review team from the Defense Ammunition Center recently visited Camp Ripley to conduct a Department of the Army inspection of the Ammunition Supply Point. During the three-day inspection, the team determined that Camp Ripley is above the average in compliance for the National Guard. Camp Ripley… Continue reading Camp Ripley Ammunitions Supply Point receives above average rating in recent inspection

Minnesota National Guard family embraces service

April 30, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Each April, Americans recognize and honor the more than 2 million military children during the Month of the Military Child. For one Minnesota National Guard family, balancing a deployment, State Active Duty and four kids is taxing. “It’s challenging, especially with a dual military family,” said Capt. Angela… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard family embraces service

Father, daughter serve together in Minnesota National Guard

April 5, 2021 (Camp Ripley, Minnesota) — For one family, serving in the Minnesota National Guard is a tradition.Chief Warrant Officer Three Dana Schiller is nearing the end of his 30-year career as his 18-year-olddaughter, Pvt. Sara Schiller, begins her own journey. The Schillers’ both express pride in serving and an appreciation for life and… Continue reading Father, daughter serve together in Minnesota National Guard

A Leadership First for Women in the 175th RTI

From Left to Right: Lt. Col. Brandi DeGier of RTI’s 2nd Battalion (Modular Training), Col. Jason Benson Regimental Commander, Maj. Jolene Carlson, commanding the Regional Training Site – Maintenance, and Lt. Col. Amber Manke of RTI’s 1st Battalion (OCS/WOCS)

March 31, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Lt. Col. Amber Manke assumed command of 1st Battalion, 175th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, March 20, 2021 on Camp Ripley. The inspirational observance of her change of command brought to light a fact that for the first time in regimental history, three women are leading each of the… Continue reading A Leadership First for Women in the 175th RTI

Minnesota Guard Biathlon Team Favorite for Championship Win

David Daley from the Wisconsin National Guard and Derek Lindberg from the Minnesota National Guard shoot during the Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships Pursuit Race, February 23, 2021 at Camp Ripley. The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. (Minnesota National Guard Photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)

February 24, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Several members of the Minnesota National Guard Biathlon Team are competing in the 15 kilometer Patrol Race Feb. 25, 2021at 10:00 a.m. on Camp Ripley’s biathlon course. Teams consisting of three shooters and a patrol leader ski a 15K course as a group with each member shooting from… Continue reading Minnesota Guard Biathlon Team Favorite for Championship Win

Soldier finds opportunity, builds relationships in Minnesota National Guard

Spc. Romeo Hall, Automated Logistics Specialist with G Co 134th BSB, poses for a photo near his office at the Consolidated Maintenance Activity- South (CMA-S) located on Camp Ripley, Minnesota. Hall believes it is important to celebrate culture and heritage.

February 22, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Minnesota National Guard strives to be a diverse organization. For one Soldier, the diversity surrounding him is his favorite part about serving as an Automated Logistics Specialist with G Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion at Camp Ripley’s Consolidated Maintenance Activity-South. “People had their established relationships,” said Spc. Romeo… Continue reading Soldier finds opportunity, builds relationships in Minnesota National Guard

Currently accepting nominations for Court of Honor Induction program

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… Continue reading Currently accepting nominations for Court of Honor Induction program

Leblanc family ties

Brig. Gen. Gary Leblanc

November 12, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Service to the community, state and country runs deep in the LeBlanc family. So far, three generations of LeBlanc’s have worked at Camp Ripley fulltime, totaling over 70 years of service to this community. The tradition of serving goes all the way back to 1963 when the oldest… Continue reading Leblanc family ties

Veteran Looks Down the Sights of Legacy and Brotherhood

Vietnam Veteran (Spc.4 )Richard Hokenson interacts with fellow snipers and Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 2nd Combined Arms Battalion - 136th infantry Oct. 10, 2020 on Camp Ripley

November 10, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – In March of 1970, Spc.4 Rick Hokenson was a part of a 90-man company that marched out of their firebase in South Vietnam in order to patrol an area known as the “Dog’s Head” near the Cambodian border. Richard Hokenson, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, was assigned as a… Continue reading Veteran Looks Down the Sights of Legacy and Brotherhood

Simulating Change for Real Results

September 4, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Camp Ripley is host to a broad range of training methods.  From classroom to hands-on to virtual, Camp Ripley provides it all. Among the virtual methods of training lies Camp Ripley’s simulators. Camp Ripley houses a number of simulators throughout post including flight simulators, convoy simulators and battlefield… Continue reading Simulating Change for Real Results

Safety Day Event Promotes Teamwork Even In Isolation

For their support of Safety day on Camp Ripley May 20, 2020 Officer Brandon McGaw of the Minnesota DNR, Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol and Officer John Hughes of Camp Ripley Security receive a certificate of appreciation from Maj. Arron Krenz, Director of Public Safety on Camp Ripley.

May 22, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Minnesota National Guard personnel and employees of Camp Ripley took part in an annual Safety Day event May 20, 2020, demonstrating the commitment to overall health and safety of the workforce. This year, amid restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Guard members as well as state and… Continue reading Safety Day Event Promotes Teamwork Even In Isolation

Camp Ripley welcomes customers, promotes COVID-19 safety measures

While practicing social distancing, Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard arrive on Camp Ripley May 15, 2020 to conduct training in preparation for an upcoming rotation at the national training center in Ft. Irwin Califonia

May 19, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – During the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic it may have appeared that Camp Ripley’s 53,000-acre National Guard training facility was closed for business, the reality is that department teams and staff have been working constantly to help customers arrange their schedules, training plans and mission requirements… Continue reading Camp Ripley welcomes customers, promotes COVID-19 safety measures

Camp Ripley Begins Prescribed Burns April 7 to Reduce Risk of Wildfire

April 6, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.) – Every spring Camp Ripley begins its annual controlled burn program to help reduce the risk of wild fire during training. This year, despite training events being rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns, the Camp Ripley team will continue as planned. Unlike this previous year where Camp Ripley conducted controlled… Continue reading Camp Ripley Begins Prescribed Burns April 7 to Reduce Risk of Wildfire

Minnesota National Guard property and fiscal office works behind the scenes to ensure fiscal responsibility

January 23, 2020 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — In the Minnesota National Guard, a group of highly-skilled personnel work to manage the government funds and property that ensure Soldiers and Airmen are trained and able to respond to federal and state missions. “In an era where all the transactions are digital, it’s easy for people to… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard property and fiscal office works behind the scenes to ensure fiscal responsibility

Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2020 Court of Honor

Suspense 1April2020 The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is now accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2020 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.  Please reference the attached documents: –Nomination Form (dtd 30 OCT 19) –Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 30 OCT 19) –History of the… Continue reading Accepting Nominations for Camp Ripley’s 2020 Court of Honor

Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Elandson, Court of Honor board member, and Command Sergeant Major Erickson unviel the Court of Honor monument near the Military Museum on Camp Ripley on October 6th, 2019

October 10, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – On Oct. 6, 2019 eight members of the Minnesota National Guard were honored for their military service as they were inducted into Camp Ripley’s Court of Honor. Each year, prior service military personnel are nominated and considered for the Court of Honor induction on the basis of heroism… Continue reading Eight Inducted into Court of Honor at Camp Ripley

Seven National Guard Honorees to be Welcomed into Court of Honor

October 2, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Seven former service members will be inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor during a ceremony on Camp Ripley, October 6, 2019. Individuals who have distinguished themselves during their military service and within their communities have been memorialized at Camp Ripley since 1933.  These memorializations are… Continue reading Seven National Guard Honorees to be Welcomed into Court of Honor

Planting for the Future Event Cultivates Culture, Education & Opportunity at Camp Ripley

Members of the Minnesota National Guard welcomed students form the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, Onamia Public Schools and Nay-Ah-Shing Schools onto Camp Ripley Sept. 20, 2019 to share in a cultural exchange while participating in the harvesting of sage, planting of natural prairie plants and to sharing in information about each other.

Sept 20, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Members of the Minnesota National Guard welcome students and tribal members to Camp Ripley Sept. 20, 2019 for a day of cultural exchange and greetings. The event, known as ‘Planting for the Future’ included the harvesting of sage from the grounds on Camp Ripley by participant including Ojibwe… Continue reading Planting for the Future Event Cultivates Culture, Education & Opportunity at Camp Ripley

Minnesota Commissions Newest Officers to the Army

Graduates of the Officer Candidate School Class 63, under Minnesota’s 1st Battalion – 175th Regional Training Institute, were commissioned Aug. 18, 2019 following a graduation ceremony held at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Ripley.

August 21, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) – Graduates of the Officer Candidate School Class 63, under the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute, were commissioned Aug. 18, 2019, following a graduation ceremony held at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Ripley.  “They have been tried, tested and proven capable of being leaders of… Continue reading Minnesota Commissions Newest Officers to the Army

Minnesota National Guard to conduct massive rail movement from Camp Ripley for upcoming training exercise

July 15, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Over 1,700 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard will be loaded onto rail cars for movement from Camp Ripley, July 13-26, 2019. Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, mostly from Minnesota, along with supporting units, are moving their equipment in… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard to conduct massive rail movement from Camp Ripley for upcoming training exercise

Minnesota Guardsmen participate in NOREX 46

February 26, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) –– Approximately 100 Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard returned from a two-week exercise in Norway recently, marking the 46th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange (NOREX) since the first in 1974. The annual event is the longest-running military exchange partnership between any two nations.  The yearly exchange promotes… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen participate in NOREX 46

U.S. Navy Divers Conduct Unique Training under Camp Ripley’s Frozen Lakes

U.S. Navy divers from the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two are utilizing frozen lakes on Camp Ripley to conduct under ice training as part of their annual divers certification program Feb. 5-12, 2019.

February 14, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — U.S. Navy divers from the Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two are utilizing frozen lakes on Camp Ripley to conduct under ice training as part of their annual divers certification program Feb. 5-12, 2019. “This place is amazing, great support and just the right environment for what we… Continue reading U.S. Navy Divers Conduct Unique Training under Camp Ripley’s Frozen Lakes

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

Soldiers of the 434th Support Maintenance Company participate in an activation ceremony at Camp Ripley Training Center on Oct. 21. During the ceremony, presided over by Brigade Commander Col. Stephen Schemenauer, the unit colors were uncased as Capt. Theodore Huebner assumed command of unit, officially becoming the newest unit in the Minnesota National Guard.

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

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… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Military kids participate in Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp

By Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (August 7, 2017) – Summer camp as a kid and young teen is usually filled with memories of campfires, swimming in the lake and BBQs. Camp Ripley Training Center hosted the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp (MNGYC) for more than 200 military… Continue reading Military kids participate in Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp

Operation Future Warrior, rain or shine

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (May 24, 2017) – More than 900 recruits from the Minnesota National Guard came to Camp Ripley Friday through Sunday for Operation Future Warrior. Young men and women who volunteered to join the Minnesota Army National Guard got to experience a small taste of basic… Continue reading Operation Future Warrior, rain or shine

Camp Ripley’s Training Support Unit keeps the base running

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (May 16, 2017) – The Camp Ripley Training Support Unit is designated to the care, upkeep and assistance to the installation and those utilizing the facility. “The Training Support Unit’s (TSU) primary focus is to support unit training requirements and ensure smooth operations here on… Continue reading Camp Ripley’s Training Support Unit keeps the base running

Camp Ripley joins in on Health & Fitness Month

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (May 4, 2017) – Employees and soldiers at Camp Ripley are taking advantage of the warmer weather in Minnesota and stretching their legs with the kick off of Health & Fitness Month in May. “Staying fit and healthy is important for an enjoyable and… Continue reading Camp Ripley joins in on Health & Fitness Month

Camp Ripley earns top environmental award

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (April 27, 2017) – The Department of Defense announced that Camp Ripley was selected as the winner of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation. The awards recognize individuals, teams and installations for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative,… Continue reading Camp Ripley earns top environmental award

Learning to instruct professionalism and discipline

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (April 19, 2017) – It was a challenging and rewarding two weeks for members attending the Army National Guard Funeral Honors Instructor Course, April 1-14, at Camp Ripley. Soldiers of National Guard units from all over the United States took part in the course… Continue reading Learning to instruct professionalism and discipline

Minnesota Power and Minn. National Guard to celebrate constructed solar array at Camp Ripley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Camp Ripley will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard at 10:30 a.m. on April 13, 2017, at the solar array observation platform on Camp Ripley. “Solar energy jobs in Minnesota have grown 232 percent in just the last three years.… Continue reading Minnesota Power and Minn. National Guard to celebrate constructed solar array at Camp Ripley

Camp Ripley graduates new class of combat medics

>By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (March 29, 2017) – Fifteen Soldiers from across the U.S. completed the 68W Combat Medic, Military Occupational Specialty-Transition Course recently at Camp Ripley. The 58 day course is part of the 2nd Battalion, 175th Regiment Regional Training Institute’s program for re-classing or transitioning Soldiers… Continue reading Camp Ripley graduates new class of combat medics

Camp Ripley strikes first before wildfire season

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (March 24, 2017) – Every spring Camp Ripley begins its annual controlled burn program to help reduce the risk of wildfire during training. “Usually the burns are completed every spring before the summer annual training season begins,” said Tim Notch, training area coordinator on… Continue reading Camp Ripley strikes first before wildfire season

Camp Ripley welcomes new command sergeant major

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (March 8, 2017) – The garrison command team of Camp Ripley, family, friends and colleagues from the Minnesota National Guard attended a Change of Responsibility ceremony between Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Worden and Command Sgt. Maj. Matt Erickson, March 5, 2017, at Camp Ripley.… Continue reading Camp Ripley welcomes new command sergeant major

Norwegian youth recognized for response to vehicle accident

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Norwegian youths Stian Dahl and Haavard Engen received the Camp Ripley Garrison Commander’s coin from Col. Scott St Sauver February 19, 2017, in recognition for reacting to a vehicle accident they witnessed earlier that week. As part of the U.S.-Norway… Continue reading Norwegian youth recognized for response to vehicle accident

To the top of the mountain and back, NOREX 44 members embrace the Norwegian winter

By Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs HALTDALEN, Norway (Feb. 21, 2017) – After two days at a base camp near Haltdalen, Norway, Minnesota National Guardsmen participating in the 44th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange were ready for the most challenging aspect of their four-day field training exercise – a ski march up the mountain.… Continue reading To the top of the mountain and back, NOREX 44 members embrace the Norwegian winter

Norwegian youth train with Minnesota National Guard

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Feb. 16, 2017) -Youth of the Norwegian Home Guard experienced some of Minnesota culture along with focused military style training during the first week of NOREX 2017. The U.S.–Norway reciprocal Troop Exchange, which began Feb. 9, 2017, annually swaps approximately 100 Soldiers and Airmen… Continue reading Norwegian youth train with Minnesota National Guard

Warmly welcomed, U.S. contingent arrives in Norway for NOREX 44

By Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs CAMP VAERNES, Norway (Feb. 12, 2017) – Following a muster at the 133rd Airlift Wing and an eight-hour overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean, nearly 100 Soldiers and Airmen with the Minnesota National Guard finally arrived in Norway to conduct the 44th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange… Continue reading Warmly welcomed, U.S. contingent arrives in Norway for NOREX 44

Family and Friendship wrapped up in gift for Norwegian exchange

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Careful attention was put into the creation of a hand-made quilt for this year’s organizational gift during the 2017 U.S.-Norway Reciprocal Troop Exchange. Since 1974, the exchange of gifts between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard has helped… Continue reading Family and Friendship wrapped up in gift for Norwegian exchange

Soldiers conduct winter vehicle recovery training on Camp Ripley

By Sgt. 1st Class Luke Straw MNNG Regional Training Site Maintenance CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Instructors of the Minnesota National Guard Regional Training Site-Maintenance (RTS-M) led training Jan. 14, 2017, for Advanced Recovery Operations in a winter training environment at Camp Ripley. “We need to prepare for all weather conditions and train accordingly to… Continue reading Soldiers conduct winter vehicle recovery training on Camp Ripley

Medical professionals meet for joint training

By Sgt. Brent Ostrowski 34th Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Members of the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard medical community met Jan. 28-29, 2017, at Camp Ripley for the 2017 Minnesota Medical Team Summit for professional development and training to share best practices and discuss the future of military… Continue reading Medical professionals meet for joint training

Senior enlisted conference offers Red Bulls opportunity to network, develop

By Master Sgt. Ashlee Sherrill 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Nearly 150 Soldiers and Airmen gathered as enlisted leaders at Camp Ripley to discuss issues important to the non-commissioned officer corps in the Minnesota National Guard, providing an opportunity for Red Bull leaders to network and develop their… Continue reading Senior enlisted conference offers Red Bulls opportunity to network, develop

Camp Ripley ensures mission readiness

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Maintenance technicians working at Camp Ripley labored through the month of January to ensure the readiness of vehicles and equipment for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. “We are working to get units of the Brigade recovered from their gunnery… Continue reading Camp Ripley ensures mission readiness

NOREX 44 ‘Away Team’ assembles in preparation for annual exchange

By Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Jan. 29, 2017) – The contingent of soldiers and airmen from the Minnesota National Guard preparing for the annual U.S.-Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange assembled for their first formal training event Saturday and Sunday at Camp Ripley Training Center. The preparatory drill weekend, which… Continue reading NOREX 44 ‘Away Team’ assembles in preparation for annual exchange

Soldier finds peace during memorial ceremony

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2016) –Family members, veterans, Service members and volunteers from the surrounding communities gathered at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, for the annual Wreaths for the Fallen event sponsored by WreathsForTheFallen.org. “It was such an amazing event despite the weather,”… Continue reading Soldier finds peace during memorial ceremony

Camp Ripley Garrison Unit Ministry Team to deploy

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Soldiers of the Camp Ripley Training Support Unit recognized and gave best wishes to their Unit Ministry Team, Dec. 3, 2016, during the annual holiday party. Chaplain Lt. Col. Michael Crawford and Staff Sgt. Carl Seim of the 47th Chaplain Detachment… Continue reading Camp Ripley Garrison Unit Ministry Team to deploy

Camp Ripley drives on with rebuild

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Dec. 2, 2016) – Following a damaging storm last fall, Camp Ripley and the Minnesota National Guard set plans in motion for the rebuilding of housing and maintenance structures on the installation. “The replacement strategy for outdated and damaged buildings is integrated into our… Continue reading Camp Ripley drives on with rebuild

Uncovering the past at Camp Ripley

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Nov. 16, 2016) –Archaeologists from Commonwealth Heritage Group out of Milwaukee, Wis., concluded phase I inventory surveys Nov. 4, 2016, at Camp Ripley. The surveys help to identify lands possibly used as settlements on the Camp Ripley reservation, how they connect to the surrounding… Continue reading Uncovering the past at Camp Ripley

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Camp Ripley preserves, protects environmental and cultural resources

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – The environmental team at Camp Ripley continues to be proud of their reputation for conserving the natural and cultural resources of central Minnesota. Additionally, the team supports unit readiness through research, guidance and implementation of sustainable, environmentally-responsible practices. “Since the… Continue reading Camp Ripley preserves, protects environmental and cultural resources

Operation Future Warrior promotes positive opportunities

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Some of the newest members of the Minnesota National Guard took part in a short and informative familiarization exercise October 28-30, 2016, at Camp Ripley. “Operation Future Warrior was established to promote a motivating Army environment generating awareness and education for… Continue reading Operation Future Warrior promotes positive opportunities

Care of injured bird comes full circle

Spc Jeff Jensen releases an eagle back into the wild after three months of rehabilitation, Oct. 4, 2016, at Camp Ripley. Jensen found and reported the injured bird who was rehabilitated with the help of the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey)

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Oct. 12, 2016) – An eagle was released back in the wild Oct. 4, 2016, at Camp Ripley following three months of rehabilitation. “We’d like to thank the team at Camp Ripley for rescuing and bringing this bald eagle to the Raptor Center for… Continue reading Care of injured bird comes full circle

Camp Ripley inducts members into Court of Honor

Hundreds of friends, family and fellow Service members filled the Gen. John W. Vessey Recreation Center Oct. 2, 2016, at Camp Ripley to honor and recognize 19 members of the Minnesota National Guard who were inducted into the Court of Honor. The Memorialization Board inducted not only five Minnesota National Guard leaders, but also 14 Soldiers who died while deployed overseas.

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Oct. 5, 2016) – Hundreds of friends, family and fellow service members filled the Gen. John W. Vessey Recreation Center Oct. 2, 2016, at Camp Ripley to honor and recognize 19 members of the Minnesota National Guard who were inducted into the Court of Honor.… Continue reading Camp Ripley inducts members into Court of Honor

Substance abuse summit works to support the National Guard

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Service members from across the Minnesota National Guard attended a summit Monday and Tuesday at Camp Ripley to discuss the methods of distribution for the organization’s alcohol policy. In its inaugural year, the Army Substance Abuse Prevention Summit, hosted by… Continue reading Substance abuse summit works to support the National Guard