Minnesota National Guard vaccinates recruiters to help keep schools safe

A Minnesota National Guard recruiter receives his second COVID-19 vaccination, February 25, 2021, in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Recruiters are one of several groups in the Minnesota National Guard prioritized to receive the vaccine due to their active role in the local community. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens)

February 26, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — Minnesota National Guard recruiters play an important role in their communities, volunteering with local organizations and working in local schools. As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, the Minnesota National Guard continues to find creative solutions to remain connected to Minnesota’s youth and communities. “Our recruiters are active in Minnesota… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard vaccinates recruiters to help keep schools safe

Minnesota Army National Guard continues to recruit Soldiers

April 24, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota) — The Minnesota Army National Guard is still recruiting, just in a different way. Like many organizations and businesses, the Minnesota National Guard has had to adapt during the global pandemic. We are committed to remaining a strong and ready force, and that means we are still looking for qualified… Continue reading Minnesota Army National Guard continues to recruit Soldiers

Accelerated officer school benefits Guard, proves to be good option for some candidates

L-R: Officer Candidate Landon Foy, Ill., OC Paul Frankl, Ore., OC Phillip Bettis, Ind., and OC Damien Cole, Ill., check each others points for accuracy during night land navigation at Fort Meade, S.D., July 19, 2012. Officer candidates worked as a team on the first night of land navigation and will work individually for a passing grade the second night.

February 7, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The most significant difference between the accelerated 501 Officer Candidate School and other OCS training is the pace. The students must accomplish the same tasks to the same standard but at a much faster rate. Where state OCS programs take 14 months, and Federal OCS takes 12 weeks,… Continue reading Accelerated officer school benefits Guard, proves to be good option for some candidates

Minnesota National Guard Soldier dies at Fort Jackson Training Center

January 9, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Pvt. Connor J. McGurran, 19, was found unresponsive yesterday morning following a training exercise at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. McGurran was born May 3, 2000, in Owatonna, Minnesota. He obtained a GED in the fall of 2019, enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard on September 12, and… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard Soldier dies at Fort Jackson Training Center

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

Minnesota Guardsman earns recognition through Leads 2 Enlistment program

By Sgt. 1st Class Carinda Horton Minnesota National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion DULUTH, Minn. (March 23, 2017) – Pfc. Trevor Nelson received the Minnesota Distinguished Recruiting Ribbon and a Minnesota Recruiting and Retention Battalion medallion for excellence from Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Serbus, March 18, 2017, at the Duluth Armory. Nelson earned these awards as… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsman earns recognition through Leads 2 Enlistment program

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