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

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