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Minnesota Guard Biathlon Team Favorite for Championship Win

By Blair Heusdens | February 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Minnesota Guard Biathlon Team Favorite for Championship Win

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

By Blair Heusdens | February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

African-Born Minnesota Guardsman reminisces on journey to the United States

By Blair Heusdens | February 14, 2021 | Comments Off on African-Born Minnesota Guardsman reminisces on journey to the United States

February 14, 2021 (DJIBOUTI) — The moment Augustine Neto landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, he knew he was far from the tropical and warm climate of his birth home in Nairobi, Kenya. It was January 2011 and the dead of winter, and his connecting flight to Tampa, where he… Continue reading African-Born Minnesota Guardsman reminisces on journey to the United States

Minnesota National Guard officer reflects on Black History Month

By Blair Heusdens | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Minnesota National Guard officer reflects on Black History Month

February 10, 2021 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — Growing up, Capt. Takeisha Hunt was not afraid to set lofty goals. She wanted to be the first in her family to graduate college, and she wanted to join the military. In 2011, she crossed the first one off the list after graduating from college. Less than a… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard officer reflects on Black History Month

St. Cloud-based aviation unit honored prior to deployment

By Blair Heusdens | February 8, 2021 | Comments Off on St. Cloud-based aviation unit honored prior to deployment

February 8, 2021 (ST. CLOUD, Minnesota) — Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s St. Cloud-based B Company, 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion participated in a deployment ceremony, February 8, 2021, prior to departing for a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. “Your unit is the most valuable asset to… Continue reading St. Cloud-based aviation unit honored prior to deployment

Deployment to Africa helps first-generation American understand family’s sacrifice

By Blair Heusdens | February 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Deployment to Africa helps first-generation American understand family’s sacrifice

February 5, 2021 (DJIBOUTI) — Abdirahman Abdalla was around seven years old when he went to his mother’s first-cousin’s wedding in Rochester, Minnesota. It was a sunny July day, and around 30-40 close family and friends gathered in his cousin’s home to celebrate the union. Clad in whites and creams with reddish-orange stripes, men wore… Continue reading Deployment to Africa helps first-generation American understand family’s sacrifice

Minnesota National Guard supports state vaccination efforts

By Blair Heusdens | February 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Minnesota National Guard supports state vaccination efforts

February 3, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard supported the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health by providing assistance at 10 community vaccination sites across the state of Minnesota during the last two weeks of January. More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen participated in the vaccination process by providing… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard supports state vaccination efforts

Minnesota National Guard stands up new logistics units

By Blair Heusdens | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Minnesota National Guard stands up new logistics units

January 30, 2021 (BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota) — The lifeblood of the U.S. Army and its remarkable capacity to successfully accomplish a wide range of global missions remains its swift and coordinated control and execution of logistics functions. Without bullets, water and fuel, Soldiers can only accomplish so much. And, of course, for sustained operations, food, shelter… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard stands up new logistics units

Renewable energy initiatives result in savings for Minnesota National Guard

By Blair Heusdens | January 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Renewable energy initiatives result in savings for Minnesota National Guard

January 29, 2021 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — According to an old Scottish proverb, the best-laid plans often go awry. Fortunately that saying does not apply to the Minnesota National Guard’s 30 year plan for sustainability. The initiative was developed in March 2015 in response to President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability… Continue reading Renewable energy initiatives result in savings for Minnesota National Guard

Aviation headquarters transitions to new location

By Blair Heusdens | January 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Aviation headquarters transitions to new location

January 28, 2021 (INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minnesota) — Soldiers with the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (34th ECAB) are transitioning their headquarters unit from the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 (AASF#1) in St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Inver Grove Heights armory as part of a longstanding plan to move the unit into a more functional building.… Continue reading Aviation headquarters transitions to new location