A Minnesota National Guard biathlon member has traded in his skis for a wrench and nails this summer. Sgt. Jared Becker of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company out of Camp Ripley, Minn. is taking part in the 20th Annual Minnesota State Partnership Humanitarian Assistance Project in Karlovac, Croatia.
It was for the love of country, service and family that one Soldier from the Camp Ripley-based 851st Vertical Engineer Company out of. joined the Minnesota Army National Guard just a few short years ago.
An electrician for the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron has helped light the way for projects all over the state and all over the world. At 48, Master Sgt. Kevin Schieber has an impressive resume from of a wide array of projects in his decade of military service.