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Recent Photos

Headshot - Pfc. Nathan Tomala Headshot - Pfc. Nathan Tomala
Pfc. Nathan Tomala, a native of Pierz, Minn., and other Soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company along with the Croatian army, Armored Mechanic Brigade, work...
Soldier Stories: Sgt. Ryan Brattensborg Soldier Stories: Sgt. Ryan Brattensborg
Sgt. Ryan Brattensborg walks under the up the schaffling to help fellow soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company haul lumber pieces to the roof June 29, 2015. ...
Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelic Leal Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelic Leal
Staff Sgt. Angelic Leal helps nail lumber into the new roof with fellow soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company June 29, 2015. Leal, a native of Roseville,...
Soldier Stories Soldier Stories
In the reflection of a puddle on the construction site, Sgt. Matthew Dubious, carpenter/masonry specialist with the 851st Vertical Engineer Company and approximately...
Headshot: Pfc. Cody Genereux Headshot: Pfc. Cody Genereux
Pfc. Cody Genereux, a native of Crookston, Minn., and other Soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company along with the Croatian army, Armored Mechanic Brigade,...
Soldier Stories: Spc. Tristen Pfaff Soldier Stories: Spc. Tristen Pfaff
Spc. Tristen Pfaff, a carpenter/masonry specialist with the 851st Vertical Engineer Company out of Camp Ripley, Minn., cuts a precise angle into lumber with a member...


Recent Video

HCA in Croatia 2015 HCA in Croatia 2015
Members of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company out of Camp Ripley, Minn. and the Mechanized Armored Brigade from the Croatia Army work together to rebuild a roof on a...
1/34th ABCT Warfighter Exercise Overview 1/34th ABCT Warfighter Exercise Overview
Annual Training in the National Guard usually consists of refining the tasks and battle drills specific to a unit’s main function. In April 2015, the 1st Armored...
Red Bulls Announce Operation United Assistance Deployment Red Bulls Announce Operation United Assistance Deployment
The Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Neal Loidolt, announces the upcoming deployment of nearly 700 of the Minnesota National...
Col. Gregory Thingvold Col. Gregory Thingvold
Col. Gregory Thingvold, commander of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, Minnesota National Guard, from Minnesota and training at Fort Hood, Texas, talks to a Fox...
Region IV Best Warrior Competition Region IV Best Warrior Competition
Fourteen Soldiers representing seven Midwest states arrived at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, May 12, vying for the title of Region IV Best Warrior in the Soldier and...
Civil Support Team Exercise: Alaska Shield and Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014 Civil Support Team Exercise: Alaska Shield and Vigilant...
National Guardsmen from the 103rd Civil Support Team, Alaska, and the 72nd Civil Support Team, Nebraska, in coordination with the Anchorage Fire Department,...


Recent News Stories

Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelica Leal Soldier Stories: Staff Sgt. Angelica Leal
Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers are known to juggle the ongoing responsibilities of maintaining family, a career, education and the constant requirements of...
Soldier Stories - Pfc. Cody Genereux Soldier Stories - Pfc. Cody Genereux
Sometimes when someone chooses to join the military, things don’t go smoothly for every potential recruit. For Pfc. Cody Genereux his enlistment in the Minnesota...
Soldier Story - Sgt. Matthew Dubious Soldier Story - Sgt. Matthew Dubious
Many Guardsmen are full-time students or parents, have demanding careers or have a small business to juggle. For one Minnesota Army National Guard non-commissioned...
Soldier Stories - Spc. Tristen Pfaff Soldier Stories - Spc. Tristen Pfaff
Some will choose to spend their Minnesota summer with barbecues, yard work and other outside summertime fun. One Minnesota National Guardsman will spend three weeks...
Supplying the mission Supplying the mission
For many Soldiers, the hassle of juggling the wide array of issued items and dealing with showdowns can become quickly overwhelming. For Staff Sgt. Ken Melrose,...
Soldier Stories - Spc. Blong Kong Soldier Stories - Spc. Blong Kong
A team of around 30 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers form the 851st Vertical Engineer Company based at Camp Ripley ., recently packed their hammers and tools for a...


Recent Audio

Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Lt. Col. Mark Weber talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter about his job as Director for Strategic Communications for the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard,...
Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Lt. Col. Mark Weber talks to a reporter from The Military Exchange about his stage four cancer and the speech he made during an Army birthday celebration. Audio only.
Capt. Richard A. Rittmaster
Richard A. Rittmaster, Bloomington, Minn., talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter on "Hero of the Week" about joining the National Guard, being a Chaplain in the...
Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer
Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter about his duties, responsibilities as well as what it is like to serve his country in the Minnesota,...
Capt. Nathan Foster
Capt. Nathan Foster, Detachment Commander, Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, Minnesota National Guard, deployed in Iraq, from St. Cloud, Minn., talks...
Capt. Jon Andrews
Capt. Jon Andrews, State Falls, Minn., talks to a Minnesota News Network reporter about the National Guard's efforts to battle the wildfires in Minnesota. Audio only.


Recent Publications

Red Bull Report - 09.21.2010
Red Bull Report - 09.21.2010
Quartermaster makes dirty water drinkable; Attention on deck! Hail to the chiefs!; Basra archery range offers MWR opportunity; New Post Exchange opens on COB Basra
Red Bull Report - 09.15.2010
Red Bull Report - 09.15.2010
Silver and Black marches on COB Basra; IA Commandos graduate at Camp Dhi Qar
Red Bull Report - 08.28.2010
Red Bull Report - 08.28.2010
17th Fires Brigade assumes command in Basra, 563rd MP Co. wraps up Train the Trainer session, ISF benefit from medics training, Principles of Ramadan.
Red Bull Report - 06.09.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.09.2010
Romanian forces end mission in Iraq and MNF-I senior enlisted advisor visits 41st Fires Brigade troops.
Red Bull Report - 06.08.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.08.2010
Highway 1 reopened to Iraqi motorists and The three (plus) knife system.
Red Bull Report - 06.05.2010
Red Bull Report - 06.05.2010
IP, MPs work to build forensic lab in Basra and Soldiers from HHC, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., awarded CIB, CAB.