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Recent Photos

Twins Opening Day 2016 Twins Opening Day 2016
Col. Jim Johnson, 133rd Airlift Wing commander, and Airmen from the 133rd raise the US flag at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., prior to the Twins home opening...
Active Shooter Exercise Aims to Strengthen Response Active Shooter Exercise Aims to Strengthen Response
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - Minnesota National Guard Soldiers participate in an active shooter exercise with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and nearly a dozen other...
Minnesota National Guard promotes its first female general Minnesota National Guard promotes its first female general
Air Force Col. Sandra L. Best is promoted to brigadier general by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Richard Nash...
Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy
Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson, a UH-60 standardization instructor with the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, found his passion as a unit victim...
BCBS of Minnesota Yellow Ribbon Company Proclamation BCBS of Minnesota Yellow Ribbon Company Proclamation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is recognized by the state of Minnesota as a Yellow Ribbon Company in a ceremony Jan. 22, 2016 in Eagan, Minn. Distinguished...
A wreath for every headstone A wreath for every headstone
First time volunteer Rosie Hauge arranges wreaths around the center of the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery just outside of Camp Ripley Training Center in...


Recent Video

Vigilant Guard 2015 - Medical Evacuations and Decontamination Vigilant Guard 2015 - Medical Evacuations and...
B-Roll of the exercise Vigilant Guard 2015 at Camp Ripley, Minn. showing mock extractions of injured people and decontamination teams.
Vigilant Guard 2015 - Minnesota Vigilant Guard 2015 - Minnesota
Vigilant Guard Exercise in Camp Ripley Training Center in Minnesota. Vigilant Guard, a United States Northern Command and National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise...
851st VEC in Croatia 2015 851st VEC in Croatia 2015
Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Croatian Army, Mechanized Armored Brigade are working together in partnership with...
HCA Croatia 2015 HCA Croatia 2015
A short time lapse of the re-tiling of the community centers roof. Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers from the 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Croatian...
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...


Recent News Stories

Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy
Minnesota Guardsman finds new passion through advocacy By Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a...
Former Soldier continues to lead, mentor Former Soldier continues to lead, mentor
Retired Army Master Sgt. Ivy Alexander continues to lead and mentor others in her community, church and civilian workplace.
A wreath for every headstone A wreath for every headstone
Community members from around the region assembled for the National Remembrance Ceremony at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery located just outside Camp Ripley...
Red Bull moms take care of business Red Bull moms take care of business
Being a mom is a big responsibility. Being a National Guard Soldier on top of that can be even more difficult. But thanks to a new Army policy, new moms can still...
Running the war simulator Running the war simulator
Effective Infantrymen practice marksmanship and map reading; successful armor crewmen practice maneuvering and tank gunnery; and efficient headquarters staffs hone...
Red Bulls participate in Yama Sakura Red Bulls participate in Yama Sakura
The 34th ID continues commitment to U.S.-Japan partnership.


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

Minnesota National Guard Annual Report, The - 09.02.2015
Minnesota National Guard Annual Report, The - 09.02.2015
The Changing Dynamics of Veteran Employment in Minnesota and U.S.
Minnesota National Guard Annual Report, The - 03.25.2015
Minnesota National Guard Annual Report, The - 03.25.2015
2014 Annual Report for the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, based in Duluth, Minn.
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.