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Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Training Center
Introduction Camp Ripley

Camp Ripley Training Center, located near Little Falls, Minn., is a 53,000-acre regional training installation featuring numerous ranges and state-of-the-art facilities to support military and civilian agency training requirements. In addition to providing premier training opportunities, CRTC remains committed to stewardship of the land through environmental initiatives, partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and working toward becoming a Net Zero installation.

2015 Accomplishments

As demand for the post’s facilities have greatly increased, so too has the ability of the installation to fulfill those training requests. In 2015, CRTC oversaw approximately 358,000 total days of military training and 62,000 training days for local and state authorities, which surpassed 2014’s training total by 40,000 days.

In 2015 CRTC conducted three Exportable Combat Training Capabilities exercises for the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Nebraska National Guard’s 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and South Dakota National Guard’s 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Despite the aggressive challenge of executing three rotations, utilizing all of the installation's resources, post-exercise reviews found that all unit commanders' training objectives were either met or exceeded.

Major construction projects and renovations to CRTC’s Education Center were completed in 2015. These efforts resulted in an immediate boost for military and governmental agencies undergoing large-scale training events, including the Vigilant Guard exercise and the 1st ABCT’s Warfighter exercise. CRTC also opened the Medical Simulation Training Center in 2015, which offers Military Occupational Specialty education for medics and also refresher courses for combat medics and civilian responders.

Lastly, CRTC leadership fostered Minnesota’s State Partnership Program with Croatia by hosting advisors from the Croatian Army and sending a contingent of Soldiers and Airmen to Croatia – efforts aimed at making improvements to Croatia’s Slunj Training Range so that it may be considered as a future regional training center for NATO forces.

2016 Objectives

In 2016 the annual American/Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange will be held in the summer for only the second time in the program’s 43rd iteration. The longest-running military exchange between any two nations, NOREX promotes goodwill and sharpens military readiness while providing opportunities for cultural understanding between Minnesota and Norway.

CRTC will continue to host veterans outdoor activities, including Trolling for the Troops, Disabled Veteran’s Deer Hunt, Muzzle Loader Deer Hunt and several others. These programs provide service members opportunities to experience the outdoors while ensuring safe and responsible use of the post's environment and resources.



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