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.

2014 Accomplishments

Over the years the demand for the post’s facilities has greatly increased as CRTC has expanded its ability to meet the training needs for a variety of organizations. In 2014 the installation oversaw more than 320,000 days of training, including 60,000 training days for local and state authorities. With new construction being completed and additional classroom space and lodging becoming available, CRTC will be able to support additional demand. By supporting the deliberate archaeological clearing of training areas on CRTC and turning over inadvertent discoveries along the Mississippi River – a critical natural resource that ties the modern-day installation to the indigenous population – Camp Ripley was able to help preserve Native American culture and strengthen its relationship with the community.

Camp Ripley proudly shared its ties to the Native American community with 100 visiting Norwegian soldiers – part of the Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange held annually at CRTC – by participating in a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe competitive powwow.

Camp Ripley continued its relationship with the Morrison County Yellow Ribbon Network to provide resources and support to the service members, military families and veterans in the area. Through the network, local institutions increased their capability to support service members and their families.

2015 Objectives

In 2015 CRTC, which also oversees the Arden Hills Army Training Site, will continue to provide premier training facilities. Leadership will identify additional opportunities to add amenities, such as the laundry facilities added in 2014, and fund new construction to further enhance the post’s training capabilities.

New construction initiatives at CRTC include the Joint Emergency Response Training Center, which will facilitate interagency training, and a short-term ordnance storage facility, which will help support the increase of requests for weapons training on Camp Ripley with an eye toward safety and security.



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