American, Kuwaiti aviation work toward partnership
Posted: October 20, 2014 07:51 AM
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- Three Kuwaiti air force crew chiefs visited Camp Buehring on Oct. 14, 2014, for a partnership visit with 2/147th Assault Helicopter Battalion to strengthen the interoperability relationship between the U.S. Army and Kuwait air force.
"Our goal is to increase the aviation partnership from which we can build cross training and mission training relationships," said 1st Sgt. Randall Carter, C Company, 2/147th AHB.
133rd Airlift Wing Welcomes home Security Forces Squadron members from deployment
Posted: October 16, 2014 09:34 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn.- Thirteen airmen from the Minnesota National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron are scheduled to return Friday to Minnesota following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia.
"During this deployment, the 133rd airmen melded with their active duty counterparts and utilized their citizen-airmen experiences and training to help fight the war on terrorism in an overseas environment," said Col. Terrance Sieben, the security forces squadron commander.
MPD Sgt. Blackwell: 'We're human, we have hearts, we care about people'
Posted: October 16, 2014 08:42 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.(KMSP)- Talking with Minneapolis police Sgt. Katie Blackwell, it's clear she truly cares about her job and the people who live and work in the first precinct.When a man was sexually assaulting women in Ramp C downtown last week Sgt. Blackwell took it personally, making his arrest a top priority. The suspect was in custody within 48 hours.
"We just won't tolerate predators walking through our city and our communities, so yeah, I took it pretty personally," Sgt. Blackwell said.
To understand why she cares so much, one has to know where she's coming from, and it's quite a story. She grew up one of 10 kids in northeast Minneapolis, something Sgt. Blackwell says helps her connect with her community.
National Public Land Day supports community project
Posted: October 15, 2014 01:46 PM
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Little Falls High School students joined members of the Camp Ripley environmental team on Oct. 2, 2014, to assist with a forestry management project.
"We are always looking for projects outside the classroom," said Doug Ploof, agricultural sciences teacher at Little Falls High School. "Exposure to the kind of hands-on work done in this field is great education for these kids. Their enthusiasm to come on the Camp Ripley and work with people doing this everyday made the hard work well worth it."
South Haven man rescues 1 driver; crash kills another
Posted: October 15, 2014 11:54 AM
KIMBALL, Minn.- The Minnesota State Patrol is crediting a good Samaritan from South Haven for saving a driver involved in a fiery crash Thursday morning that killed a St. Cloud woman.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at 5:54 a.m. on Minnesota Highway 15 at 150th Street. A Dodge Caravan was traveling north on Highway 15 and tried to pass a car when it collided head-on with a Mercury Marquis that was traveling south on Highway 15, according to the patrol.
Largest Minnesota National Guard subordinate command leads U.S. units in readiness
Posted: October 14, 2014 11:19 AM
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.- While 2014 is coming to a close, the Minnesota National Guard is looking to finalize the structural reorganizations that have been implemented over the past year.
As Col. Robert Intress, commander of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division put it, "We're on the precipice of a very big period of change."
Already the largest of the Minnesota Army National Guard's four major subordinate commands, the 1/34th ABCT has seen a new field artillery battery added to their 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery, as well as the addition of the 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment out of Stowe, Ohio, which is aligned for training. The 1/34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion was also converted into the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion, adding additional engineering capabilities to the unit.