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Seeking help with alcoholism and PTSD

Posted: April 23, 2014 01:04 PM
Minnesota National Guard CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

"Problem drinking is a concern in our military today. But problem drinking coupled with other problems like PTSD can lead to devastating individual, family and community consequences," said Maj. John Donovan, Camp Ripley spokesperson.



Best Warrior Competition Winners

Posted: April 18, 2014 11:04 AM
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April 17

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Nine Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers competed in the 2014 Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition Apr. 8-12, 2014.

During the three-day competition, these elite competitors tested their Army aptitude, conquering urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today's operating environment.



A New Way of Doing Business

Posted: April 18, 2014 08:04 AM
Minnesota National Guard DULUTH, Minn.- Back in 2011 and 2012, the Inspector General (IG) completed a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) and found it to be wasteful, inadequate and unsustainable in the current and future resource environment. In short, the inspection system that was currently in place did not meet Title 10 requirements for commanders and the IG to inspect and report on the efficiency, economy, state of discipline and readiness of Air Force units. Something had to be done.



Minnesota Soldiers compete for title of Best Warrior

Posted: April 16, 2014 10:04 AM
Minnesota National Guard CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Nine Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers competed in the 2014 Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition Apr 9-13, 2014.

Each Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer from the five major Army National Guard organizations within the State of Minnesota were selected by their leadership for their tactical and technical skills.

"Warriors selected to compete for these prestigious titles have mastered a series of benchmarks throughout the year to qualify for the Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition," said Army Command Sergeant Major, Cynthia Kallberg.



Purple Up! event brings awareness for Month of the Military Child in Minnesota

Posted: April 15, 2014 03:04 PM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn.- April is the Month of the Military Child. On the morning of Tuesday, April 15, Minnesota's military-connected youth were honored for the first time at the State Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul, to celebrate the fourth annual "Purple Up!" day. This was an opportunity to call attention to military kids who endure special challenges when a parent serves in the Armed Forces. Event attendees wore the color purple, to symbolize all branches of the military, as a fun way to show support.

Purple Up! is a nation-wide effort initiated by Operation Military Kids. The recognition reinforces that military-connected youth play an integral role in supporting their Service member. The event was supported locally by a variety of community members and special guests to include; Governor Mark Dayton, Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard and committed civic leader Terri Popp, President of the Minnesota Military Family Tribute. They all acknowledged the resilience that military-connected youth embody, and offered a heartfelt thank you.



Purple Up! Day at the State Capitol Rotunda

Posted: April 14, 2014 08:04 AM
Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 14

ST. PAUL, Minn. -
Military families and supporters are gathering at the State Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul Tuesday morning in recognition of military youth on national "Purple Up!" day.

The program, which begins at 9 a.m. will include: recognition from The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Richard Nash; a presentation of the Governor's letter to a child whose parent is deployed; and a ground breaking announcement from the Minnesota Military Family Tribute.



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