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Camp Ripley to host open house, Patriot Guard World Record Flag Line attempt

STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
MINNESOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
OFFICE OF THE POST COMMANDER
CAMP RIPLEY
15000 HIGHWAY 115
LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA 56345-4173

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September 15, 2009

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Camp Ripley to host open house, Patriot Guard World Record Flag Line attempt

Camp Ripley will host an open house in its Cantonment area Sunday, September 20th, from 10 am to 3 pm The purpose of the open house is to provide the community, Soldiers and veterans an opportunity to view different aspects of operations and training conducted at the Camp Ripley Training Center throughout the year The event, which is free and open to the public, is also held to show appreciation for community support, sacrifices of veterans and service members of the Minnesota National Guard

In addition to the open house, the Minnesota Patriot Guard will attempt a world-record flag line The Patriot Guard is a not-for-profit group which assists deployed service members during their return and the families of fallen service members during funeral ceremonies

During the open house, visitors will be able to view several equipment displays, including UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, an M1A1 Tank, an M2 A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, as well as other military vehicles � In addition to the displayed vehicles, visitors will also have the opportunity to ride in a High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the military equipment

Several local civilian agencies will also be on hand to display their equipment, including State and Local police, Morrison County Sheriffs Mounted Posse, Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Entertainment will be provided by the 34th Infantry Division Band and Cody James Entertainment Meals and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the event

For additional information, contact:
SGT Daryl G Sanford
Camp Ripley Public Affairs Office
Phone: � (320) 616-3122
Email: darylgsanford@us.army.mil

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