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Governor Pawlenty Proclaims Globe University/Minnesota School of Business a Yellow Ribbon Campus

On September 20, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Minnesota National Guard proclaimed Globe University/Minnesota School of Business as a Yellow Ribbon Campus This proclamation is a testament of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business’s commitment to supporting our country’s military members, their spouses and dependents through providing quality education

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From left: Governor Pawlenty, Mike Hughes, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business's director of military student services, Angie Helm, Minnesota School of Business-Rochester's director of admissions, Tom Kosel, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business's director of government relations, and Larry Shellito, Minnesota National Guard adjunct general

The proclamation states that, “the Yellow Ribbon Campus campaign honors college and university communities with exceptional records of caring for their military members and families through various programs and public works, and recognizes individuals in these communities who have sworn to uphold this standard for future military members and families”

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business employs two full-time military student services staff members to support military students, and offers four scholarships set aside specifically for military members, their spouses and dependents to reduce their cost of education

Mike Hughes, director of military student services at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, said it was an honor to receive the Yellow Ribbon Campus designation “We are grateful to be able to help military students achieve their educational and career goals,” he said “This proclamation reinforces the value our state places on serving our military students, just as they have served our state Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is honored to be part of this commitment”

Sep 29 2010






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Minnesota State Fair Military Appreciation Day to recognize women veterans

Posted: 2018-08-27  12:34 PM
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August 27, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota State Fair's eighth annual Military Appreciation Day will take place Tuesday, August 28, and provide an educational opportunity for all fairgoers to learn about Minnesota's military community. This year's theme is honoring Minnesota's women veterans.

"The Minnesota State Fair is a great opportunity to bring our community together to show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our state's veterans," said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, The Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. "This year, I am proud to stand with women veterans as we highlight their stories and contributions to our armed forces."



Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Posted: 2018-07-03  01:36 PM
NOREX 45 Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year's exchange was the second to take place during the summer months in the history of the longest-running military partnership between two nations.

"It was a great experience for both the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard," said Capt. 'Kiwi' HorgA�ien, the senior Norwegian instructor. "A cultural exchange, a social exchange and military exchange all packed into one."

The 45th exchange got off to a late start, with flight delays causing the trip to be shortened from its normal length of two weeks. The delay meant that the Minnesota Guardsmen jumped right into training, heading out to the field after just a few hours of sleep.



133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

Posted: 2018-06-29  10:48 AM
Alpena ALPENA, Michigan - Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a readiness exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.

The exercise, tagged as Iron Ore, was designed test the Airmen abilities to set up operations at an unfamiliar location and receive in depth training on Ability-To-Survive and Operate (ATSO) principles while supporting airlift and aeromedical flight operations.

To ensure mission success and readiness, Airmen had to complete training at home station prior to leaving for Alpena. Some of this training included weapons qualification, gas mask fit testing, Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) familiarization, self-aid and buddy care and career field training.



Red Bulls Kickoff Division Warfighter

Posted: 2018-06-13  01:38 PM
DIV WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - "A Warfighter is an exercise that allows the Division to evaluate their ability to maneuver assets in a battle," said Master Sgt. Greg Weaver, the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "It is designed to focus on particular areas and specific objectives to be evaluated or tested."

The Division has geared its' planning and training efforts in preparation for Warfighter since July 2017. Coordinating transportation for Soldiers and equipment was often on the mind of Maj. David Johansson, the logistics officer for the 34th ID. With the coordination of Johansson and his team, troops and equipment all converged on Camp Atterbury, enlisting the help of 89 railcars, 280 tractor-trailers, and nearly 50 buses for the movement.

"I like to say my job is to 'quiet the noise'". Johansson continued, "The noise being a real life logistical problem that could impede the exercise."



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