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A day at Camp Ripley with the Red Bulls

Minnesota's Red Bull brigade will deploy to Kuwait and Iraq in the spring of 2011 Reporter Nikki Tundel went to Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, Minnesota, to catch a day in the life of the 34th Infantry division and learn how they're preparing for their mission

amp Ripley morning
Little Falls, Minnesota — Service members prepare Humvees before taking them out onto the practice range at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

oing over the gun
Little Falls, Minnesota — Spc Charles Gerads momentarily struggles to align the sights with the target during weapon familiarity training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ed Bull
Little Falls, Minnesota — Sgt Tristyn Runia is one of the 2700 members of Minnesota's Red Bull brigade being deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in the spring of 2011 Theirs will be the largest Minnesota National Guard deployment since World War II (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

hoking challenge
Little Falls, Minnesota — Part of combatives training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, is learning how to choke an enemy combatant On November 20, 2010, service members practiced choking techniques on each other -- under the watchful eye of an instructor (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

e-energized
Little Falls, Minnesota — After a morning dose of caffeine, Sgt Jozy Olson (left) and Staff Sgt Joshua Stinson joke around before heading back out for battle training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ilitary paperwork
Little Falls, Minnesota — All service members must go through Soldier Readiness Processing at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota Here they wait for appointments with doctors, dentists or legal experts They can also sign up for life insurance and fill out their wills (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

uns
Little Falls, Minnesota — Members of the Red Bulls brigade prepare their machine guns for the day's activities at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 Before this military training, many service members had never touched a gun of any kind (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

hoot house
Little Falls, Minnesota — Service members enter the "shoot house" at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 The multi-roomed structure represents a building or home that may contain insurgents Here they practice knocking down bolted doors, navigating narrow passageways and attacking enemy targets (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ovement techniques
Little Falls, Minnesota — Members of HHC 1-194 go through a series of "common tasks" on November 20, 2010 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota This training focuses on military movement techniques and battle drills (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ne-on-one
Little Falls, Minnesota — Sgt Andrew Leino and 2nd Lt Jacob Lefever take part in combatives training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 Instructors say those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan face more house-to-house missions than soldiers in past wars As a result, today's deployment preparation includes a variety of one-on-one exercises to prepare soldiers for potential one-on-one attacks in the field (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ourishment break
Little Falls, Minnesota — Service members take a quick lunch break during training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 Their weekend MREs include everything from fruit to potato chips to Smuckers Crustables (jelly sandwiches with the crusts removed) (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

esources
Little Falls, Minnesota — While at Camp Ripley, members of the Red Bull brigade have the opportunity to talk with a chaplain When they check in for their appointments, Sgt David Torry offers them everything from brochures on stress management to rosaries (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

ar-like training
Little Falls, Minnesota — Pfc Sophia Vaughn tries to overpower Spc Ricardo Gomez in a combative training exercise at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota, on November 20, 2010 Instructors will run members of Minnesota's Red Bull brigade through as many war-like experiences as possible before their 2011 deployment (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel) link to this photo

Photos by Nikki Tundel
November 23, 2010

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