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Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota Guard Supports Community Flood Response

The Minnesota National Guard supports civil authorities during flood reponse efforts with a plan that communicates and documents our role of supporting civil authorities by providing forces and resources within Minnesota in response to spring flooding in order to protect life, property and provide security

- The Minnesota National Guard, under the direction of the Governor, will provide assistance to civil authorities to support flood response efforts

- When requested, the Minnesota National Guard will stand alongside neighbors and friends in flood response

- The Minnesota National Guard has nearly 14,000 Soldiers and Airmen available to assist with flood response operations

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Minnesota Guardsmen to respond to flooding in Henderson

Minnesota Guardsmen to respond to flooding in International Falls


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Minnesota Guard artillery Soldiers secure Minot during flood operations


Relief from the East

Neighbors working together

Oslo Becomes An Island, Again

The Defense of Oslo

Story of the Story

Minnesota Guard Quick Reaction Force Responds in Moorhead

Flood turns Minn. prairie town into temporary island (audio)

Fargo officials say water, intensity dropping (video)

Tiny Minn. town beats back flood waters

MN Guard practices quick reaction to levee breaches or breaks

300 Minn. Guard Soldiers on patrol in flood zone 04/11/2011

Video: Red River Flood Response

Minnesota Guard communications platform responds to Red River floods

Video: Oakport Township, Minnesota Flooding

Water receding in Fargo, but rural areas still threatened

Video: Red River Flood Response Press Conference

Dayton visits Moorhead to view flood preparations

Video: Soldiers Support Red River Flood Response

Soldiers support Red River flood response

Dayton declares flood emergency

National Guard to arrive in Moorhead

Rep. John Kline tours potential flooding areas in Second District

National Guard Flies to Higher Ground (video)

Flood of 1965: Mississippi River sets record crest

Deployment Of Floodwall At St. Paul Downtown Airport Underway


Flood preparation meetings take much of Dayton's day

Minnesota National Guard partners with community for flood planning

National Guard ready for Minn. flooding


2010 Flood Fight video

Cleaning Up After Flooding in Mankato 10/18/2010

Guard Soldiers fight Wabasha County floods 09/24/2010

Governor readies National Guard to help flood-stricken areas 09/24/2010

New floodwall keeps Nat'l Guard facility dry at St. Paul airport 03/25/2010

Flood Fight 2010 in Oslo
Written by Tech. Sgt. Brett. R. Ewald, 3/22/10

Dike and Pump Patrols in Georgetown
Written by Tech. Sgt. Brett R. Ewald, 3/21/10

Radio truck boosts flood coordination
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer, 3/20/10

TOC keeps flood fighters functional
Written by Spc. J. Princeville Lawrence, 3/18/10

Minnesota Guard Activated for Flood Duty 03/16/2010


Minnesota Guard Soldiers Thanked for Flood Assistance
Written by Spc. Joshua Dodds and Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka, 4/25/09

More than 750 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers are supporting flood fighting efforts on both sides of the Red River 04/15/2009

Minn. Guard Going To ND To Fight Flooding 04/13/2009

Camp Ripley Prepares Vehicles for Next Wave of Floods
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 4/10/09

With flood threat easing, Minn. Guard pulling out 04/03/2009

Towns in Northern Minnesota still struggling in Flood Fight 2009
Written by Officer Candidate Davin Fischer, 4/2/09

Guard Soldiers fight flood close to home 03/31/2009

Snow, ice jam continue threat in Red River flood fight 03/30/2009

Governor Pawlenty visits Soldiers during Flood Fight 2009
Written by Officer Candidate Davin Fischer, 3/30/09

National Guard is Keeping Watch - Flood Fight 2009
Written by Master Sgt. Jason Rolfe, 3/28/09

Guard stays flexible, continues to support flood effort
Written by Staff Sgt. Jon Soucy, 3/27/09

Fire, flood devastate town north of Fargo 03/27/2009

Minnesota Guard joins with community to battle flood 03/27/2009

Guard Assists in Flood Efforts
Written by Spc. Thomas Keeler, 3/25/09

In Breckenridge, guarded relief over Red River 03/25/2009

Local volunteers join flood fighting effort in Fargo 03/25/2009

National Guard battles winter storms in five states 03/25/2009

New snow, winds complicate fight against surging Red River 03/25/2009

Pawlenty seeks speedy federal flood aid 03/25/2009

Pawlenty's townhall with MN National Guard 03/25/2009

Breckenridge bands together in flood fight 03/24/2009

Lower projection on Red upstream may help Fargo 03/24/2009

Minnesota Soldiers help with battle against river 03/24/2009

One hundred more National Guard Soldiers sent to Red River 03/24/2009

Red River Valley flood: Duluth's 148th sends help 03/24/2009

State offers flood assistance 03/24/2009

Unexpected dip in river raises hope in Fargo 03/24/2009

Minnesota Guard will help the fight 03/23/2009

Minnesota, N.D. Guard respond to Red River Valley flooding 03/23/2009

Red River Valley Flooding Has North Dakota, Minnesota Guard Involved 03/22/2009


Video: National Guard Busy After Deadly Flooding 08/22/2007

Video: National Guard Busy After Deadly Flooding 08/22/2007

From Hell to High Water 08/22/2007

Guard supports flood relief efforts in southeastern Minn.
Written by Cpl. Joe Roos, 8/21/07

Video: SE Minnesota Begins Long Clean Up Process 08/20/2007

Floodwaters claim lives, ruin homes 08/20/2007

Guard responds to deadly floods in Minnesota 08/20/2007

Flooding Leaves 6 Dead, 1 Missing 08/19/2007

Video: State Leaders Deal With Another Major Disaster 08/19/2007

Video: Flood Causes Widespread Destruction in Stockton 08/19/2007

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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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