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Visit The Minnesota Military Museum

By: Chad Taylor  |  Yesterday
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Minnesota's Two Civil Wars Exhibit (Chad Taylor)
The second stop on my “Day-Cation” tour was at Camp Ripley to tour the Minnesota Military Museum Camp Ripley is a state-owned 53,000-acre military training center located on the Mississippi River just seven miles north of Little Falls  While primarily used as a National Guard facility, it provides year-round training for all military service branches  The museum houses over 50,000 artifacts including uniforms, weapons, equipment, insignia /flags, training aids, and unique personal items  The museum reference library on military history contains over 12,000 non-circulating books, manuscripts, and pamphlets, including military technical and field manuals

Some of the permanent exhibits inside the museum on display include America at War, State Forces and Minnesotans who have received the Medal of Honor  The very cool outdoor exhibits include tanks, planes, helicopters and more  In some cases you can go inside and walk on top of them  The museum features a special exhibit currently on Minnesota’s Two Civil Wars 1861-1866

Complete with a gift shop and resource center, the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley is a must see for any family and preserves our states rich military history from over the years  The museum is located (7) miles north of Little Falls at Camp Ripley  From US Highway 10 go east to 115 and enter at the main gate (bring ID)  For more information on Camp Ripley or the Minnesota Military Museum Click Here

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Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
Minnesota National Guard JOHNSTON, Iowa - Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, assumed command of the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" during a ceremony in Rosemount, Minnesota, on December 9, 2017.

Headquartered in Minnesota, the division has been commanded almost-exclusively by members of the Minnesota National Guard since 1968.

"Typically there's been very few people who have been allowed to command the 34th Infantry Division that didn't come from the state of Minnesota," Corell said.



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Posted: 2017-12-12  11:29 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn. - Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), who recently celebrated a year full of achievements, have embraced a new name: Red Devils.

The St. Paul-based unit hosted its annual aviation brigade ball Dec. 9, at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota, where the unit's new logo was unveiled.

Soldiers of the 34th ECAB, which falls under and supports the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, will continue to wear the Red Bull insignia on their uniforms. However, they will now be known and referred to as the Red Devils, a name that pays homage to the division's historical accomplishments and fierce warfighting.



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Governor Mark Dayton installs new Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General

Posted: 2017-11-04  04:16 PM
TAG installation ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton administered the oath of office to Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, installing him as the Minnesota National Guard's 31st Adjutant General during a ceremony in St. Paul, November 4, 2017.

"General Jensen has been a tremendous leader of the Minnesota National Guard throughout his years of dedicated service," said Governor Dayton. "He has served in two top leadership positions, as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, and also as the Chief of Staff at the Guard's Joint Force Headquarters. I am confident that he will continue to provide the same outstanding leadership as his predecessor, General Rick Nash."

Jensen most recently served as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. He previously held positions as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General - Army.



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