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VIDEO: Soldier mom comes home on Veteran's Day

Veterans Day ended with a true honor for Minnesota National Guard soldiers serving in Kuwait.
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2012/11/12/1699283/

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Seeking help with alcoholism and PTSD

Posted: 2014-04-23  01:51 PM
Minnesota National Guard CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

"Problem drinking is a concern in our military today. But problem drinking coupled with other problems like PTSD can lead to devastating individual, family and community consequences," said Maj. John Donovan, Camp Ripley spokesperson.



Best Warrior Competition Winners

Posted: 2014-04-18  11:08 AM
Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Nine Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers competed in the 2014 Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition Apr. 8-12, 2014.

During the three-day competition, these elite competitors tested their Army aptitude, conquering urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, written exams, and warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today's operating environment.



A New Way of Doing Business

Posted: 2014-04-18  08:28 AM
Minnesota National Guard DULUTH, Minn.- Back in 2011 and 2012, the Inspector General (IG) completed a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS) and found it to be wasteful, inadequate and unsustainable in the current and future resource environment. In short, the inspection system that was currently in place did not meet Title 10 requirements for commanders and the IG to inspect and report on the efficiency, economy, state of discipline and readiness of Air Force units. Something had to be done.



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