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Minnesota National Guard
Commissioner tours new Camp Ripley facility

Minnesota National GuardCAMP RIPLEY, Minn - Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Richard Nash and Camp Ripley Post Commander, Col Scott St Sauver hosted a tour of Camp Ripley for Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner Ramona Dohman on Nov 28, 2012

The visit comes days prior to the Grand Opening of a new state owned Emergency Vehicle Operations Course built as a joint undertaking between the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs and the Minnesota State Patrol, a subsidiary organization to the Department of Public Safety

The new Emergency Vehicle Operations Course is a high and low speed 43 mile road course, with both rural and urban settings, an interchange, a skills pad, a skid pan, and an urban simulation area

"The course will allow for standardized training for all Minnesota State Patrolman," says Minnesota State Patrol Lt Adam Fulton "The facility further cements our partnerships with the National Guard and will create efficient training opportunities for all of our state agencies"

Commissioner Dohman also toured the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility and the Emergency Management Training Center Both facilities often host training for organizations underneath the Department of Public Safety

"It's important that the commissioners of our state agencies know the training assets on Camp Ripley," said St Sauver "With budgets tightening, it's imperative that our military and non-military customers create efficient methods to sustain their capabilities"

The Grand Opening of the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course will be held on November 29, 2012 from 1-3 pm

1st Lt Blake E St Sauver
Camp Ripley Public Affairs Officer
Nov 28, 2012

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