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CAMP RIPLEY, Minn - The Camp Ripley Citizen's Advisory Committee meets quarterly to discuss Camp Ripley and its effects on the community
On December 13, 2012 Camp Ripley held a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting followed by a free holiday meal catered by Coburn's and Perkins for over 450 of the installation's employees
Army Brig Gen Neal Loidolt, Director of the Joint Staff for the Minnesota National Guard, thanked Camp Ripley employees for their work and effort in 2012 and also said, "It's important to recognize the great work our employees continue to accomplish in a fiscally constrained environment"
The event is held annually in conjunction with the Citizen's Committee meeting to allow for employees to meet and greet local businessman and legislators from the Crow Wing and Morrison County area
"Local community members donate this meal to thank our employees for all the hard work they do for not only Camp Ripley, but also our local communities," said Camp Ripley Post Commander, Army Col Scott St Sauver
Another role of the Citizens Advisory Committee is to discuss how Camp Ripley is viewed in the community and how it can be a better neighbor
"What can we do better?" asked St Sauver during the in-depth discussion with the committee The committee commenced with an hour long brainstorming session, talking about ideas and suggestions of how to improve Camp Ripley
Dec 14, 2012
1st Lt Blake E St Sauver
Camp Ripley Public Affairs
Posted: 2016-02-12 12:42 PM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Throughout a military career that spanned several decades, retired Army Master Sgt. Ivy Alexander successfully managed the many challenges of deployments, a civilian career and raising a family.
Alexander attributes some of her career success to the skills she developed as an Army paralegal specialist, where her ability to conduct thorough research on any given issue was invaluable to the commanders and judge advocates she supported.
Posted: 2016-02-10 02:18 PM CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - Soldiers of the Iowa National Guard's Special Troops Battalion visited Camp Ripley, Feb. 8-13 to train in Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Operators and technicians of Company B, Brigade Special Troops Battalion a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division conducted training along with Minnesota "Redbulls" in order to meet mandatory requirements for UAS operation.
"It's an annual requirement, we have to maintain a certain amount of flight time in order to stay certified," said Staff Sgt. Francisco Hernandez, group leader.
Posted: 2016-02-03 11:48 AM CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol began its 57th Trooper Academy Jan. 25 at Camp Ripley.
"Our first training school was held on Camp Ripley from May to July of 1931," said Lt. Eric Barthel, training academy officer.
Since its creation on April 24, 1929, the Minnesota State Patrol has maintained a presence of state law enforcement officers on Minnesota highways. They became ambassadors of "good will" to let people see them, get acquainted with them and to enforce the provisions of the law.
Posted: 2016-01-29 01:22 PM The Army Criminal Investigation Command receives hundreds of allegations a month from victims who state they got involved in an online relationship with someone, on a legitimate dating website or other social media website, who claims to be a U.S. Soldier. The "Soldier" then begins asking for money for various false service-related needs such as transportation costs, communication fees, marriage, processing and medical fees. Victims of these online scams have lost tens of thousands of dollars, with a very low possibility of recovery.
The U.S. has established numerous task force organizations to deal with this growing epidemic; unfortunately, many times the people committing these scams are from foreign countries using untraceable email addresses, routing accounts through numerous locations around the world and utilizing pay per hour Internet cyber cafes, which often times maintain no accountability of use.