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Camp Ripley and Community Share Holiday Cheer

Minnesota National Guard CAMP RIPLEY, Minn- Staff members of Camp Ripley met with members of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for a quarterly meeting to discuss the impact and effects Camp Ripley has on the surrounding community

Additionally the committee joined the employees of Camp Ripley for a holiday meal and celebration, Dec 12, 2013

"This is a great time of the year to see where we stand on current projects, and get the ball rolling on new ones," said Rich Collins of the Morrison County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

A brief presentation was made by Col Scott St Sauver, Camp Ripley Post Commander, following introductions of the Camp Ripley Staff and Citizen's Committee Members Col Jon Jensen, Joint Chief of Staff for the Minnesota National Guard, attended the meeting and was instrumental in answering questions pertaining to upcoming events and exercises within Minnesota

"We are very grateful for the support the community has shown to not only our Service members, but the hundreds of out-of-state contractors we have had to bring here to train our forces," said Jensen "We are expecting to see a large increase in the use of Camp Ripley by multi-service, multi-agency training exercises"

Following the meeting, everyone was invited to a free holiday meal catered by the Little Falls Coburn's and Perkins These agencies have put on a holiday meal for Camp Ripley employees for the past eight years

Jensen thanked Camp Ripley employees for their hard work during 2013 and recognized several military and civilian employees for their significant contributions to the Minnesota National Guard

"I know more than occasionally you wonder if anybody is paying attention to your work, well we do," said Jensen

December 20, 2013
by Staff Sgt Anthony Housey
Camp Ripley Public Affairs



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