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Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Presents Proficiency and Preparedness for Training Units

Minnesota National Guard CAMP RIPLEY, Minn- Unit commanders and senior enlisted advisors attended a commander's breakfast hosted by the Camp Ripley post commander and staff, June 3, 2014

Gathering at the Camp Ripley Town Hall, unit leadership from all over Minnesota and the surrounding states met with administrators of the various services and facilities on post

"Events like this allow us to better do our jobs with the added help and familiarity of the post resources," said Master Sgt Christopher Allen with 1st Battalion, 175th Regional Training Institute

The post commander's breakfast has ensured the continuous success of Camp Ripley's mission which is to provide the best support, facilities and resources enabling customers to train in a realistic environment while maintaining positive community relations This mission statement includes the quality training and support of federal, state and local law enforcement as well as natural resources and conservation agencies

"A lot of our information does not change, and units that have been here before know how things operate, but the customer feedback has increased and has been very positive and constructive," said Maj Joseph Sanganoo, Camp Ripley operations officer

During a light breakfast, the unit leadership was introduced to the senior staff for the post as well as representatives from the support and services facilities that are available for use at Camp Ripley

Each member of the staff has time to explain their role in the daily operations of Camp Ripley and demonstrate the procedures for requesting additional assets for training and other customer services such as family assistance or religious support

"I'm always thrilled to be able to brief the commanders directly it's the best way of communicating through them to the Soldiers," said Jason R Tate, Minnesota Joint Family Support Assistance Program, and personal financial counselor for Minnesota National Guard Service members

The post commander's breakfast is just one of many tools used to circulate Camp Ripley's resources and information Other meetings such as this will take place on Camp Ripley throughout the summer as units and organizations from all over the Midwest arrive to train

June 4, 2014
by Staff Sgt Anthony Housey
Camp Ripley Public Affairs

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