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Camp Ripleys Open House Shares the Success of One Team

Camp Ripley open house CAMP RIPLEY, Minn - Vehicles, aircraft and equipment of the Minnesota National Guard were on display for the biennial Camp Ripley Open House, Sept 20, 2015

In addition to military displays, state and local law enforcement, fire departments and first responders participated in the event focused on the 'One Team' concept involving inter-agency partnerships

"It is our pleasure to highlight the capabilities of the Minnesota National Guard and the interoperability it has with inter-agencies in responding jointly to domestic operations within the state," said Col Scott St Sauver, Camp Ripley garrison commander

Staffed by knowledgeable operators from various units and agencies, approximately 3,000 visitors toured military and civilian vehicles The UH-60 Black Hawk, M109A6 Howitzer and M1A1 Abrams Tank were just a few of the military vehicles on display

Additionally, staff from Morrison County, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and local firefighters shared their information and equipment with the public

"It was such a fun event and beautiful weather," said Laura Williamson who visited with her three children "There was so much for them to see and do, they were so excited," she added

During a short ceremony, Lt. Col. Chad Sackett, Camp Ripley deputy garrison commander, recognized the accomplishments of the Minnesota National Guard's inter-agency partnerships and training throughout the past few years

Minnesota State Patrol Col Matt Langer attended the ceremony as a guest speaker sharing his and the State Patrol's relationship with Camp Ripley over the years

"I've been working with Camp Ripley for many many years," said Langer "Camp Ripley is a tremendous asset to the State of Minnesota Our partnership between the state patrol and the base is essential to our department," added Langer

Sheriff Shawn Larsen of Morrison County and other members of the Camp Ripley advisory board were also recognized for their participation and contributions to Camp Ripley

September 20, 2015
by Staff Sgt Anthony Housey
Camp Ripley Public Affairs



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