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National Guard leaders bring training to the table
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 05/28/2014

Camp Ripley: an environmental model
Written by Public Affairs, 04/10/2014

Guard Sees Savings, Ready Force from Flight Simulators
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 03/26/2014

Experience Prevails During Thaw from Long Winter
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 03/19/2014

International partners develop optimal force structure at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 03/10/2014

Employees of Camp Ripley welcome Little Falls job shadow students
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 02/20/2014

Camp Ripley Runs at Full Speed for Annual Sled Dog Race
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 02/14/2014

Service Member Athletes Exercise on a Sustainable Infrastructure
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 02/05/2014

Advisors Explain Financial Success to Employees of Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 01/30/2014

Minnesota Adjutant General visits Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 01/15/2014

Minnesota National Guard Aims for Optimal Force Structure
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 01/04/2014

Camp Ripley Completes Holiday Triple Play
Written by Public Affairs, 12/23/2013

Camp Ripley and Community Share Holiday Cheer
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 12/20/2013

Lindbergh Print Unveiled at Camp Ripley
Written by Public Affairs, 12/20/2013

Veterans Reach Out to the Community During Local Coat Giveaway
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 12/17/2013

Sustainability a key priority for the Minnesota National Guard
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 11/28/2013

Local Eagle Scout Project Maintains Community History
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 11/12/2013

Dead Trees Provide Training for Camp Ripley Staff and Partners
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 11/05/2013

Military Firefighters Stay Sharp on Recovery Equipment
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 11/02/2013

Canadian military gives thanks during training at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 10/23/2013

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Program Grows in the Community
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 06/28/2013

Minnesota National Guard welcomes UK exchange
Written by Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey, 06/19/2013

Camp Ripley works around the clock to ensure smooth operations
Written by Minnesota National Guard, 06/12/2013

State Chemical Emergency Response Force Conducts Readiness Exercise
Written by Public Affairs, 05/22/2013

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 05/01/2013

Minnesota 175th RTI becomes Institution of Excellence
Written by Public Affairs, 04/17/2013

College Fair Helps Pave Path to a Successful Future
Written by Public Affairs, 04/05/2013

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 04/01/2013

Camp Ripley Roads and Grounds Department Battles Spring Snowfalls
Written by Public Affairs, 03/18/2013

Veteran Reintegration Focus of Central Minnesota Forum
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 03/13/2013

Tankers Conduct Winter Operations
Written by Public Affairs, 03/10/2013

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 03/01/2013

National Guard Biathlon Championship Brings Elite Biathletes to Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 02/28/2013

Minnesota, Norway Partnership Grows Strong at Camp Ripley
Written by Public Affairs, 02/20/2013

Minnesota Military Museum Seeks Volunteers
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 02/06/2013

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 02/01/2013

Minnesota's Dalberg competes in Jr. World Biathlon
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 02/01/2013

Camp Ripley: The Medium is the Message
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 01/16/2013

Civilian Advisors Important to Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 01/09/2013

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 01/01/2013

Wreaths Honor Fallen Veterans
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 12/15/2012

Local Businesses Give Back to Service members
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 12/03/2012

Kinship program promotes serving veterans in the community
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 12/03/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 12/01/2012

Commissioner tours new Camp Ripley facility
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 11/28/2012

New state-of-the-art emergency training facilities at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 11/21/2012

Archers hunt deer, deer ticks at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 10/28/2012

Seminar prepares soon-to-be retirees
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 10/20/2012

Red Shirt Rally Shows Support
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 10/12/2012

Four Minnesota Guard Soldiers added to Court of Honor
Written by Minnesota National Guard, 10/10/2012

Award Winning Training School conducts Recovery Training
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 10/03/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 10/01/2012

Tribute to the Troops raises thousands for Gold Star Families
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 09/09/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 09/01/2012

Chaplain Corps trains at Camp Ripley for wider mission
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 08/27/2012

Hockey Camp keeps hockey alive for military kids
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 08/21/2012

Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team trains at Camp Ripley
Written by Public Affairs, 08/14/2012

St. Cloud radio station broadcasts live from Camp Ripley
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 08/01/2012

Minnesota religious leaders visit 133rd and Camp Ripley
Written by Public Affairs, 08/01/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 08/01/2012

Services to Service members receive upgrade at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 07/19/2012

Polish Land Forces Commander observes training at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 07/11/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 07/01/2012

Military teens share experiences at state summit
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 06/25/2012

Operation Gone with the Wind trains Minnesota's first responders
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 06/21/2012

Trolling for the Troops takes Vets fishing
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 06/08/2012

New program preps Minnesota recruits for Basic Training
Written by Public Affairs, 06/02/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 06/01/2012

CACTF brings realistic training capabilities to Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 05/31/2012

Memorial Day services to be held at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 05/25/2012

Advanced combat simulators utilized at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 05/16/2012

Faith communities plan military family support
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 05/03/2012

Camp Ripley volunteers in the Little Falls Day of Caring
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 05/02/2012

Ripley Reporter.pdf
Written by Public Affairs, 05/01/2012

Earth Day at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 04/22/2012

Red Bull film Memorial Day¯screened at Camp Ripley
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 04/14/2012

New Emergency Management Training Center opens at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 04/11/2012

Lt. Col. Kruse becomes MNNG Deputy Chief of Staff - Logistics
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 04/10/2012

A Push for Financial Literacy
Written by Public Affairs, 04/04/2012

Warrior to Citizen Conference preps military for civilian work
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 03/27/2012

Camp Ripley provides new services for Soldiers and military families
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 03/26/2012

State Legislators and Military Advisory Group tour Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Blake St Sauver, 03/12/2012

SCTC students use their skills to help Soldier
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 02/16/2012

Camp Ripley commander speaks at environmental forum
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 01/08/2012

Norwegian Exchange Farewell Banquet
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 02/19/2012

Norwegian Home Guard officers hit the airwaves

Written by Maj. John Donovan, 02/15/2012

Norwegian Home Guard training at Camp Ripley
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 02/14/2012


Twins caravan stops at Camp Ripley

Written by Maj. John Donovan, 1/30/2012

Minnesota Hosts Regional National Guard Biathlon
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 1/25/2012

Senator Parry visits Camp Ripley
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 1/19/12

Camp Ripley commander speaks at environmental forum
Written by Maj. John Donovan, 1/8/12

Quick reaction force training at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 11/9/11

Aviation Soldiers conduct air assault training at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 11/7/11

Officers and Warrant Officers graduate at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 10/9/11

Minnesota Guard names Court of Honor dignitaries
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 10/3/11

Camp Ripley Regional Training Institute Graduates Medics
Written by Sgt. John Angelo, 9/22/11

Vietnam veterans welcomed home at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 9/18/11

Camp Ripley thanks community with open house
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 9/18/11

Camp Ripley Soldiers assist in Operation Labor of Love
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 9/9/11

Camp Ripley presents public service award to land usage expert
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/27/11

Officer Candidates earn gold bar at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/18/11

682nd Engineers conduct War Fighter exercise
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/18/11

Wisconsin Guard water team trains at Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer, 8/14/11

Engineers rebuild training facility
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/13/11

Youth Camp closing ceremonies
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/7/11

Minnesota Soldiers earn meritorious unit award
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/6/11

Retired Guard members are a big part of Minnesota Youth Camps
Written by Master Sgt. Rich Kemp, 8/1/11

Ripley Reporter.pdf
8/11

Retiring of the American Flag at Youth Camp
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/29/11

Retired Minneapolis General inducted into hall of fame
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/20/11

Civil War exhibit opens
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/18/11

Croatian leaders visit troops
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/18/11

Housefire is good training for Camp Ripley, Pierz, Randall firefighters
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/25/11


Boy Scouts rendezvous at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/13/11

Guard leaders from three states visit officer candidate training
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/12/11

Soldiers and veterans enjoy Trolling for Troops event
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/09/11


Day of Caring draws Little Falls volunteers
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 5/11/11

Lt. Col. Williams takes charge of General Studies Battalion
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 5/7/11

Vets Hunt Turkeys at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/22/11

Technicians reunite at retiree breakfast
Written by Officer Candidate Trista LaFontaine, 4/22/11

Employers observe Guard training firsthand during Bosslift
Written by Officer Candidate Trista LaFontaine, 4/21/11

Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/17/11

Officer Candidates study Civil War tactics at Gettysburg
Written by Officer Candidate Trista LaFontaine, 4/16/11

Central Lakes Search and Rescue trains at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 3/29/11

Camp Ripley is part of statewide fisher study
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 3/15/11

DNR visits Black Bear Den at Camp Ripley
Written by Officer Candidiate Trista LaFontaine, 3/8/11

Norwegian Exchange Buddy Weekend
Written by Officer Candidiate Trista LaFontaine, 2/21/11

Norwegians, Croatians train with U.S. M4 at Ripley
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 2/15/11

An American meal for the Norwegian Exchange
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 2/15/11

Ripley Reporter.pdf
2/11

Camp Ripley holds annual scheduling conference
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 1/27/11

Camp Ripley hosts 2011 Central Region Biathlon
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 1/15/11

Brainerd, Baxter seeks Yellow Ribbon Community status
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 1/13/11

Camp Ripley Commander receives promotion to Colonel
Written by Officer Candidate Trista LaFontaine, 1/6/11

Ripley Reporter.pdf
1/11

Minnesota Guard Retirees and Vets honored at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 10/3/10

Student leaders team up with other schools at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 9/13/10

Tribute to the Troops
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 9/12/10

Sen Franken shown Camp Ripley capabilities
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/26/10

State Marksmanship Tournament
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/24/10

Ripley Reporter
8/10.pdf

Marine Wing gets new enlisted leader at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/23/10

Minnesota Guard comrades compete at combatives tournament
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 7/17/10

Homemade quilts warm Soldiers hearts
Written by Spc. Zac Mangas, 7/16/10

Ripley Reporter
July.pdf

Wayne Hayes receives promotion 21 years after retirement

Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/19/10

New commander among changes at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/5/10

Col. Rich Weaver Retirement
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 5/22/10

Authority is passed to new 1-194 commander
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/30/10

Children's Honor Squad and Camp Ripley aid Afghanistan
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/27/10

Girl Scout expands Camp Ripley environmental classroom
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/26/10

Retirees meet new Minnesota Guard leadership
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/21/10

257th MPs earn both Soldier and NCO of the Year
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/18/10

Minnesota Guard Soldiers compete for annual honors
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 4/15/10

Ripley Reporter
Apr-June.pdf

Camp Ripley and DNR burn ranges
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 3/31/10

Colonel Schmitz Retirement
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 3/18/10

FOB training expands at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth R.  Toole. 3/17/10

Spc. Cauley: All American Fallen Hero
Written by Sgt. Jodi Krause, 10/20/09

Four Minn. Soldiers inducted into Court of Honor
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 10/4/09

Leather, Chrome and the Red, White and Blue showcased at Camp Ripley Open House
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 8/20/09

Warrant Officer Candidates assist Habitat for Humanity
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 8/27/09

Camp Ripley receives new Tactical Fire Fighting Truck
Written by Sgt. Daryl Sanford, 8/27/09

Youth Camp 2009 is underway
Written by Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs, 7/30/09

12th Annual Bataan Memorial March
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 5/9/09

Air Incident Exercise Completed
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 4/14/09

Camp Ripley Prepares Vehicles for Next Wave of Floods
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 4/10/09

851st Vertical Engineer Company honored at Freedom Salute
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 10/15/08

USA Honor Squad Gets New Learship
Written by Spc. Paul Giddings, 05/02/08

International Rapid Reaction Force Weapons Familiarization at Ripley
Written by OC Ken Toole and Sgt. Joe Roos, 02/23/08

Senior Training Coordinators visit Little Falls
Written by OC Ken Toole, 02/20/08

Central Regional Biathlon hosted by Camp Ripley
Written by OC Ken Toole, 01/11/08

Bernick's Pepsi Donates to the Camp Ripley Family Assistance Center
Written by Sgt. Daniel Bednarek, 12/17/07

Holiday Gift Giving Program-Morrison County
Written by Sgt. Daniel Bednarek, 12/17/07

New MWR Facility
Written by Officer Candidate Kenneth R. Toole, 12/06/07

Annual Influenza Vaccination
Written by Officer Candidate Kenneth R. Toole, 12/01/07

Veteran's Day Play
Written by Officer Candidate Kenneth R. Toole, 11/12/07

UND Plane Recovery
Written by Officer Candidate Kenneth R. Toole, 10/25/07

Educator Lift
Written by OC Ken Toole, 10/24/07

Deployed Soldier Deer Hunt in Second Year
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/5/07

Motorcycle Safety Training at Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/30/07

Camp Ripley River Run
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/23/07

Open House at Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/23/07

Customer Service Training at Camp Ripley

Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/19/07

1-194, CAB Change of Command
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/10/07

Croatian General visits Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 8/23/07

Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Flag Disposal Ceremony
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 8/3/07

Operation Make a Wish
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 7/22/07

851st Vertical Engineering Company Deploys to Iraq for the Second Time
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 7/21/07

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Luncheon at Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 6/26/07

Labor Leaders Visit Camp Ripley
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 6/25/07

Little Falls Dam Festival
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 6/23/07

Department of Natural Resources Security Training
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 6/6/07

Veterans of Foreign Wars Commanders Education Course at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 6/3/07

Freedom Ride
Written by Sgt. Daryl G. Sanford, 5/5/07

Governor Pawlenty's Yellow Ribbon Task Force
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 5/3/07

Practicing for an Emergency
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 4/24/07

Retirees Breakfast at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 4/18/07

Burning the Ranges at the Alpha Complex
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 4/17/07

A man who helps to make it happen
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 2/21/07

Norwegian Home Guard Soldiers Continue Training
Written by Spc. Thomas Keeler, 2/21/07

Norwegian Exchange Preparation Weekend at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 2/21/07

Cultural Experience
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 2/17/07

First Timers
Written by Sgt Lynette Hoke, 2/16/07

Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 2/2/07

Norwegian Exchange Preparation Weekend at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 1/21/07

Twins Caravan
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 1/16/07

Citizens Committee Gathers at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 12/7/06

Adjutant General and Post Commander Holiday Social
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 12/7/06

Job Shadow at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/26/06

Educator Lift Day at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/26/06

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/19/06


Camp Ripley Hosts Nation to Nation Event
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/11/06

Returning Minnesota National Guard Veterans Join Forces with DAV in Camp Ripley Deer Hunt
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 10/8/06

MNDOT trains new drivers at Camp Ripley
Written by Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Toole, 9/27/06


The Ripley Reporter, 2006-2007.pdf
 
   

 

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