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December 2010

Dec 23, Minn Soldiers help Afghan Children

Dec 21, Aviation Soldiers host Salvation Army Toy Shop

Dec 16, Minnesota Soldier named Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year

Dec 13, National Guard Birthday Celebration

Dec 9, Building Afghanistan's Security

Dec 6, Duluth Airman top Security Forces Senior NCO in Air National Guard

Dec 4, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Ball

November 2010

Nov. 27, National Guard Chinook company deploys to Iraq, PictureAHero photos

Nov. 24, Timberwolves gift Soldier with $53k wedding

Nov. 22, 148th Firefighter named Air Guard's best

Nov. 11, Minnesota Timberwolves salute military heroes

Nov. 7, Vikings Military Appreciation game

Nov. 5, Governor's Deer Hunt

Nov. 1,
Maj. Gen. Rick Nash becomes Minnesota's 30th Adjutant General
October 2010

Oct. 28, City of Duluth recognized for support given to military

Oct. 28, Guard, Pro Athletes fly to schools during Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito retires

Oct. 21, Collaboration saved Minnesota fighter wing, McKinley says

Oct. 21, Mentor team deploys with Croatians to Afghanistan

Oct. 16, 133rd Airlift Wing Family Day recognizes family and friends

Oct. 13, The Minnesota Naval Militia

Oct. 3, Minnesota Guard Retirees and Vets honored at Camp Ripley

Oct. 3, Minnesota Guard takes 4th at All Army Combatives Tournament

Oct. 2, Aviation Brigade Family Night Out

Oct. 2, Elicerio takes command of Red Bulls

Oct. 2,
204th Area Support Medical Company Return Ceremony
September 2010

Sep. 25, Senior enlisted leaders gather at Camp Ripley

Sep. 24, National Guard assists in flood response

Sep. 23, Minnesota Guard hosts national Honor Guard competition

Sep. 22, Thirty organizations earned Yellow Ribbon status at Summit

Sep. 21, Home state training shortens deployments

Sep. 19, Transportation Company welcomed home with award

Sep. 13, Student leaders team up with other schools at Camp Ripley

Sep. 12, Tribute to the Troops

Sep. 12, Bulldogs recognized as Hometown Heroes

Sep. 11, Veterans Outpatient Clinic named for Max Beilke

Sep. 8, Red Bull print a gift to the Twins

Sep. 3, Equal Opportunity Workshop, The work is whats important

Sep. 2, Minnesota Guard announces deployment of eighty Soldiers

Sep. 1, Leaders visit Veterans Rest Camp

August 2010

Aug 31, Governor hosts Veterans Entrepreneur Seminars

Aug 29, Faribault Armed Forces Reserve Center opens to the community

Aug 28, State Marksmanship Tournament

Aug 28, Special Troops Battalion Change of Command

Aug 26, DIVARTY Remembered

Aug 25, Sen Franken shown Camp Ripley capabilities

Aug 24, 133rd Airlift Wing trains Kazakhstan airmen

Aug 22, Graduation ceremony for Officer Candidates

Aug 21, Finance Soldiers partner with Habitat for Humanity

Aug 19, Metro Mayor's Day

Aug 16, 1/34th BSTB Receives Commendation

Aug 11, 133rd AW assists with Pakistan flood relief

Aug 8, Yellow Ribbon Event helps welcome Airmen home

Aug 6, Red Bulls prepare for next deployment

Aug 6, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery reintegration

Aug 6, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Change of Command

Aug 3, Heritage Park, Minneapolis National Night Out 2010

July 2010

July 31, Soldier brothers raise Flag at Twins game

July 28, Governor and 1st Lady visit Rochester

July 24, Youth Camp reaches milestone

July 24, Movie featuring Minnesota National Guard films in Mankato

July 24, Charity keeps military kids playing hockey

July 23, Boss Lift

July 23, Marine Wing gets new enlisted leader at Camp Ripley

July 23, Family unites at Youth Camp

July 22, British Soldier experiences Minnesota Guard

July 21, Governor Tim Pawlenty meets troops in Iraq

July 20, Aviation Brigade treated to full cuisine

July 19, Minnesota Soldiers assist on Gulf Shore

July 18, Soldier gives more than life for country

July 17, Minnesota Guard comrades compete at combatives tournament

July 17, Minnesota Guard trains new Quick Reaction Force

July 16, Homemade quilts warm Soldiers hearts

July 16, Twenty-nine Airmen return from Afghanistan

July 13,
Aviation Brigade supports community

July 12, Aerial MEDEVAC sling training

July 11, Airmen return from Afghanistan

July 10, 34CAB Annual Training

July 7, Brevet Promotion of Charles W. Extrand

July 3, Armed Service Appreciation Day with the Minnesota Twins

July 1, 204th Area Support Medical Company reunites with family

June 2010

June 28, 204th Area Support Medical Company returns from Iraq -More photos

June 26, Finance Soldiers train with Active Duty Counterparts in Italy

June 25, Military families enjoy fishing experience

June 23, Airmen save Soldiers life outside gym

June 20, A Walk to Remember: Iraqi interpreter's dream comes true in Minn

June 19, 347 RSG recognized nationally for supply excellence

June 19, Wayne Hayes receives promotion 21 years after retirement

June 16, Health, Well Being, and Readiness

June 14, This is a Wonderful Army of the People

June 13, 84th Troop Command changes commanders

June 13, Red Bulls praise God for Fort Snelling Chapel's support

June 9, Guard Division Leaders Gather to Face Challenges at Home, Overseas

June 9, 114th Transportation Company returns from Afghanistan

June 7, Gov. Pawlenty and Employers recognized by Guard and Reserve

June 5, New commander among changes at Camp Ripley

June 5, Airmen respond in emergency exercise

June 4, Earthpigs dedicated to unit

June 3, Minnesota National Guard Soldiers return from Afghanistan

May 2010

May 27, Change of Command for 682nd Engineer Battalion

May 26, Minnesota Airmen fly humanitarian assistance mission in Tajikistan

May 22, Col. Rich Weaver Retirement

May 22, Military Women- from Boot Camp to Veteran

May 22, U of M ROTC honors its leaders

May 20, ESGR Boss Lift

May 19, Engineers Build for Fellow Veterans

May 12, Afghan National Army Soldiers Enhance OMLT Training at JMRC

May 12, National Guardsmen link up with Multinationals

May 7, Guard Exchange with Croatia capped by demos for VIPs

May 7, Staff Sgt. Brian Jacobson Funeral

May 5, 133rd Airlift Wing deploys again to southwest Asia

May 4, 148FW becomes first National Guard StormReady Community

May 4, ACOE outlines Minnesota Guard's accomplishments

May 4, Minnesota Guard trains with Croatian partners

May 1, Bataan Memorial March

May 1, 114th Transportation Company honors Spc. Cauley with memorial run

May 1, 148th Fighter Wing gets new wings

April 2010

Apr 30, Authority is passed to new 1-194 commander

Apr 27, New F-16s arrive at the 148th Fighter Wing

Apr 27, Children's Honor Squad and Camp Ripley aid Afghanistan

Apr 26, Girl Scout expands Camp Ripley environmental classroom

Apr 23, Chief Arne's last flight marks passing of an era

Apr 21, Retirees meet new Minnesota Guard leadership

Apr 21, Saint Paul Police honor Guard partners

Apr 20, Disabled American Veterans Turkey Hunt

Apr 18, Minnesota Guard performs community service

Apr 18, 257th MPs earn both Soldier and NCO of the Year

Apr 17, Wanda Welcome Home Reception for area National Guard Soldiers

Apr 16, DoD recognizes 148FW family program

Apr 15, Minnesota Guard Soldiers compete for annual honors

Apr 13, Arden Hills breaks ground

Apr 12, Survivor of rocket attack in Iraq raises flag for first Twins game

Apr 11, Outstanding Airmen receive state awards

Apr 10, Minnesota welcomes 34th Inf. Div. home

Apr 9, Swarm Game

Apr 2, Care packages from the Cookie Brigade

Apr 1, Minnesota Guard mentors promoted in Afghanistan

Apr 1, Bambi Bucket Training

March 2010

Mar. 31, Camp Ripley and DNR burn ranges

Mar. 31, Montevideo 151st Field Artillery, Headquarters Btry, Welcome Home

Mar. 31, 151st Field Artillery "Mustangs" Welcome Home, Marshall, Mn

Mar. 31, Anoka's Artillery Soldiers back from Iraq

Mar. 28, Minnesota Guard ranks high in combatives tournament

Mar. 27, 151st Field Artillery almost home

Mar. 26, 34th CAB trains with new rapid deployment tents

Mar. 23, 148th photographer takes 1st place in National Guard media contest

Mar. 22, Flood Fight 2010 in Oslo

Mar. 22, Flood Fight 2010 Quick Reaction Force

Mar. 21, Dike and Pump Patrols in Georgetown

Mar. 20, Remote Communications Platform

Mar. 18, Colonel Schmitz Retirement

Mar. 17, FOB training expands at Camp Ripley

Mar. 12, Guard Aviators return from Afghanistan

Mar. 10, 'Red Bull' commander speaks to Minnesota business leaders

Mar. 6, Red Bulls begin reintegration

Mar. 1, Mentor team deploys with Croatians to Afghanistan

Mar. 1, Project Compassion comes to St. Paul

February 2010

Feb. 28, Red Bulls enjoying the slopes! - More photos

Feb. 28, 148th FW names new Command Chief

Feb. 26, 148th Fighter Wing will get new fighter jets

Feb. 22, 2010 Norwegian Exchange Program comes to a close

Feb. 19, Norwegian Home Guard officers visit St. Olaf College

Feb. 17, Minnesota Guard provides local training with a global impact

Feb. 15, The Youth of the Norwegian Home Guard

Feb. 12, State Government recognizes Guard

Feb. 9, Fourth and final wave of Red Bull Soldiers returns to Minnesota

Feb. 5, Third wave of 34ID Soldiers return to MN

Feb. 1, 133rd Airlift Wing returns from Haiti

Feb. 1, Saving Mahdi: Soldiers from COB Basra work to help injured Iraqi boy

January, 2010

Jan. 31, 1st Air Force 1SG of the Year from 148FW

Jan. 31, Second wave of 34ID Soldiers return to MN

Jan. 30, 11th Annual Government on Display Expo

Jan. 30, Minn. Guard participates in St. Paul Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade

Jan. 29, 2009 Year in Review- 148th Fighter Wing

Jan. 24, 34th Infantry Division Homecomings

Jan. 20, Iraqi Bedouins seek role in secure future

Jan. 18, Minn. National Guard celebrates Dr. King at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 14, Deployed Minn. Soldiers return with Wisc. unit

Jan. 10, Silver Star NCO receives direct commission

Jan. 7, Sen. Franken receives long awaited Gopher Pole

Jan. 5, Military friendly organizations proclaimed Yellow Ribbon

December, 2009

Dec. 31, Building Legacy

Dec. 30, Combatives Tournament hits Bucca

Dec. 30, Soldier spouses reenlist in Kuwait

Dec. 29, Fly the Flag program

Dec. 29, Oasis Restaurant

Dec. 29, Red Bulls caught with hands in cookie jar

Dec. 25, Iraq to Everest: Red Bull medic aims for Earth's highest peak

Dec. 25, Partnership program between U of M, Iraq to begin

Dec. 24, Sweet people packing sweet cookies

Dec. 23, Soldier on leave from Iraq pays tribute to son's gift of life

Dec. 17, Toy Shop brings holiday cheer to Minn. communities

Dec. 17, 148th Civil Engineers depart for Afghanistan

Dec. 15, Mother accepts diploma for deployed Minnesota Soldier

Dec. 15, Inside Burnzies Battalion

Dec. 15, Minnesota Wild Army National Guard Night

Dec. 13, Maj Moe Masters Homeland Security

Dec. 13, Director of Air National Guard Visits 148th Fighter Wing

Dec. 12, Serving Our Troops

Dec. 10, Duluth Guardsmen inundated with gifts

Dec. 7, 55 CST security at Palin book signing

Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor survivors honor fallen

Dec. 2, Congress supports Minnesota National Guard at home and abroad

Dec. 1, PVA encourages businesses to hire veterans

Dec. 1, Basrah Marathon

November, 2009

Nov 30, 148th FW supports Thanksgiving Buffet

Nov 25, TAG and CSM visit COB Basra, Iraq

Nov 24, Nordic Americans benefit Minn. Military Family Foundation

Nov 20, Minn. civic leaders receive national recognition for support to troops

Nov 15, Vikings Host Military Appreciation Game

Nov 15, Vikings Pride in Basra, Iraq

Nov 15, 834 ASB Change of Command

Nov 14, A Co. 834th ASB conduct QRF training

Nov 14, HHC 34th CAB Change of Command Ceremony

Nov 13, Canadian seasoning

Nov 11, Minnesota Guard unit raises money while deployed to Kuwait

Nov 6, OMLT returns home

Nov 6, Minnesota news anchor visits Soldiers at COB Basra

October, 2009

Oct 26, A momentary release from gravity

Oct 23, U of M Coach wrestles in Iraq

Oct 22, Joint Communications Platform

Oct 20, Spc. Cauley: All American Fallen Hero

Oct 19, An early morning goodbye for 148FW Security Forces

Oct 16, MN Team Cross-trains with Croatian Team for Afghanistan

Oct 11, Women Veteran's of Minnesota

Oct 4, Court of Honor Induction

Oct 4, 34th CAB Welcomes a New Commander

Oct 3, 1-125th FA Change of Command

September, 2009

Sep. 26, Minnesota National Guard wins second Emmy Award

Sep. 25, Brothers reunite for promotion

Sep. 22, License Plates for Gold Star Families

Sep. 20, Camp Ripley Open House

Sep. 20, 834 ASB Meritorious Unit Commendation

Sep. 19, 1-151st FA rely on MRAPs for Convoy Escort Missions

Sep. 17, Minn. team takes first at National Guard Honor Guard competition

Sep. 16, Adjutant General presents Minnesota Twins with Flag

Sep. 12, President Obama visits Minnesota

Sep. 12, 148th Fighter Wing Members Deploys 90 Airmen

Sep. 8, Minn. Air Guard Col. Johnson promoted to Brig. Gen.

Sep. 2, Center Mass rocks the USS Decatur

August 2009

Aug. 29, 151st Field Artillery Family Support Picnic

Aug. 27, Camp Ripley receives new Tactical Fire Fighting Truck

Aug. 22, 148 Fighter Wing rated Excellent

Aug. 22, Warrant Officer Candidates assist Habitat for Humanity

Aug. 21, Operational Mentoring Liaison Team deploys to Afghanistan

Aug. 19, Army Aviation Support Facility Open House

Aug. 10, Transfer of Authority at Camp Buehring

Aug. 5, Minnesota National Guard CERF Training

Aug. 5, Youth Camp 2009
July 2009

July 31, 148th Receives the Raytheon Trophy - Low Res

July 28, Betty Strohfus: A Tale of Love at First Flight - Low Res

July 27, Spec. James Wertish Funeral

July 27, Return of C Co, 2/211th - Low Res

July 12, 1st Brigade Combat Team Change of Command - Low Res
June 2009

June 26, Annual Training for 851st expands Disabled Veterans Rest Camp - Low Res

June 19, Another Deployment for Busy Guard Family - Low Res

June 14-15, Two Communities Bid Farewell to 114th Transportation Company - Low Res

June 13, A Day for Honoring Vietnam-era Veterans - Low Res

June 12, Rule of law efforts bringing reform to Iraqi judiciary - Low Res

May 2009

May 26, 34th Military Police Company Begins Mission - Low Res

May 12, Return of the 34th CAB - Low Res

May 9, 257th MP Company Receives Valorous Unit Award - Low Res

May 9, 12th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March - Low Res

May 3, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award presented to 1-125 FA - Low Res

April 2009

April 23, The new Martin J. Skoglund Environmental Classroom - Low Res

April 23, 114th Transportation Company 'On The Road' to Deploy - Low Res

April 15-19, Minnesota Army National Guard 2009 Soldier and NCO of the Year - Low Res

April 19, 151st Field Artillery Deployment

April 10, Camp Ripley Vehicle Recovery from Flood Fight - Low Res

April 6, Guards supports Twins home opener - Low Res

April 4, Deployment Ceremonies for the 1-151 FA - Low Res

April 2, Camp Ripley Air Incident Exercise - Low Res

April 2, Flood Fight 2009 in Oslo, Minn. - Low Res
March 2009

March 30, Governor Pawlenty visits Soldiers during Flood Fight 2009 - Low Res

March 29, Night Operations during Flood Fight 2009 - Low Res

March 29, Flood Fight 2009 - 3/29 - Low Res

March 28, Brig. Gen. Joe Kelly visits Red River Valley during Flood Fight 2009 - Low Res

March 28, Flood Fight 2009 - 3/28 - Low Res

March 27, Joint Communications Platforms (JCP) help in Flood Fight 2009 - Low Res

March 26, Minnesota National Guard Assists in Flood Efforts

March 25, Minnesota National Guard Assists in Flood Efforts - Low Res

March 23, Minnesota National Guard Assists in Flood Fight '09 - Low Res

March 18, Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility #2 - Low Res

February 2009

February 11-26, Minnesota Guardsmen Train in Norway for the 36th Year - Low Res

February 26, U.S. and Croatian Soldiers Hold Joint Exercise in Gasinci - Low Res

February 13, 34th Infantry Division departs Minnesota - Low Res
January 2009

January 22, Minnesota Soldiers to join Croatian armed forces in Afghanistan - Low Res

January 15, Pawlenty recognizes Minnesota Soldier at State of the State address - Low Res
November 2008

November 9, Minnesota Vikings Salute America- Low Res

November 8, Vietnam Veterans honored at Fort Snelling Cemetery - Low Res

November 6, Minnesota recognizes recruiters for excellence - Low Res

November 4, Soldiers and Airmen cast 2008 absentee ballots - Low Res

October 2008

October 23, A visit from U.S. Northern Command - Low Res

October 20, 834 ASB Combat Action Badge Ceremony - Low Res

October 19, New Commander at 147th PSD - Low-Res

October 12, 851st Vertical Engineer Company honored at Freedom Salute - Low-Res

October 4, Guard Employers Train as Soldiers - Low-Res

September 2008

September 26, Soldiers prepare Canadian Airmen for upcoming deployment - Low-Res

September 25, Division PTAE Training - Low-Res

September 24, Helicopter unit celebrates return to Minnesota - Low-Res

September 19, POW/MIA Remembrance - Low-Res

September 19, 133rd Airlift dental technician provides hurricane relief - Low-Res

September 15, Governor declares Sept. 14-20 as ESGR Week - Low-Res

September 3, Marines and Sailors poised to assist at RNC - Low-Res

September 3, Coast Guard secures Riverfront - Low-Res

September 2, Freeing Up Firefighters During the RNC - Low-Res

September 2, Task Force Aviation: Flying High Over the Twin Cities - Low-Res

September 1, Military Police at RNC - Low-Res

September 1, RNC Marks Housewarming for Wounded Warrior - Low-Res

September 1, Minnesota National Guard assist St. Paul Police - Low-Res

August 2008

August 31, 133rd Airlift Wing deploys to Southwest Asia - Low-Res

August 31, Up and running with JTF-RNC Commander, Brig. Gen. Joe Kelly - Low-Res

August 23, Soldiers attend reintegration training in Rochester, Minn. - Low-Res

August 22, JPADS training preps 133AW for deployment - Low-Res

August 16, 133rd Airlift Wing Celebrates Family Day - Low-Res

August 9, New first sergeant for HHC, STB, 34th ID - Low-Res

August 4, Air Ambulance Company Deployment Ceremony - Low-Res

August 1, Task Force 34 to depart for Iraq - Low-Res

July 2008

July 25, 2-147 Welcome Home Celebration - Low-Res

July 21, 2-147 arrives at Volk Field - Low-Res

July 19, 2-147 Transfer of Authority - Low-Res

July 10, 2-135 returns from Kosovo - Low-Res

July 7, 851st Vertical Engineer Company back from deployment - Low-Res

July 7, Chalk 3, 347th Personnel Services Detachment back from deployment - Low-Res

July 6, 2-135 Soldiers back from peacekeeping mission in Kosovo - Low-Res
June 2008

June 21, Camp Ripley welcomes 2008 Army Soldier Show - Low-Res

June 17, MACV hosts veteran fundraising event - Low-Res

June 17, 347th PSD Chalk 2 returns - Low-Res

June 16, Minnesota Military Family and Community Covenant - Low-Res

June 8, Mankato Recruit Sustainment Program - Low-Res

June 6, 347th PSD returns from Iraq - Low-Res

June 1, New successes in State Partnership Program
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June 1, Serving our Troops
- Low-Res

May 2008

May 31, 34th CAB Deployment Ceremony

May 22 , U of M ROTC Graduation Ceremony - Low-Res

May 18, Family connects with deployed commander

May 18, Sesquicentennial Celebration - Low-Res

May 12 , Ron Gornick's Long-awaited Combat Infantryman Badge

May 12 ,148th Fighter Wing earns Star rating

May 8, Saint Paul Saints' Military Appreciation Night

May 4 , Farewell ceremony for C Company, 834th Aviation Support Battalion

May 3, Bataan Memorial Death March

May 2 , New Facility at the 133rd

May 2 , Upsala Swanville Area Honor Squad

April 2008

April 30, 849th returns to Litchfield

April 28, Sgt. Kuboy breaks ground for his new home

April 25-26, 39th Annual Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Conference

April 24, Central High School students video teleconference with deployed Soldiers

April 22, 2008 Adriatic Aurora

April 19-20, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Family Preparation Academy

April 19, 114th Transportation Company's new vehicles, new first sergeant

April 18, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Pre-Deployment Annual Training

April 13, Governor Pawlenty visits troops in Kosovo

April 12, Guard presents Flag to Minnesota Swarm

April 3, 10,000 Hour Aviator

April 2, Soldier on leave surprises son at school
March 2008

Mar. 31, Minnesota Twins Home Opener

Mar. 31, Minnesota National Guard Hockey Challenge

Mar. 28, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade announces upcoming deployment

Mar. 20, View the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company Provides Security for 4ID Deputy Commanding General

Mar. 19, Night Vision Training with 133rd Airlift Wing

Mar. 18, 148th Fighter Wing deploys to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

Mar. 15, OCS Class 52 Dining Out

Mar. 14, From Vermont to Alaska, National Biathlon at Camp Ripley

Mar. 13, Soldier recognized for Interagency Operations Excellence

Mar. 10, Towering Above All

Mar. 7, CERF-P Open House

Mar. 6, 247th Finance Detachment returns

Mar. 3, 34th CAB Aviation Training Exercise 2

February 2008

Feb. 24, Engineers Build to Protect: Military Police Receive Improvements to Living Quarters

Feb. 22, Rapid Reaction Force Weapons Familiarization

Feb. 20, 35th Annual US/Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange

Feb. 19, Senior Training Coordinators visit Little Falls

Feb. 15, Sgt. Johnathan's Vanderwert's New Home, New Prague, Minn.

Feb. 14, Norwegians arrive in Minnesota

Feb. 13, State of the State, St. Cloud

Feb. 13, 147th PSB Reunion, Roseville

Feb. 13, State of the State, St. Cloud

Feb. 12, Maj. Gen. Shellito visits Pipestone Community Leaders

Feb. 11, Harlem Hellfighters

Feb. 6, 147th Personnel Services Battalion Disembarkation

Feb. 6, Lt. James Reese Europe: Black American, Citizen-Soldier, American Hero

Feb. 3, Single Soldier Retreat

January 2008

Jan. 30, Minnesota Air Guard takes Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards

Jan. 30, Veterans Reintegration Seminar

Jan. 29, John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Jan. 29, Owatonna Armory Opened During Blizzard

Jan. 26, Government on Display at the Mall of America

Jan. 25, 34th CAB Weapons Training

Jan. 25, 34th CAB Combatives Training

Jan. 23, Flag of Honor Ceremony in Bloomington, Minn.

Jan. 21, Minnesota National Guard celebrates Dr. King's Birthday

Jan. 19, Task Force 34 Family Readiness Group Conference

Jan. 17, Staff Sgt. Wosika becomes an Honorary Firefighter

Jan. 12, Minnesota National Guard Prepares for Norwegian Exchange

Jan. 12, 134th Brigade Support Battalion Change of Command in Camp Ripley, Minn.

Jan. 12, 1-125th Field Artillery Change of Command Ceremony in New Ulm, Minn.

Jan. 12, 151st Field Artillery's Meritorious Unit Commendation Ceremony

Jan. 12, 'Community Stand-to' in Bloomington, Minn.

Jan. 11, Winter Biathalon at Camp Ripley

Jan. 11, 1st Air Force Airman of the Year Senior Airman Nicole Rosga

Jan. 8, TAG and State Command Sergeant Major visit 2-147 in Iraq

Jan. 5, Change of Responsibility of the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team

Jan. 3, Sen. Klobuchar speaks to Veterans issues at Duluth Depot
December 2007

Dec. 18, 851st Vertical Engineer Company Builds in Iraq

Dec. 17, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Award Ceremony

Dec. 17, Bernick's Pepsi donates to Camp Ripley Family Assistance Center

Dec. 17, Holiday Gift Giving Program-Morrison County

Dec. 17, 148th Fighter Wing Volunteers during the Holiday Season

Dec. 16, National Reintegration hits the airwaves

Dec. 15, 133rd AW Recognized for Excellent Service

Dec. 8, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Ball

Dec. 8, AASF Open House in St. Paul, Minn.

Dec. 6, New MWR Facility at Camp Ripley

Dec. 5, Quarterly Congressional Staff Breakfast

Dec. 2, Four Members of the 148th Fighter Wing received the Bronze Star Medals

Dec. 1, Annual Influenza Vaccinations

November 2007

Nov. 22, 148th Fighter Wing Thanksgiving Meal

Nov. 20, 849th Engineer Company (MAC) Reenlistments in Iraq

Nov. 20, Sons of Norway Thanksgiving Breakfast

Nov. 19, 2-147th Vietnam veteran provides experience and perspective to Task Force XII

Nov. 18, Chief Master Sgt. Jodi L. Stauber appointed 148FW Command Chief

Nov. 18, National Guard represented at NASCAR

Nov. 18, Vikings Military Appreciation Day

Nov. 17, Minnesota National Guard Soldiers attends NASCAR Race

Nov. 17, B. Co 1-194 Welcome Home Ceremony

Nov. 16, Starbase Tour at St. Paul, Minn.

Nov. 13, Bright Star Teams Guard with Egyptians

Nov. 13, Task Force 34 begins simulator training

Nov. 11, Veteran's Day Play

Nov. 10, 2-147 AHB flies flag in Iraq for MN Vikings

Nov. 10, Veterans Day Honored in Inver Grove Heights

Nov. 9, 148th Fighter Wing deploys to support Operation Noble Eagle

Nov. 7, Joanne Steen Talks to Military Members of Fallen Troops

October 2007

Oct. 30, Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Kelly's Promotion Event

Oct. 28, Day of the Dead Ceremony at Minnesota Historical Society

Oct. 27, 133rd AW participates in Eagan Emergency Exercise

Oct. 27, 55th Civil Support Team Open House

Oct. 25, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade helps recover lost UND plane

Oct. 25, 2-135 IN, TF Bayonet, Assumes Kosovo Force (KFOR) Mission

Oct. 24, 2007 Educator Lift at Camp Ripley

Oct. 20, 7th Annual Regional Emmy Awards

Oct. 18, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito and Sgt. Hatton testify before Congress

Oct. 15, B. Co. 1-194 Welcome Home Ceremony

Oct. 14, Headquarters 1st BCT Change of Command

Oct. 14, 148th FW Operational Readiness Inspection

Oct. 14, Reintegration B. Co. 1-194 at Ft. McCoy, Wisc.

Oct. 13, 34th Infantry Division Change of Command

Oct. 13, Soldiers Receive Air Warrior Gear

Oct. 10, TriCare Press Conference

Oct. 7, Army 10 Miler Race

Oct. 6, 133AW presents flag at Wild Game

Oct. 5, Deployed Soldiers Deer Hunt

Oct. 3, Corn Maze Welcomes Red Bulls

Oct. 1, Maj. Cox Takes New Role as State Inspector General

September 2007

Sept. 30, Motorcycle Training at Camp Ripley

Sept. 30, Maj. O'Malley in Afghanistan

Sept. 29, Moorhead 30 Day Reintegration and Bearcat Dinner

Sept. 27, 851st Vertical Engineer Company Deploys to Iraq

Sept. 23, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armored Regiment Change of Command

Sept. 23, Camp Ripley Open House

Sept. 23, Official Welcome Home Ceremony of B. Co. 2-211

Sept. 22, Staff Sgt. Malmberg Receives Silver Star Award

Sept. 20, Soldiers from 2-147 AHB Reenlist in Iraq

Sept. 19, Recruiting and Retention Change of Command

Sept. 19, Customer Service Training at Camp Ripley

Sept. 18, Capt. Sarah E. Witt Receives award from Secretary of State

Sept. 15, 30 Day Reintegration Event, Bloomington, Minn.

Sept. 14, US Air Force turns 60 years old

Sept. 13, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Washington, DC

Sept. 12, Lt. Col. Charles Askegaard visits with Norwegian Home Guard

Sept. 11, 2-147 AHB Awarded Combat Patch

Sept. 11, MMAF Awards Seven Purple Heart Recipients Grants

Sept. 10, 2-135 Deploys to Kosovo

Sept. 9, Celebrating Soldiers

Sept. 9, Inver Grove Heights Days Parade

Sept. 4, 2-147th Transfer of Authority Ceremony

August 2007

Aug. 31, Motorcycles Loaned for Reintegration Training

Aug. 30, Adjutant General at State Fair Vietnam War Memorial Dedication

Aug. 26, OCS and WOCS Commission and Appointment Ceremony

Aug. 25, 2-136 Returns to Bemidji

Aug. 23, Flood Flyover for Distinguished Visitors

Aug. 23, CERF-P Training Exercise

Aug. 22, 133rd Airlift Wing assists in I-35 bridge operations

Aug. 19, Flood Fight in Southeast Minnesota

Aug. 21, Croatian Exchange

Aug. 18, Staff Sgt. James Wosika Jr. Field Dedication Ceremony

Aug. 18, B Co., 2-211 GSAB Returns from Iraq

Aug. 16, 34th Military Police Quick Reaction Force

Aug. 16, Croatian Soldiers at Camp Ripley

Aug. 15, 133rd Airlift Wing Training Flight

Aug. 14, 2007 Legislative Staff Visit

Aug. 8, 133rd Airlift Wing Assists NASA

Aug. 8, Camp Ripley Youth Camp Campfire

Aug. 7, St. Cloud Army Aviation Support Facility Groundbreaking

Aug. 6, US Navy diving equipment arrives at 133rd Airlift Wing for Bridge Collapse Operations

Aug. 4, 148th Fighter Wing Operational Readiness Exercise

Aug. 4, Brig. Gen. Beaman's Retirement Ceremony

Aug. 4, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Change of Command Ceremony

Aug. 2, Youth Camp Flag Disposal Ceremony Aug. 1, 34th CAB at the 35W Bridge Collapse
July 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

July 27, 2-136 Homecoming in Anoka

July 26, E Co, 134 BSB return, Camp Ripley

July 23, HHB 1-125 Reunion, New Ulm

July 23, 1-125 Reunion, Fairmont

July 22, A 2-136 Infantry Reunion, Anoka

July 22, Operation Make A Wish

July 21, 851st Vertical Engineering Company Deployment Ceremony

July 21, 2-136 Infantry Award Ceremony

July 21, C 2-135 Infantry Reunion, Owatonna

July 20, A 2-135 Infantry Reunion, West St. Paul

July 20, HHC 1-34 BTB Reunion, Bloomington

July 19, 148FW performs alert at Shaw AFB

July 19, E 2-136 Infantry Reunion, Hutchinson

July 19, HHC 1-34 BSB Reunion, Brooklyn Park

July 18, 2-135 Infantry Deploys to Kosovo

July 18, 1/34 BCT Units are back

July 17, A Co. 1-34 BSB Reunion, Brooklyn Park

July 17, A Co. 1-34 BSB Reunion, Camp Ripley

July 17, Disembarkation of 1/34th Brigade Combat Team Units

July 16, C Co. 1-34 BSB Reunion, Cottage Grove

July 16, HHC 1-34 BCT Reunion, Bloomington

July 16, HHC 2-135 Deploys to Kosovo Ceremony

July 16, Disembarkation of 1/34th Brigade Combat Team Units

July 15, The next wave of returning troops land at Volk Field

July 15, Senator Coleman visits Camp Ripley

July 15, F Co., 334th BSB Deploys to Kosovo Ceremony

July 15, B Co., 2-135 Deploys to Kosovo Ceremony

July 14, Disembarkation of 1/34th Brigade Combat Team Units

July 13, Disembarkation of 1/34th Brigade Combat Team Units

July 11, Return of the 1st Brigade Combat Team

July 11, 1st Brigade Completes Mission in Iraq

July 10, Return of the 1st Brigade Combat Team

June 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

June 26, ESGR Luncheon at Camp Ripley

June 25, Labor Leaders Visit Camp Ripley

June 25, 148th supports Operation Noble Eagle

June 23, Co. C, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry arrives in Grand Rapids

June 23, Dam Fest Parade, Little Falls

June 23, Reintegrating Returning Troops

June 19, Air Force fights fire in Iraq

June 18, 1/34th BCT Contingent arrives at Volk Field

June 16, 34ID exhibit at MN Military Museum

June 16, 347th Departure Ceremony

June 13, The Adjutant General and Commanding General visit Croatia

June 9, WWII Memorial Dedication Ceremony

June 9, Archbishop Flynn visits 34th Infantry Division

June 6, DNR Security Training

June 6, Tuskegee Airmen visit 133rd Airlift Wing

June 6, 849th Mobility Augmentation Company Deployment Ceremony

June 3, VFW Training of New Officers at Camp Ripley

June 2, Officer's Conference

June 2, Boy Scout Ripley Rendezvous

June 1, GUARDEX 07 in Croatia

May 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

May 31, Major Accident Response Exercise

May 29, Building Schools in Um Eneej

May 27, Twins Armed Forces Day

May 20, Purple Heart in the rain

May 19, Bataan Memorial Death March

May 18, Humanitarian Mission in Afghanistan

May 18, T-28 arrives at the Air National Guard Museum

May 16, Cooperative Medical Engagement at Al Madinah

May 16, Col. Hamlar returns from lengthy deployment

May 14, Minnesota National Guard fights Ham Lake Fire

May 14, 133rd AW Commander Returns Home

May 14, US Coast Guard tower removal

May 11, State Partnership Program Regional Workshop, Croatia

May 8, 133rd Airlift Wing returns from Afghanistan

May 6, National Guard Bureau Marathon Championships

May 6, Sgt. Kriesel Benefit at O'Gara's

May 5, Veterans Field Dedication in Minnetonka

May 5, Sgt. Kriesel Throws First Pitch

May 5, Freedom Ride at Camp Ripley

May 5, Veterans' Bill Signing

May 2, Army Communities of Excellence Award

May 1, Radio Relay Point

May 1, 133rd Airlift Wing Blood Drive

May 1, Minnesota Military Family Appreciation Month

May 1, Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association Conference

April 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

April 28, Sgt. Tony Larson's Homecoming

April 28, Senior NCO Refresher Course

April 28, Monthly Individual Reintegration Training

April 26, Disabled American Veterans Turkey Hunt

April 26, Bring Your Kids to Work Day

April 25, Exercise Bison Warrior

April 23, 34th ID Band Award Ceremony

April 24, Casualty Exercise at Camp Ripley

April 22, 34th Military Police Civil Disturbance Exercise

April 22, 148 Fighter Wing Returns from Iraq

April 22, Sen. Coleman visits 1/34th BCT

April 21, 114th Transportation Open House

April 20, Firefighting Blackhawks at Camp Ripley

April 20, 133AW members train at Eglin Air Force Base

April 18, Retiree Breakfast at Camp Ripley

April 18, Convoy Driver Hero

April 17, TAG and CSM visit injured troops in Ga.

April 17, Burning the Ranges at Camp Ripley

April 15, Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition

April 15, Serving Our Troops

April 14, MN Swarm Game

April 12, Blackhawk Flyover

April 12, Truck Driver's Hunch

April 10, 2-147th Deployment Ceremony

April 4, 1/34th BCT helps Iraq roadways

April 4, Prayer Breakfast

April 4, Staff Sgt. Riewer Funeral

April 4, Camp Ripley Citizen Committee

April 2, Twins Home Opener

April 2, Minnesota Congressional Staff Trip

March 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

Mar 30, 1-34 BTB aid fellow convoy attacked

Mar 30, WCCO Radio Broadcasts Live from Veterans Building

Mar 29, Guard connects students to NASA

Mar 28, Spc. Rhode and Amanda Rhode VTC Wedding

Mar 27, Women's History Month

Mar 24, 133rd Airlift Wing Reintegration

Mar 23, MacArthur Award

Mar 22, Iraqi Military Transition Team

Mar 16, Duluth guard "Family Affair"

Mar 16, WCCO Bringing Minnesota Home

Mar 14, Soldiers receive visit at Walter Reed Medical Center

Mar 13, FSN Beacon Awards

Mar 12, 2-135 exemplary actions during convoy attack

Mar 12, Sheriff Network

Mar 12, 133rd Airlift Wing on the border for Operation Jump Start

Mar 9, Governor Pawlenty Visits Iraq

Mar 5, Civil Engineering Squadron

Mar 5, Operation Solomon Tour

Mar 3, Airdrop

Mar 1, Snowstorm

February 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

Feb 26, 148th Fighter Wing Deployed

Feb 25, 34MP Stillwater Open House

Feb 24, Birkebeiner in Iraq

Feb 19-23, 133rd Airlift Wing Returns

Feb 22, Norwegian Exchange: Norway

Feb 22, Norwegian Exchange: Camp Ripley

Feb 20, Minnesota platoon aids Al Anbar's new Emergency Response Units

Feb 18, 1BCT Opens Sixth Water Plant

Feb 16, 34th Military Police Company

Feb 14, Video Teleconference Marriage

Feb 12, Mettille Funeral

Feb 9, Two Purple Hearts

Feb 5, 148th Fighter Wing participates in Duluth Days

Feb 4, 148th Fighter Wing Deployment Ceremony

Feb 1, 133rd in Afghanistan

Feb 1, Black History Month

January 2007

In Our Sights photos of the day

Jan 31, 148FW ESGR Breakfast

Jan 29, TRICARE Announcement

Jan 27, Government on Display

Jan 23, On the Streets of Iraq

Jan 23, Operation Jump Start

Jan 21, Norwegian Exchange Preparation Weekend

Jan 19, Staff Sgt. Wosika funeral photo gallery

Jan 17, State of the State Address

Jan 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, Leaders at Camp Ripley

Jan 9, Brothers In Arms

Jan 8, Governor's Military Support Package

Jan 7, 1-151 Change of Command

Jan 6, Operation Jump Start Deployment

Jan 5, Chinook Freight Mission

Jan 4, 133rd Airlift Wing Deploys to Afghanistan

Jan 4, Sgt. John Kriesel

December 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

Dec 30, 133rd Deployment Launch

Dec 29, Improvised Explosive Device training

Dec 27, Carrie Underwood performs for troops

Dec 22, Cookie Drive

Dec 20, Sen. Coleman visits 1BCT

Dec 14, Cold War Tanker

Dec 14, Holiday Gifts for Family Assistance

Dec 13, Sgt Corey Rystad funeral

Dec 12, TUAV Award Reception

Dec 9, 133rd Airlift Wing Awards Ceremony

Dec 2, 834th Aerial Support Bn. Change of Command Ceremony

Dec 2, 34th CAB Ball

Dec 2, 34th DISCOM Deactivation Reactivation Ceremony

November 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

Nov 23, 148th Fighter Wing Thanksgiving

Nov 22, Combat Shopping

Nov 19, 133rd Airlift Wing Change of Command

Nov 18, Officer Candidate School Change of Command Ceremony

Nov 18, ESGR Luncheon at Camp Ripley

Nov 18, Bronze Stars Awarded

Nov 18, Timberwolves Military Appreciation

Nov 17, Duluth City of Lights Parade

Nov 14, Job Shadow at Camp Ripley

Nov 12, Minnesota Vikings "Salute to the Troops" Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11, Veterans Day

Nov 11, 1BCT Celebrates Veterans Day

Nov 10, Iraqi Adopt-a-Highway

Nov 9, 147th Homecoming

Nov 7, Minnesota National Guardsmen Vote

Nov 4, 147th Finance Battalion Deactivation Ceremony

Nov 2, Sen. Mark Dayton Visits Troops in Iraq

October 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

Oct 31, Camp Ripley Environmental Staff visits Black Bear Den

Oct 30, School Supplies for Iraqi Kids

Oct 26, Educator Lift Day

Oct 19, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Test at Camp Ripley

Oct 17, The Adjutant General visits 1/34th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq

Oct 17, Legislative Staff Tour

Oct 15, Warrant Officer Candidate School Graduation

Oct 15, 133rd Airlift Wing Cargo Drop

Oct 14, Ribbon Cutting at 148th Fighter Wing

Oct 14, 84th Troop Command Change of Command

Oct 12, 133rd Hosts ESGR Flight

Oct 10, 134th Brigade Support Battalion in Iraq

Oct 5, Croatian Defense Minister Visit

Oct 3, Flag Rollout at Twins Playoff Game

Oct, 133rd Operation Jump Start in Cheyenne, WY

Oct 1, Twin Cities Marathon

September 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

Sept 30, Marriage Proposal from Iraq at Twins Game

Sept 21, Governors Summit on Reintegration

Sept 20, CSM Boone in Afghanistan

Sept 17, Memorialization Ceremony

Sept 16, Appleton Streets of Honor

Sept 11, 5th Anniversary of 9/11

Sept 9, Staff Sgt. Joshua Hanson Funeral

Sept 8, Officer Candidate School Graduation

August 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

August 26, Spc. Yaffa Receives Combat Patch

August 19, 133rd Airlift Wing C-130 Mission

August 12, 1-151, 1-175 Veteran's Reunion

August 11, Operation Jump Start

August 8, Another Day at the Entry Control Point (ECP)

August 7, 850th Engineer Fire Training with DNR

August 3, In Iraq with the 1-125 FA

July 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

July 25, 2-136 Conducts a Convoy Escort Mission

July 24, Camp Adder Receives New Humvees

July 18, Fire Fight 2006

July 12, Bill Popp Receives Patrick Henry Award

June 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

June 26, Officer Candidate School

June 17, OCS Training

June 10, Camp Ripley 75th Anniversary

June 3, Senator Dayton Ice Cream Social

May 2006

In Our Sights photos of the day

May 15, Vice Presidential Rally