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Minnesota National Guard
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Our priorities

The Minnesota National Guard’s enduring goal is to provide agile and resilient Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen to fulfill any federal, state or community demand. To reach this goal the Minnesota National Guard must be successful in two key areas: providing ready military units whenever and wherever needed and integrating the mutual needs and requirements of our many important stakeholders with our own capabilities.

Providing ready units achieves our greatest obligation to the state of Minnesota and the United States. We must effectively prepare our units throughout all phases of the readiness cycle to ensure we are ready when called upon to support our nation overseas or at home. In order to provide this force, we must have the right mix of personnel and force structure for current and anticipated missions.

Developing and maintaining external relationships that add value to the Minnesota National Guard benefits our Soldiers and Airmen by providing the resources needed to sustain quality of life during periods of deployment and redeployment.

To accomplish these objectives, we focus on six priorities. The priorities complement each other and work together to strengthen our organization. Each of these priorities are integrated into everything we do throughout the force.

- Fielding a competent ready force
- Maintaining an optimal force structure
- Cyber security and response
- Develop sustainable infrastructure
- Service members and their Families
- Diversity of the force
Competent Ready Force
Ready for Action

"We will achieve and maintain the required personnel, equipment, training and resourcing levels that ensure our success. Additionally, we will value, maintain and enhance our international partnerships." Ready Force
- Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash
Ready Force Video Playlist

Ready Force Articles

Minnesota National Guard partners with University of Minnesota for humanitarian response exercise
09/11/2014

Norex 2014 Magazine.pdf
09/08/2014

1/34 ABCT Contributes to NATO Interoperability
09/04/2014

Minnesota National Guard trains with civilian partners in disaster response
08/15/2014

Aviators and aircrew train for Kuwait
06/27/2014

34th Red Bull Infantry Division participates in Warfighter
06/24/2014

Minnesota's 148th Fighter Wing participates in three European total force exercises
06/23/2014

American-Norwegian exchange looks forward to warm partnership
06/20/2014

From the plains of Minnesota to the Mountains of Porsangmoen
06/19/2014

55th Civil Support Team trains with interagency partners in Duluth
06/13/2014

Camp Ripley Presents Proficiency and Preparedness for Training Units
06/04/2014

Minnesota's 133rd Prepares to Deploy [AUDIO]
05/06/2014

34th Combat Aviation Brigade gears up for year-long deployment
05/02/2014

Minnesota Soldiers compete for title of Best Warrior
04/16/2014

849th MAC conducts joint operation to support Afghan presidential election
04/07/2014

The Gophers and the Flying Vikings conduct eight-ship interfly
03/28/2014

Guard Sees Savings, Ready Force from Flight Simulators
03/26/2014

Red Bulls Prepare for Warfighter
03/21/2014

Afghanistan Update: 114th Transportation Company [AUDIO]
03/13/2014

U campus pipeline to the military is under federal review
03/06/2014

Inver Grove Heights Armory hosts Military Job Fair for High School Students
02/24/2014

Maintaining National Guard Force Structure
02/07/2014

Funding rift pits active-duty military against Guard, Reserve (video)
02/01/2014

Water Survival Training
01/29/2014

Soldier Readiness Process allows balanced force composition
01/28/2014

Guard Opens Armories for Stranded Travelers
01/27/2014

Partnerships prosper as military and civilian health care providers discuss best practices for military members
01/23/2014

Traditional Weapon Gets a New Twist
11/20/2013

Canadian military gives thanks during training at Camp Ripley
10/23/2013

Decade-long partnership reinforces effective training
10/07/2013

We are strong, but not invincible
10/01/2013

Camp Ripley Trains to Ensure Safety, Security and Awareness
09/20/2013

The 148th scores high in Readiness Inspection
09/06/2013

Crossing the Line
09/05/2013

2013 Vibrant Response Exercise Builds Competent Ready Force
08/14/2013

Horizontal Engineers Make Safe Passage in Bagram
08/09/2013

Minnesota Guardsmen participate in Panther Strike exercise
07/25/2013

Minnesota Guardsmen participate in 2013 Patriot Exercise
07/19/2013

Reset Year Complete
07/12/2013

Minn. National Guard launches its $3.9 million drone facility
05/18/2013

Camp Ripley opens new facility for unmanned aircraft
05/17/2013

Operation Agriculture: Minnesota Guard assists Afghan farmers
05/15/2013

Operation Synergy empowers Service members toward personal growth
05/10/2013

Minnesota Guard conducts water workshop with Croatian partners
05/09/2013

Minnesota 175th RTI becomes Institution of Excellence
04/17/2013

How Do You Measure Up?
04/17/2013

Minnesotan, Norwegian Soldiers Celebrate 40 Years of Partnership
02/28/2013

Maj. Gen. Nash Receives Prominent Norwegian Military Award
02/27/2013

Serving Our Troops Thanks Minnesotans serving in Norway
02/22/2013

Minnesota, Norway Partnership Grows Strong at Camp Ripley
02/20/2013

Norwegian Troop Exchange celebrates with 40th anniversary banquet
02/17/2013

Minnesota Guard Trains in Norwegian Winter
02/17/2013

Gift of Norwegian stone as strong as friendship
02/16/2013

Minnesota Guard Arrives, Trains in Norway
02/15/2013

Red Bulls and partners train for upcoming Australian exercise
01/13/2013

Minnesota Guard Trains with Croatian Partners to Mentor Afghans
05/24/2012

Minnesota Adjutant General meets with Croatian Military Leaders
05/18/2012

Minnesota Soldiers train with partners in Croatia
05/16/2012

Norwegian Exchange Farewell Banquet
02/19/2012

Norwegian Home Guard training at Camp Ripley
02/14/2012

Norwegian Home Guard officers hit the airwaves
02/14/2012

Norwegian Home Guard is spending its 39th year with troops at Camp Ripley
02/09/2012

Minnesota Guard arrives in Norway for annual exchange
02/09/2012

Canadian service members receive awards from 1-125 FA
01/12/2012

Camp Ripley Regional Training Institute Graduates Medics
10/04/2011

Croatian exchangees visit Camp Ripley
07/30/2011

Croatian Exchange Partners for Peace trip brings VIPs to Ripley
07/26/2011

Croatian leaders visit troops
07/18/2011

Minnesota National Guard partners with Croatia to mentor Afghan Soldiers
07/07/2011

Partnership worth building- Minnesota Guard and Croatian Army build classroom in Croatia
06/17/2011

2-136 Soldiers train in Croatia
06/15/2011

Soldiers battle bitter cold during Canadian winter combat exercise
03/05/2011

Soldier Exchange creates bonds between Minn. and Norway (video)
02/23/2011

Norwegian Exchange Buddy Weekend
02/21/2011

Norwegian Exchange brings relatives together
02/18/2011

Minnesota Guard trains in bitter Norwegian cold
02/15/2011

An American meal for the Norwegian Exchange
02/15/2011

Norwegians, Croatians train with U.S. M4 Rifle at Ripley
02/15/2011

Croatian soldiers visit Afghani children shelter
02/02/2011

Minn. Guard, Croatian and Afghan partners deliver supplies to orphanage
01/27/2011

NATO-ISAF medals awarded to members of joint Croatian-US OMLT III
01/19/2011

Mentor team deploys with Croatians to Afghanistan
10/22/2010

Minnesota Guard, Croatia Train for Afghanistan Deployment 
06/03/2010

Guard Exchange with Croatia capped by demos for VIPs
05/07/2010

Minnesota Guard trains with Croatian partners
05/04/2010

2010 Norwegian Exchange Program comes to a close
02/22/2010

Minnesota Guard provides local training with a global impact
02/22/2010

Norwegian soldiers tour area
02/21/2010

Norwegian Home Guard officers visit St. Olaf College
02/19/2010

The Youth of the Norwegian Home Guard
02/18/2010

Minnesota National Guard Conducts 37th Annual Norwegian Exchange
02/12/2010

Minnesota National Guard Conducts 37th Annual Norwegian Exchange
02/11/2010

Klobuchar announces $3.6 million for National Guard projects
12/22/2009

148th Fighter Wing wins big in House spending bill; other Northland projects get money
12/11/2009

Canadian seasoning
11/13/2009

$37.2 million National Guard helicopter base will help maintain fleet
03/18/2009

Minnesota Guardsmen Train in Norway for the 36th Year
03/06/2009

Minnesota Guardsmen participate in 37th Annual Reciprocal Troop Exchange
02/23/2009

All American by day, Norwegian by Night
02/17/2009

Minnesota Soldiers prepare Canadian Airmen for upcoming deployment
09/26/2008

U.S. House passes $4.5 million for 148th hangar
09/25/2008

Duluth Air National Guard base may get $4.2 million for new maintenance hangar
05/09/2008

Soldiers and Airmen conducting training in Norway
02/22/2008

The 35th Annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange Begins
02/20/2008

Senior Training Coordinators in Little Falls
02/20/2008

Minnesota National Guard Prepares for Norwegian Exchange
01/13/2008

Canadian and US Soldiers team up for Ex BISON WARRIOR
06/15/2007

1-34th BCT surpasses $15 million in reenlistment bonuses
03/14/2007

Cultural Experience
02/23/2007

A man who helps to make it happen
02/23/2007

Field Training in Norway
02/21/2007

Minnesota, Norwegian Troop Exchange
02/20/2007

MN National Guard members start training mission in Norway
02/16/2007

Norwegian Exchange Preparation Weekend at Camp Ripley
01/24/2007

Governor unveils $74.8 million Military and Veterans support package
01/08/2007


 
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