|"The Minnesota National Guard operates in 63 communities throughout our state. It is crucial that we optimize the physical capabilities at each location. Our locations enable us to best meet our mission requirements, while enhancing partnerships throughout the communities in which we serve. Looking ahead, it is of utmost importance that we continue to build our environmental programs and improve the sustainability of our facilities. Deliberate efforts to reduce energy consumption, manage natural resources effectively and minimize waste are essential toward our ability to sustain our capabilities into the future and remain good stewards of our limited resources and the environment."