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    American-Norwegian exchange looks forward to warm partnership

    CAMP RIPLEY- The Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard have been participating in a reciprocal troop exchange that is the longest of any allied exchange in Department of Defense history. This exchange, which began with a handshake, marks i ...

    Trolling for the Troops hooks community and military

    CAMP RIPLEY- Anglers from across the Midwest on June 5-6 took part in the 4th annual Trolling for the Troops. Along the Mississippi River and on Mille Lacs Lake, pro anglers accompanied disabled veterans, current service members and recently deployed sold ...

    Little Falls W.W.II veteran shares legacy in artifacts

    LITTLE FALLS — Mr. Clemance J. Deering, formally Pvt. Deering of the 533rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 for service as America entered World War Two. “We spent about a week at Fort Snelling before they told me ...

    Federal, state and community teams train at Camp Ripley

    CAMP RIPLEY — Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined other law enforcement officers in training certification courses April 7-11 at Camp Ripley. The instruction was provided by the ALERRT Staff from the University of Texas, for the standardi ...

    Vanishing generations story emulated at home

    ST. CLOUD — American Author Richard Rubin spoke at St. Cloud State University on April 8 about his new book, “The Last of the Doughboys, The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.” Rubin’s work, which took nearly 10 years to complete, encompa ...

    Army soldiers compete for title of 'Best Warrior'

    CAMP RIPLEY — Nine Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers competed in the 2014 Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition April 9-13, 2014. Each soldier and noncommissioned officer from the five major Army National Guard organizations within the st ...

    National Guard aviators continue flight proficiencies in simulator

    CAMP RIPLEY — Army pilots from across the Midwest train annually on simulators at Camp Ripley. Aircraft simulations for the military as well as commercial aviation companies are mandatory to ensure proficiency while reducing cost. “The requirements for fl ...

    Experience prevails during thaw from long winter

    CAMP RIPLEY — Heavy snowfall and below zero temperatures kept the Camp Ripley Department of Public Works very busy this past winter. The removal of snow and ice, which can impact the quality of training around post, were a non-stop operation for the roads ...

    Allied training on Camp Ripley reinforces optimal force structure

    CAMP RIPLEY — Infantry soldiers of the Canadian 38th Brigade Battle Group engaged in collective small unit tactical training March 6-10 at Camp Ripley. “We are made up of reservists from across Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan all coming together for a ...

    Employees of Camp Ripley welcome Little Falls job shadow students

    CAMP RIPLEY — Students of the Little Falls High School began this year’s job shadow program with employees at Camp Ripley. “The opportunity for students to come to Camp Ripley, interact with service members and state employees and learn skills utilized by ...

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