Sgt. Anthony housey
CAMP RIPLEY — The system of continuous improvements to Camp Ripley has made positive changes to improve productivity since before the camp opened its gates for training in June of 1931. “Our contractors have always been from the surrounding communities and they have always been a strong supporter of our improvement over the years,” said Stephen Meyer, senior engineer specialist for the Facility Management Office.
CAMP RIPLEY – Sponsored by the Central Lakes College, multiple representatives of area colleges supported a college fair at the hanger conference center April 5 on Camp Ripley. “Our goal was to reach out to as many people as we could in Central Minnesota who are in search of higher education,” said Kathy Marshik, the Veterans Resource Center Coordinator at Central Lakes College, who organized the event.
CAMP RIPLEY— The Roads and Grounds Department of Camp Ripley is preparing once again to battle oncoming snow as we slowly move into spring. Snow removal teams across Central Minnesota have been reacting to repeating storms that have left over 14 inches of snow late in the winter months. These storms have impacted the daily travel and availability of roads traveled by Minnesotans every day.
CAMP RIPLEY — The North Star Dog Club hosted multiple sled-dog races in the first ever “Spirit of the North” Winter Warrior sled dog race held Feb. 16–17 on the grounds of Camp Ripley. “Mushers and teams came from all over the state to take part in 10-, 25- and 40-mile races around the Camp Ripley Training Area,” said Camp Ripley spokesperson Maj. John Donovan.
CAMP RIPLEY — Members of the Minnesota Twins Caravan stopped by the Minnesota Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility Jan. 15 to visit with service members and their families in St. Cloud. The Twins Caravan is an opportunity for fans and team members to share stories, ask questions and meet face-to-face said Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, public affairs officer for the Minnesota National Guard.