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  • Southern Strike Joint Combat Exercise Concludes in Mississippi

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Military members from all departments of the U.S. armed forces participated in the Southern Strike 2024-1 joint combat exercise at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center March 4-15.The two-week exercise included approximately 425 military personnel from all over the United

  • Bulldogs conduct Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training

    DULUTH, MN -- Pilots, Aerospace Medical Service Specialists, and other airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing participated in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Duluth, Minn.Annual SERE training is conducted to ensure pilots are prepared if an aircraft

  • Minnesota Guard, Norway Train Together

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Camp Ripley Training Center hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard Rapid Reaction Force and the Home Defense Youth Feb. 1-12.“Whatever force you train with, whether it’s inside of our own

  • State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. - State Partnership Program directors of the state National Guards partnered with the Adriatic charter nations shared best practices during a conference hosted by the New Jersey National Guard at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park Jan.

  • Air National Guard Defenders host Cold Weather Operations Course

    DULUTH, Minn. -- 50 Air National Guard Security Forces personnel from 15 states gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, from January 8-19, 2024, for a two-week Cold Weather Operations Course. “Given the complexities of the global security landscape, it is imperative that our Defenders

  • Recruiting spotlight: Esko, Minnesota

    DULUTH, MN -- In a time where approximately .05% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s interesting to see communities crushing the statistics.  Esko, Minnesota, with a population of 2,200 is one community far exceeding the norms.In the past six years alone, 35 young adults,

  • 148th Fighter Wing EOD Flight Hosts Validation Course

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - The 148th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight created and hosted an advanced conventional course for 30 technicians at the Minnesota National Guard’s Camp Ripley Training Center Sept. 18-22.The course focused on five lines of effort: restoring readiness, investing in

  • Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont adjutant general, and leaders from other U.S. states joined their partner nation chiefs of defense for the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje Sept. 27.The Adriatic 5 consists of Albania (New Jersey