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Soliders from across the Mid-West put their skills to the test at the National Guard Best Warrior Competition. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Soliders from across the Mid-West put their skills to the test at the National Guard Best Warrior Competition. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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National Guard Solider’s Test Their Skills at Best Warrior Competition [VIDEO]

Fourteen soldiers from seven states will put their skills to the test this week for the Army National Guard 2014 Region 4 Best Warrior Competition.

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Camp Ripley
Camp Ripley
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Over 200 Soldiers to Start Pre-Deployment Training at Camp Ripley on Friday

220 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are set to start pre-deployment training at Camp Ripley on Friday.

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Soldiers practice shooting at Camp Ripley (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Soldiers practice shooting at Camp Ripley (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Mother of Injured Litchfield Guardsman Talks to Son

The mother of one of the five Minnesota National Guard members injured in an attack in Afghanistan says she was able to talk to her son and hear that he'll be OK.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Five Litchfield Guard Members Injured in Afghanistan

The Minnesota National Guard says five of its members have been injured in an attack in Afghanistan.

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Getty Images
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Chisholm-Based Guard Unit Headed to Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guard unit based in Chisholm is on its way to Afghanistan.

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Photo by: HeatherHeatherHeather, flickr
Photo by: HeatherHeatherHeather, flickr
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Wife, Friend Charged in Minnesota Guardsman’s Killing

The widow of a slain Minnesota Air National Guard member is charged along with another man in her husband's killing.

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Solider practices with tanks. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Solider practices with tanks. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Everyday Heroes: National Guard Tank Unit [VIDEO]

Everyday Heroes -- A new WJON weekly series spotlighting those who put their life on the line everyday to keep our communities safe. This week's story features the National Guard Tank Unit.

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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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Minnesota Guard Unit Returns After Afghanistan Stint

After ensuring that other deployed U.S. troops got their greetings from afar, a Minnesota National Guard unit is on the final leg of its trip home from Afghanistan. The last wave of 24 soldiers from the 147th Human Resource Company was expected back in Arden Hills, Minn. A Sunday afternoon welcome-home ceremony was set.

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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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45 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers Returning Home

Eighteen soldiers in Minnesota's Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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St. Cloud Hosts Ceremony for Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan [VIDEO, AUDIO]

Around 50 National Guard Soldiers, joined by family, friends and officials, were honored in a deployment ceremony in St. Cloud on Friday morning.

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