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Officers in the Norway Troop Exchange talk about their experience at Camp Ripley so far. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Officers in the Norway Troop Exchange talk about their experience at Camp Ripley so far. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Camp Ripley Keeps Long Lasting Friendship with Norwegian Troop Exchange [VIDEO]

For 41 years Camp Ripley and the Norwegian Home Guard have been sending troops to each others base as part of the Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange.

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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
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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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Camp Ripley, biathlon
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Biathlon Brings Soldiers From Five State Area To Camp Ripley [AUDIO]

Soldiers from the five state area will gather at Camp Ripley tomorrow (Friday) to compete in the National Guard Regional Biathlon.

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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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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
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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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50 St. Cloud Area Soldiers to be Deployed

Fifty soldiers from St. Cloud's Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion are being deployed. The ceremony is this Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the National Guard Aviation Support Facility.

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Another Group of National Guard Soldiers Coming Home

More reunions tomorrow (Friday) for members of the Minnesota National Guard and their families. About 220 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division are returning to Minnesota.

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Hundreds of Minnesota Soldiers Return

Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers are settling back into civilian life after returning to the state in the past few days. And if they don't have a job to come back to, they will soon be looking for work.

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