Air Force Museum at Camp Ripley

The Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley has received certification as an Air Force Museum. Granted by the National Museum of the United State Air Force, it is now eligible to receive Air Force equipment and aircraft. Our Chelsie. Brown has more. Rich aviation history can be...

Community Spotlight: Swimming the Mississippi

Chris Ring and his small crew started at Lake Itasca and continue to work their way further south. The journey is meant to raise awareness for Gold Star military families and the sacrifice they’ve made for their country. Find out more about the story here.

Bemidji Visits Camp Ripley

Authorities in Bemidji took a helicopter flight to and from Camp Ripley. The goal, according to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization, was for them to gain a strong appreciation of the Minnesota National Guard through learning more. Find out more about...

Minnesota Veterans Seek Help At MACV StandDown

Established in 1990, MACV got started providing housing for four homeless veterans. 25 years later, they now serve more than 25,000 vets each year, with events like their StandDown. With over 50 providers of veteran services, the StandDown is simply a way to get veterans all the...

Minnesota Military Museum brought history to life during History After Hours

Guns, bandages, reenactors and meals ready-to-eat. Camp Ripley’s Minnesota Military Museum brought it all out from behind their glass cases to showoff last week during their History After Hours event. Minnesota Military Museum executive director, Jeff Thielen, says, “Most museums...

Norway and Minnesota exchange troops

Fly. Shoot. Drill. And learn from each other. Every year since 1973 Norway and Minnesota has exchange about 100 soldiers to train and learn from each other. This is the first time Camp Ripley has welcomed the Norwegian troops during the summer. And the Norwegians say they were...

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