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First Responders Conduct Oil Containment Training

Accidents in nearby states involving trains carrying crude oil have raised concerns over the safety of Minnesota’s railways and the people living near them. with new legislation the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is providing oil transportation awareness training to local...

Minnesota Military Museum Offers Veterans Unique Holiday Gift

The Minnesota Military Museum has started a free online veterans registry program. The registry was introduced a month ago and was designed to collect veteran’s stories and preserve a record of their service. The museum believes that this gift to a veteran for the holidays would...
Posted On Dec. 5 2015

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...

MnDOT Snow Plow Training Camp

Wintertime is quickly approaching and that means snow is on the way. The MnDOT snowplow operators have already started a two-week training camp program at camp Ripley to prepare for the upcoming snowfall. MnDOT has been training their snowplow operators at camp Ripley for twelve...
Posted On Sep. 30 2015

Camp Ripley Community Appreciation Day

Every two years camp Ripley opens its doors to the community to host an open house. They use the open house to have a little fun and to build partnerships with the communities. Attendees could meet and talk with soldiers. Explore the military vehicles and learn about what goes on...
Posted On Sep. 21 2015

Vigilant Guard Training Drill At Camp Ripley

Cars crushed by cement, civilians trapped in buildings. The circumstances may seem extreme… But it’s all just a drill. It’s known as the Vigilant Guard. It combines nearly 2,000 civilian and military first responders to come together to fight a simulated catastrophe. And the...

Northwoods Adventure – Camp Ripley Rendezvous

It’s the largest Scouting event in the Central Region for the Boy Scouts of America, and every four years, Camp Ripley plays host. Over 4,000 scouts attended this year’s Camp Ripley Rendezvous, and could participate in numerous team-building challenges, as well as other fun...

Community Spotlight – Teacher Appreciation Day at Camp Ripley

The Minnesota Military Museum opened their doors Saturday to teachers to showcase what resources they can offer to them and their classes. And the teachers are truly appreciative of what the museum did for them. But the day was more to show the museum is a resource teachers can...

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...

Camp Ripley Hosts ACUB Meeting

Military bases were originally places in areas away from development. But over the years as bases increased training and hired more employees, the areas surrounding the bases are being developed. To keep their neighbors safer and training areas less encroached by development;...

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