• Community Support Key to Military Success, Guard Bureau Chief Says

    Community Support Key to Military Success, Guard Bureau Chief Says0

    Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, underscored the critical role community support plays in sustaining the military, during remarks delivered Friday during the city of Fairbanks’ 50th Annual Military Appreciation Banquet. Lengyel flew to Alaska after changing his travel plans to attend the dignified transfer at Dover AFB of the

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  • Minnesota National Guard Installation Looks to Attain Net Zero Energy Status

    Minnesota National Guard Installation Looks to Attain Net Zero Energy Status0

    Camp Ripley, a 53,000-acre National Guard training site in central Minnesota, is poised to become a net zero energy installation after a $25 million solar array under construction is completed. The 63-acre array, which is about 75 percent complete, will be the largest solar project at a National Guard base, reported the Grand Forks Herald. The array is being built by Minnesota Power and will allow Camp Ripley to disconnect from the commercial grid if necessary. As a result, the installation has been designated as the secondary site for Minnesota’s state government to operate from in the event a terrorist attack or other disaster wipes out the Capitol and government buildings in St. Paul …

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  • Army Commission Will Not Propose Far-Reaching Changes, Ham Says

    Army Commission Will Not Propose Far-Reaching Changes, Ham Says0

    The final report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army will emphasize the need to integrate active-duty forces with the Reserve and National Guard components, Chairman Carter Ham told reporters following the panel’s last public meeting before it releases its recommendations on Jan. 28. The report will have “a repeated emphasis on the total force … training, preparedness, readiness and employment of the total force will be a pretty constant theme for us,” the retired four-star general said, reported Defense News. For the most part, the commission’s recommendations would not call for drastic changes …

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