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The Iowa National Guard welcomed 23 young African leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa to Camp Dodge today.

Participants had the opportunity to engage obstacles at the Leadership Reaction Course.

These young leaders have spent the last few weeks engaging the Greater Des Moines community as part of the Washington Mandela Fellowship hosted at Drake University.

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Join us tomorrow at 7 p.m. for the last 2018 Summer Concert Series performance with the Tony Valdez Large Band! 🎶🎸 Remember to bring friends, snacks, lawn chairs and your smiles for one more night of sun, fun and music. 🌞 #partyatthepool

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The Iowa National Guard’s Sustainment Training Center trains Soldiers from all across the country. If you were near Camp Dodge earlier today, you might have spotted Utah Soldiers with the 19th Special Forces Group, Airborne, dotting the skies as they conducted static line jump training. Check out the full photo album here 📸: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianationalguard/albums/72157697557022831
Utah National Guard #Airborne

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If your route to Camp Dodge or Joint Forces Headquarters takes you over the dam, Saylorville Lake Dam Road has been reopened.

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Mark your calendars! 🗓️ The Iowa Cubs are once again hosting an Iowa National Guard night for Soldiers, Airmen and their families on Wednesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. 🇺🇸 ️Remember to pick up your FREE tickets from these listed locations and be prepared to have a ball! ⚾

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High school sports players from several Des Moines area schools are participating in a fitness camp on Camp Dodge this week, the first fitness camp of its kind to be hosted there. 🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Individuals with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program- WCAP are also participating as guest speakers and fitness motivators as the students complete tough workouts.

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Here's a little "muscle motivation" for your Monday! Check out this month's #WarriorWorkout!

#MotivationalMonday | #WarriorReady

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The 671st Troop Command conducted their change of command ceremony this morning. Help us wish Col. Tim Glynn good luck on his next assignment and welcome Col. Garry Seyb as the new commander. The 671st TC has a diverse set of units, and is the primary organization responsible for managing domestic field operations for the Iowa National Guard. View the full photo album here 📸: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianationalguard/albums/72157671215978398

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SSG Jimmy Suong, who came to Iowa as a young Cambodian refugee in 1981, shares his story with Stacey Horst and Steve Karlin during KCCI's live coverage of former Gov. Robert D. Ray's funeral service. Suong believes Gov. Ray's resettlement policies saved his life by allowing him and his surviving family members to make a new home in Iowa, where he now proudly serves his state and nation as a Soldier in the Iowa Army National Guard. #IowaGuardProud

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Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, the Adjutant General of Iowa, welcomed leaders with the Greater Des Moines Partnership early this morning. The visit was part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's effort to familiarize business professionals with the missions and capabilities of the Iowa National Guard. #KnowYourMil

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Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, assisted by honor guards from the Iowa State Patrol and Des Moines Police Department, provided military funeral honors to former Governor Robert D. Ray during services at the Iowa State Capitol. As governor, Ray served as the commander and chief of the Iowa National Guard from 1969 to 1983 and played an important role in transforming the Iowa National Guard.

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Thank you to everyone at the Camp Dodge pool pavilion rocking out with Abby Normal right now despite this crazy heat! In celebration of 100 years of service, warrant officers kicked off the evening with a tailgate, and the band received a coin for their continuous support of the Iowa National Guard. #partyatthepool

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▶ Today was day three of the Iowa Army National Guard Leadership and Fitness Camp in Council Bluffs. The camp involved participants going down the rappel tower, an introduction to night vision and multiple equipment and medical displays. The camp is an ongoing outreach program for high school students in the local area. Students who were involved say the program was both educational and challenging, teaching them leadership skills and self-confidence. 🏃🏋

#GetFit |#AmericanSoldier | #CitizenSoldier

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#Throwback to last year's performance by Abby Normal for the TAG summer concert series. Come back to Camp Dodge tomorrow to see them rock the pool again at 7 p.m.! 🎶🎸

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Central Iowa Sea Cadets are braving through the heat wave at Camp Dodge this week to experience realistic tactical and medical training as part of their summer program. ☀️

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The bike trails are packed with cyclists and RAGBRAI is quickly approaching. Maj. Gen. Tim Orr reminds service members and their families to stay safe, wear the proper protective bike gear and enjoy a great summer! 🚴

#WarriorReady | #SafetyFirst | #RAGBRAI

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Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation in honor of the Army Warrant Officer 100th Anniversary at the Capitol today. A special thank you to all Warrant Officers who have served and continue to serve in the Iowa National Guard. 🇺🇲️

#WarrantOfficerWeek | #KnowYourMil |
#AmericanSoldier |#CitizenSoldier

United States Army Warrant Officers Association

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Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Army Warrant Officer continued with a special promotion ceremony at Camp Dodge today. Congratulations to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samantha Burt, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michelle Anderson and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jeff Lee on their promotions!

#WarrantOfficerWeek | #KnowYourMil

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Richard Arndt & The Brew brought smiles to the young and old alike at this week's Adjutant General's Summer Concert Series! Come #partyatthepool with us next week and jam out to Abby Normal, another local favorite! 🎶🎸☀️

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The Iowa National Guard wishes you a very happy and safe 4th of July! 🇺🇲

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We're one month out from 2018 No Man's Land Trench Run and we've hit 25% capacity!

There's still time to register, visit: https://www.iowanationalguard.com/recruiting/nmltr

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"This is like their Super Bowl," said Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, Iowa National Guard Adjutant General, who was in attendance to view the demonstration and visit with his deployed Soldiers.

Due to the rising lake level, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake will be closing the Saylorville Dam road tonight (July 2). If your route to Camp Dodge or Joint Forces Headquarters takes you over the dam, you will need to take an alternate route starting tomorrow. We will keep you updated as soon as we know when the road will be reopened.

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Say hi to our #STEM externs! 👋

Marc Pedersen, a teacher with West Des Moines Community Schools, and Colleen Ites, a teacher in the Johnston Community School District, are spending the summer with us getting familiar with STEM careers and activities in the Iowa National Guard.

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The sun came out just in time for our #partyatthepool last night. ⛅ Thank you to the 34th Army Band's 42 Romeo for putting on a great show and to the more than 400 guests who joined us! 👏

We'll see you next Thursday for Summer Concert Series - The Brew with Richard Arndt & The Brew! 🎤🤘

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