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About the MN National Guard/Norwegian Home Guard Exchange

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[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]The special bond between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard has its roots in World War II, when many Norwegian-American soldiers ¬†went to Norway to assist in the resistance against occupying Nazi forces..[/quote] Since 1974, the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard have conducted annual Troop Reciprocal Exchange with 100 MN National Guard soldiers training at Vaernes Training Facility outside Trondheim in Norway. At the same time, 100 soldiers form the Norwegian Home Guard train at Camp Ripley with soldiers from the MN National Guard   This troop exchange is the longest-running military […]

Nordic Gala in Duluth

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On October 20, 2012, the NACC-UMW was invited, along with the Mayor of Duluth and the Consul Generals of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to attend the Inauguration of the new Nordic Center in Duluth, MN. To celebrate the event, Duluth Mayor Don Ness proclaimed the day “Nordic Heritage Day” This new non-profit will bring together all things related to the various Nordic cultures, including those of the Sami, and form Greenland. The Center’s goal is to “trancend the traditional ethnic barriers” that so often make cooperation difficult. The event also allowed the NACC to inform about our mission […]