Soldiers to participate in 'Guard the Environment'Approximately 200 Soldiers of the Minnesota Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) will participate in a "Guard the Environment" event over two weekends in October – including in Glenwood today, Sunday.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Approximately 200 Soldiers of the Minnesota Army National Guard Recruit
Sustainment Program (RSP) will participate in a "Guard the Environment" event
over two weekends in October – including in Glenwood today, Sunday.
The "Guard the Environment" is a nationwide event with over 300 units
performing environmentally-friendly activities over October 16-17 and 23-24.
Soldiers will meet at different sites and conduct various clean-up efforts
from beautification of parks to clean-up of riverbanks, lakeshores and
The following communities in Minnesota have been identified for
the clean-up effort: Glenwood, New Ulm, Willmar, Montevideo, Moorhead,
Mankato and Brainerd.
Soldiers will be cleaning up the Glenwood City Park today, Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.
Today's Army National Guard puts a high priority on educating and training
its members to be positive stewards of our environment. It starts the moment
recruits become a part of the Guard and this is why RSP units are engaging in
green activities during their drills. The Army National Guard's core mission
is to protect the country and by focusing on the communities that make up the
"The Minnesota Army National Guard is a part of the community. The
environment is a part of the community and we are going to do our job to
help. This is a local effort to work with our community and every little bit
counts." stated Command Sgt. Maj. Tim Bebus, Command Sergeant Major for the
Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard.