Don't be alarmed if you see large plumes of smoke from Camp Ripley this spring. To reduce the risk of wildfire, the Army post will be starting it's annual round of controlled burns before the summer training season.
Every other year, Camp Ripley opens it's doors to the public for a community appreciation Open House -- and that day is this Sunday, September 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event is free to attend, and features military equipment, law enforcement displays, the military museum, kids activities, food & drink, and much more.
Even when we appreciate the contributions and sacrifices that are made by the men and women in the armed forces; it's good for us to see them, and what and how they do what they do first hand -- to help put things in perspective. The opportunity presented itself yesterday at Camp Ripley.