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History
Minnesota National Guard
1st Brigade Combat Team

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Twenty-four hundred Soldiers of the Minnesota Army National Guard's Bloomington-based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are mobilizing for a one year deployment in support of Operation New Dawn on May 22, 2011. Operation New Dawn is the name of the U.S. drawdown phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Articles
NorthStar GUARD Online
The official command information publication of the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team.

Media Advisories

2,400 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard scheduled to depart in May
05/12/2011

Fifty-five Soldiers to Deploy in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom
13 April, 2011

1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery Soldiers announce Departure Ceremony
31 March, 2011

Minnesota National Guard Mobilizing in support of Operation New Dawn

23 Jan. 2011

Minnesota National Guard Alerted for Deployment
20 May, 2010

Media Adisory archive
In The News

Minnesota National Guard soldiers returning with reduced paid leave

04/09/2012

Ramsey man goes to Kuwait to help returning soldiers

04/04/2012

PCU Minnesota and Deployed Minnesota National Guard Share Banner Exchange

04/02/2012

John Kline Speaking Out: Pentagon is Breaking Faith With the Minnesota National Guard
03/28/2012

Red Bulls: Coming home soon
03/28/2012

Helping Service Members Prepare for the Work Force Back Home
03/23/2012

Returning Minn. Guard troops to lose expected benefits 03/15/2012

MnSCU part of team traveling to Kuwait 02/29/2012

Deployed guardsmen treated to home cooking 02/27/2012

Soldiers in Kuwait will act as response force 01/14/2012

Crew strikes one bomb, uncovers another
01/13/2012

Minnesota Guard members train while they wait 01/11/2012

We turned the lights out in Iraq 01/06/2012

Minnesota Guard MRAPS Maintenance 12/28/2011

MN National Guard help with Iraq troop withdrawal 12/19/2011

Camp Echo packs up in Iraq with little fanfare 12/17/2011

US Troops Clear Highway for Pullout from Iraq 12/14/2011

Kuwait: Minnesota Guard member recalls two decades, two trips 11/26/2011

Sleepy Eye Soldier surprises family at Vikings game 11/23/2011

Soldier surprises wife, daughter at Vikings game (video) 11/21/2011

Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Train In Kuwait (video) 11/11/2011

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in Iraq: MN Guard Leading the Way Home 10/27/2011

On the home front: Maple Grove dad keeps things together while wife serves in Kuwait (video) 09/20/2011

Room links families to deployed soldiers (video) 09/14/2011

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in Iraq: MN Guard Leading the Way Home 09/7/2011

Final wave of 1st Brigade Combat Team deploy to Kuwait (video) 08/30/2011

Red Bulls Take Control (video) 08/27/2011

Guard unit prepares for Kuwait deployment 08/26/2011

MN. Natl. Guard Troops Takeover 08/22/2011

More Minn. Red Bulls heading to Kuwait 08/18/2011

Guard units prepare for deployment 08/17/2011

159 Soldiers Headed to Kuwait from Austin, Minn. 08/16/2011

Red Bulls commander gives update on Iraq mission 08/12/2011

Fort McCoy was a real eye-opener 06/30/2011

Minnesota National Guard Trains for Deployment (video) 06/25/2011

Minn. Soldiers Prep to Deploy to Kuwait (video) 06/24/2011

Pentagon priest celebrates Mass at Fort McCoy with 1st Brigade Combat Team 06/23/2011

Stormy clouds, weeping skies move Memorial Day services indoors 05/31/2011

Guard unit combines deployment ceremony, picnic 05/31/2011

Departure Ceremony for Albert Lea Troops (video) 05/31/2011

Memorial Day Hits Home for Family of 5 (video) 05/30/2011

Alexandria Ceremony Honors Soldiers before Deployment (video) 05/26/2011

Citizen Soldier: Training for Combat (video) 05/23/2011

Minnesota Guard members ready for duty 05/22/2011

Austin, Albert Lea guardsmen deploying soon 05/17/2011

2,400 Minn. Nat'l Guard Soldiers deploying to Kuwait (video) 05/16/2011

Oyens guardsman preparing for Kuwait mission 05/12/2011

National Guard soldiers put their lives on hold for duty 05/09/2011

South-west prepares troop send-offs 05/09/2011

Community Honors Local Soldiers (video) 05/07/2011

Duluth Red Bulls Prepare for Pre-Kuwait Deployment Training (video) 05/06/2011

Come say farewell to Nat. Guard unit 05/02/2011

Elementary School Holds Send-Off for Soldiers (video) 05/02/2011

Guard unit to have busy May 04/28/2011

Minn. Nat'l Guard soldiers leave for training (video) 04/17/2011

Families, Supporters Say Goodbye to 55 Rosemount-Based Soldiers (video) 04/16/2011

She’s in the Army now — again 04/15/2011

Military family prepares for husband's deployment 04/15/2011

National Guard soldiers deploy 04/15/2011

Red Wing, Cannon Falls, Minn., Soldiers head for Middle East 04/13/2011

Photos: Deployment uncertain, couple wed early 04/04/2011

New Ulm Hosts Huge National Guard Send Off (video) 04/03/2011

Send-off for Minn. National Guard members (video) 04/02/2011

460 Minnesota Army National Guard Prepare To Deploy 04/02/2011

Love, reverence for Kuwait-bound guardsmen 04/02/2011

Soldiers from Woodbury, Cottage Grove, other Minnesota cities to deploy this week 03/28/2011

Socks For Northland Soldiers (video) 03/21/2011

United Lutheran Church makes care packages for soldiers' families 03/20/2011

Workload increases as Cloquet Guard unit prepares for deployment 03/11/2011

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon 03/04/2011

National Guard to community: You can play a role to help soldiers 02/28/2011

Rosemount National Guard unit prepared for deployment 02/27/2011

Soldiers get ready for Iraq 02/16/2011

Soldiers prepare for possible deployment 01/26/2011

2,400 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Prepare for Deployment (video) 01/24/2011

Letters from home 01/21/2011

Deployment Ceremony Photos

15 May, Anoka
C Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3


15 May, Fairmont
B Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3, 4


15 May, St James
G Battery (Det), 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


22 May, Ft Snelling
1st Brigade Combat Team Headquarters
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3, 4


25 May, Alexandria
A Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor
Runestone Community Center
Photo gallery 1, 2


25 May, Bloomington
1/34 Brigade Special Troops Battalion Headquarters
Normandale Community College
Photo gallery 1


25 May, Sauk Centre
C Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor
VictriVillage
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


26 May, Hibbing
A Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry
Hibbing Memorial Center
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3


26 May, Maplewood
B Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor
Aldrich Arena
Photo gallery 1


26 May, Hutchinson
C Company, 1/34 Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Hutchinson McLeod Fairgrounds
Photo gallery 1


26 May, Sartell
D Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor
Sartell Bernick's Arena
Photo gallery 1


26 May, Brainerd
1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Headquarters
Central Lakes College
Photo gallery

27 May, Cloquet
C Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry
Cloquet High School Arena
Photo gallery 1, 2


27 May, Duluth

1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry Headquarters
Clyde Iron Works
Photo gallery

27 May, Redwood Falls

C Company (Det), 1/34 Brigade Special Troops Battalion

Redwood Valley High School Gym
Photo gallery


28 May, Pine City
B Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry
Pine City County Fairgrounds
Photo gallery 1, 2


30 May, Mankato
2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Headquarters
Sibley Park
Photo gallery


30 May, Luverne
A Battery (Det), 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery
Luverne High School Gym
Photo gallery


30 May, Rochester
B Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry
Rochester International Event Center
Photo gallery 1, 2


30 May, Pipestone

A Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery

Pipestone Armory
Photo gallery 1, 2, 3


31 May, Albert Lea
D Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry
Albert Lea Armory
Photo Gallery


31 May, West St Paul
A Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry
West St. Paul Armory
Photo gallery 1, 2


31 May, Winona
C Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry
Veterans Memorial Park
Photo gallery


3 June, Bloomington
Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Platoon
11 a.m., Bloomington Armory
Photo gallery


3 June, Camp Ripley

134th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters
Camp Ripley Recreation Center
Photo gallery

Additional Resources

1BCT Deployment Info.pptx

Unit page- http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/1bct

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