/*********************************************** * Chrome CSS Drop Down Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code ***********************************************/
History
Minnesota National Guard
Flood Fight 2010 in Oslo

Oslo, Minn is once again surrounded and at times cut-off from overland vehicle travel because of flood water from the Red River Oslo, which has a population of about 347 people, has seen more than its fair share of flooding over the years During flood season, the town transforms its' streets and railways into a modified dike system to provide a perimeter around the town

Download photos
A dozen Soldiers from Bravo Company, Second Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry (B Co 2-136 CAB) are in Oslo providing additional support to local authorities The Town Hall acts as a command post for the city and B Co Soldiers work with town officials, Fire and Rescue workers, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the US Army Corps of Engineers to coordinate relief and support efforts for the citizens of Oslo

Yesterday, the Minnesota National Guard assisted Minnesota's Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) by escorting and delivering a FEMA replacement generator to the flooded city This is just one example of how the Minnesota National Guard is assisting local authorities with the protection of life and property

B Co Soldiers are also providing relief and support to local authorities by running a checkpoint on the eastern edge of town to restrict vehicle traffic along flooded US Highway 1, conducting dike patrols and manning a Tactical Command Post (TCP) so that vital information is relayed back to their company Tactical Operations Center (TOC)

The B Co TOC is located at the Crookston Armory and has the responsibility of tracking all flood activity in and around Oslo The TOC maintains real-time communication with the Soldiers in Oslo, monitors equipment movement, local support requests as well as maintains maps and flood data for the area The B Co TOC acts as the eyes and ears for the 2-136 CAB TOC located in Moorhead

There are approximately 285 Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty (SAD) supporting Flood Fight 2010 Under the direction of the Governor, the Minnesota National Guard will continue to provide necessary resources to support civil authorities responsible for the state's emergency management plan

TSgt Brett R Ewald, 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
March 23, 2010





Articles archive

In The News archive

Media Advisory archive

Latest News

100 Years Ago, Camp Cody's "Grand Old Man" formed 34th Infantry Division

Posted: 2018-01-18  12:59 PM
Gen. Augustus Blocksom Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom participated in all the major US Army campaigns for nearly a half-century. He fought American Indians, Spaniards, Chinese and Filipinos. He brought that experience to Camp Cody, New Mexico where he assembled units from across the mid-West to form the 34th Infantry Division in 1917.



Iowa Red Bull takes command of 34th Infantry Division

Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
Minnesota National Guard JOHNSTON, Iowa - Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, assumed command of the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" during a ceremony in Rosemount, Minnesota, on December 9, 2017.

Headquartered in Minnesota, the division has been commanded almost-exclusively by members of the Minnesota National Guard since 1968.

"Typically there's been very few people who have been allowed to command the 34th Infantry Division that didn't come from the state of Minnesota," Corell said.



Minnesota-based aviation unit honors storied division, enters into new, 'expeditionary' era

Posted: 2017-12-12  11:29 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn. - Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), who recently celebrated a year full of achievements, have embraced a new name: Red Devils.

The St. Paul-based unit hosted its annual aviation brigade ball Dec. 9, at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota, where the unit's new logo was unveiled.

Soldiers of the 34th ECAB, which falls under and supports the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, will continue to wear the Red Bull insignia on their uniforms. However, they will now be known and referred to as the Red Devils, a name that pays homage to the division's historical accomplishments and fierce warfighting.



Minnesota Nice Extends to Puerto Rico

Posted: 2017-12-08  12:08 PM
Minnesota National Guard CAMP SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico - It has been more than two months since Hurricane Maria stuck Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of disaster behind it. The island was in dire need of some extra help. More than 230 Air National Guardsmen from 29 states have been deployed to the island and are helping in any way they can.

Eleven of those Airmen are from the Minnesota National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn. and the 133rd Airlift Wing out of St. Paul, Minn., are no exception in their desire to lend a helping hand. They have been at Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico, since before Thanksgiving and will leave around mid-December. Their mission is to feed military and civilian hurricane relief workers, giving them the much-needed fuel to complete their mission throughout the day.



Article archive
 
top