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Vikings Salute The Military Today vs. Arizona

With Veterans Day coming up on November 11, the Vikings are utilizing pregame and in-game stadium elements to honor all service members past and present with a Salute to the Military-themed game presentation Here are just a few of the elements

National Anthem The 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division Band will perform the National Anthem before today's game They are stationed in Rosemount, MN and feature talented musicians that are trained as both performers and Soldiers They play a varied repertoire of music for Minnesota National Guard ceremonies and events

Hometown Hero The Vikings feature a hometown hero at every game and today's hometown hero is Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber LTC Weber has been in an Army uniform since the age of 14 and over the years he's learned to fight battles in other countries But the battle that's closest to his home for him is his current fight against pancreatic cancer

Color Guard The color guard for today's game is the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe AMVETS Post 53 Color Guard The men and women in this group are the ceremonial guards reminding us of good citizenship and honor for those who have served our country

Honorary Captain Patrick Nelson was selected as the NFL Tillman Scholarship Award winner and will serve as today's honorary captain Nelson is enrolled at Minnesota State University where he is a double major in history and sports management, with a minor in athletic coaching, while maintaining a 40 GPA and volunteering as a mentor in the YMCA Big Brother program

Halftime Entertainment A special Minnesota Vikings Salute to the Military presentation will be performed by the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" band

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 7, 2010 11:08 am

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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.



Governor Mark Dayton installs new Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General

Posted: 2017-11-04  04:16 PM
TAG installation ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton administered the oath of office to Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, installing him as the Minnesota National Guard's 31st Adjutant General during a ceremony in St. Paul, November 4, 2017.

"General Jensen has been a tremendous leader of the Minnesota National Guard throughout his years of dedicated service," said Governor Dayton. "He has served in two top leadership positions, as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, and also as the Chief of Staff at the Guard's Joint Force Headquarters. I am confident that he will continue to provide the same outstanding leadership as his predecessor, General Rick Nash."

Jensen most recently served as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. He previously held positions as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General - Army.



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