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Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This day is recognized as an occasion for people to remember Dr King's life and dedicate themselves anew to live his dream Dr King was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, the son and grandson of Atlanta pastors Dr King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta when he was only fifteen years old and graduated at age nineteen Dr King earned a BA degree in Divinity from Crozer Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania and on June 5, 1955, Dr King received his PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston University

Dr King is known for being one of the greatest orators of the twentieth century, and perhaps in all of American history In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights Movement and helped change society "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed, we hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal" Twenty years after Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, uttered these words, Public Law 98-144 was enacted, designating the third Monday in January as a Federal holiday commemorating Dr King's birthday


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Minnesota National Guard hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observation
01/10/2015

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
01/16/2012

Dr. King honored by Guard and community at annual breakfast
01/17/2011

Minnesota National Guard celebrates Dr. King at MLK Breakfast
01/18/2010

Guard leaders meet with General Colin L. Powell at MLK Breakfast
01/25/2009

Minnesota National Guard celebrates Dr. King's Birthday
01/21/2008

Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Day

01/16/2007



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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.



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