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Minnesota National Guard Celebrates Asian, Pacific American Heritage Month

The Minnesota National Guard recognizes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have helped make America what it is today  Throughout history, AAPI's have faced bitter hardships such as the railroad laborers who connected the coasts, the patriots who fought overseas while their families were interned at home, and those forced to live in harsh conditions of Angel Island  Through it all AAPIs have persevered, and continue to make this great country what it is today

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders comprise many ethnicities and languages  Their myriad of achievements embodies the American experience  AAPI men and women are leaders in every aspect of American life- in government, industry, science, medicine, arts, and our Armed Forces  Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the vast contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our Nation including their lasting contributions to American's wartime efforts, reflect on the challenges still faced by AAPI communities, and recommit to making the American dream a reality for all
Minnesota Guardsman recognized for cultural influence and leadership
05/19/2016

Hmong Citizen-Soldier shares his experience
05/01/2014

Iraq-bound Soldiers honor Japanese-American WWII veterans
04/11/2009

Seattle Nisei veterans honored by 34th Infantry Division
04/10/2009

A Soldiers insight on serving the U.S. in Iraq
05/15/2007

We've been through too much fighting
05/15/2007

Sending our daughters and sons off to war
04/11/2007



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White House Initiatives for Asian Americans

Asian American Government Executives Network

Federal Asian Pacific American Council

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund






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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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