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Minnesota National Guard
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade

Quick Reaction Force

A Soldier gathers her equipment prior to conducting quick reaction force training (QRF).    Soldiers of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade (34th CAB) are conducting Annual Training at Camp Ripley, Minn. through the month of April.  These Minnesota National Guardsmen are preparing for a deployment to Iraq early this summer and the Annual Training alleviates some of the requiremen​ts they must meet at the pre-mobili​zation site this summer.
Unit Information

The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is an Army National Guard Brigade that supports the 34th Infantry Division and the State of Minnesota by providing aviation assets for both federal and state active duty missions. The aviators of the 34th CAB fly the UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The 34th CAB Headquarters is stationed in St. Paul.

The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade mobilized in May 2008 for a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 34th CAB was the command element of Task Force 34, a Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) Corps Aviation Brigade which conducted full spectrum aviation operations throughout Iraq. Task Force 34 provided a stable and secure environment allowing the Iraqi National Government the ability to assume more responsibility for the security and governmental functions of Iraq.

The Soldiers of Task Force 34 provided aerial support to all areas of Iraq, including tactical missions, VIP escorts, area reconnaissance, medical evacuations and other operations. Task Force 34 transported more than 130,000 passengers and 11,670,000 pounds of cargo.

OIF 08-10 Accomplishments:

- Established Command and Control of Task Force 34 and formed a cohesive operations team including all subordinate battalion's and units

- Successfully tracked over 5,600 missions and 40,000 flight hours in support of MNC-I combat operations with virtually no issues. This allowed for the transportation of over 130,000 passengers and over 11,670,000 lbs of cargo which was moved in support of MNC-I combat operations to sustain the fight

- Provided support in Logistics, Communication, Medical, Legal, Public Affairs and Ministry to a Task Force of over 2,000 Soldiers

Community Connections

Unit Address: 206 Airport Rd, St Paul MN 55107
Unit Telephone: (651) 282-4244
Recruiter Telephone: (651)296-5736



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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Jon A. Jensen
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters

-34th Infantry Division

--34th Combat Aviation Brigade

---HHC, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Capt. Charles Stene
1st Sgt. Frank King
Major Unit Equipment


M16 Rifle

M-9 Pistol

See the list of major equipment used by the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Occupational Specialties

15P- Aviation Operations Specialist

35F- Intelligence Analyst

68W- Health Care Specialist

See the complete list of specialties in the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Links

34th Combat Aviation Brigade Unit History

Task Force 34, OIF 08-10 website

Internal Unit Web Page

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Unit Friends and Family

Unit Articles

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