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Minnesota National Guard
Company A, 834th Aviation Support Battalion

Alpha Company

The 834th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) is an Army National Guard battalion headquartered in St. Paul that provides logistics, transportation, medical, maintenance and communications support for the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade. The Soldiers of the 834th ASB support the systems that enable UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters to perform their missions.

Alpha Company, 834th ASB, is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and is the Distribution Company for the battalion. Its job is to acquire, transport, store and deliver critical resources such as ammunition, fuel, water and aviation repair parts for the units it supports.


- Among the most important functions run by Alpha Company was the largest Class IX (Air) Supply Support Activity in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. They stocked over 4,196 LINs of aviation parts valued at more than $128 million, and processed over 93,000 supply requests

- The Fuel and Water platoon section operated two Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARP) providing over one million gallons of fuel in more than 4,500 separate fuel operations supporting U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Department of State, and Iraqi Air Force helicopters at the largest military base in Iraq

- The Water Section delivered more than 500,000 liters of bottled drinking water to 50 water drop points sustaining the military and civilian personnel on the west side of Joint Base Balad. They also purified over 5 million gallons of bulk potable water to support personnel and operations at FOB Normandy

- The Transportation Platoon logged an excess of 9,000 miles of safe and efficient delivery of aircraft repair parts to the SSA warehouse from various logistics points and the joint distribution center on Balad

Community Connections

Unit Address: 4761 Hamline Ave N, Arden Hills, Minn. 55112
Unit Telephone: (651) 282-4225
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

--- 834th Aviation Support Battalion

---- A Co., 834th Aviation Support Battalion

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Capt. Timothy Gorecki
A 834 ASB
1st Sgt. Jeanette Chaffee
1st Sgt.
A 834 ASB
Major Unit Equipment

High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck

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

88M- Motor Transport Operator

92A- Automated Logistical Specialist

92F- Petroteum Supply Specialist

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

34th Infantry Division Association

34th ID Family Support

Family Readiness Group

Task Force 34, OIF 08-10 website

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Unit Articles

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Aviation Soldiers break from training to support disabled children

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Aviation Soldiers host Salvation Army Toy Shop

Aviators are Minnesota Guard Quick Reaction Force

Aviation Brigade Soldiers give back to community in Brainerd

834th ASB receives new leadership


A Co. 834th ASB trains for QRF certification
14 Nov., 2009

HSC 834th ASB Soldiers Participate In Twin Cities Marathon
4 Oct., 2009

834th ASB is awarded the MUC
20 Sep., 2009

Farewell ceremony for C Co., 834th Aviation Support Battalion
4 May, 2008