Minnesota National Guard
347th Regional Support Group

Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, director, Army National Guard and Col. Lowell Kruse, commander of the 347th Regional Support Group walk through trains load by Soldiers of the 114th Transportation Company, 347th Regional Support Group that will be used by 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division in their rotational exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin.
Unit Information

The 347th Regional Support Group (RSG) is an Army National Guard brigade headquartered in Brooklyn Park that is capable of providing trained and ready combat forces. Additionally, the 347th RSG is prepared to support the State of Minnesota with troops capable of assisting in a disaster.

The mission of the 347th Regional Support Group is to deploy and provide contingency and expeditionary base operations, with responsibilities for managing facilities, providing administrative and logistical support for troop services and ensuring the security of personnel and facilities on a base camp. The brigade provides command and control of assigned units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions within the U.S. to include managing the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration of supporting forces.

The 347th Regional Support Company is made up of the 347th RSG Headquarters, 147th Human Resource Company, 114th Transportation Company, 204th Area Support Medical Company, 224th (Med) Transportation Company, 1903rd Acquisition Team, 1904th Acquisition Team and the 147th/247th Finance Management Support Detachment.

2015 Accomplishments

In 2015 the 347th RSG welcomed home more than 40 Soldiers with the 204th Area Support Medical Company following the completion of their deployment to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in support of the Multinational Force and Observers. The 204th supported the MFO's mission - to enforce the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel - by providing health service support in remote areas and at two centralized treatment facilities. The unit treated more than 4,400 patients, providing care that included dental, veterinary, preventive medicine, physical therapy, wellness services, medical logistics and emergency treatment. The 204th ASMC was instrumental in responding to a mass casualty event after an attack on MFO forces.

At home, the 347th RSG supported the Vigilant Guard exercise by establishing a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration operation. This process transitioned exercise participants and equipment from a mobilization station into the areas of operation. By integrating Army and Air Force planning and execution of JRSOI, the brigade processed 840 personnel and 292 vehicles while familiarizing both junior and senior leaders on the capabilities of their counterparts.

Additionally, the 347th RSG's 224th Transportation Company supported the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's Exportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center by delivering $40,000 in repair parts, 52 pallets of food, 24,000 gallons of water and 18,800 gallons of fuel.

2016 Objectives

In 2016 the 347th RSG will fully incorporate new specialties into its command structure, including engineer, public affairs, force protection sections and additional intelligence analysts. The fielding of new personnel will greatly enhance the brigade's ability to improve base camp operations and security by providing specialists to assist in the maintenance of a secure perimeter and proactively engage with surrounding communities.

The 347th RSG will also participate in Diamond Saber 2016, a U.S. Army Reserve functional exercise that will evaluate the 147th and 247th Financial Management Support Companies' ability to perform real-world financial transactions.

Finally, the 347th RSG will provide logistical support to the 1st ABCT leading up to and during their National Training Center rotation in June 2016. In addition to cantonment and lodging facilitation, the 347th RSG will assist in the railway operation to transport nearly 1,300 vehicles and pieces of equipment from Camp Ripley Training Center to Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California, and back.

Community Connections

Unit Address: 5500 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Building Manager: 651-268-8087
Building Rental: 651-268-8096

Brooklyn Park armory

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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Richard C. Nash
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters
- 347th Regional Support Group

Unit Leadership

Commander  CSM
Col. Lowell E. Kruse
347 RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Marcus Erickson
347 RSG
Major Unit Equipment

M16 Rifle
M9 Pistol

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Unit Occupational Specialties

42L-Administrative Specialist
92Y-Unit Supply Specialist

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347th Regional Support Group, Golden Coyote 2009
Written by SPC Beth Kocian, 7/9/09

347th PSD to be honored in Freedom Salute
17 Oct., 2008

Third Group, 347th Personnel Services Detachment returns
7 July, 2008

347th PSD Chalk 2 returns
17 June, 2008

347th PSD returns from Kuwait
6 June, 2008

147th PSB Deployment to Afghanistan - 1/4/07-present
3 Jan., 2007

34th DISCOM deactivated and 347th Support Group activated


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