|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.
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.
In 2016 Soldiers of the 347th RSG mobilized to support the 1st Armored Brigade
Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, during a National Training Center rotation at
Fort Irwin, California. The 347th RSG's logistic specialists from the 114th and 224th
Transportation Companies undertook the monumental task of moving a brigade's
worth of equipment - valued at more than $750 million -from Camp Ripley
Training Center to Fort Irwin and eventually back to home station.
The task began at CRTC, where more than 1,200 pieces of equipment were loaded
onto more than 400 railcars, building a total of eight trains for movement to
California. Upon arrival at the Yermo Railhead Annex at Marine Corps Logistics Base
Barstow, California, the transportation companies assisted in the second stage of the
historic movement, first unloading then either driving or line-hauling the equipment
down the Manix Trail, a 30-mile trek through the Mojave Desert bridging the final
leg of the journey to Fort Irwin. This provided valuable training on an unprecedented
scope for the 347th RSG's transportation specialists.
Additionally, while at NTC, the 347th RSG provided customer service and
supported the 1/34th ABCT with everything from medical support to hauling away
trash in order to maintain a high quality of life for Soldiers inhabiting the Rotational
Unit Bivouac Area, a mini city housing more than 6,000 Soldiers. The 347th RSG
also performed JRSOI, postal service and Joint Visitor Bureau duties, escorting 20
distinguished visitors including Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, Director of the Army
The brigade's support of the NTC rotation not only gave its Soldiers valuable
experience, but also allowed them to maximize training within their occupational
Lastly in 2016, the 147th and 247th Financial Management Support Detachments
conducted the Diamond Saber finance exercise at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The two
detachments were evaluated in the areas of disbursing, commercial vendor services
and military pay.
In 2017 the 1903rd Acquisition Team, which plans and coordinates contracting
functions up to the corps level and supports the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, will
deploy to Kuwait as part of a contracting support brigade executing theater support
The 347th RSG will prepare for and conduct a Combat Support Training eXercise with
units at Camp Ripley Training Center and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The training
will include the brigade's human resources, medical, headquarters and financial
management companies and one of its contract acquisition teams. The CSTX, which
builds upon the experience garnered at NTC to hone the brigade's specialized,
support abilities, is in preparation of a 2018 deployment. This will reduce time spent
during pre-mobilization training in 2018, which in turn reduces time away from
families and employers and lowers cost.
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