|34th Red Bull Infantry Division
A Soldier from the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion trains on a simulator during annual training at Camp Ripley in July. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Stacy Hayes)
The Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division oversees the training and operations of ten National Guard brigades. In Minnesota, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, 84th Troop Command and the 347th Regional Support Group. Known as the Red Bulls, the 34th Infantry Division is capable of deploying its Main Command Post, Tactical Command Post, and Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion to provide command and control for Army brigades.
Outside Minnesota, the 34th Infantry Division provides training and operational guidance to the 1-112th Security & Support Battalion, ND National Guard; 1-183rd Aviation Battalion, Idaho National Guard; 1-189th Aviation Battalion, Mont. National Guard; 115th Fires Brigade, Wyo. National Guard; 116th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Idaho National Guard; 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, ND National Guard; 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Wis. National Guard; 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, SD National Guard; 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Iowa National Guard; and the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wis. National Guard. Combined, the division represents 23,000 Citizen-Soldiers in units stationed across eight different states.
The division also has an association with the
38th Canadian Brigade Group of the Canadian Army's Land Force Western Area.
(Unit info. as of 1 Dec., 2014)
The 34th Infantry Division continued to address the emerging challenges of cyber security and response, hosting the Star Signal Symposium - an event which included division and state computer specialists, signal officers and non-commissioned officers. The symposium emphasized the importance of defense on today's networks, the evolving role of cyber security and response towards threats that we could potentially face in the future.
At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the division conducted a week-long Mission Command Training Seminar. The seminar focused on current doctrine, decision-making activities and building relationships with participating units for the upcoming 2014 full-spectrum Warfighter Exercise.
Personnel from the 34th Infantry Division also participated in Talisman Saber to collectively train within the U.S. Pacific Command Theater of Operations. Division Headquarters personnel focused on offensive and defensive operations while fostering relationships with I Corps, U.S. Army Pacific and the Australian Defense Forces.
Camp Ripley was the location for the division's Mission Command Systems Integration event which included improving the division's processes and procedures and increasing proficiency to employ the command post as a mission command system. The 34th Infantry Division incorporated key cyber security tasks into major training exercises.
The 34th Infantry Division is in a period of transition from more than a decade of combat operations to a period of decreased deployments and resources. Sustaining personnel readiness continues to be a top priority. The culminating training event for 2014 will be the division full-spectrum Warfighter Exercise. This event is a 17-day, full-scale exercise conducting unified land operations while providing mission command for ten brigades. The division will also begin preparation events for Vigilant Guard 2015 and Talisman Saber 2015.
The Red Bull Insignia
The symbol of the 34th Infantry Division features a steer skull imposed on the shape of an "olla," or Mexican water flask. The insignia is a nod to the harsh training conditions at Camp Cody, New Mexico in 1917 while the Red Bulls were preparing to deploy for Europe. The motto of the 34th Infantry Division is "Attack! Attack! Attack!" The war cry characterizes the nature of the Division's combat operations in World War Two.
Unit Address: 13865 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
Unit Telephone: 651.282.4901
Recruiter Telephone: 651.282.4952
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