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Minnesota National Guard
2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry


Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, move through the streets of Dara Lam, a mock village designed to help Soldiers train in an urban environment during a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, La., on Aug. 5, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christie Smith, Iowa National Guard)
Unit Information

The 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Mankato. The 2-135 IN provides the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division with a trained and ready combat force. Additionally, the 2-135 IN is prepared to support Minnesota with troops capable of assisting in disaster response.

The 2-135 IN is currently in an aligned-for-training relationship with the Iowa National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, and most recently participated in the 2/34 BCT's Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, La.

There are six major units in the 2-135 Infantry: Headquarters and Headquarters Company in Mankato and Owatonna, A Company in West St. Paul, B Company in Rochester, C Company in Winona, D Company in Albert Lea and 1135th Combat Support Company in Faribault.

The 2-135 IN motto is "To the Last Man.""

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2-135 Infantry transfers security mission to become Regional Reaction Force
Community Connections

Unit Address: 100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato MN 56001

Unit Telephone: (507)389-2358
Recruiter Telephone: 507-389-6600

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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

- - 1/34th Brigade Combat Team

- - - 2-135 Infantry

Unit Leadership

Commander  CSM
Lt. Col. Jon Ostercamp
2-135 Inf.
Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Stroner
2-135 Inf.
Major Unit Equipment

M2 .50 cal Machine Gun
M16 Rifle

M9 Bayonet

M249 Squad Automatic Weapon

M240B Machine Gun

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

11B, Infantryman

25U, Signal Support Sys Specialist

42A, Human Resources Specialist

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

Unit Links

34th Infantry Division Association

135th Regimental History

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