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Minnesota National Guard
2nd Combined Arms Battalion,
136th Infantry


Movement operations

Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, use ground guides during vehicle movement operations at Camp Ripley Training Center on Apr. 19, 2015. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Kevin Cronen)
Unit Information

The 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Moorhead. The 2-136 IN (CAB) combines the efforts of its armor and mechanized infantry companies to execute tactical missions as part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

In 2015 the 2-136 IN (CAB) qualified its Abrams and Bradley Fighting Vehicle teams at the crew and platoon level, preparing the unit for the brigade's National Training Center rotation in 2016.

There are 6 major units in the 2-136 IN (CAB): Headquarters and Headquarters Company in Moorhead and Fergus Falls, A Company in Bemidji and Detroit Lakes, B Company in Crookston and Thief River Falls, C Company in Grand Rapids, D Company in Wadena and H Company located at Camp Ripley Training Center.

The 2-136 IN (CAB) motto is "King of the Hill."

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Unit Address: 1002 15th Avenue North, Moorhead, 56560
Unit Telephone: 218.236.2175
Recruiter Telephone: 218-236-2893/2550

Cedar Street Armory, May 2009

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City of Moorhead: http://www.ci.moorhead.mn.us/


Unit Patch  Unit Crest
Minnesota National Guard Leadership

TAG  CSM
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
- 34th Infantry Division
- - 1/34th Brigade Combat Team
- - - 2-136 CAB
- - - - HQ & Headquarters Company
- - - - A Company
- - - - B Company
- - - - C Company
- - - - D Company

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Lt. Col. Jason Benson
Commander
2-136 CAB
Command Sgt. Maj. Mitchell Hellkamp
CSM
2-136 CAB
Major Unit Equipment

M1 Abrams Tank
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
M113 Family of Vehicles
M120/M121 Mortar
M136 AT4 Anti-Armor Rifle

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

11B, Infantryman
19K, M1 Armor Crewman
19D, Cavalry Scout
11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman
68W, Health Care Specialist

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

Minnesota National Guard conducts react to contact drills with Montenegro Armed Forces
09/14/2016

Large-scale exercises test 1/34th ABCT
06/29/2015

Director of the Army National Guard Visits Camp Ripley
06/17/2015

Thunder? It might be Camp Ripley: Sights, sounds and smells of training
06/03/2015

Bearcats toast mission success
10/23/2014

Active duty, National Guard relearn Total Force Policy together
09/03/2014

Stories of Service: Best Warrior Region IV, Sgt. Routier, Staff Sgt. Walker
07/09/2014

Midwest Guardsmen compete for regional title
05/16/2014

Minnesota National Guard Aims for Optimal Force Structure
01/04/2014

Family Matters Go Beyond the Uniform
12/04/2013

Traditional Weapon Gets a New Twist
11/20/2013

Point Your Compass to Maintain a Competent Ready Force
04/18/2013

Tankers Conduct Winter Operations
03/10/2013

Minnesota Soldiers compete for spot on Combatives Team
02/11/2013

Decade of change transforms Red Bulls
08/25/2012

Hockey Player, Soldier Killed in Iraq Inducted Into Hall of Honor
05/28/2012

Minnesota Adjutant General meets with Croatian Military Leaders
05/18/2012

Minnesota Soldiers train with partners in Croatia
05/16/2012

Moorhead man who lost sight in Iraq War to take part in Walk for Vision
04/27/2012

National Guard soldiers back home from Afghanistan
04/26/2012

Afghan training mission returns to Minnesota
04/17/2012

Minnesota Guard Soldiers and NCOs compete for annual title
04/15/2012

Minnesota Dominates Guard Combatives Tournament
03/18/2012

Combat medics conduct refresher training at Camp Ripley
01/12/2012

Croatian Exchange Partners for Peace trip brings VIPs to Ripley
07/26/2011

Minnesota Guard combatives team excels at Army-wide championship
07/23/2011

Croatian leaders visit troops
07/18/2011

Marksmanship tournament attracts best shooters in Minnesota National Guard
07/17/2011

Strengthening a pragmatic, advantageous partnership
06/17/2011

2-136 Soldiers train in Croatia
06/15/2011

More than 2,000 Red Bull Soldiers prepare for a year-long deployment to Kuwait
05/15/2011

Families, Supporters Say Goodbye to 55 Rosemount-Based Soldiers
04/16/2011

Minnesota National Guard Soldiers to train, coach and mentor Afghan Soldiers
04/15/2011

The Defense of Oslo
04/14/2011

Minnesota Guard Quick Reaction Force Responds in Moorhead
04/13/2011

Minnesota Guard communications platform responds to Red River floods
04/10/2011

Dayton visits Moorhead to view flood preparations and visit with local officials
04/09/2011

Soldiers support Red River flood response
04/08/2011

Soldiers battle bitter cold during Canadian winter combat exercise
03/05/2011

Major General Richard Nash on KFGO Radio
12/13/2010

Lt. Col. Wiens assumes command of the Bearcats
06/25/2010

A Walk to Remember: Iraqi interpreter's dream comes true in Minnesota
06/20/2010

Guard on patrol after deadly tornados
06/18/2010

Minnesota Guard ranks high in combatives tournament
03/28/2010

Dike and Pump Patrols in Georgetown
03/23/2010

Flood Fight 2010 in Oslo
03/22/2010

TOC keeps flood fighters functional
03/19/2010

Over 300 Minnesota Soldiers Activated for Flood Duty
03/17/2010

Minnesota National Guard Activated for Flood Duty
03/16/2010

Minnesota Guard Activated for Flood Duty
03/16/2010

From war to work
02/08/2010

Silver Star NCO receives direct commission
01/10/2010

Minnesota Fallen Heroes Calendar To Feature Hugo Family's Own
12/09/2009

Veterans from across Minnesota are served at Perham office
11/12/2009

Riewer one of local heros to be honored this Saturday
08/05/2009

More than 750 Minnesota guardsmen helping in ND
04/15/2009

More than 750 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers are supporting flood fighting efforts on both sides of the Red River
04/15/2009

Governor Pawlenty visits Soldiers during Flood Fight 2009
03/30/2009

Guard Fights Storm Battles in 5 States
03/27/2009

Guard stays flexible, continues to support flood effort
03/27/2009

Minnesota Guard joins with community to battle flood
03/27/2009

Guard assists in flood efforts
03/25/2009

National Guard battles winter storms in five states
03/25/2009

Minnesota Soldiers help with battle against river
03/24/2009

One hundred more National Guard Soldiers sent to Red River
03/24/2009

Red River Valley flood: Duluth's 148th sends help
03/24/2009

Shelter dedication in name of fallen Soldier
08/21/2008

Armed forces on foot
07/15/2008

Wounded Soldier breaks ground for new home with help
04/28/2008

Soldiers return to Anoka
01/25/2008

Staff Sgt. Wosika becomes an Honorary Firefighter
01/17/2008

Racing for the Red Bulls
11/27/2007

Deployed Soldier Deer Hunt in Second Year
10/12/2007

Bearcats go through reintegration and celebrate
10/01/2007

Tribute to the troops
09/24/2007

Bemidji welcomes home Able Company
08/30/2007

Community says thanks: Gov. Pawlenty, U.S. Rep. Peterson among officials speaking at celebration
08/26/2007

National Guard return to be celebrated Saturday
08/24/2007

Staff Sgt. Wosika Field Dedication
08/23/2007

Training with the Croatians
08/17/2007

Troops look beyond the yellow ribbons
08/08/2007

Welcome Home! Walker, Laporte Soldiers return home after 16 months in Iraq
07/25/2007

Guardsman Welcomed into New Home
07/24/2007

2-136 Receives Awards Upon Return
07/23/2007

Thousands welcome troops home to Bemidji
07/22/2007

At Last! They're home
07/20/2007

Bemidji-based National Guard troops back on U.S. soil
07/17/2007

Three More Minnesota Units Arrive at Ft. McCoy
07/11/2007

Guardsmen set to come home soon
07/05/2007

Ready for reunion
06/27/2007

Cooperative Medical Engagement at Al Madinah
06/27/2007

At last, they're home
06/23/2007

Charlie Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Initial Reunion is Announced
06/21/2007

After 22 months in Iraq, 'home' is a state of mind for Minnesota Guard unit
06/06/2007

Guard captain from Princeton receives leadership honor
05/31/2007

A Long Time Gone
05/27/2007

Minnesota Twins Military Appreciation Day
05/27/2007

Capt. Rohweder greeted by President Bush
05/21/2007

Sgt. Kriesel Throws Twins First Pitch
05/06/2007

TAG and CSM visit injured troops in Ga.
04/27/2007

Truck driver's hunch instrumental in saving lives
04/09/2007

Staff Sgt. Riewer honored in Frazee
04/05/2007

Honoring a fallen Minnesota hero, Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer
04/05/2007

Small town remembers fallen Soldier
04/05/2007

Frazee Soldier laid to rest
04/04/2007

Capt. Tadd Vanyo's letter to National Guard families
03/31/2007

Funeral set for Soldier from Frazee
03/31/2007

Brigade extension doesn't stifle Rhode marriage
03/29/2007

Soldier in Iraq marries bride in Minn.
03/29/2007

Family pays tribute to hometown hero Greg Riewer
03/27/2007

Minnesota National Guard mourns loss of hero, Sgt. Greg Riewer
03/26/2007

Minnesota National Guard Soldier Dies in Iraq
03/24/2007

State Guardsman killed in Iraq; 3 hurt
03/24/2007

Minnesota Soldiers aid in advancement of Iraqi Forces
03/22/2007

Guard team ends duty 'in the far corner of Iraq'
03/22/2007

Clark honored with Purple Heart
03/19/2007

Soldier receives Purple Heart as families talk about war
03/16/2007

Visiting Troops at Walter Reed
03/14/2007

Two Purple Hearts
03/13/2007

Deployed Minnesota officer recognized for embodying ideals of leadership
03/01/2007

PhotoJournalist embedded with Minnesota National Guard
02/28/2007

Photojournalist embeds with 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry
02/27/2007

Eric Bowen Blog 2-17-07
02/17/2007

Eric Bowen Blog 2-10-07
02/10/2007

Guard Unit Is Resigned to Prolonged Duty in Iraq
01/30/2007

Combat Shopping with the Iraqi Army in Al Anbar
01/25/2007

Troops discover 'torture house'
01/24/2007

Katherine Kersten: Helping hands stretch out to state's military families
01/21/2007

Bomb kills St. Paul man two months short of his homecoming
01/11/2007

Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr. on 5 Eyewitness News
01/10/2007

Staff Sergeant James M. Wosika Jr.
01/10/2007

Guard specialists are 'brothers in arms'
01/09/2007

IEDS lane provides realistic training
01/09/2007

Honoring our Fallen Soldiers: Sgt. Corey Rystad, Sgt. Bryan McDonough Task Force BEARCAT
01/03/2007

Final arrangements announced for three fallen Minnesota National Guard Soldiers
12/11/2006

Sergeant Corey Rystad
12/05/2006

Two more Minnesota Soldiers killed in Iraq
12/05/2006

Guardsmen visits Iraqi school, distribute supplies
10/31/2006

1,000 attend Dent Soldiers Funeral Saturday
09/11/2006

2-136 CAB Soldiers donate relief items to hurricane victims
09/09/2006

National Guard member from Morton killed in Iraq
06/19/2006

Steinmetz and Demere - Combat Patrol Teammates
05/01/2006

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