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Minnesota National Guard
Company A, 2-147 Aviation Assault Battalion

Change of Command
A Soldier from A Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts aerial gunnery operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Annual Training at Camp Ripley in June, 2013.
Unit Information

The St. Paul-based Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade supports the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and the state of Minnesota. The aviators of this unit fly the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

When activated by the president, A Co can mobilize and deploy to a theater of operation to perform air assault and air movement operations for the division. They can support the Army National Guard and Army commitment to worldwide contingencies. When activated by the governor, they provide support to civil authorities in response to state and local emergencies.

Unit History

1995: Unit deployed to Guatemala in support of Task Force Timber Wolf.

2004:  Unit received UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters and retired UH-1H Huey.

2006:  Supported 1-34th BCT at JRTC, Ft. Polk, LA for their pre-mob training.

2006:  Deployed to New Orleans, LA in support of Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief efforts.

2007-2008:  Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2011-2012:  Deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Kuwait.

Deployed throughout the state of MN on multiple occasions in support of state and local emergencies such as fighting wild fires, flood fighting efforts, and searching for lost people.

Community Connections

Unit Address: 206 Airport Rd, St Paul MN 55107
Unit Telephone: (651) 281-3479
Recruiter Telephone: (651) 297-8762



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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

- - 34th Combat Aviation Brigade

- - - 2-147 AHB

- - - - HQ & Headquarters Company

- - - - - A Company

Unit Leadership

  Commander  1SG  
Capt. Nickolas Holz
A, 2-147

1st Sgt. Terry Johnson
1st Sgt.
A, 2-147

Major Unit Equipment

UH-60 Black Hawk

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

15B, Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

15D, UH-60 Helicopter Repairer

15P, Aviation Operations Specialist

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

Unit Links

34th Infantry Division Association

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