Minnesota National Guard
1/34 Brigade Special Troops Battalion

Pfc. William J. Boecker

Members of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division conduct an awards ceremony following their annual training exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center, Aug. 15. Photo by Pfc. William J. Boecker
Unit Information

The 1st Brigade of the 34th Infantry Division Brigade Special Troops Battalion (1/34th BSTB) is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Bloomington. The 1/34th BSTB mission for 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division (1/34th BCT) is to perform security and communications. The 1/34th BSTB is prepared to support the State of Minnesota with a trained and ready combat force.

There are four major units in the 1/34th BSTB: Headquarters and Headquarters Company in Bloomington; A Company in Bloomington; B Company in Moorhead; and C Company recently formed in Hutchinson and Redwood Falls.

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Unit Address: 3300 West 98th St., Bloomington, MN 55431
Unit Telephone: 651 268-8100
Recruiter Telephone: 651 775-2174

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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Richard C. Nash
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Kallberg
CSM's Corner
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters
-34th Infantry Division
--1/34th Brigade Combat Team
---1/34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion
----Headquarters and Headquarters Company
----A Company
----B Company
----C Company

Unit Leadership

Command Staff

Commander CSM
Lt. Col.
Stephen Schemenauer

1/34 BSTB
Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Hjelmstad
1/34 BSTB
Major Unit Equipment

M1 Abrams Tank
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
M109 Paladin

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

37F, Psychological Operations Specialist
92A, Automated Logistical Specialist
92G, Food Service Operations

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

Norwood Young America proclaimed Yellow Ribbon community

Single Soldier Strong Bonds is A-1

The art of communication

UAV unit ground proficiency ensures airborne success

Camp Ripley opens new facility for unmanned aircraft

Red Bulls Visit Local Veterans Home for the Holidays

Red Bull Assn. celebrates 65 years

Team MN Places Sixth at All-Army Combatives Tournament

Minnesota Army wives win trip to Army Wives studio
Written by Sgt. Patrick Loch, 1/11/2012

Earthpigs last convoy
By 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1/15/12

Paving the way home
By Sgt. 1st Class Brittany Thingvold, 12/11/11

Special Troops Battalion Change of Command
By Master Sgt. Rich Kemp, 8/28/10

1/34th BSTB receives unit commendation
By Pfc. Trisha Betz, 8/15/10