|34th Red Bull Infantry Division
Sgt. Jonathan Goldstein, from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment, advances cautiously through Al Naumyah village in the volatile Al Anbar Province of Iraq.
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 28 March, 2013)
A focus on theater security with coalition partners enabled the Red Bulls to participate in Yama Sakura, an annual U.S.-Japan bilateral exercise hosted by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Army Pacific Command. 34th Infantry Division personnel also participated in six separate Vigilant Guard exercises and provided a stand-by team to exercise command and control to any state within U.S. Northern Command for a natural or man-made disaster that exceeded any one state's capacity for response west of the Mississippi River.
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.
The 34th Infantry Division will continue to build on previous successes with an emphasis on training and begin the division's full-scale exercise cycle in unified land operations in a capstone event for U. S. Army divisions. Red Bull personnel will participate in the Talisman Saber 13 joint exercise in Australia; support the Asymmetric Warfighting Group mission in Afghanistan; and participate in other overseas training exercises and deployments. The command will continue to drive forward to achieve even greater levels of success, placing particular emphasis on veteran employment.
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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