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34th Infantry Division (ARNG)

Definition/Scope: The 34th Infantry Division is an Army National Guard Division Headquarters located in Rosemount, Minnesota. Known as the Red Bulls, the 34th Infantry Division is capable of deploying its Main Command Post, Tactical Command Post, and Special Troops Battalion to provide command and control for Army Brigades. Within Minnesota, the 34th ID provides training and operational leadership to the 1st Brigade Combat Team and the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade. Outside Minnesota, the 34th Infantry Division provides training and operational guidance to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Iowa National Guard; 116th Brigade Combat Team, Idaho National Guard; 32nd Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard; 115th Fires Brigade, Wyoming National Guard; 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Nebraska National Guard; 141st Combat Support Brigade, North Dakota National Guard; and the 157th Combat Support Brigade, Wisconsin National Guard. The 34th Infantry Division was created from National Guard troops from Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and Nebraska in the late summer of 1917. It arrived in France in October of 1918 but was too late to see action in World War I as the war ended the following month. Since September 11, 2001, the 34th Infantry Division has been involved in several missions supporting the Global War on Terrorism. The 34th ID has participated in: Operation Joint Forge - Bosnia, Operation Joint Guardian - Kosovo, Operation Vigilant Hammer - Europe, the Mediterranean Theater of Operations - Egypt, Joint Task Force Bravo - Honduras, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom - Iraq, as well as, Multiple Homeland Defense Missions for Operation Noble Eagle. Approximately 11,000 Soldiers from the 34th Infantry Division have been deployed in support of these missions since 9-11. The 34th Infantry Division was reorganized and redesigned as an active National Guard division on 10 February 1991, replacing the 47th Infantry (Viking) Division. Today the 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division has transformed its Division Headquarters as well as the Brigade structure. The 1st Brigade transformed into the 1/34 Brigade Combat Team just prior to mobilizing in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The entire division will be transformed by the year 2010. The Division and its subordinate units continue to be actively involved in their respective states’ missions to provide a ready response to natural disasters and civil disturbance. They are also involved in Joint Exercises, Division and Brigade Warfighter Exercises, Overseas Deployments to Europe, Central America, and Southwest Asia, Combat Maneuver Training Center rotations, Norwegian Exchange and Officer and NCO Exchanges with United Kingdom and Germany.



Broader Terms:

ARNG Infantry divisions
Minnesota
Multi-National Division - South

Related Terms:

Red Bull


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