Task Force Bayonet Soldiers conduct medical evacuation exercise with French Forces in Djibouti

Medics with Task Force Bayonet and airmen stationed at Chabelley Airfield, load a patient into an ambulance during a medical evacuation exercise with Task Force Bayonet, Nov. 19, 2020, Djibouti, Africa. The exercise provided an opportunity for medical personnel with Task Force Bayonet to practice working with the French Forces in Djibouti in the event of a medical emergency.

December 9, 2020 (DJIBOUTI BASE CLUSTER, Djibouti) – Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint medical evacuation exercise with French Forces based in Djibouti, Africa, Nov. 19, 2020, in an effort to streamline medical evacuation processes between the two partner nations. The 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment… Continue reading Task Force Bayonet Soldiers conduct medical evacuation exercise with French Forces in Djibouti

3,000 Minnesota Soldiers wrap up large-scale military exercise in the Mojave Desert

August 4, 2020 (FORT IRWIN, California) – About 3,000 Minnesota Soldiers are packing rucksacks and duffle bags, as they prepare to make their way back to the land of 10,000 lakes. The Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, just wrapped up a large-scale combat exercise… Continue reading 3,000 Minnesota Soldiers wrap up large-scale military exercise in the Mojave Desert

Life support for Soldiers in the Desert

Daily temperature checks, diligent isolation and quarantined procedures have proved to be effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 during the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team’s National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, California. On July 26, 2020, Spc. Watson at the 204th Medical Company Area Support Brigade Aid Station checks temperatures at sick call.

July 30, 2020 (FORT IRWIN, California) — While the eye of the National Training Center is on the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division and their 14-day full-scale desert exercise – there is group of nearly 500 additional Minnesota National Guard Soldiers at Fort Irwin, California, supporting them.   “Our main job is… Continue reading Life support for Soldiers in the Desert

Minnesota Red Bulls train to increase proficiency at Fort Hood

August 16, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — Nearly 3,000 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are currently participating in an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. In July, the brigade conducted the largest Minnesota National Guard rail operation transporting 2,000 pieces of equipment… Continue reading Minnesota Red Bulls train to increase proficiency at Fort Hood

Minnesota National Guard to conduct massive rail movement from Camp Ripley for upcoming training exercise

July 15, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Over 1,700 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard will be loaded onto rail cars for movement from Camp Ripley, July 13-26, 2019. Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, mostly from Minnesota, along with supporting units, are moving their equipment in… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard to conduct massive rail movement from Camp Ripley for upcoming training exercise

Minnesota Guardsman takes pride in service

June 24, 2019 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — “The Minnesota National Guard is an organization that cares about all its soldiers,” said Capt. Forrest Jennings, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1-94th Cavalry. “The biggest thing anybody cares about in the National Guard is that you’re going to do your job and that you’re going to have… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsman takes pride in service

Red Bulls conduct Brigade Warfighter at Camp Ripley

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, prepare items to be moved during a tactical “jump” on May 16, 2019, during a brigade Warfighter Exercise at Camp Ripley, Minn. The brigade will conduct an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) brigade field training exercise that will focus on company level and below proficiency at Fort Hood, Texas, in August. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)

May 18, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Tactical tan tents covered in netting are arranged in an irregular circle to form the brigade headquarters of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division for a Warfighter Exercise at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, on May 9-19, 2019. Each tent houses a section critical to… Continue reading Red Bulls conduct Brigade Warfighter at Camp Ripley

7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission; Saber Strike ’17

By Sgt. William Boecker 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs PABRADE, Lithuania (June 20, 2017) – As the sun begins to set on the Lithuanian countryside, the final touches are put on the camouflage netting designed to break the silhouette and conceal the position of the Tactical Action Center, or TAC, of the 1st Armored… Continue reading 7 Nations, 4 Branches, 1 Mission; Saber Strike ’17

Red Bulls move vehicles for partnership exercises

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (April 12, 2017) – Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division wrapped up a week-long rail load operation Sunday at Camp Ripley in preparation for several upcoming international training exercises. Vehicle crewmen from the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry… Continue reading Red Bulls move vehicles for partnership exercises

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Camp Ripley ensures mission readiness

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Maintenance technicians working at Camp Ripley labored through the month of January to ensure the readiness of vehicles and equipment for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. “We are working to get units of the Brigade recovered from their gunnery… Continue reading Camp Ripley ensures mission readiness

Soldier finds peace during memorial ceremony

By Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey Camp Ripley Public Affairs CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2016) –Family members, veterans, Service members and volunteers from the surrounding communities gathered at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Dec. 17, 2016, for the annual Wreaths for the Fallen event sponsored by WreathsForTheFallen.org. “It was such an amazing event despite the weather,”… Continue reading Soldier finds peace during memorial ceremony