05 August 2011

Upcoming Red Bull, Iowa Guard Events

Here's a quick list of upcoming dates of potential interest to 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division soldiers, veterans, and families, as well as others. Please note that registration and hotel deadlines for some September events is as early as Aug. 15.

Happy 150th Birthday, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment!

10 a.m., Mon., Aug. 8, historic Dodge House, 605 3rd Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa

From an Iowa National Guard press release:
Public and media are welcome to attend this event. A cake-cutting will be held, and there will be uniform and equipment displays from both the Civil War and the unit’s most recent campaign in Afghanistan. The 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry was originally organized by Col. Grenville Dodge as the 4th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry and mustered into federal service on Aug. 8, 1861 at Camp Kirkwood, located just south of what is now Council Bluffs. [...]

The 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry began the first of two Afghanistan deployments after they were ordered into active federal service March 5, 2004 and released on Sept. 1, 2005. They were again deployed to Afghanistan, mobilizing in July 2010 with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division as part of the Iowa National Guard’s largest call-up since World War II. The unit returned home to Iowa in July 2011.

Happy 94th Birthday, 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division!

Aug. 25: The 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division's official unit day--its "birthday." Celebrate accordingly. And responsibly. "Attack!"


34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division Association annual meeting (Sept. 9-10)

Hotel and events center: Stoney Creek Inn, 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Des Moines, IA 50131; Phone: 515.334.9000; 800.659.2220 (toll-free). Group rate: $86 plus tax.

For full details on this event, including membership and registration forms, see the Summer 2011 association newsletter here (PDF).

Aug. 15: Registration and hotel deadlines for the 34th Infantry Division Association annual meeting in Johnston, Iowa.

Friday, Sept. 9
0800: Registration & hospitality rooms open
0900: "Gathering of the Red Bulls." Presentations of photos and videos by current Red Bull solders

- Lunch at local restaurants, personal expense -

1300: Tour of 34th Infantry Division Memorial and Gold Star Military Museum's 34th Infantry Division exhibit, Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, Iowa 50131
1600: Ice cream social
1700: Social (open bar)
1800: Evening (heavy hors d'oeuvres)
Saturday, Sept. 10
0730: President's Breakfast (Invitation)
0800: Late registrations, Hospitality room open
0900: Association business meeting
1100: Briefing on Afghanistan 2nd BCT Deployment

- Lunch at local restaurants, personal expense -

1300: Tour of U.S. Army FATS Range & Weapons Firing
1300: Special meeting for Afghan & Iraq Veterans
1700: Social (Cash Bar)
1800: 34th Inf Div Assn Memorial Service, John Deere Room
34th Banquet. Guest speaker: Col. Ben Corell, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division (2-34th BCT), recently returned from Afghanistan. Door-prize drawings and DJ following.

26th Annual Iowa National Guard Alumni Day

Sept. 17: 0730-1500, Bldg. S-70 ("Freedom Center"), Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, Iowa 50131. Point of contact: Cindy Lane, 800.294.6607 ext. 4413; cindy.lane1@us.army.mil


Second Annual Iowa Remembrance 5k Walk / Run

Aug. 18: Hotel deadline for Sept. 18 "Second Annual Remembrance Run" at Comfort Suites at Living History Farms, 11167 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, Iowa 50322. Phone: 515.276.1126. Group rate: $83 plus tax.

Sept. 9: $25 T-shirt registration deadline for Sept. 18 "Second Annual Remembrance Run." Cost after Sept. 9, with no guarantee of T-shirt: $30.

Sept. 18:"Second Annual Remembrance Run," an 5k walk / run event to remember and honor Iowa's Fallen, 10 a.m., Saylorville Lake, Sandpiper Recreation Area, Polk City, Iowa. Pre-registration is required. This event will also provide an opportunity to welcome back service members who recently returned from deployment, including the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division.

For an online registration page, click here.

For a Facebook event listing, click here.

1 comment:

  1. "Thank You" for posting the 34th ID Association Reunion information about our gathering at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston Iowa on 9-10 Sep 2011. We really appreciate the advertising. Attack Attack Attack Hoough!

    COL Russ Bierl


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