Recent Unit Highlights
Approximately 30 members of the 35th Infantry Division deployed to Kosovo assigned to Kosovo Forces 18 in the Multinational Battle Group-East with the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from Fort Hood. They returned home in October.
In June 2014, the division deployed a contingency command post to Fort Polk, Louisiana. This was the first time a National Guard division had deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center in this role. The 35th Division provided realistic mission command and enhanced the training environment for the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard, as they conducted combined arms maneuver and wide-area security.
In August 2014, the 35th Infantry Division took on the role of Joint Task Force command during the 2014 Vigilant Guard exercise in Salina, Kansas. The JTF, commanded by Brig. Gen. Robert Windham, who operated as a dual-status commander, assumed tactical control of a large number of forces including both active duty and National Guard soldiers and airmen.
Approximately 26 members of the 35th Infantry Division deployed to Kosovo, assigned to Kosovo Forces 19 Headquarters and the Multinational Battle Group-East with the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division of Fort Richardson, Alaska.
The division continues to nurture its relationships with U.S. I Corps that is regionally focused on the Pacific Rim as well as 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. These Active Component to Reserve Component relationships enhance training opportunities and provide the basis for sharing of knowledge and best practices.