Constituted 13 August 1946 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 34th Quartermaster Battalion (Philippine Scouts).
Activated 28 December 1946 in the Philippine Islands.
Inactivated 5 December 1948 on Okinawa (Philippine Scouts concurrently removed as a parenthetical designation).
Activated 8 August 1952 at Sharpe General Depot, Lathrop, California (organic elements constituted 25 January 1961 in the Regular Army; activated 2 February 1961 at Fort Lee, Virginia; inactivated 25 June 1965 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina).
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 34th Quartermaster Battalion reorganized and redesignated 20 July 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Supply and Service Battalion.
Inactivated 15 April 1971 in Vietnam.
Redesignated 30 November 1971 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Support Battalion, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, and activated at Fort Hood, Texas (organic elements of the former 34th Quartermaster Battalion concurrently redesignated as elements of the 34th Support Battalion; activated 21 April 1974-21 February 1975 at Fort Hood, Texas).
Relieved 21 July 1975 from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division and assigned to the 6th Cavalry Brigade.
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE
Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The insignia was originally approved on 26 September 1962 for wear by the 34th Quartermaster Battalion.COAT OF ARMS
(Displayed on Battalion Flag)
The colors buff and blue are those used by the Quartermaster Corps. The heraldic billets (oblong shapes) allude to those official documents (requisitions, records, etc) which are necessary to the handling of military supplies, symbolized by the sword and key. The three red barrulets on gold refer to Vietnam where the unit participated in twelve campaigns. Blue represents the Presidential Unit Citation awarded the organization while it was a support element of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), the billet and wing alluding to the support of the Division, the green mounds denoting the · "high country" of Pleiku Province and the plate (silver) representing operation "Silver City". The red barrulets also refer to the Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded the unit while the colors red, white and blue refer to the Valorous Unit Award. The mounds also simulate islands and the bezant a tropical sun; together they allude to the Philippine Islands where the unit was first activated.