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North Dakota Army Aviators to Support Southwest Border

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Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard, announced today that N.D. Army National Guard aviators are traveling to Arizona in order to support the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) border security mission with aviation assets.


N.D. Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor to be Buried at N.D. Veterans Cemetery

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Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells, a World War II-era Sailor originally from Cavalier, N.D., will be interred at the N.D. Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Wells will receive full military honors during a formal ceremony which will begin at 1 p.m.


Fargo-based Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to Receive New Commander

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The Soldiers of the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (141st MEB) will host a change of command ceremony at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22.


Bismarck-based, 68th Troop Command to Welcome New Commander

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The 68th Troop Command will welcome a new commander on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck. The change of command ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. and the public and media are invited.


Luthi McDonough promoted to Colonel

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Teresa Luthi McDonough was recently promoted to colonel at the Air National Guard base in Fargo where she has served since 1989. As a member of the Happy Hooligans, she commands the 119th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG) within the 119th Wing.


Minot-based Engineers to be Honored for Valor in Iraq

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Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, announced that Company A, 164th Engineer Battalion was awarded the Valorous Unit Award (VUA) for their actions during their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Nov. 2005 to Nov. 2006. The award will formally be presented on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Minot Armed Forces Reserve Center.


North Dakota Service Members to be Honored on 9/11 Anniversary

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Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the North Dakota adjutant general, will host a Remembrance Prayer Service Sept. 11 to honor North Dakota’s fallen service members and their families.


Heck named new State Command Sergeant Major

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Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann announced that Command Sgt. Maj. Derek Heck will become the next state command sergeant major. Heck will assume those duties from Command Sgt. Maj. David Lien in a formal ceremony later this fall.


Huber named Deputy Adjutant General

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Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber has been named the next deputy adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard. She is the first female to hold this position in the North Dakota National Guard. She succeeds Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund who is retiring on Oct. 1.


Schulte promoted to Brigadier General; Becklund retires

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 Brig. Gen Robert A. Schulte became the newest North Dakota National Guard general officer during a promotion ceremony on Saturday at the Air National Guard Base in Fargo. Schulte will assume the duties of the North Dakota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters chief of staff for Air.


Happy Hooligans Welcome new General Officer, Farewell Another

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The North Dakota Air National Guard will honor Robert A. Schulte for his promotion to brigadier general and Brig. Gen. Robert J. Becklund on his retirement after 37 years of military service.

The 119th Wing, known as the Happy Hooligans, will host a ceremony promoting one officer to brigadier general and later, retiring another general officer during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The ceremony will be at Hector Air Base’s aircraft maintenance hangar. Media is invited and no pre-coordination is required. Arrive at air base’s main gate by 12:30 p.m. for escort to ceremony area.


North Dakota Guard Soldiers Compete for Best Warrior Title

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Seventeen Army National Guard soldiers from across the state pushed through physical and mental challenges to try to outscore their fellow competitors during this year’s Best Warrior Competition (BWC) Aug. 15-18 at Camp Grafton Training Center, near Devils Lake. Each Soldier was tested on various warrior tasks over the competition’s four days.


North Dakota Engineers Assist YMCA Camp

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Recently, about twenty-five Soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard's Wahpeton-based 188th Engineer Company (VERTICAL) assisted the Minot YMCA by improving the grounds of the Triangle YMCA camp near Garrison. The area is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is leased to the YMCA.


National Guard to Conduct Groundbreaking for New Facility

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The North Dakota National Guard will host a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the beginning of construction of their newest facility.

The groundbreaking program for the new Reserve Readiness Center will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14 at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve

Center (AFRC). This facility will house units of the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB).


North Dakota Guard Members Excel at Regional Marksmanship Match

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Members of the North Dakota National Guard marksmanship teams excelled for the eighth consecutive year at the recent Marksmanship Advisory Council Region VI (MAC VI) championship at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyo., July 26 to July 28. The key elements of this competition are designed to improve battle-focused marksmanship and validate sharpshooter skills essential to individual readiness.


188th Army Band’s Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Fargo Jass Festival

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Members of the North Dakota National Guard’s Fargo-based 188th Army Band will perform during the 25th Annual Jass Festival on Sunday, August 11, at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo. The festival is scheduled for 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and the Army Band’s Jazz Ensemble performance is scheduled for approximately 12:50p.m.


Camp Grafton Training Center – South Hosts Open House

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D.The North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton Training Center invites community members to participate in an open house at their south-range location, on Saturday, August 10. The public is invited to visit between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Camp Grafton south area includes maneuver training areas, weapon and demolition ranges.


Bridge Engineers Honored on Eve of Mission to Middle East

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Six Soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will be honored at 1 p.m. on July 27 as they prepare to serve in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations in Kuwait. The sendoff open house will be held in room 386 at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck, and is open to the public.


Happy Hooligan Engineers Deemed Best in the ANG

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The 119th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), of the 119th Wing, was presented the Colonel William L. Deneke Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award for excellence, at the North Dakota Air National Guard base Saturday June 8, 2019.


Camp Grafton to Partner with U.S. Northern Command

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The North Dakota National Guard is partnering with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and several other agencies, including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to test a long range radar at Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC).  The radar, known as the Arctic “Over-the-Horizon Radar” (OTHR), will be constructed at CGTC which is near Devils Lake and CGTC South in Eddy County.


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at the N.D. Veterans Cemetery

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The 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon Monday, May 27, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, located 6.5 miles south of Mandan on North Dakota Highway 1806.


North Dakota State Radio Director to retire

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The director of North Dakota State Radio has announced plans to retire on June 30, 2019.


U.S. Army Guard Military Police Soldiers Eligible to Receive Partial Training Waiver

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The North Dakota National Guard along with the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board recently announced a partial training waiver for U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps-trained military police personnel who want to become North Dakota law enforcement officers.


North Dakota Guard Leaders Introduce Honorary Commander Program

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To further increase understanding of its state and federal missions, policies and programs to community members, leaders from the North Dakota National Guard introduced their Honorary Commander Program March 23 during the inaugural North Dakota Governor’s Military Ball in Bismarck.


North Dakota National Guard Introduces Keeble Award

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Ten North Dakota Guardsmen will be recognized tomorrow as the first individuals to receive a new state award during a ceremony at the Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton.


Happy Hooligans Recognize Outstanding Airmen of the Year

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The North Dakota Air National Guard, known as the “Happy Hooligans”, recognized the organization’s top noncommissioned officers and unit members of the year March 2, during its 2018 Outstanding Airman of Year banquet, which was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, N.D.


Military Police Soldiers to be Honored during ‘Welcome Home’ Ceremony

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A formal welcome home ceremony will honor about 30 North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers who returned home last year – in November and December – after a yearlong mission in Afghanistan.


North Dakota National Guard, Department of Emergency Services

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Members of the North Dakota National Guard and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services this weekend will conduct a flood exercise at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck.


North Dakota Air Guard Welcomes New State Command Chief

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The North Dakota Air National Guard welcomed a new State Command Chief, Saturday as Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Miller assumed duties from Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Muehler during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Air Guard base in Fargo.


Happy Hooligans Awarded 20th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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The Happy Hooligans of the North Dakota National Guard’s 119th Wing, received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) for the 20th time Saturday during a ceremony at the Air National Guard base in Fargo.


Air Defense Soldiers to Return to North Dakota

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About 28 Soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (1-188th ADA) Regiment will return home today after protecting the airspace in the nation’s capital.