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Aviation Unit Receives Alert for Possible Mobilization

Friday, June 26, 2020

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A North Dakota Army National Guard unit has received an alert for possible mobilization. If ordered to mobilize, the Bismarck-based Company C, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment, would deploy to the National Capital Region (NCR) area of operations late in 2020.


N.D. National Guard Statements on Death of N.D. Guard Soldier

Monday, June 8, 2020

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On May 27, a shooting occurred in Grand Forks, N.D. that took the life of Officer Cody Holte of the Grand Forks Police Department. Officer Holte was also a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota National Guard. Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general and Brig. Gen. Leo Ryan, N.D. Army National Guard commander, released the following statements about Lt. Holte.


Chaplain (Col.) David L. Johnson Completes Army War College

Monday, June 8, 2020

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United States Army War College Hometown News Release

By Elena Patton

Chaplain (Col.) David L. Johnson, North Dakota Army National Guard, graduated from the United States Army War College at Carlisle, Pa. with a master's degree in Strategic Studies on June 5, 2020.


Virtual Memorial Day Program

Saturday, May 23, 2020

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The North Dakota National Guard's Virtual Memorial Day Program.

Begins at Noon on May 25th, 2020.

The program will be streamed HERE, live on the North Dakota National Guard homepage. 


Happy Hooligans Recognize Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 03:10 pm

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FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Air National Guard, known as the “Happy Hooligans”, recognized the organization’s top Airmen, during its 2019 Outstanding Airman of Year banquet, on March 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo.

Airmen were nominated for the awards based on their military and civic service throughout 2019. Awards were presented for Unit Career Advisor of the Year, First Sergeant of the Year, Outstanding Airman of the Year, Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.


Happy Hooligans Awarded 21st Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, was formally presented their 21st Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) on March 7 in Fargo.

Brig. Gen. Todd Branden, North Dakota National Guard assistant adjutant general for air, presented the award to unit members and commended them for their exceptional service and mission accomplishment.


Happy Hooligans Awarded 21st Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Categories: 2020, all

FARGO, N.D. — The 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, was formally presented their 21st Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) on March 7 in Fargo.

Brig. Gen. Todd Branden, North Dakota National Guard assistant adjutant general for air, presented the award to unit members and commended them for their exceptional service and mission accomplishment.


N.D. National Guard to Conduct Flood Response Exercise

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

Media Advisory 20-008
For Immediate Release                                                      March 5, 2020

N.D. National Guard to Conduct Flood Response Exercise

BISMARCK, N.D. - Members of the North Dakota National Guard will conduct a flood response exercise at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck on Friday, March 6. The National Guard regularly conducts emergency response exercise scenarios to validate and refine statewide plans and capabilities.

About 80 Soldiers and Airmen from the Guard's Domestic Operations Section will work from the organization's Joint Operations Center (JOC) exercising command and control for military response resources during the hypothetical flood response. The JOC serves as a nexus for information sharing, as well as personnel and equipment tracking, during a domestic emergency.


National Guard to Conduct Flood Response Drill

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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The North Dakota National Guard will conduct flood response training on Feb. 13 at the Jamestown Civic Center in Jamestown. This Rehearsal of Concept exercise, or ROC, serves as a mechanism to refine and validate flood response plans in order to maintain a high level of readiness.


Civil Support Team to Welcome new Commander

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 05:33 pm

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team (CST) will welcome a new commander on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the National Guard headquarters at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The change of command ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in building 400 and the public and media are invited.

Lt. Col. Pat R. Flanagan will assume duties from Lt. Col. Lila L. Teunissen who has commanded the unit since July 2017. Teunissen is scheduled to retire soon after 29 years of service with the U.S. Army and the North Dakota National Guard.