Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 03:15 pm

957th Engineer Company training on the Missouri River.BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota National Guard's 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will be conducting field

training exercises this week in the Kimball Bottoms area near the Missouri River, south of Bismarck.

The N.D. National Guard reminds the public to be aware of the training activities and to use extreme caution when in the area, since there will be increased vehicle and boat traffic during unit training operations. The public's cooperation and understanding is appreciated.

For the safety of the public, the off-road vehicle area known as the Desert, will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

In addition to land training in the area, more than 100 Soldiers will be conducting boating and bridging operations on the Missouri River. The Soldiers will use artillery simulators, colored smoke and smoke pots on river while training. Smoke pots may decrease boater's visibility while on the river and extra caution is advised. The river will not be closed to the public, but visitors and boaters are asked to use caution while in the area.

WHAT: National Guard Training at Kimball Bottoms

WHEN: 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11

WHERE: Kimball Bottoms, south of Bismarck, North Dakota


The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.  We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation.  Always ready, always there.