FARGO, N.D. — 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. Members of the 191st Military Police Company will be lauded for their service during the event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, will address the service members and their families during Sunday’s event, which is open to the public.
Members of the 191st Military Police Company provided protective service detail and secure transportation to Resolute Support Headquarters staff while assigned to NATO in Afghanistan. The Soldiers hail from 20 communities across North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
The unit is led by Capt. John Mazur, of Pingree, North Dakota, and the senior noncommissioned officer is Master Sgt. Cody Johnson, of Menoken, North Dakota. Nearly half the unit has served on previous North Dakota National Guard deployments.
WHO: Soldiers of the 191st Military Police Company
WHAT: Welcome Home Ceremony
WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
WHERE: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3920 31st St. North, Fargo
MEDIA: The public is welcome. No pre-coordination needed.
Amber Schatz (701-426-5205) will be on site to assist.
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.