Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:00am

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.

Media representatives are invited to cover the exercise on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. or at 1 p.m.

When activated by the governor in response to requests through the N.D. Department of Emergency Services, the N.D. National Guard serves as the first military responders during a natural disaster or emergency within the state.

      WHO: North Dakota National Guard

      WHAT: Flood Response Exercise

      WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m or 11 to 1 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2020

      WHERE: Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, North Dakota, Building 400


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.