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North Dakota National Guard Participates in Cyber Exercise

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Categories: 2021

Cyber Shield DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard cyber experts participated in Cyber Shield 2021, the Department of Defense’s largest unclassified cyber defense exercise, from July 10 to 23. 

"Cyber incidents are an ongoing and substantial threat in 2021; America's power plants, food supply, water supply, health care, law enforcement and defense sectors have all come under attack," said Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, during a media roundtable June 29. "These cyber threats extend our adversaries' reach across borders and time zones, and could have devastating consequences.”


Schaffer Completes Army War College

Monday, July 26, 2021

Categories: 2021

SchafferUnited States Army War College Hometown News Release

By Elena Patton

CARLISLE BARRACKS, PA. — Colonel Todd W. Schaffer, a Carrington, North Dakota native, completed the two-year distance education program, receiving a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa. with a master's degree in Strategic Studies on July 23, 2021.


North Dakota Guard Soldiers to Support Southwest Border

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Categories: 2021

N.D. National GuardBISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard’s Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) was alerted for duty at the southwest border of the United States.

The unit will mobilize with about 125 Soldiers and is expected to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


A Decade since 2011 State-wide Flooding

Friday, June 25, 2021

Categories: 2021

Road Closed
Traffic control point, Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded 22 record crests state-wide in 2011, which in turn saw more than 3,000 North Dakota National Guard members serving on flood response duty. Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen worked alongside members of local communities and with state and federal agencies like the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in fighting rising waters.

The North Dakota National Guard’s 2011 flood response consisted of 67,264 personnel workdays, which surpassed the 54,341 recorded during the 2009 flood response. This record was broken November 2020 when the Guard’s COVID-19 pandemic response surpassed that number, and is currently at 116,427 personnel days worked.


Guard Soldiers to Conduct Training at Kimball Bottoms

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Categories: 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will conduct field training exercises 11-13 June, 2021, 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.


N.D. Guard Air Defenders Ready for Mission in Nation’s Capital

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Categories: 2021
Gov. Burgum
Gov. Burgum renders remarks

Grand Forks, N.D.  About 225 Soldiers of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (1-188th ADA) Regiment were honored today at a sendoff ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks in preparation of a long-year mobilization to the National Capital Region. 

Addressing the departing Soldiers were the commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Bindstock, North Dakota National Guard senior enlisted leader.  The unit is commanded by Lt. Col. Walyn Vannurden and the senior enlisted Soldier is Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Garrett.


N.D. Veterans Cemetery Conducts 10,000th Interment

Friday, June 4, 2021

Categories: 2021

ND Veterans Cemetery
ND Veterans Cemetery

 

 

 

MANDAN, N.D.  The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducted its 10,000th interment today. Interments consist of both burials and cremation. The cemetery is a state-run, state-funded facility, that is administered by the office of the North Dakota National Guard adjutant general and accepts burial plot allowance for each Veteran interment from the Veterans Benefits Administration.  It’s also assisted by charitable contributions and occasional grants administered by the VA National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program.

 

 

 


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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Categories: 2021

Gov Burgum Receives Wreath Memorial Day 2020

MANDAN, N.D. — The 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon Monday, May 31, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, 6.5 miles south of Mandan on North Dakota Highway 1806. This annual event, hosted by the North Dakota National Guard, honors all deceased American servicemen and women and is free to the public. This year’s theme is “Korean War – Never Forgotten.

 

Participants are asked to observe COVID-19 precautions and arrive early due to anticipated large crowds and motorcycle honor run. Lawn chairs are encouraged due to limited seating and attendees are encouraged to sit with family members and friends in clusters while practicing social distancing.


N.D. Guard Soldiers Excel at Region VI Best Warrior Competition

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Categories: 2021

 

Wendland
Sgt. Brandon Wendland

WARRENTON, Ore. North Dakota Army National Guard Sgt. Brandon Wendland, 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge), took top honors in the noncommissioned officer (NCO) category for the Region VI Best Warrior Competition (BWC) 2021 at Camp Rilea, Oregon, May 4-7, 2021.

Wendland of Fargo, earned the honor to represent North Dakota by winning the state BWC in August 2020 held at Camp Grafton Training Center, near Devils Lake, North Dakota. Corporal Andrew Doss of Grand Forks, a member of the 191st Military Police Company, finished third in Soldier category.


Guard Soldiers to Conduct Training at Kimball Bottoms

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Categories: 2021

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will conduct 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.