The North Dakota National Guard Community Relations program (COMREL) supports events across the state. Our program provides military speakers, military band (various ensembles), non-aviation equipment static displays, helicopter flyovers and helicopter static displays. Our support of events and organizations are governed by public law as well as Department of Defense and National Guard Bureau regulations and policy.  Additionally, support to community relations are subject to availability of personnel and other operational considerations such as budget restrictions, mission requirements or available annual training time. Events must be non-partisan, open and accessible to the public, and may not be a fundraiser.

Organizations eligible for military support include:

  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Approved non-federal entities in accordance with joint ethics regulations
  • Certain private (nonprofit) institutions when the activity concerned is conducted for the betterment of the community and does not selectively benefit any one individual or organization


  • Federal law and military regulations prohibit military agencies from competing with services available from commercial sources in the private sector.
  • Use of government equipment and/or personnel in support of a private enterprise, whether profit or non-profit, or for promotional events of a select organization’s commercial activity or concern, is strictly prohibited by regulation.

For more information please read Army Regulation 360-1, “The Army Public Affairs Program.”


Speaker Requests

The North Dakota National Guard provides speakers for patriotic holidays, public observances, and other types of community events.

Requests need to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event using the following link:

Request Speaker for event



Equipment Display

Equipment Display

Non-aviation (ground) equipment display requests are based upon the availability of resources, mission requirements and legality.

Scan and email completed form.

Request Armed Forces Participation in Public Events

Military Band

188th Army Band (Fargo, N.D.)

The 188th Army Band, based in Fargo, N.D., may be requested for parades, patriotic performances, civic celebrations, and school performances. Since schedules are planned one to three years in advance, requests for the band should be submitted as far in advance as possible.

Before submitting a request, please call 701-451-6060 to discuss scheduling feasibility.  

After coordination, fill out, Scan and email completed form.

Submit Parade requests to the Public Affairs Office


Helicopter Static Display or Flyover Requests

Requests for helicopter flyovers and static display at least 10 weeks prior to requested date.

Minimum 5000 audience for flyover events

Fill out DD 2535

Scan and email completed form.


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