North Dakota Guard Unit Dominates Army Engineer Awards (4/26/2013)
BISMARCK, N.D. —The North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company (Vertical), of Wahpeton and Oakes, recently dominated the annual Army Engineer Regiment and Society of American Military Engineers-sponsored awards in the National Guard division by claiming four of the five top military honors...
119th Wing Airmen Island Hop to Japan Mission (3/27/2013)
On Feb. 2, along with a group of 29 other people from the 119th Wing, I departed Fargo in a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft. The temperature was negative 12 degrees Fahrenheit as we boarded the aircraft and waited — with all of the doors open — while the loadmaster ...
North Dakota Airmen Deploy to Afghanistan (3/25/2013)
FARGO, N.D. — After a nearly three-month hiatus from overseas deployments, nearly 30 members from the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 119th Security Forces Squadron left this month for Afghanistan. The six-month deployment breaks the reprieve ...
North Dakota Guardsmen Complete Exercise in Cameroon (3/12/2013)
FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 40 North Dakota National Guard members who took part in a U.S. Army Africa exercise in Cameroon are back home as their Central African military counterparts develop follow-on plans for using their newly learned skills. The exercise ...
818th Engineer Company Lands on U.S. Soil (3/12/2013)
FORT BLISS, Texas — Almost a year after the community hosted a send-off in their honor, nearly 100 Soldiers with the North Dakota National Guard’s 818th Engineer Company (Sapper) are back on U.S. soil tonight. ...
Happy Hooligans Name New Commander (3/11/2013)
FARGO, N.D. — A Thursday ceremony at the 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, will honor the outgoing wing commander and welcome his replacement. After more than three years of dedicated leadership ...
North Dakota Marksmen Excel in National Competition (2/10/2013)
FORT BENNING, Ga. — The North Dakota National Guard’s best shooters have been competing against the best in the U.S. Army since Jan. 28 at Fort Benning, Ga. As they travel home this weekend from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s U.S. Small Arms Championship, or “All-Army” competition ...
N.D. Guard to Welcome New Senior Enlisted Leader (2/8/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. — An Iraqi war Veteran with more than 40 years of military experience will relinquish his duties as the North Dakota National Guard’s senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck...
Camp Graton Commander Retires (1/23/2013)
CAMP GRAFTON, N.D. — The commander of the North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton Training Center at Devils Lake officially retires Jan. 31 after 36 years of service. Rickford and others celebrated his career and subsequent retirement during a ceremony at the camp’s Military Service Club, on Jan. 4.
Family, Friends Bid Farewell, Godspeed at Sendoff Ceremony for Aviation Soldiers (1/16/2013)
BISMARCK, N.D. — Family, friends and elected and military leaders gathered at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck, N.D., for a sendoff ceremony to honor eight North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers before the Soldiers begin a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. The aviation Soldiers of the Bismarck-based Detachment 42 (Det. 42), Operational Airlift Support (OSA), are deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Media Availability with Clinton Romesha (01/15/2013)
MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota Army National Guard Public Affairs Office will host a media availability with former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha and his wife Tammy, at the Minot Armed Forces Reserve Center at 9 a.m. Wednesday...
Sendoff Planned for Aviation Soldiers Deploying to Afghanistan (1/14/2013)
BISMARCK, N.D. — 8 North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers will be honored Wednesday before beginning a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of the Bismarck-based Detachment 42 (Det. 42), Organizational Support Airlift (OSA), will be formally sent off on the mission during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Army Aviation Facilities, 3420 Airway Avenue, in Bismarck.
Leaders, Community Thank Soldiers for Kosovo Deployment (1/13/2013)
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, along with other elected and military leaders and community supporters filled the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck today to honor North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers and their families.
Engineer Unit Receives Alert for Possible Mobilization (1/8/2013)
BISMARCK, N.D. – BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota Army National Guard unit has received an alert notification for possible mobilization. The Jamestown, N.D.-based 817th Engineer Company (SAPPER) was notified of their possible mobilization by their leadership...
Commander of Camp Grafton Training Center to Retire (1/3/2013)
CAMP GRAFTON, N.D. — The commander of the North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton Training Center at Devils Lake will retire after 36 years of service. A ceremony for Col. Dave Rickford will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday Jan. 4 at the camp’s Military Service Club...
TriWest Donates $10,000 to ND Guard Emergency Relief Fund (11/08/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. — TriWest Healthcare Alliance donated $10,000 to the North Dakota National Guard Emergency Relief Fund today at the Guard’s Bismarck headquarters at Fraine Barracks. Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, accepted the check on behalf of the fund, while representatives from TriWest, to include Don Brown, vice president of Midwest operations, and Tim Ray, service area director, presented the check.
Military, Civilian Responders React to Radioactive Threats (11/02/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers received an urgent call from the Bismarck Fire Department early Tuesday morning. After a suspected terrorist attack during a rally at the Bismarck Community Bowl, firefighters suspected heightened radiation levels near the blast and requested the skills and capabilities of the North Dakota National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team. The Bismarck-based unit immediately activated 20 Soldiers, who arrived on the scene to provide critical emergency resp
Leaders, Community Honor 188th Engineer Company Soldiers, Families (10/07/2012)
WAHPETON, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, along with other elected and military leaders and community supporters filled the Claire T. Blikre Activities Center at North Dakota State College of Science today to honor North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers and their families.
ESGR to Host ‘Luncheon Event’ to Honor Employers (09/21/12)
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota National Guard’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, will host a “Lunch with the Boss” at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Board Room. Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley, NDNG’s Col. David Thiele, and Mr. Andrew M. Serri, Basin Electric CEO and general manager, will speak at the event...
Hundreds of Happy Hooligans Honored for Active-Duty Service
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Air National Guard’s “Happy Hooligans” were among the first called into service following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, when the unit’s F-16 fighter jets were scrambled from an alert detachment at Langley Air Force Base, Va...
Deployed Aviation Soldiers Arrive in U.S.
CAMP ATTERBURY, IND. — Fifty-five Soldiers with the North Dakota Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment (Security and Support) arrived in the U.S. early this morning...
North Dakota National Guard to Dedicate Lakota Helicopter (8/31/12)
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Army National Guard will partner with the North Dakota based Tribal Nations in dedicating the Guard’s newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, at a ceremony at the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) in Bismarck. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Bismarck’s Military Service Center to Hold Open House
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard’s Military Service Center in Bismarck will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 for the public, veterans and current military service members...
ND Business Wins National Freedom Award (07/19/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) of Bismarck, was selected to receive the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award...
North Dakota Guard’s Civil Support Team Leader Retires (07/09/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. — Lt. Col. Larry Shireley, Bismarck, relinquished his duties as commander of the North Dakota National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team (81st CST) after more than 12 years of service with the unit during a change of command ceremony today at the Guard’s headquarters in Bismarck...
Happy Hooligans Return from Southwest Asia (6/14/2012)
FARGO, N.D. — Some Happy Hooligan families celebrated Christmas in June when their loved ones returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia today. More than 50 Airmen with the North Dakota Air National Guard's ...
NDNG Soldiers to Conduct Training at Kimball Bottoms
BISMARCK, N.D. –The North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will be conducting field training exercises at Kimball Bottoms beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, June 3...
ND Guard Aviation to participate in Wildfire Exercise (5/18/2012)
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct joint training with the North Dakota Forest Service (NDFS) on May 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garrison Weekend Training Site or Douglas Creek training area located approximately 3.5 miles south of Garrison, ND...
Grinsteinner Assumes Responsibility as RTI Commandant (5/4/2012)
Devils Lake, N.D. – North Dakota National Guard’s Command Sgt. Maj. Alan P. Grinsteinner took over as the Commandant of Headquarters (HQ) 164th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) from Command Sgt. Maj. Orville C. Wang at a Change of Responsibility ceremony Saturday, April 16, 2012, at Camp Grafton...