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The North Dakota Army National Guard answers the call, at home or abroad

The incredible versatility of the North Dakota Army National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more – all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the state governor or directly from the president of the United States, North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers are always ready and always there.

The North Dakota Army National Guard performs a dual mission.  Our state mission involves providing community support and disaster relief in the event of a state emergency.  The federal mission involves the North Dakota Army National Guard in support of the active Army during a national emergency.

The North Dakota Army National Guard has been defending freedom for as long as the great state of North Dakota has been in existence. We are proud to defend our communities and country in time of need.  We are also proud to bring you this informative web site to help answer your questions about the North Dakota Army National Guard.

If you would like to talk to a recruiter, you may call 1.800.GO.GUARD to be connected to someone in your area.

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To recruit, retain and develop citizen into professional Soldiers in order to support our communities, state and nation through military and civil service. 

Dynamic and adaptable force that strengthens the North Dakota Army National Guard by surpassing recruitment and retention goals and retaining Career Soldiers. 

Today's Recruit, Tomorrow's Leader. 


North Dakota Air National Guard 

Learn about serving part-time in the Air Guard, and in a way that fits your life. You can chat with professional advisors who can tell you about the Air Guard’s benefits of service, while achieving your career goals, pursuing your education, and continuing to meet family commitments. They can also have a local recruiter get in touch with you to start you on your Air Guard journey; with more than 140 Air Guard bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can train where you live. And, training part-time gives you the flexibility to live life on your terms, with the Air Guard standing behind you every step of the way.That’s the meaning of Part-time Blue—Full-time You.

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Our vision is to be the premiere Air National Guard Unit in the nation.  
Air National Guard State Mission 
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
Air National Guard Federal Mission 
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Air National Guard units may be activated in a number of ways as prescribed by public law. Most of the laws may be found in Title 10 of the U.S. Code.

The Air National Guard provides almost half of the Air Force's tactical airlift support, combat communications functions, aeromedical evacuations and aerial refueling. In addition, the Air National Guard has total responsibility for air defense of the entire United States. 

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Eastern North Dakota Contact

CW3 Jammy Ryckman @ 701-799-4958


Western North Dakota Contact

CW3 Jade Falcon @ 701-426-5161

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