Air Force

Veterans Organization Makes A Change On NDSU Campus

The organization has 35 members and is looking for other veterans and active duty to join.

FARGO, N.D.- Over 200 student-led organizations gathered at the Great Plains Ballroom to showcase what they’re all about. “They’re so many ways to get involved. It’s a great way to make friends, make connections, and finding added purpose and learn outside of the classroom. Because that’s why we’re all here,” says Lucas Simmer, Executive Commissioner, Student Organizations. One student-led organization…

NDSU Helps Service Members Earn Degrees

Under the agreement, all military students participating in Emergency Management, Criminal Justice and Political Science programs will have their college minor requirements waived.

FARGO, N.D. – NDSU and the Air National Guard are entering into a new agreement to help Air National Guard service members earn their degrees. Under the agreement, all military students participating in Emergency Management, Criminal Justice and Political Science programs will have their college minor requirements waived. That’s as long as the airmen have completed 15 credits from a…

UND presidential candidate Andrew Armacost has 20 years experience teaching at Air Force

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota’s final presidential candidate has 30 years of active duty service with the Air Force and 20 years at the academy. Dr. Andrew Armacost is the Dean of Faculty and Chief Academic Officer at the Air Force Academy. He rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Armacost sees education as preparation for service…

Air Search To Resume For Missing Single-Engine Plane

The blue and white Cessna went missing Thursday between Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Oakes, North Dakota

OAKES, N.D. — Air Force helicopters brought in to help search for a missing plane and its pilot are scheduled to resume operations. Aerial crews including the North Dakota and South Dakota wings of the Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force were grounded by bad weather on Saturday. The blue and white single-engine Cessna went missing Thursday between Aberdeen,…

Fargo Police Officer, Hometown Hero Honored With Thunderbirds Flight

POLICE OFFICER MATT NIEMEYER IS NAMED HOMETOWN HERO

FARGO, N.D. — Officer Matt Niemeyer didn’t get into police work for the awards. But going above and beyond his call of duty lands him the Hometown Hero award and a ride in the Air Force Thunderbirds’ F–16. “I never would’ve thought something like this would come from that. I think everybody gets into the job because they want to…

Happy Hooligans, the 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard, Welcome New Commander

Colonel Darrin Anderson started his military career in 1983

FARGO, N.D. — The 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard, also known as the Happy Hooligans, welcomed a new commander, Darrin Anderson. “Such an honor to be leading this organization. I have some bias, but it’s the best national air guard in the country, no better feeling,” he said. He  started his military career in 1983. “Colonel Anderson,…

Korean War Veteran To Go On First Honor Flight

Andy Anderson was in the Air Force and in the Army

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Andy Anderson was trying to avoid dating a girl his friend wanted him to start seeing so on the day he turned 17, he decided to fix that. “I joined the Air Force. That ended that,” Anderson said. The decision Anderson made may have gotten him out of a sticky situation but it was only the…

Returning Hero Surprises Stepson at Liberty Middle School

After Eli Jorgens lost his father at a young age, John Carlson entered his life

FARGO, ND — Jon Carlson was one of those Happy Hooligans who returned home to Fargo. He is a husband, a son and a father to four children, but not everyone knew about his return home. Just a few years ago, Ashton and Eli lost the man they once called Dad. “My dad died when I was back in second…

Deployed “Happy Hooligans” Returning to their Families in Fargo

Many have been away from their loved ones for about six months

FARGO, ND — Six months ago, groups of “Happy Hooligans” were deployed to different parts of Southwest Asia. They’re starting to return home. Families and friends gathered at Hector International Airport to greet their loved ones with open arms. Dozens of others from the 119th Wing came out to greet the six people returning home this afternoon. People greeting the…