AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Air National Guard Director Tours Fargo’s 119th Wing

They reviewed the base Reaper mission, as well as efforts to establish a new operations center

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Air National Guard director was in Fargo to hear about the important role the 119th Wing plays in supporting military operations around the globe. While in Fargo he heard about opportunities to enhance the base and strengthen the educational benefits. “The senator is right, we need smart people in the National Guard,” Lieutenant General Michael…

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…

Sen. Hoeven Works To Get New Manned Flying Mission For Fargo’s Happy Hooligans

The 119th Fighter Wing retired its F-16's after a realignment recommendation in 2005

WASHINGTON — Work is ongoing in Washington, D.C. to secure another manned flying mission for Fargo’s Happy Hooligans. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven met with Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, the Director of the Air National Guard. Hoeven says he is working to advance priorities of the North Dakota Air National Guard. They talked about a new operation facility for the…

Sanford Medical Center Unveils New Veteran’s Club

The hospital is also putting one in South Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The next time you go to Sanford Health’s main campus, you’ll probably notice its newest addition to the building. The hospital unveiled a wing completely devoted to veterans. Put some veterans who have never met each other in a room together and you’ll get the same result every time. “That all takes a couple of minutes, a cup…

More Hooligans Return Home After Six-Month Deployment

The airmen were stationed at airbase in Qatar and served as base security

FARGO, N.D. — In July, 150 members of the 119th Wing were sent to the Middle East. Today about a dozen of them returned home. Friends and family were at Hector International Airport to greet their loved ones. Six months ago, these members of the Happy Hooligans were deployed to help secure an airbase in Qatar. “It was our first…

Members of the 119th Wing Welcomed Home at Hector International

Although the flight was delayed, friends and family say nothing will stop them from enjoying every minute of this reunion

FARGO, ND — They put their lives on the line to protect this country and now they’re being welcomed home with open arms. The 119th Wing has been deployed for the last six months. What is all the excitement at Hector International Airport? “Because my daddy’s coming home,” said Penelope, Major Shaun Carlson’s daughter. Friends and families are counting down…

North Dakota Air National Guard Sends Equipment to U.S. Virgin Islands for Hurricane Relief

Twenty Airmen from the 119th Wing packed and loaded the gear onto six aircraft this past weekend

NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Air National Guard has sent about 80 tons of equipment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support hurricane relief efforts. Twenty Airmen from the 119th Wing packed and loaded the gear onto six aircraft this past weekend. The package consists of a temporary emergency shelter designed to house 150 people with a place to…

Change of Command At 119th Wing In Fargo

North Dakota Air National Guard

A non-native Hooligan has taken over the 119th wing. A change of command ceremony for the Happy Hooligans was held Saturday in Fargo. Col. Kent Olson, who has served as commander since 2013, turned over his duties to Col. Thomas Hatley. He has served in various flying and staff assignments including the Joint Staff as the Department of Defense Liaison…