Army

Salvation Army Continues to Support Family Who Moved from Texas to Fargo

Kids and their parents are lining up outside of Josef's to check in with the Salvation Army to get a free clean cut to start off the year

FARGO, N.D. — Getting your kids ready for school can get expensive and for many families in the metro, they can’t afford all the preparations. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why one woman is grateful for a partnership that’s provided free haircuts to her four children. “You never know what could happen from one day to another. We lost our…

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…

The Polls Are In! Who Won the Salvation Army Fundraising Challenge?

During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 34,000 dollars

FARGO, ND — Off duty law enforcement, realtors and off–duty firefighters have been competing to raise the most money for the Salvation Army and the polls are in! Over the last three days the groups rang bells for hundreds of hours and the realtors came in first place. During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 75,000 dollars….

Local U.S. Army Soldiers Return Home from Overseas

Even from the other side of the world, Nelson was able to see Nolan's first steps

FARGO, ND — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. Army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan and although this was his third deployment, he says this one was the most difficult because he was leaving behind his six month old son, Nolan. Nelson says he’s especially thankful for technology, such as Facetime…

Deployment of National Guard Members Put on Hold with Hurricane Maria Moving in

The storm is now on track to pass northeast of the eastern tip of the country early Thursday

  NATIONAL — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm. People in the Dominican Republic are being told to prepare for Hurricane Maria. The storm is now on track to pass northeast…

National Guard Shows the Community Some Fun with Paintball and Pizza

Participants played some intense paintball and got to ride around on some go–karts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Army National Guard gives the community a chance to get more involved in their program. They hosted a free paintball and pizza event at the Moorhead army for anyone 16 and older. Participants played some intense paintball, got to ride around on some go–karts with drunk goggles and enjoyed a pizza lunch. The group is trying…

Volunteers Start Building a Home for an Injured Veteran in Moorhead

Volunteers for Homes for our Troops helped build a house for one veteran in need

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers in Moorhead are finding a way to give back to people who put their lives at risk. They began building a home for one man who came back a different person. Sacrificing a Saturday morning came easy for one group of volunteers. Especially when it’s for a man who was willing to sacrifice it all. “The…

Memorial Day: “It’s All About the People Who Did Not Come Home”

Many took the day to honor all veterans who had fallen

FARGO, ND — People across the nation and right here at home honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. “We’re honoring those who served and those who died,” said Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. “It’s all about the people who did not come home,” said Larry Nicholson, a Vietnam War Veteran. “It’s hard to explain, but it’s a…

Families and Veterans Send Off 188th Air Defense Artillery

Thousands send off more than 200 army men and women before deployment to Washington D.C.

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of friends, family members and veterans gathered to send off more than 200 men and women being deployed. The 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will leave on Saturday to help protect the nation’s capital for a year. They will leave behind their families to serve Washington D.C. “In a lot of ways, it’s tougher on the families than…