deployment

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Receives 2017 NSA President’s Award

Sheriff Laney is adamant that the award is a direct reflection of all of the men and women of the Cass County Sheriff's Office during the lengthy deployment

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney has just received another prestigious award. During their annual conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Sheriff’s Association presented Laney with the 2017 NSA President’s Award. The recognition was for Laney’s role as incident commander in Morton County during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Laney credited his staff back home with…

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…