National Guard

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

Fire at Becker Metal Recycling Plant Affecting Air Quality

A passerby first spotted the fire about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

BECKER, Minn.–Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker after a fire at a metal recycling plant burned into the evening. Firefighters planned to work through the night Tuesday at the Northern Metals Recycling plant. The city has requested help from the National Guard, the state Pollution Control Agency and health department. Police have told residents with respiratory problems who…

West Fargo VFW Hosts Super Bowl Party

Fans cheered on the Chiefs and 49ers in Super Bowl 54

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People packed into West Fargo’s VFW to watch the biggest Sunday night in sports television. Eric Jorgenson, who helps keep the place running on such a busy night, says it takes a lot of work. “So as you can see a brand new building, doesn’t look like your average VFW, we changed our liquor license back…

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…

3 National Guard Members Dead After Helicopter Crash near St. Cloud

Courtesy: Fox 9UPDATE: Gov. Tim Walz confirms three servicemembers died after a Minnesota National Guard helipcopter crashed near Kimbal, Minnesota. NEAR KIMBALL, Minn. – Crews are investigating after a Minnesota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter went down south of St. Cloud Thursday afternoon. The guard says the helicopter went missing after a mayday call nine minutes after taking off this afternoon…

Send-Off Set for 700 Minnesota National Guard Members

Friday's ceremony is being held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–A ceremonial send-off is being held for 700 Minnesota National Guard members headed for Western Asia. The St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade will provide Army helicopter, airplane and drone support to U.S. and coalition forces. The unit flies Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters and twin-engine turboprops for reconnaissance, transportation and medical evacuations. Friday’s ceremony is…

Minot Native Named MN Nat’l Guard Brigadier General

MINNESOTA – A Minot, North Dakota native has become just the second woman to attain the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Col. Stefanie Horvath was officially promoted in ceremonies at the Rosemount National Guard Armory. She joined the National Guard in 1991 and has been deployed in Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gov. Tim Walz…

ND Nat’l Guard BG Jackie Huber Thanks Fellow Soldiers in Promotion Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard has a new Brigadier General. Jackie Huber was bestowed her new rank at a ceremony at Bismarck State College on Monday. She is a Bismarck native and a University of North Dakota graduate. Huber is the second female brigadier general in the north Dakota national guard’s history. She has most recently served as…

Col. Jackie Huber Named New ND National Guard Brigadier General

NORTH DAKOTA – The North Dakota National Guard will soon have its second female Brigadier General. Col. Jackie Huber will be honored at a ceremony at Bismarck State College on Monday. She is a Bismarck native and a University of North Dakota graduate. One year after enlisting Col. Huber served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She was also deployed…