National Guard

Sen. Klobuchar Visits with National Guard Members in Moorhead

Klobuchar co-sponsored the "Forever GI Bill" which has been signed into law

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Moorhead to inform National Guard and Reserve members about ways she plans to push legislation that will help their families. Klobuchar said she wants to help them because they don’t get the same benefits as one another, despite being on the same mission. She has enacted bills supporting the National Guard in…

Governor Dayton Names New Head of Minnesota National Guard

1/2 Maj. Gen. Richard Nash is retiring from the Minnesota National Guard at the end of October 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen has been named as head of the Minnesota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has named Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen to take over as head of the…

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…

RedHawks Honor Military Service Members at Special Appreciation Night

One of America's favorite past times is honoring America's heroes

FARGO, ND — The RedHawks and the community turned out to Newman Outdoor Field to honor our local service men and women. It’s part of the organization’s Military Appreciation night and they had a surprise up their sleeve for one lucky veteran. One of America’s favorite past times is honoring America’s heroes. The RedHakws hosted Military Appreciation Night to recognize…

North Dakota National Guard Withdraws from Mayville After 60 Years

The unit is holding a flag-retiring ceremony today

MAYVILLE, ND — The city of Mayville is formally saying goodbye to the North Dakota National Guard. Due to changes and cutbacks, the Guard is withdrawing from Mayville after six decades of being in the city. The unit is holding a flag-retiring ceremony today. All soldiers who have served in Mayville are being invited back for a final formation. Categories:…

Moorhead Police Investigating Theft of Movie Prop Money

The fake money resembles real currency but it doesn't have security features and it feels like paper

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some movie prop money could be circulating in the metro after it was stolen from a National Guard recruiting table at MSUM. This is a picture of the actual stack of fake $100 bills that was taken on Tuesday afternoon. The fake money resembles real currency but it doesn’t have security features and it feels like…

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…

DAPL Protest Response Cost for ND National Guard Almost $9 Million

The guard had spent more than 35,000 man hours at the protest from North Dakota and nine other states

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota National Guard has racked up an impressive tally of man hours and money spent at the protest. The cost of the protest response for the guard is near $9 million. As of last week, the guard had spent more than 35,000 man hours at the protest. More than 1,200 Army and nearly 150…

White House: AP’s National Guard Immigrant Round Up Report is False

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says a report released by the Associated Press that President Trump will mobilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants is not true

  NATIONAL — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says a report released by the Associated Press that President Trump will mobilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants is not true. The AP reported it has obtained a draft memo written by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly with details for mobilizing nearly 1000 troops in at least 11…

ND National Guard Soldiers Head to Afghanistan

Gov. Doug Burgum says the dedicated soldiers are a source of pride to our nation

About 60 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers have departed for a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. A sendoff ceremony was held at the Raymond Bohn Armory in Bismarck on Sunday. The soldiers serve with the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Devils Lake. They are deploying with soldiers from 28 communities across North Dakota, Minnesota and Kentucky. North Dakota…