Navy

Veterans honored at Fargo Air Museum ceremony

"Well I plan on making it to, my brother was 101 and I'm trying to beat him If I can."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo VFW and American Legion hold a big Veterans Day ceremony with dozens of veterans, active duty soldiers and their families to commemorate those who served. For the first time Veterans day ceremonies were held at the Fargo Air Museum, a place with illustrious military history and artifacts. The Red River Valley Veteran Concert Band…

Wahpeton veteran receives nine medals five decades after being discharged

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Wahpeton Vietnam veteran is given nine military awards he earned decades after serving in the Navy. Congressman Kelly Armstrong presented Seaman Al Collins the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Combat V, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal – Korea, Vietnam Service Medal One Silver…

Navy Awards $17 Million Contract To Grand Forks Company

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)–  Sen. John Hoeven announcing a $17 million contract has been awarded to Ideal Aerosmith of Grand Forks by the Navy. The company will build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor systems in Grand Forks. “And they’re developing new capabilities for ISR; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, that will enable our special operators when…

Former Navy diver returns medals in Line 3 protest

MINNEAPOLIS – A former U.S. Navy diver who helped efforts to search for bodies in the Mississippi River after the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007 has returned his awards to protest the Line 3 oil pipeline. John Miller, a native of Monticello who now lives in Hawaii, asked Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to stop construction on the pipeline replacement project…

Fargo native prepares to take flight for Airsho

The Blue angels will be debuting two new aircraft's; F18 Super Hornet Super Hercules the C130J Super Hercules

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — You may have seen or even heard the Blue Angels practicing for the airshow this weekend. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Blue Angels are getting ready for a one-of-a-kind show. “It’s absolutely fantastic to be back here in my hometown of Fargo, North Dakota,” Blue Angels Commander Brian Kesselring said. Kesselring says being a…

Salvation Army teams up with Josef’s School of Hair to offer free haircuts

Members of the U.S. Navy also lent a helping hand as their way of giving back.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some lucky people get the chance to upgrade their hairstyle with a free haircut. After last year’s successful free adult haircut event, the Salvation Army and students at the Josef’s School of Hair Design came out to lift people’s spirits with fresh cuts. “Folks are still really struggling with all the dynamics of post covid life,…

2021 Navy Week kicks off in the F-M Area

this year's celebration features in-person events with something for everyone.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The U.S. Navy is in town as they fill the Red River Valley with sailors from all over the country for a week long celebration of service. “For example in Fargo we are going to have from 40 sailors from Boston from Millington TN from the DC area. We come here and we communicate with the…