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National Guard Troops Deployed To D.C. In 2020 Return Home

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Members of a Bismarck-based North Dakota National Guard unit who were called to active duty in Washington, D.C. late last year are back home. Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer attended a homecoming ceremony for the Guard members in Bismarck. Seventy soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion…

North Dakota National Guard send-off ceremony set for Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum will attend a send off ceremony Friday for 125 North Dakota National Guard members being deployed to the southern border. The Bismarck-based 957th multi-role bridge unit will support U.S. Customs and Border Protection in ongoing efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.  It will be a year-long mission. Burgum said the request for assistance came…

North Dakota Guard Members Get New Pandemic Orders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty…

WATCH: North Dakota National Guard to Observe 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT.

Bismarck, ND (KVRR) — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Governor Doug Burgum,…

North Dakota Air National Guard helping mission to support Afghan nationals

FARGO (KVRR) – Fourteen members of the North Dakota Air National Guard were recently mobilized as part of a mission to support the relocations of Afghan nationals. The Fargo-based Happy Hooligans are serving at Volk Field, Wisconsin and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Hooligans are providing base operational and other supplementary services in support. They were deployed Aug. 26. …

ND Air National Guard breaks ground on new facility

"This building is going to set us up for 20 to 30 years of doing what Hooligans do best; Leading missions in the entire National Guard and the entire Air Force."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing break ground on a $17.5 million facility. The construction project will be an operations facility for use by the 119th Operations Group at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base. “The reason this is being built and the folks that deserve the most gratitude are the airmen. This is…

North Dakota National Guard heading to southern border

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota National Guard will be deploying soldiers to help with border protection. About 125 soldiers from a Bismarck-based unit will be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico later this year for an undetermined amount of time. They will assist Customs and Border Protection along the border. The soldiers from the 957th Engineer Company are…

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducts 10,000th interment

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducted its 10,000th interment Friday.  Interments include both burials and cremation. The cemetery was built in 1992.  It serves as the site of the North Dakota National Guard’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and each December, the North Dakota Civil Air Patrol sponsors the Wreaths Across America event. “As North Dakotans, we…

Update: Crews stop wildfire from spreading into Medora

BISMARCK, N.D. – Firefighters have stopped a wildfire from spreading in the western North Dakota tourist town of Medora, where its 100 residents were forced to evacuate. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damaged structures in the community, which is just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Crews spared the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, home to the Medora Musical. The…