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Gov. Burgum Says North Dakota Is Ready For Potentially Historic Winter Storm

North Dakota National Guard has ground search-and-rescue teams positioned in eight locations

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says state agencies are ready for the potentially historic winter storm. North Dakota National Guard has ground search-and-rescue teams positioned in eight locations. The Department of Transportation has equipment ready and is coordinating with the Highway Patrol. The patrol has additional troopers on emergency call. Other agencies are monitoring for flooding impacts and coordinating…

Woman Named Next Deputy Adjutant General For North Dakota National Guard

Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber Becomes The First Woman Promoted To The Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time, the next deputy adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard will be a woman. Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber succeeds Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund who is retiring on October 1. She is currently assigned as the assistant adjutant general-Army and was promoted to brigadier general in April. As the deputy, she would serve…

North Dakota National Guard Celebrates One Promotion And One Retirement

Brig. Gen Robert Schulte promoted while Brig. Gen. Bob Becklund retires

Brig. Gen Robert Schulte/Brig. Gen. Bob Becklund FARGO, N.D. — A professor, business owner and pillar in his community has a new role with the North Dakota National Guard while another leader retires. A promotion ceremony was held as Brig. Gen Robert Schulte assumes the duties of the Joint Force Headquarters chief of staff for Air. Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann,…

ND National Guard Holds Groundbreaking for New Facility in Fargo

It's expected to be completed in June 2021

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota National Guard leaders held a groundbreaking for a new Reserve Readiness Center in north Fargo. The center will be 156 thousand square feet and be used by the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 191st Military Police Company and the 112th Aviation Regiment. The cost is $32 million. It will give the National Guard a space…

National Guard to Conduct Groundbreaking for New Fargo Facility

The cost of the facility is about $32 million and is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.

Courtesy: North Dakota National GuardFARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the beginning of construction of their newest facility. The groundbreaking program for the new Reserve Readiness Center is at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14 at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC). The facility will house units of the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver…

Senate Passes Massive Defense Bill, House Takes Up Consideration Next

The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has passed a massive $750 billion defense bill on a bipartisan vote of 86 to 8. The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizes spending and provides policy outlines for the Pentagon. The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces. It authorizes $350 million in funding for upgrades to…

ND National Guard Soldiers Load Up Equipment for Training in Romania

Three hundred soldiers from North Dakota are taking part

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —¬†North Dakota National Guard members are loading up equipment to get ready for training in Eastern Europe. Soldiers are moving more than two hundred pieces of equipment that will be shipped to Romania. That’s where Exercise Saber Guardian will be held. It’s a multinational training session that includes convoy, mobility operations, and field training. Twenty-seven thousand soldiers…

Twelve National Guard Soldiers Return Home to Fargo

They spent over a year deployed in Washington DC

FARGO, N.D. —¬†For the last year and a half, Sgt. Tyler Nagel has been away from his family, serving his nation while protecting the airspace over Washington DC. He’s seen his family a couple of times since he began his assignment. His father is proud to see his son stand up for the red, white, and blue. “I think it’s…

Sen. John Hoeven Endorses Judge Kavanaugh, Supports Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill

Senators Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp Both Voted For Military Spending Bill

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) & Judge Brett KavanaughWASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven says Judge Brett Kavanaugh is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. He gave his endorsement shortly after meeting with President Trump’s latest nominee. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is scheduled to meet Kavanaugh on August 15th. Both senators also announced that they voted for the bipartisan National…

“Happy Hooligans” Returning Home Tonight From Asia

About 50 Airmen Are Expected After Midnight

FARGO, ND — More “Happy Hooligans” are returning home late Sunday night after a six-month deployment in southwest Asia. About 50 Airmen from the Fargo-based 119th Wing will arrive home around 1 a.m. at the North Dakota Air National Guard base ramp. They are part of the nearly 150 Happy Hooligans who deployed in 2017, the unit’s largest deployment since…