Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel recently commented on North Dakota's successful regionalized State Partnership Program with the west African nations of Ghana, Togo and Benin. Read his comments discussing his visit with Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, and the state's partner countries' ambassadors below.
N.D. Army National Guard aviators provided instruction and aerial transportation today for Soldiers of the 816th Military Police Company, who were conducting simulated reconnaissance and security missions in Bismarck for their inactive-duty training (drill) weekend.
Spc. Chase Clayton and Sgt. Nicholas Gladue, both of the 191st Military Police Company, are competing in the Winston P. Wilson machine gun match this week at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Throughout the competition, they will test their skills with the M240B machine gun in multiple events.
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Sgt. Tim Sybrant, of the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), and Spc. Brandon Wendland, of the 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge), are spending the week at the Camp Grafton Training Center near Devils Lake to conduct preparation training for their upcoming Regional Best Warrior Competition, which will be held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska next month.
This morning Sybrant and Wendland practiced first aid and field care measures under the guidance of Staff Sgt. John Seifert, also of the 817th Company. Their training this week covers numerous other warrior tasks including land navigation, weapons familiarization and call for fire.
Approximately 60 runners attended the first-ever Race to Zero - Fargo 5K and 10K run/walk on Saturday in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event, which is organized by members of the North Dakota National Guard's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program, CAWS North Dakota and the Abused Adult Resource Center, aims to raise sexual assault awareness in North Dakota.
"We often don't talk about it in our communities," said Erica Davidson, North Dakota National Guard sexual assault response coordinator. "We hold these events to show survivors that we support them and we don't condone sexual assault in our communities."
Today we recognized more than 200 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (1-188th ADA) Regiment, along with their family, friends and community supporters, during a formal welcome home ceremony.
The event celebrated the 1-188th ADA’s recent return from their nearly yearlong deployment to the Washington, D.C. area in support of Operation Noble Eagle, where they collaborated with other Department of Defense agencies as part of an integrated air defense system designed to protect airspace around the National Capital Region.
Some lucky high school students got to attend Military Career Day yesterday in Minot, where they had the opportunity to check out our equipment and speak with some of our Guardsmen about their experiences in the military.
Tech. Sgt. Rachel Syberson, of the 119th Wing, joined her father, Dennis Westlin, during a flag raising ceremony for yesterday's Minnesota Twins game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Westlin is a Vietnam War Veteran who served as a UH-34D helicopter gunner with the U.S. Marine Corps from October 1966 to November 1967.
For those who have ever wondered about the story behind Camp Grafton Training Center's chapel and its namesake, check out the story below. Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Tracy served on Guadalcanal with North Dakota's 164th Infantry Regiment during World War II. His fearless dedication to his Soldiers earned him the Bronze Star with "V" device for valor.
This story also is featured in the Spring edition of the North Dakota Guardian. Read it and other current news about the N.D. National Guard here: https://issuu.com/ndguardian/docs/ndguardian_spring_2018
North Dakota National Guard Capt. Justin Gall recalls his service at the southwest border in 2013.
About 200 runners braved 12-degree temperatures this weekend during the Race to Zero 5K and 10K run/walk at Sertoma Park in Bismarck, North Dakota, The sixth annual event was organized by members of the North Dakota National Guard's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program, North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services (ND CAWS) and the Abused Adult Resource Center. The agencies collaborate each year to raise awareness about sexual assault in North Dakota. The joint effort also endeavors to help guide North Dakota communities to be a part of the nationally-recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which annually is observed in April.
The N.D. National Guard this past weekend held a shooting clinic at the Camp Grafton Training Center near Devils Lake, North Dakota. Soldiers from across the state participated in the training despite unfavorable weather conditions to hone their skills and to prepare for the upcoming Winston P. Wilson competition in Arkansas.
Runners starting to cross the finish line at the Race to Zero today in Bismarck, ND.
Runners starting to cross the finish line at the Race to Zero today in Bismarck, ND.Posted by North Dakota National Guard on Saturday, April 7, 2018
Race to Zero participants are lining up to start this morning in Bismarck, ND.
Race to Zero participants are lining up to start this morning in Bismarck, ND.Posted by North Dakota National Guard on Saturday, April 7, 2018
Today U.S. Sen. John Hoeven presented U.S. Army Veteran Joe Muller the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This award from the South Korean government, honors those that served in-country during the Korea War. Col. Jim Olson of the N.D. National Guard was also on hand to congratulate his fellow Guardsman, Muller, who was a member of the N.D. Guard's 188th Field Artillery Battalion based in Mandan. About 65 people attended the event at the West Marion Manor Estates in Glen Ullin, North Dakota. For more information on the medal, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xQgS6
Guard members can expect their printed copies of the North Dakota Guardian next week - meanwhile, here's the online version.
Governor Doug Burgum signed a proclamation designating today as "Vietnam Veterans Day" in the great state of North Dakota. Please join us in honoring these great American heroes.
More photos from the Vice President's landing on Tuesday at our Air Guard Base in Fargo.
Read how the the North Dakota National Guard teamed up with two colleges in preparing students for a cyber defense competition in South Dakota...
Check out our activities as well as the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services during the last North Dakota state biennium.
Give it up to the 188th Army Band as they perform "God Bless America" at the All State Band Concert at the Bismarck Civic Center.
Give it up to the 188th Army Band as they perform "God Bless America" at the All State Band Concert at the Bismarck Civic Center.Posted by North Dakota National Guard on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Do you work as a mechanic in the civilian sector or have an interest in pursuing a career as a mechanic?
If so, we have MULTIPLE full-time career opportunities for you. The North Dakota National Guard has surface maintenance mechanic positions open in Devils Lake and Bismarck, with wages starting between $21.73 and $34.05 per hour!
As a surface maintenance mechanic (WG-5801-8/10), you will perform limited diagnosis, routine repairs and maintenance; determine the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or using basic test equipment such as compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges; and troubleshoot, perform maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment combat, tactical and automotive vehicles. Additionally, you will independently perform repairs and maintenance functions by removing, cleaning, reinstalling or replacing defective parts of components and systems such as injectors, leaking wheel cylinders, corroded mufflers, fuel tanks, brake cylinders and worn brake shoes, voltage regulators, generators, injector pumps, and fuel pumps.
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*You must apply online*