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A Minnesota Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter practices sling load operations March 19, Fargo, N.D. Sgt. 1st Class Todd Suderheimer, of the 2/147th Aviation Battalion, trains North Dakota Air National Guard members on the ground how to link a 1.5 ton sandbag unto the helicopter cable so that the sandbag can be transported to a simulated flood fighting location. The training and placement of the large sandbags are in preparation for UH-60 helicopter sling-load flood operations, should they be necessary in an emergency situation with rising flood waters anywhere in eastern North Dakota.
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Posted: 3/21/2010

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Staff Sgt. Michelle Mahrer, of the 119th Services Flight, serves breakfast March 20, to some of the 500 (approximate) North Dakota National Guard members who have been activated for state active duty in the Fargo, N.D. area flood fight. (DoD photo by Pfc. Cassandra Simonton) (Released)
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Posted: 3/21/2010

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Pfc. Blaine Ernst, of the 191st Military Police Company, serves breakfast March 20, to some of the 500 (approximate) North Dakota National Guard members who have been activated for state active duty in the Fargo, N.D. area flood fight. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) (Released)
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Posted: 3/21/2010

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Master Sgt. Jason Augdahl points out some flood dike patrol locations to Senior Master Sgt. Steven Scheuer, both of the 219th Security Forces Squadron (Minot), March 20, at the North Dakota Air National Guard, Fargo, N.D. The military personnel are responsible for monitoring flood barriers in the Fargo area as the rising Red River reaches its crest over the next few days.
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Posted: 3/21/2010

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Senior Airman Jeremiah Colbert, of the 119th Maintenance Squadron, left, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hahn, of the 119th Logistics Readiness Squadron, patrol a flood dike March 19 along the Red River in downtown Fargo, N.D. The pair of North Dakota Air National Guard members are tasked with keeping sightseers off of the flood dikes and also to monitor the clay dikes for possible trouble spots that could become breaches in the dike if they are left unchecked. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) (Released)
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Posted: 3/19/2010

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Staff Sgt. James Pollard, of the 119th Logistics Readiness Squadron, patrols a flood dike March 19 along the Red River in Fargo, N.D. The North Dakota Air National Guard member was tasked with keeping sightseers off of the flood dikes and also monitoring the clay dikes for possible trouble spots that could become breaches in the dike if they are left unchecked. The roof of a submerged garage can be seen in the water behind Pollard as we walks at the waters’ edge. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) (Released)
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Posted: 3/19/2010

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Staff Sgt. Wayne Baumbach, of the 119th Communications Flight, points out a possible problem area in a clay dike to Kevin Ressie, of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer (St. Paul office), March 19, Fargo, N.D. Baumbach is a North Dakota Air National Guard flood dike walker, who is tasked with watching the flood dikes for possible problems and also to keep people from climbing up on the dikes. Ressie is responsible for construction and maintenance of the dikes. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) (Released)
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Posted: 3/19/2010

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Staff Sgt. Elise Peterson, of the 119th Maintenance Squadron, monitors an earthen food dike March 18, Fargo, N.D. Peterson is walking the dike in an effort to keep people from walking on the flood barrier and to monitor it for problem areas to catch them and report them before they can become too large to contain.
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Posted: 3/18/2010

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2nd Lt. Shawn Muehler, of the North Dakota Air National Guard, directs a flood fighting equipment into place March 18, Fargo, N.D. Muehler is part of team that is filling and placing large sandbags into place to create a flood barrier from the rising water of the Red River.
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Posted: 3/18/2010

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From left to right, North Dakota National Guard members Capt. Grant Larson, of the 119th Maintenance Squadron, Col. Steve Tabor, North Dakota Army National Guard facilities director, and Col. Ron Solberg, the 119th Support Group commander, review maps while making flood fighting plans March 18, Fargo, N.D.
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Posted: 3/18/2010

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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Jedlicka, of the 119th Maintenance Squadron, smiles as he watches a sandbag fly through the air on route to the flood barrier he is helping to build March 17, Fargo, N.D. He is working in a group of civilian volunteers and North Dakota Air National Guard personnel who are moving sandbags from pallets in front yard driveways into flood prone areas of backyards in the south Fargo neighborhood called the Timberline area along drain 27. The drainage coulee empties into the Red River along the North Dakota and Minnesota border, but sometimes backs up into the residential neighborhoods when the river reaches major flood stages.
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Posted: 3/18/2010

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Senior Master Sgt. Susan Schroeder, of the 119th Communications Flight, smiles as she passes a sandbag along a flood barrier building group of civilian volunteers and North Dakota Air National Guard personnel March 17, Fargo, N.D. The mixture of civilian and military personnel are moving sandbags from pallets in front yard driveways into flood prone areas of backyards in the south Fargo neighborhood called the Timberline area along drain 27. The drainage coulee empties into the Red River along the North Dakota and Minnesota border, but sometimes backs up into the residential neighborhoods when the river reaches major flood stages.
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Posted: 3/18/2010

    

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