119th Wing Mission

The mission of the North Dakota Air National Guard is two-fold. Its state mission, under the command of the Governor, is to support state and local authorities in civil emergencies. Under the federal mission, the unit is available for mobilization and immediate integration into the U.S. Air Force. 

Mission Statement:

119th Wing Mission is to provide trained and ready Airmen executing world class MQ-9 precision attack and reconnaissance, kinetic and non-kinetic target intelligence production, and expeditionary support capabilities for the nation and state.


The 119th Wing consists of four groups, each responsible for a distinct mission. The 119th Operations Group operates the MQ-9 Reaper. The unit includes a Mission Control Element and Launch and Recovery Element and is comprised of three squadrons: 178th Attack Squadron, 119th Operations Support Squadron, and 119th Maintenance Squadron.

The 119th Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance Group (ISRG) produces timely, high quality kinetic and non-kinetic targeting intelligence solutions and all source finished intelligence analysis in support of global combatant commander deliberate planning efforts and overseas contingency operations. The ISRG is the wing’s newest mission and includes the 176th Intelligence Squadron, 177th Intelligence Squadron, and 119th Intelligence Support Squadron.

The 119th Mission Support Group provides security, fire protection, civil engineering, communications support, contracting, logistics, services, and personnel support. The group includes five squadrons: 119th Security Forces Squadron, 119th Force Support Squadron, 119th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and 119th Civil Engineering Squadron, all of which are collocated with the wing. The fifth squadron, the 219th Security Forces Squadron based at Minot AFB, ND, provides additional security for Minot AFB’s 91st Missile Wing.

The 119th Medical Group provides medical support for the wing as well as providing expeditionary healthcare support.