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  • Hooligan State Command Chief Retires

    The North Dakota Air National Guard, known as the Happy Hooligans, bid farewell to its senior enlisted leader Saturday, Dec. 4, as Chief Master Sgt. Duane “Dewey” Kangas retired during a ceremony at the base in Fargo. Brig. Gen. Darrin Anderson, North Dakota National Guard assistant adjutant general for air, presided over the ceremony.
  • Another Happy Hooligan First at the NDANG Regional Training Site

    The 119th Civil Engineer Squadron began using the new Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) training system for the first time at the North Dakota Air National Guard (NDANG) Regional Training Site (RTS), in this case for the visiting U.S. Air Force active duty 90th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), from F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.
  • North Dakota chaplains gather for training

    Fifteen North Dakota National Guard chaplains, chaplain affairs Airmen and chaplain affairs Army technicians attended a three-day chaplain professional development training course at the Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC), N.D., Aug. 2-4, 2021.
  • U.S. Air Force Themed display installed at the North Dakota Veterans Home

    Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, the N.D. National Guard state senior enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt. Duane Kangas, the N.D. Air National Guard state command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Chris Walberg, 119th Wing, volunteered to assemble and install a new U.S. Air Force commemorative B-25 propeller display on the grounds of the North Dakota Veterans Home, Lisbon, N.D., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.
  • Happy Hooligan hoping to inspire others through ultramarathon/Miller runs with purpose and commitment

    Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Miller, of the 177th Intelligence Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, ran the 107.3-mile version of the Maah Daah Hey Trail ultramarathon in 30 hours, 17 minutes in the beautiful badlands of North Dakota July 31 through Aug. 1, 2021. This ultramarathon is like completing four regular 26-mile marathons in a row on a dirt path through hills and gullies, day and night with a head lamp to illuminate the trail. Temperatures reached the low 90s during the day and dipped into the 50s at night. This race, which is normally 106 miles long, became 107.3 as the route was changed due to recent wildland fires.