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  • North Dakota Documentary Takes Department of Defense-Level Honor

    North Dakota National Guard documentary recently made state history by earning honors in a Department of Defense competition. The video, titled "Guarded Waters," documented 2009 flood operations. It was named second best in the documentary category among all of the entries throughout the Department of Defense, which includes all military branches
  • Connections Continue After Ghana Mission Ends

    A two-week mission to Ghana resulted in enduring personal and professional connections for a Happy Hooligan. Senior Airman Derek Johansen, of Devils Lake, N.D., recently returned from the African country, where he worked with more than 30 other North Dakota Air National Guardsmen in the Civil Engineer Squadron to renovate buildings in Accra,
  • Mission Accomplished for Happy Hooligans in Ghana

    Tomorrow, the N.D. Air National Guard will welcome Airmen scheduled to return home from a two-week humanitarian mission in Ghana. The 34 Airmen will arrive at the 119th Wing at approximately 8 p.m. on a KC-135, flown by pilots from the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Kansas Air National Guard.The North Dakota Airmen are members of the 119th Wing Civil
  • Palmer Retires, Hensel Promoted to Brigadier General

    The Happy Hooligans witnessed a dramatic shift in leadership today as one Airman retired after 38 years of military service and another Airman took his place and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a Retirement, Promotion and Change of Command Ceremony at the N.D. Air National Guard's 119th Wing. Brig.Gen. Alan Palmer, Grand Forks,
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony planned for New 119th Wing Fire Station

    A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the onset of the construction of a new fire, crash and rescue station at the North Dakota Air National Guard is scheduled to take place at the 119th Wing on Wednesday at 1 p.m.The North Dakota Air National Guard Fire Department has the responsibility to respond to all military and civilian aircraft emergencies at