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  • FLOOD NEWS: Sandbagging Major Focus of Day 2 Flood Operations

    Day 2 of flood operations came in overcast and cold in North Dakota, but the faces of those fighting the flood remain bright and warm. Already, 300-plus Guardsmen on State Active Duty are working side-by-side with community members to hold back the rising Red River, which fills the border between North Dakota and Minnesota. Their looks are filled
  • N.D. National Guard Personnel Mobilized for Flood Duty

    The North Dakota National Guard will begin mobilizing Soldiers and Airman to begin flood operations for Region 4 today and tomorrow. Region 4 consists of the following counties in southeast North Dakota: Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland. "Three-hundred to 400 Guardsmen will be mobilized with boots on the ground by
  • Happy Hooligans named JOSAC Squadron of the Year

    A prominent Department of Defense award was recently bestowed on the North Dakota Air National Guard. The Happy Hooligans' 177th Airlift Squadron received the 2009 Joint Operational Support Airlift Center (JOSAC) Squadron of the Year award for the U.S. Air Force in the small aircraft category."This is a prestigious award and speaks volumes about
  • Happy Hooligans announce Outstanding Airman of the Year winners

    The Happy Hooligans announced the Outstanding Airman of the Year (OAY) winners at their annual OAY Banquet yesterday evening at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead. "We're here tonight to recognize the outstanding efforts and exceptional work that all of you do. I thank you for your contributions not only to support the state, but also the
  • Happy Hooligans honor their best Airmen

    The N.D. Air National Guard will conduct their annual Outstanding Airman of the Year Banquet on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead, Minn. The formal banquet is a celebration honoring the best of the best of the enlisted force in the North Dakota Air National Guard. Supervisors nominate Airmen based on criteria focusing on