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  • FLOOD NEWS: Small Crew of Soldiers Keeps Traffic Moving as Lisbon Prepares for Flooding

    It's nonstop hauling in Lisbon this week as dump trucks bump through town with load after load of mud and clay. The city is quickly building a dike to hold back the rising Sheyenne River. As of today, it was at 14.53 feet with flood stage listed at 15 feet and a crest expected around 17.5 feet in a few days, according to the National Weather
  • FLOOD NEWS: Guardsmen Install Flood Barrier Never Before Used in Fargo

    North Dakota Air National Guard members became the first to install a new tool in the flood fight today when they placed a section of AquaFence in Fargo. The city has never used the product before, so the effort served as a demonstration of the ease with which it can be installed. As the Red River creeps toward its crest of 37 to 39 feet this
  • 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