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  • FLOOD NEWS: Chief of National Guard Bureau Visits Fargo Flood Sites

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau visited Fargo, N.D., today to meet with North Dakota National Guard leaders and check on flood operations. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the senior uniformed National Guard officer, surveyed sites where North Dakota Guardsmen have been working and patrolling this past week as the Red River rose to its crest. "I'm in
  • Both Air and Army Guard Family of the Year are Awarded

    Both the Air and Army Guard Family of the Year were honored today at a volunteer luncheon that took place at the Adjutant General's Symposium on Families at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Each year, a family is chosen from each branch of service that has served the military community in an outstanding capacity. The two families were nominated by
  • FLOOD NEWS: Guardsmen Using New Tools in This Year's Flood Fight

    The first week of the 2010 flood fight has come with numerous familiar tools and tasks for the North Dakota National Guard. After spending nearly 100 days on flood duty in 2009, one might expect few new experiences less than a year later. To the contrary, the first five days of flood operations brought three new tools or methods in holding back the
  • FLOOD NEWS: Guardsmen Brave Elements During 12-Hour Dike Patrol Shifts

    North Dakota National Guardsmen throughout potential flood areas are braving the cold weather to walk along the dikes in 12-hour shifts, on guard against potential breaches in them, as a part the ongoing flood prevention mission.Staff Sgt. Elise Peterson and Staff Sgt. Jarrett Permann, of the 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, were
  • Guardsmen to Fill, Practice Lifts of 1.5-Ton Sandbags

    For the first time in the 2010 flood fight, Guardsmen will be working with extra-large sandbags. Tomorrow morning North Dakota National Guard members will be filling the giant, 1.5-ton (3,000 pound) sandbags with a cement truck loaded with sand. Once about 50 bags are filled, the crew will use forklifts to hoist the bags to ensure the straps will