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  • Base Commander swears in doctor at Bismarck hospital

    Dr. Craig Smith will be sworn into the N.D. Air Guard by Col. Robert Becklund, 119th Wing Commander, at 1:00 p.m. in the Boniface Auditorium of St. Alexius Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. 20th. Members from the 119th Wing will travel from Fargo to Bismarck to perform the short ceremony at the hospital, making Smith the newest member of the Happy
  • Hooligans offer Arabic Familiarization Course

    The Happy Hooligans will host a three-day Arabic-Iraqi Familiarization Course for unit members at the 119th Wing Regional Training Site on Aug. 12-14. The course is open to all military members and media personnel interested in learning about basic customs, courtesies and Arabic culture. "The primary focus of the course is to culturally educate
  • Happy Hooligans Welcome Home Airman

    A member of the 119th Wing, N.D. Air National Guard is scheduled to arrive at Hector International Airport, Fargo, on Sunday, July 20th at approximately 12:38 p.m. Staff Sgt. William Kennedy deployed to Afghanistan in January 2008 where he served as an explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) craftsman. Kennedy works in the EOD section the Civil Engineer
  • F-4 static display struck by lightning

    Fargo, N.D. -- The F-4 Fighting Phantom static display that is proudly displayed directly inside the main gate of the N.D. Air Guard base, 119th Wing was struck by lightning at approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning. The aircraft's radome (ray-dome), which is located in the nose of the jet, was slightly damaged by the lightning strike. No one was
  • 119th Wing receives railcar donation

    The N.D. Air Guard, 119th Wing will receive two railcars donated by BNSF Railway Company today. The former water railcars originally came from Barstow, Calif. and will be transformed to simulate propane, alcohol and anhydrous railcars. The railcars will be used for training to include simulated derailments, hazardous material leaks and other