HomeNewsArticle Display

219th Security Forces Squadron trains at Camp Grafton

Airmen from the 119th Wing Security Forces Detachment located in Minot, N.D. train in Force on Force excercises at Camp Grafton in Devils Lake, N.D. on June 2, 2008.

Airmen from the 219th Security Forces Squadron located in Minot, N.D. train at Camp Grafton in Devils Lake, N.D. on June 2, 2008. The Security Forces Squadron will do similar training this weekend to ensure they stay proficient in their security forces training.

Devils Lake, N.D. -- The 219th Security Forces Squadron located in Minot, N.D. will conduct heavy weapons qualification firing and ground combat skills training at Camp Grafton in Devils Lake June 5-8.

Media is encouraged to attend and participate in the training on Saturday or Sunday.

The purpose of the training is to ensure that Airmen stay proficient in their security forces training by reinforcing skills and techniques used during missile field security duties and overseas deployments.

During the exercises Airmen will divide into an aggressor and a defender team in a simulated wartime scenario. The Airmen will be using simulated rounds, ammunition similar to paintballs, to create a realistic combat environment. Airmen may be required to utilize land navigation and patrolling skills throughout the exercises.

On Saturday and Sunday heavy weapons firing will be conducted in the morning from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ground combat skills training with simulated rounds will occur in the afternoon from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Land navigation and patrol training will be conducted on Friday afternoon.

Times of training are adjustable and can be modified to fit schedules as requested.

The 219th SFS is attached to the 119th Wing, the North Dakota Air Guard base located in Fargo, N.D. The squadron was officially recognized as the 219th Security Forces Squadron during an activation ceremony on Oct 18, 2008. Approximately 30 Air Guard members from the Fargo base moved to Minot to serve in the relatively new squadron.

Once fully staffed, the squadron will be the largest Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron in the nation.

Please contact Penny Ripperger, 119th Wing Public Affairs Officer, at 701-451-2194 for more information and to make arrangements prior to arriving at Camp Grafton to allow time to prepare for media participation.

What: 219th Security Forces Squadron trains at Camp Grafton and Camp Grafton South.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Camp Grafton, 4417 Highway 20, Devils Lake, N.D. 58301

Media Instructions: Please contact Penny Ripperger to make arrangements prior to arriving at Camp Grafton to allow time to prepare for media participation.

Media is welcome and encouraged to participate in the training.

USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.