Happy Hooligans ISR Group fully operational
On Sept. 30, the 119th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Group, of the 119th Wing, formally declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) after achieving milestones in the areas of recruitment, training and communication systems. The mission involves analyzing potential targets and providing solutions to deceive, degrade, disrupt or destroy those targets, considering operational requirements and capabilities for combatant commanders in their plans and operations. This process began in March 2013, when the 119th Wing created this unit and began filling key leadership positions and offering cross-training opportunities to qualified unit members. The new group included kinetic and non-kinetic targeting missions, a first in the Air National Guard. The group was formally recognized during a ceremony in October 2013. The past six years were filled with challenges, opportunities, risks and rewards.
The 119th ISR Group now has trained and ready Airmen with essential facilities and equipment required to conduct training and execute a world-class, operational targeting mission. The ISR Group is prepared to support combatant commanders world-wide with its two subordinate units, the 176th Intelligence Squadron and the 177th Intelligence Squadron.
The N.D. Army National Guard conducted Fiscal Year 20 (FY20) Annual Training Mid-Planning Conference (MPC) from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6 at the N.D. Regional Training Institute at Camp Grafton Training Center. The primary objectives of this conference include: final coordination of the FY20 Annual Training plans; an overview of projects available at CGTC along with the required support equipment; funding and unit support requirements as well as reviewing training objectives for current and next fiscal year.
Photo: Capt. Joseph P. Terveen, assistant training officer, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade briefs the FY20 plan to include Vigilant Guard and Warfighter Exercises.
fugere promoted to colonel
Rob Fugere was promoted to colonel on Nov. 1 at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck. Brig. Gen. Leo Ryan, Army component commander for the N.D. National Guard, served as the presiding officer over the promotion ceremony. Fugere serves as the N.D. Army National Guard's G-3, training and operations officer.
New n.d. guard attorney
On Nov. 7, Mr. Chris Martens was sworn into the State Bar of North Dakota. Martens moved from Hawaii to assume duties as a civilian attorney with the N.D. National Guard legal office. Martens has been a National Guard member for seventeen years and recently transferred to the N.D. National Guard.
Homeward Vets Project in conjunction with West Fargo VFW.
North Dakota Air National Guard volunteers are assisting the Homeward Vets Project, an initiative sponsored by the West Fargo VFW. The project provides furniture to eligible Veterans in need. Volunteers pick up donated furniture and store the furniture until needed during their off-duty hours.