Photo: Master Sgt. Kari Appletoft arrives on the flight line at the Air National Guard Base in Fargo upon returning from Exercise Southern Strike 2020 on Feb. 15.
Flood Response Drill 2020
About 50 Soldiers and Airmen of the N.D. National Guard conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) flood response exercise at the Jamestown Civic Center on Feb. 13. This ROC served as a mechanism to refine and validate flood response plans, an important component in maintaining a high level of readiness.
Benin School Donation
Members of the N.D. National Guard and other N.D. state agencies recently conducted a disaster preparedness engagement in Cotonou, Benin, as part of the State Partnership Program. This engagement provided the North Dakotans the opportunity to donate new and used school supplies to the mission operated by the Salesian Sisters of Saint Don Bosco. This mission cares for children that were abandoned or victims of exploitation.
Military Police Detainee Training
The 191st Military Police Company held detainee training at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center on Feb. 8, 2020. This training gives soldiers experience on the responsibilities to guard, protect, and account for detainees. Soldiers learn proper care and treatment from the moment detainees are taken into custody, until their final release or repatriation. They also learn how to handle non-combative personal that are seeking aid and assistance.