Members of the 188th Army Band's Jazz Ensemble performed during the 25th Annual Jass Festival on Aug. 11, at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo. This group offers a full classic big-band sound and features five saxophones, five trombones and five trumpets in addition to a full-rhythm section. The group performs traditionally big-band jazz and contemporary styles of show tunes. The 188th Army Band are great ambassadors of the N.D. National Guard.
Ever wonder why the North Dakota National Guard's rifle and pistol teams can bring home top honors at Region VI Marksmanship for eight consecutive years? Contributing to this success is the Adjutant General’s match which allows our marksmen to sharpen their skills. This annual competition is possible because of all of the people behind the scenes; Soldiers who volunteer to undertake the extremely important but often underappreciated jobs upon whom all the shooters rely.
News release: N.D. Guard Members Excel at Regional Marksmanship Match
Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Bruce Gensburger sets up targets at range at Camp Grafton Training Center south.
For five days in July when temperatures threaten to reach 100 degrees, 11 Soldiers and one retiree maintained and prepared targets, policed areas and configured ranges. When not managing the event to ensure everything ran smoothly and enforcing the strictest range safety protocols, they were repairing damaged targets.
Photo: 1st Sgt. Joseph Wesson repairs damaged targets.