Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, N.D. adjutant general, closed out the townhall by expressing his appreciation of the subject-matter officers leading the vaccine informational briefing. He spoke about the vaccine’s role in force protection stressing that accepting the vaccine is optional at this time. Dohrmann reminded the force that in addition to ongoing COVID-19 support, we must continue training and preparing to accomplish our normal federal and state missions.
Tech. Sgt. Roman Gaughan, 119th Medical Group non-commissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Col. Darrin Anderson, 119th Wing commander, at the N.D. Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Jan. 4, 2021.
“The N.D. Army and Air National Guard surgeons did a fantastic job presenting the facts surrounding the development process and answering many great questions from the field," said Anderson. "This gave me a high level of confidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.”
Tech. Sgt. Roman Gaughan, 119th Medical Group non-commissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to Col. Mitch Johnson, 119th Wing vice commander, at the N.D. Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., on Jan. 4, 2021.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is an important part of our readiness, and will directly enhance our ability to execute state and federal missions,” said Johnson.
Capt. Bradley Miller, 131st Military Police Battalion, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Spc. Samuel Zezeus, N.D. Army National Guard's State Medical Detachment, at the Raymond J. Bohn armory on Jan. 4, 2021.
Spc. Logan Vetter, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, center, provides military funeral honors positioning and flag-folding instructions for Spc. Molly Johnson, left, and Spc. Brian Titus during a three-day military funeral honors course at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Fargo, N.D., Jan 5, 2021.
Col. Daryl Roerick salutes at the conclusion of his retirement ceremony at Raymond J. Bohn armory on Jan. 5, 2021. Roerick served in the N.D. Army National Guard for over 35 years. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his many accomplishments during his career culminating as the G-4 Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. (National Guard story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office)