Staff Sgt. Taylor Gerdes, a fire fighter with the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron, carries an Airman acting as an attack victim during a training exercise at the air National Guard base in Fargo June 9.
Senior Airman Abigail Swanson, of the 119th Medical Group, administers medical treatment to an Airman acting as an attack victim during a training exercise at the air National Guard base in Fargo June 9.
8th Annual Fish Camp is a Success
The North Dakota National Guard Child and Youth Program along with Lure 'em For Life and N.D. Game and Fish conducted a military Fish Camp at Camp of the Cross in Garrison June 2-6. The camp was free for military children ages 8-15. Forty-six children participated thanks to the great work of the six volunteer squad leaders and two junior camp counselors.
Lure 'em for Life for life provided 12 boats with volunteer fisherman, bait and the rods, and N.D. Game and Fish conducted fish curriculum during the day, the children took part in baiting hooks, tying knots, making lures, casting, spinners, fish identification and much more. The evenings consisted of team building games, resiliency skills, outdoor movie nights, squad competitions, and ended every night with a camp fire. "The best part of camp is seeing all of the military kid connections," said Mandy Malo, Military Youth Coordinator for the North Dakota National Guard. "Our camps are so unique because of the connections these military kids make."
Happy Hooligan Security Forces Practice Self-Defense
119th Wing security forces members practice combatives skills at the Cass County sheriff's department's gym on June 11. Combatives, a term for hand-to-hand combat training and techniques within the United States military, are used to gain dominance over attackers security forces may encounter while on duty.