Captain Rob Sorensen, commander of Company C, 2nd Battalion 285th Aviation Regiment, addresses Soldiers and their Families during a welcome home ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck, N.D., Oct. 24, 2021.
“We’re proud of the work they accomplished and want to recognize that success,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Derek Heck, N.D. National Guard's state command sergeant major. He commended the unit because of the complimentary feedback he received on a conference call with senior leaders from NGB (National Guard Bureau).
“NGB leaders praised the N.D. National Guard Army aviators, stating they were one of the best units they had seen performing this mission,” Heck added.
“This unit had the highest operational rate of any aviation unit assigned to this mission and we continue to get great feedback on their duty performance,” said Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, N.D. adjutant general.
Major General Al Dohrmann addresses the Soldiers and Families of Company C, 2nd Battalion 285th Aviation Regiment during a welcome home ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck, N.D., Oct. 24, 2021.
Baysha, a student at South Heart, joins members of the 188th Army Band on stage to sing Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off”, performed at South Heart Public School, South Heart, N.D., Oct. 27, 2021.
Retired U.S. Navy Captain Paul Weckman, director of Sanford Health’s Department of Veterans and Military Services, presents a $5,000 Military and Veteran Scholarship check to North Dakota State University (NDSU) nursing student and N.D. Air National Guard member Senior Airman BreAnn Sullivan at NDSU on Oct. 27, 2021. (Photo by NDSU Media Relations Coordinator Ms. Brynn Rawlings)
Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, hosted a townhall at the Raymond J. Bohn armory, Bismarck, N.D., Oct. 27, 2021. (National Guard story and photos Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highlight, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office)
The main topic of discussion was explaining the N.D. National Guard's implementation policy for COVID-19 vaccinations. Full-time employees participated in person and virtually.
The 164th Regional Training Institute-North Dakota (164th RTI-ND) at Camp Grafton Training Center, placed its newly remodeled classroom to into use this week. The 12T10 Technical Engineer course is taught over five phases at Camp Grafton Training Center. Soldiers attend four classes in person and one virtually. (National Guard story and photos by Maj. Brett Nelson, officer in charge, 164th RTI-ND)
This classroom upgrade was part of an effort to modernize learning through technological upgrades in order to promote collaborative learning in the classroom. Students use the new equipment to learn how to determine the maximum dry density and optimum moisture content of construction material by plotting laboratory compaction testing results into a graph. These quality control tests provide project managers information needed to make decisions during construction.