Staff Sgt. Brook Yates, N.D. Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion, applies an emergency trauma bandage to a simulated casualty's leg during the Combat Life-Saver course at Camp Grafton Training Center Feb. 20, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Drew Ward, 116th Public Affairs Detachment)
Guard Continues to Assist with COVID-19 Testing
N.D. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen in partnership with N.D. Department of Health workers, administered BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests for fans attending the North Dakota State University Bison vs. Youngstown State Penguins football game as they entered the east lobby of the FargoDome, Fargo, N.D., Feb. 21, 2021. (U.S. National Guard story and photos by Chief Master Sgt. David Lipp, 119th Wing)
The N.D. National Guard members assisted Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health workers by registering vaccine recipients and monitoring the 15-minute waiting period after shots were administered. Maj. Gen. Dohrmann recognized several individuals with coins for their outstanding contributions to the COVID-19 response.
The training was attended by 25 Soldiers serving in leadership positions from squad leader to company commander. Twelve units and a multitude of branches were represented to include Air Defense Artillery, Engineer, Aviation, Signal, Ordnance, Quartermaster, Transportation and Military Police. Classes included planning factors and design; employment factors; command and support relationships; U.S. Army organizational structure; task organization; capabilities and integration of maneuver forces; executing operational estimates; and conducting the formal military decision-making process (MDMP). The troop leading procedures (TLP) included pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections (PCC/PCI). The students also engaged in dialogue with Brig. Gen. Leo Ryan and Command Sgt. Maj. Derek Heck, N.D. National Guard Army commander and state command sergeant major, respectfully.