Hooligan Earns Air National Guard's Top Weapons Safety Honor
Master Sgt. Adam Krueger earned the Air National Guard’s (ANG) Weapons Safety Award which recognizes an individual or team that significantly contributed to weapons safety this past year. Krueger competed against personnel from all 90 Air National Guard Wings to win this prestigious award. Weapons safety personnel are responsible to ensure Air Force units comply with all explosive, missile, nuclear surety, and directed energy safety standards. They also identify hazards, evaluate levels of risk, and develop mitigation procedures.
Fallen Soldiers' Christmas Tree
Maj. Ryan Kaufmann, a N.D. National Guard officer and a history teacher at Bismarck Century High School, helped sponsor a military themed tree in the school's Christmas tree decorating contest. Although the tree honors N.D. National Guard Soldiers killed in action since 2000, students were invited to hang dog tags with the names of their family and friends who served in the military on the tree. Click for television news story.
Brass From the Past Inspires New Hooligans
Former N.D. National Guard assistant adjutant general for Air, retired Brig. Gen. Allen Henderson, addressed a group of 119th Wing Student Flight members during the Dec. 8 unit training assembly at the Air National Guard Base in Fargo. The 119th Wing recruiting and retention office asked Henderson to share stories from his 42 years of military service as a pilot, along with his 29 years of experience as a professor of industrial engineering and management at North Dakota State University. The recruiting and retention office regularly invites guest speakers to share inspiring messages for the new Airmen who have not yet completed Basic Training and Tech School. The Student Flight Program prepares our newest Hooligans to be successful at basic training while also providing them their first military professional development opportunity.
Former P.O.W. Shares Story
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Charlie Plumb, and former P.O.W. spoke to a packed room at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club last Wednesday. Area Veterans were invited to hear the motivational speaker sponsored by the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network. Plumb was shot down over Vietnam on his 75th combat mission in 1967 and held prisoner for nearly 6 years. His theme was "Tough Choices in Challenging Times." For more information visit CharliePlumb.com.