TAG Line January 10, 2020

All-National Guard Marksman

Sgt. Tyler Goldade of the N.D. National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters-Small Arms Readiness Team (SART) achieved Marksmanship All-Guard Status for the third consecutive year during the 2019 All-Guard try-outs Dec. 9 to 13 at Camp Robinson, Ark. Highlights include Goldade winning the Combat Rifle Individual Aggregate and Reflexive Fire, and second place in the Close Quarter Battle. The next opportunity to watch this outstanding sharpshooter will be March 2 to 15 at the All-Army Marksmen Competition held at Ft. Benning, Ga. Photo: Goldade communicates using hand signals with a range cadre member during the Dutch Biathlon Match at Camp Robinson. This was an unscored match which provided competitors additional opportunities to fire their weapons.

MEDEVAC Hoist Training

The medics and air crews from D Company, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, exercised casualty rescue during the units' recent Hoist Training at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck. The ability to MEDEVAC a casualty with the Lakota's hoist system is invaluable when the aircraft cannot land.

Promotion to Colonel

Col. Jon Wahlgren, the N.D. Air National Guard planning and programming officer, was promoted to colonel during a ceremony on Jan. 5 at the Air National Guard Base, in Fargo. Wahlgren enlisted in the N.D. Air National Guard as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic in the 119th Maintenance Group in 1991. He earned his commission in 1998 and went on to become the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron commander. He now serves in the North Dakota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

Brig. Gen. Todd, Branden, left, N.D. National Guard assistant adjutant general for Air, left, administers the oath of office to newly promoted Col. Jon Wahlgren.

Col. Jon Wahlgren, has his new rank of colonel pinned on his uniform by his wife, son and daughter on Jan. 5.

Brig. Gen. Todd, Branden, left, congratulates Col. Jon Wahlgren on his promotion to colonel.

Why We Serve: Sgt. Samuel Smith

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