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TAG Line Oct. 16, 2020

Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, watch as color guard members assemble at the beginning of a ceremony celebrating a new partnership at Camp Grafton Training Center on Oct. 9, 2020. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs)

N.D. Guard Partners with U.S. Indian Police Academy

Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, hosted Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services Director Charles Addington, N.D. Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis, U.S. Indian Police Academy Director Steven Juneau, Tribal Nation representatives and other officials at Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC) on Oct. 9, 2020. Those present participated in a proclamation ceremony celebrating the partnership between the Bureau of Indian Affairs - U.S. Indian Police Academy, the State of North Dakota, and the N.D. National Guard. The proclamation also included the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Nation, Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated - MHA Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Specifically, the partnership will allow the BIA to conduct classes for its law enforcement officers at CGTC and is in keeping with strengthening the governor's Tribal Partnerships initiative. For more information please see "Burgum applauds opening of new U.S. Indian Police Academy to address law enforcement needs."

Gov. Doug Burgum, renders remarks about the opportunities the new police academy will provide BIA law enforcement officials during a ceremony at CGTC on Oct. 9, 2020.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, discusses the partnership between state, local, tribal and the federal government at CGTC on Oct. 9, 2020.

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general, discusses the significance of this partnership at CGTC on Oct. 9.

Doug Yankton Sr., Spirit Lake Nation Tribal Chairman, renders remarks about the importance of the new police academy at CGTC on Oct. 9, 2020.

Steve Juneau, director of the U.S. Indian Police Academy, talks about the advanced training programs that will be offered at CGTC on Oct. 9.

John Tahsuda, III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affair renders remarks on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior about the safety and security on Indian reservations during a signing ceremony at CGTC on Oct. 9.
Dignitaries participating in the partnership proclamation ceremony at Camp Grafton Training Center on Oct. 9, 2020.

Partnership Proclamation Ceremony

Happy Hooligans Prep for Senior NCO Leadership Challenges

Preparing the next generation of senior enlisted leaders for the N.D. Air National Guard was the focus of the inaugural Senior Master Sergeant Development Course held at the Air National Guard Base, in Fargo, N.D., Oct. 9-11, 2020. The course is designed to prepare non-commissioned officers for success at their next rank, chief master sergeant. This first class consisted of twenty-one senior master sergeants from across the 119th Wing with instruction provided by the Wing Chiefs Council. Keynote remarks were rendered by Brig. Gen. Robert Schulte, N.D. National Guard Chief of Staff - Air. (U.S. Air National Guard story and photo by Master Sgt. Michael Knodle)

Brig. Gen. Robert Schulte, N.D. National Guard Chief of Staff - Air, right, delivered the keynote address for the first Senior Master Sergeant Development Course held at the Air National Guard Base, in Fargo, N.D., Oct. 9-11, 2020. In his remarks he challenged graduates to consider how they would build and sustain a inclusive culture where all Airmen at weekend drill would think “There's no place they'd rather be”.
Senior Master Sergeant Ken Taylor, 119th Operations Group, receives a certificate of completion for the Senior Master Sergeant Development Course on Oct. 11, 2020.

Preserving Guard History

Bill Kukuk (left) and Mike Kopp of Capital City Construction install sheet rock in the new records storage area being built inside building 280 at Fraine Barracks, in Bismarck, N.D., on Aug. 10, 2020.

Construction began on the new records storage early last summer. It is a requirement for the N.D. Army National Guard to permanently store combat and war records. Building 280, known as the “Old Warehouse”, is on the state historical register with certain limitations on construction and renovation. (US Army National Guard story and photos by Sgt. Michaela C.P. Granger 116th Public Affairs Detachment)

Bill Kukuk (left) and Mike Kopp of Capital City Construction work on installing panels to the ceiling of the new records storage inside of building 280 at Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, N.D., on Aug. 10, 2020.

Bill Kukuk of Capital City Construction selects a piece of paneling for the ceiling for the new records storage being built inside Building 280 at Fraine Barracks August 10.

Mike Kopp drills into the ceiling of the new records storage area being built inside building 280 at Fraine Barracks Aug. 10, 2020.

Bill Kukuk (left) and Mike Kopp use a panel lift to affix sheetrock in the new records storage area being built inside at Fraine Barracks Aug. 10.

75 Years Since Victory in WWII

One of the more interesting artifacts inside the historic Edwards House at Camp Grafton Training Site near Devils Lake, N.D., is a lamp made from WWII war trophies. The lamp consists of a Model 1889 German Mauser, bayonets, and a German Stalhelm (steel helmet). These trophies were likely brought back by a Soldier from either the N.D. National Guard's 188th or 957th Field Artillery Battalions. These units landed on Utah Beach just after D-Day, and are credited with firing over 162,300 Howitzer (155mm) rounds helping the Allies defeat the Nazis. (Story and photo by retired Lt. Col. (ret) Shirley J. Olgeirson, N.D. National Guard Historian)

Promotion to Colonel

The commander of the N.D. National Guard's 68th Troop Command Brock Larson was promoted to colonel at the Raymond J. Bohn in Bismarck on Oct. 14, 2020. Larson also serves as the full-time director of J-5/9 Plans and Policies in the Joint Force Headquarters. (U.S. National Guard story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs)

Top: Brock Larson, wife Shar and son Gavin watch as daughter Camie affixes rank of colonel on his uniform during a promotion ceremony at the Raymond J. Bohn in Bismarck on Oct. 14, 2020. Bottom photos: Brig. Gen. Leo Ryan, Army Component Commander for the N.D. National Guard, administered the oath of office to Larson.

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