N.D. State Command Sgt. Maj. Dave Lien briefs Soldiers competing in the Best Warrior Competition on Aug. 15.
We Will Never Forget Remembrance Weekend Heals, Bonds Families
The Guard's 81st Civil Support Team (CST) conducted a small-scale exercise on Aug. 22 to keep their skills sharp. Using their storage building on Fraine Barracks, the CST entered the area as if it had been attacked by chemical agents. The CST cleared the building and then successfully detected the simulated agent. On standby around the clock, and capable of responding within 90 minutes, CSTs are highly-specialized units that are trained and equipped to assist civilian first responders when reacting to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive agents. The 81st CST regularly trains with local, state and federal agencies during emergency response training exercises.
Unsung Heroes of Annual Training
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted their 2019 Annual Training earlier this month at Camp Grafton Training Center. All Service members will agree that good food always boosts morale. Napoleon Bonaparte is widely credited with the saying "an army marches on its stomach." The mess personnel assigned to our Air Defenders are second to none.
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