The team placed first as rifle champions, second place in the Multi-Gun team and Match Team Pistol, and third overall in both the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team and Infantry Team matches.
Competitors fired both rifles and pistols during the event with the courses of fire varying each day. Some matches required combat equipment while others were fired "slick," or no combat equipment.
Left: N.D. National Guard rifle team engages targets en route to a first place finish in rifle competition.
Goldade placed first in the overall service rifle as well as taking first place in the Rifle Match 8 event and third place in the Director's Match Rifle National Match and Rifle Excellence in Competition Match. Rook placed first in the Rifle Excellence in Competition match and ranked fifth overall in the U.S. Army Small Arms Individual Champion. Wieland placed first in the non-distinguished category of the Rifle Excellence in Competition enabling him to upgrade his U.S. Army excellence in competition badge from bronze to silver.
Right: Wieland prepares to engage targets during the rifle match of the U.S. Army Small Arms Championships competition.
Military Police Training
Soldiers of Detachment 1, 191st Military Police Company conducted tough effective training at the Grand Forks armory March 14 & 15.
First Aid Training in Ghana
Road construction wasn't the only training in Ghana the past two weeks. N.D. National Guard medic Staff Sgt. Jesse Zyskowsky was present to ensure the health and wellbeing of all training participants. While keeping an eye out for medical emergencies during equipment training, Zyskowsky conducted medical first aid training for the Ghanaian soldiers.