From left to right: 219th Security Forces Squadron members Airman 1st Class Wyatt Becker, Senior Airman Noelle Kurowski and Senior Airman Seth LaBodda move through training smoke as they advance into position during force-on-force training at the MOUT (military operations in urban terrain) village at Camp Grafton Training Center, near Devils Lake on July 16.
Senior Leaders Visit "The Deuce" at Camp Dodge
UPAR Corner: 3662nd Support Maintenance Company
(Video by Sgt. Jacques Junior Chapusette)
N.D. Air Guard Family of the Year
The N.D. Air National Guard selected Staff Sgt. Jessica Harper and Staff Sgt. Sarah Harper, both of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, as their Family of the Year during a ceremony at Minot Air Force Base on July 17. They earned this recognition for their volunteer and morale-building efforts within the 219th Security Forces Squadron over the past year, as well as their contributions within the local community. Staff Sgt. Sarah Harper has been a full-time AGR (Active Guard Reserve) member of the unit since 2015. Staff Sgt. Jessica Harper, a member of the Minot Police Department, recently joined the unit as a drill status member last May. (U.S. Air National Guard story and photos by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)
Camp Homefront 2020
Due to COVID-19, the N.D. National Guard’s Child and Youth Program has not had any activities since March. With the help of Col. Warren Pauling the group developed a virtual camp called Camp Homefront 2020, a four-day camp in a box to be used from each child's home August 10 - 13. The N.D. National Guard’s Military Teen Council decided the contents and activities to place in each box. The Camp will also feature online training on a vast amount of life issues. Members of the council assembled 100 boxes for the event at the Raymond J. Bohn armory on July 13. (Story and photos by Mandy Malo, N.D. National Guard Child and Youth Coordinator)