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TAG Line February 14, 2020

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Valenti, 191st Military Police Company, speaks through an interpreter while assisting in the training of Saudi Arabia police.

Security Assistance Advisor

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Valenti, recently returned from a deployment serving under the Ministry of Interior - Military Assistance Group (MOI-MAG) in support of the Security Assistance Advisor in Saudi Arabia. Soldiers who are interested in this opportunity must be a sergeant first class or a staff sergeant with a military police MOS, submit an application packet through the tour of duty site and be selected through a board process.

Valenti, fourth from left, 191st Military Police Company, and other U.S. Soldiers on his training team, watch Saudi Arabian police perform a response exercise.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Valenti demonstrates how to search a detainee and cuffing techniques to Saudi police officers.

Sgt 1st Class Justin Valenti communicates with Saudi Arabian police through the use of an interpreter.

1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Regiment Welcomes New Commander

The 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, held a change of command ceremony in Grand Forks on Jan. 25. Lt. Col. Matthew S. Carman relinquished command to Lt. Col. Walyn S. Vannurden. The change of command ceremony is military tradition of a formal display to allow soldiers to witness the exchange of command from one officer to another.

The Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, stand by for the battalion's change of command ceremony in Grand Forks on Jan. 25.

Lt. Col. Benjamin Cleghorn, left, commander of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, receives the colors of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment from Lt. Col. Matthew S. Carman during the unit's change of command ceremony.

The incoming commander of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Lt. Col Walyn S. Vannurden, left, recieves the unit colors from Lt. Col. Benjamin Cleghorn during the unit's change of command ceremony.

Happy Homecoming

Thirteen members of the 119th Security Forces Squadron were welcomed home by friends and family at Fargo's Hector International Airport on Feb. 5. The Happy Hooligan Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations.

Senior Airman Alexander Nienas, of the 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted by friends and family as he returns home to Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D., upon completion of a six-month deployment to southwest Asia Feb. 5, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David H. Lipp

Senior Airman Brian Schreiner, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Senior Airman Courtney Leben, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Nelson, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Master Sgt. Christopher Settle, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Staff Sgt. Mari Krajewski, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Staff Sgt. Alyssa Sorum, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.

Senior Airman Jordan Paxton, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is greeted at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Feb. 5, upon completion of a six-month deployment to CENTCOM.
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