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TAG Line November 25, 2020

Spc. Coltin Marquardt, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, discusses gratitude during the Thanksgiving holiday in the Lakota hanger at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck, N.D. on Nov. 17, 2020. (Photo by Bill Prokopyk, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office)

Thanksgiving Message from the Adjutant General

Thanksgiving and the associated holiday season are quickly approaching. Soon, our nation will join, in person and this year virtually, and celebrate our blessings and freedoms. During this time of gratitude and appreciation, my wife Becky and I, want to extend our deepest thanks to all of you, our extended North Dakota National Guard Family and Friends, for the vital role you play in protecting our communities, state, and nation. I am continually impressed by the dedication of our team and your unyielding support to the people we serve.

On behalf of the entire North Dakota National Guard leadership team and their families, I wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. - Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann

Gratitude from Members of the N.D. National Guard

Quality of Life Improvements at Camp Grafton

Overview Map of Camp Grafton Training Center, near Devils Lake, N.D.

Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC) is always looking to for ways to enhance its facilities in support of Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and military families. As part of its strategic plan as a premier training site, CGTC is improving recreational areas by adding more guest housing, an RV park, boat ramp and dock. The RV park and boat ramp are scheduled to be complete in late Spring 2021. The boat launch and pier area will also be used for bridge and rafting training by Army Engineer units.

Photo rendition of what the CGTC water front will look like once completed in late Spring.

N.D. Guard's COVID-19 Support Continues

Ten Members of the N.D. National Guard’s 81st Civil Support Team (CST) traveled to Fargo this week to train about 20 individuals from the Fargo and West Fargo Public School systems in administering the BinaxNOW Rapid Point-Of-Care COVID-19 tests at the Scheels Health Athletic Complex in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 24, 2020. Once trained, these individuals will help their school systems establish surveillance testing teams to help combat the virus. The BinaxNOW test is a highly effective tool in rapidly detecting symptomatic individuals and may also detect positive results in a symptomatic individuals. While in Fargo, the CST also trained about 60 Guard members currently on duty in administering this newly acquired test. (Photos and story by Senior Master Sgt. Dave Lipp, 119th Wing)

Sgt. 1st Class John Noyes, of the 81st Civil Support Team, administers a BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 test while training Fargo and West Fargo Public School personnel at the Scheels Health Athletic Complex, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 24, 2020.

Lt. Col. Patrick Flanagan, of the North Dakota Army National Guard, administers a BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 test during training for Fargo and West Fargo Public School personnel at the Scheels Health Athletic Complex, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 24, 2020.

From left to right, Spc. Zach Harms, of the 426th Signal Company, and Sgt Brent Miller, of the 81st Civil Support Team, examine BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 test results during BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 training for Fargo and West Fargo Public School personnel at the Scheels Health Athletic Complex, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 24, 2020.

Maj. Nathan Lagred, of the 119th Medical Group, examines BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 test results during test administering training for Fargo and West Fargo Public School personnel at the Scheels Health Athletic Complex, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 24, 2020.

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