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Togolese Armed Forces (FAT) instructors along with Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Lindberg and Staff Sgt. Jon Rambow teach students how to operate a mine detector and clear dismounted and vehicle traffic lanes of explosive devices.

C-IED Training in Togo

Non-commissioned officers of the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper) are engaged in Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) mentorship with the Togolese Armed Forces. The purpose of this engagement is to help five Togolese cadre members become subject matter experts and primary instructors of the U.N. program of instruction of C-IED awareness in support of peacekeeping operations. Since 2014, the Togolese military provided 1,430 Soldiers to U.N. peacekeeping missions. Currently, the U.N. Mali mission is supported by an infantry battalion from Togo.

Togolese Armed Forces (FAT) students practice personnel searches during training in Lome, Togo.

Togolese Armed Forces students learn how to identify Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components in Lome, Togo.

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Lindberg, Staff Sgt. Jon Rambow, and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Schmidt support the U.S. Army Africa Command's effort to develop a Counter Improvised Explosive Device instructor capability with the Republic of Togo's engineer cadre at their peacekeeping center located in Lome, Togo.

Togo Armed Forces showing off their newly acquired N.D. Army National Guard shoulder patch given to them by N.D. Guard Soldiers as a symbol of partnership and friendship.

Historic agreement with Sitting Bull College

Sitting Bull College (SBC) agreed to participate in the state’s tuition waiver program, in which the college can waive an amount equal to 25% of tuition for qualifying members of the N.D. Guard. Signing the Memorandum of Agreement were Dr. Laurel Vermillion, President SBC, and Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber, deputy adjutant general.

Annual Intelligence & Security Workshop

The N.D. National Guard Joint Force Headquarters J2 (Intelligence) hosted the Annual Intelligence & Security Workshop Jan. 25-26 in Bismarck. The workshop is for all N.D. Army National Guard intelligence personnel. It provides a forum for intelligence professionals to refine and gain essential understanding of skills needed to train their units and advise their commander on intelligence and security requirements. This also helps develop relationships with their counterparts across the state.

Personnel and Physical Security overview of requirements; State domestic operations and use of Incident Awareness and Assessment to support commander's situational awareness; world-wide intelligence updates; Intelligence Oversight; and Spring 2020 flood overview, assessment and exercise in Bismarck, Jan 25-26 .

Welcome Home

Master Sgt. Richard Gladue and Tech. Sgt. Omar Arellano, both of the 119th Security Forces Squadron, returned to Hector International Airport in Fargo, after completing a six-month deployment to southwest Asia Jan. 24.

Chief Master Sgt. Steven Gibson, the 119th Security Forces Squadron manager, left, greets Master Sgt. Richard Gladue as he arrives at Hector International Airport in Fargo after completion of a six-month deployment to southwest Asia Jan. 24.

Lt. Col. Al Albright, the 119th Support Group commander, left greets Master Sgt. Richard Gladue, 119th Security Forces Squadron, as he returns to Hector International Airport in Fargo upon completion of a six-month deployment to southwest Asia Jan. 24.

Tech. Sgt. Omar Arellano, 119th Security Forces Squadron, is welcomed home by his family at Hector International Airport in Fargo on Jan. 24. Arellano completed six-month deployment to southwest Asia.

Capt. Jason Augdahl, the 119th Security Forces Squadron commander, left, greets Tech. Sgt. Omar Arellano as he returns to Fargo's Hector International Airport upon completing a six-month deployment to southwest Asia Jan. 24.

Quartermaster Honored

Col. Daryl R. Roerick, N.D. National Guard director of logistics and Region 6 Chair for the Executive Advisory Group for Logistics Excellence (EAGLE), received the Honorable Order of Saint Martin Award on Jan. 28 in Bismarck. Roerick received this Association of Quartermasters award for being instrumental in proving guidance and vision transforming the logistics conference to a training workshop. Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber, deputy adjutant general presented the award and also recognized Roerick's achievement with a coin.

N.D. National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Soldiers

N.D. National Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock spent this past drill weekend visiting with Soldiers. Binstock spent time with Soldiers of the 957th Engineer Company (Multi-role Bridge); 818th Engineer Company (SAPPER); Forward Support Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 164th Engineer Battalion; A Battery, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment; and the 131st Military Police Battalion. His message included military professionalism, inclusive leadership, the State Partnership Program, and other items of interest to N.D. Soldiers.

N.D. National Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock addresses Soldiers of the 957th Engineer Company (Multi-role Bridge) at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck on Jan. 25.

191st Military Police Company Dining-Out

About 250 Soldiers and their guests attended the 191st Military Police Company's dining out on Jan. 25 in West Fargo.

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