Spc. Andrew Geigle, 426th Signal Company, left, and Sgt. Logan Tandsater, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, take a cooler loaded with COVID-19 tests to their vehicle at the Cass County Jail on May 27. The Soldiers transported the specimens to the N.D. Department of Health Department lab in Bismarck for test analysis.
Virtual ROTC Commissioning
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Army ROTC programs at the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) conducted virtual commissioning ceremonies on May 15 and May 16 respectfully. The ceremonies were broadcast using Zoom® and streamed live on Facebook allowing family and friends of the new officers to watch and interactively participate in the festivities. Concordia College ROTC's program, a satellite of NDSU's program, celebrated the commissioning of four officers on May 4.
The virtual commissioning streams reached more than 5,000 people. Of the 22 cadets accepting their commissions during these ceremonies, 13 new lieutenants did so as members of the N.D. Army National Guard.
Sgt. Travis Johnson, 81st Civil Support Team, collects information from participants at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in Medora on May 27. This was part of a four-day testing mission that spanned the cities of Medora, Beach, Hettinger and Mott, N.D. This mission is a part of the N.D. National Guard’s continued support to the state and local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Keller, 81st Civil Support Team, collects information from participants at the COVID-19 testing site in Medora on May 27.
COVID-19 Testing in Williston
COVID-19 Testing in Crosby
COVID-19 Testing in Trenton