Soldiers from the 191st and 816th Military Police Companies set up the COVID-19 mobile testing site lanes at the West River Community Center in Dickinson on April 28. Their efforts ensured smooth orderly traffic patterns which maximized efficiency of testing stations.
Fargo's Mobile COVID-19 Testing
Soldiers and Airmen of the N.D. National Guard partnered with the N.D. Department of Health and other civilian agencies in dispensing over 1,000 COVID-19 tests in Fargo on April 25 and 26. The tests were administered to community volunteers in their vehicles. The National Guard members utilized personal protective equipment and follow distance guidance measures to prevent the spread of the virus. They are working to help their neighbors in the communities where they live and work.
Promotion and Recognition
Leah Thompson was promoted to private first class by Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann at Fraine Barracks on April 24. Thompson, an intelligence analyst for the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, is serving on state active duty in support of the N.D. Department of Emergency Services during the COVID-19 response. After the promotion, Dohrmann presented her with a coin in recognition of outstanding performance in providing information and intelligence updates to the Governor Burgum.
Jennifer Tandeski of the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, and Pfc. Chance Fanta, 191st Military Police Company, collect patient data at the drive-in testing in Belcourt on April 30.
Jacey Decoteau, verifies patient information with the assistance of Spc. Joshua Klemen and Kirsten Morin during drive in testing in Belcourt on April 30.
Senior Airman Abigail Swanson, 119th Medical Group (left), assists Karen Reiser a Nurse Practitioner with Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, with a COVID-19 sample.
Jamie Azure (right), Turtle Mountain Tribal Chairman thanks members of the N.D. National Guard at the completion of the drive in testing in Belcourt on April 30. Scott Davis, N.D. Executive Director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, left, and Shelly Harris, CEO of Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, also expressed their gratitude.