MEB Rail Load
This week, Soldiers of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) loaded vehicles and equipment in Grand Forks on rail cars for eventual transport to Europe for use during an exercise. The MEB will participate in exercise Saber Guardian 19 in Romania later this summer. Saber Guardian is an annual, U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise, which takes place in numerous locations in Europe, and is co-hosted by the land force components in participating countries. Above photo: Spc. Jordan Benth, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, tightens load binders during rail load operations in Grand Forks on April 17.
Patriot's Day Celebrated
On April 15, Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimed the first Patriot's Day in North Dakota. Our state is the 5th state to formally recognize this holiday that celebrates the beginning of the American Revolutionary War that started with the battles of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775. The holiday will be observed the third Monday of every April.
Cyber Shield 2019
Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from three states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Colorado) teamed up for the Cyber Shield 2019 Exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Teams were responsible for identifying network vulnerabilities in a simulated online election network.
Cyber Shield is the premiere unclassified Defensive Cyberspace Operations exercise for collective training and technical assessment with industry partners. More Cyber Shield photos.
Hoeven and Hooligans discuss Base Improvements, Reserve Component Benefits
Sen. John Hoeven hosted a roundtable at the Fargo Air Museum on April 17 to discuss strengthening the missions and benefits of North Dakota Guardsmen and Reservists. Leaders from the North Dakota National Guard, North Dakota State University Army and Air Force ROTC programs and local community leaders were among the participants.