Bridge Engineers Honored on Eve of Deployment
On July 27, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the adjutant general and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, senior enlisted leader, hosted a sendoff ceremony for six Soldiers from the 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) who were leaving for a year-long deployment to Kuwait. The 957th Engineer Company Soldiers will advise coalition forces on all aspects of military rafting and bridging operations acting as subject matter experts. Other distinguished visitors attending the sendoff were Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, and U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong who joined with friends and family gathered at the Guard’s Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck. See media story: Guardsmen Honored for Overseas Mission.
Lt. Col. Paul Helten (right), State Army Aviation Officer and mission commander for the July 29 flyover honoring the dedication of the All Nations Veterans Cemetery at Standing Rock listens to questions from crew members not pictured during pre-flight briefing on the tarmac at the Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility. Maj. Josh Yri (left) and Staff Sgt. Aaron Reich, both with the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment (Security and Support) also participated in the flyover performed with two UH-72A Lakota helicopters.