Notable accomplishments include: mobilizing the 119th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 119th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group lead the entire Air National Guard by increasing its target production output by 456 percent, and the 219th Security Forces Squadron facilitated a 98.7% sortie alert rate while safeguarding nuclear assets.
From left to right, Brig. Gen. Todd Branden, Col. Darrin Anderson and Chief Master Sgt. Duane Kangas hold the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award certificate during the presentation ceremony in Fargo on March 7.
N.D. Airmen Team With Ghanaian Armed Forces on Forklifts
A team of Happy Hooligans led by MSgt. Steve Koenig, worked with our Ghanaian partners on forklift operations March 9-13 at Burma Camp in Accra, Ghana. Approximately 20 members of the Ghanaian Armed Forces are learning how to safely and efficiently operate forklifts. The first few days of instruction consisted of a reviewing equipment capabilities and safety standards. This included the proper use of ground guides, as well as visual and audible signaling for load handling. Daily, weekly, and monthly preventive maintenance checks, and before, during and after forklift operations maintenance was stressed to ensure operators understand their maintenance responsibilities.