Pfc. Theresa Ebertz, 957th Engineer Company, talks with members of Custer Health at the mass vaccination event at the Mandan Eagles Club in Mandan, N.D., Feb. 19, 2021.
Spc. Samantha Crabbe, N.D. Army National Guard State Medical Detachment, directs people to the waiting area after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination at at the Mandan Eagles Club in Mandan, N.D. on Feb. 19, 2021.
Spc. Samantha Crabbe, N.D. Army National Guard State Medical Detachment, starts a 15 minute timer for the people that received a COVID-19 vaccination at the Eagles in Mandan, N.D. on Feb. 19, 2021. Recipients are asked to wait at least 15 minutes to ensure there are no immediate adverse effects from the injection.
Prepping for OCS
Sgt. Michaela C.P. Granger, 116th Public Affairs Detachment, prepares her equipment for inspection at Fraine Barracks on Feb. 18, 2021. Granger, will attend her first training session of N.D. Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School (OCS) this weekend at Camp Grafton Training Center near Devils Lake, N.D. (U.S. Army National Guard story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office)
To qualify for N.D. Army National Guard OCS, you must be between 18 to 42 years old, have at least 90 semester hours from an accredited university, a GT score of 110 or higher and possess or able to obtain a secret clearance. Contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jammy Ryckman, N.D. Army National Guard Marketing and Retention, (701) 333-3156, for more information.
COVID-19 Support Recognition
The N.D. National Guard has supported state and local officials in support of the COVID-19 response for nearly a year. Col. Brock Larson, commander, 68th Troop Command, recognized several Guard members with coins for their exceptional service in support of this important ongoing mission in Fargo and West Fargo, N.D., Feb. 19, 2021. (U.S. National Guard story and photos by Maj. Justin Gall, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment)
Nine Soldiers from various units in the North Dakota National Guard watch as Sgt. Kathryn Mclaughlin, right, Western area coordinator for Military Funeral Honors (MFH), and Spc. Kelsie Carpenter, team lead for MFH, demonstrate how to correctly lift the flag to start the two-Soldier fold process during training at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck, Jan. 7, 2021.
Field Grade Promotion
Eric Lothspeich, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, was promoted to major at the N.D. National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility, Bismarck, N.D., Feb. 19, 2021. Lt. Col. Mike Green, commander, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, presided over the ceremony, while Lothspeich's family assisted in affixing his new rank on his uniform. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Col. Brock Larson, commander, 68th Troop Command)