North Dakota Marksman Excel at Competition
The top National Guard marksmen from Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming and North Dakota recently competed in the 2019 Marksmanship Advisory Council Region VI Marksmanship Championships at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. The North Dakota National Guard's Alpha Team took home top honors for the eighth consecutive year as combined arms team aggregate champions and overall honors for team rifle and team pistol championships. North Dakota sharpshooters also swept individual honors, with Sgt. Tyler Goldade taking overall and individual rifle trophies and Senior Airman Gavin Rook taking first place in the individual pistol. For more information: N.D. Guard Members Excel at Regional Marksmanship Match. Top Photo: Senior Master Sgt. Wade Swenson, 119th Wing, fires his Beretta M9 pistol on July 28 during during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region VI Championship at Camp Guernsey.
Air Defenders Annual Training
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment have been actively engaged in annual training since Aug. 1 at the North Dakota's Camp Grafton Training Center (CGTC) near Devils Lake. In their first week of training the battalion conducted officer professional development by planning all aspects of a Combined Arms Gap Crossing operation. On Aug. 3, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, A Battery and Delta Detachment conducted protective mask training in a CS gas chamber at CGTC. On Aug. 6, all of the air defenders conducted individual weapons qualification at Camp Grafton South.
The North Dakota Wing, CAP, gathered imagery from multiple location, including Garrison Dam, as part of its evaluation, which can be used to rapidly assess damages to critical infrastructure in the state. The CAP conducts these missions in support of its local, state and federal homeland security partners.