Staff Sgt. Tek Khatiwoda, left, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, and Spc. John Coombs, 188th Engineer Company, participate in the uniform inspection test during the Best Warrior Competition on August 13. The competitors must correct identify deficiencies on the Army Service Uniform (ASU). (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Drew Ward, 116th Public Affairs Detachment)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Taylor Thielen, left, is guided by Spc. Joey Vandervliet, as he hooks up a 4,000 pound concrete block to a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during slingload training on Aug. 17. Both Soldiers are assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment and are performing annual training in preparation of a potential mobilization.
Members of Officer Candidate School Class 64, cadre members and senior N.D. Army National Guard leaders begin a nine-mile foot march around the perimeter of Camp Grafton Training Center on August 15.
The N.D. National Guard is working hard to adhere to social distancing and face coverings especially indoors for engagements over 15 minutes to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. Meetings are conducted with rooms at half capacity while allowing others to participate vitually.