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TAG Line November 5, 2021

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, gestures with his hands as he speaks to a group of Airmen during a demonstration of the MQ-9 live virtual constructive interactive training environment at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021. (National Guard photo by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

ANG Leaders Visit Hooligans

Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) leaders Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, ANGRC, Brig. Gen. Donald Carpenter, director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, ANGRC, Chief Master Sgt. David Callaghan, command chief, ANGRC, and Chief Master Sgt. Justin Thompson, senior enlisted leader of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, ANGRC, visited the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021. (National Guard photos and story by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

U.S. Air Force Major General Michael T. Gerock, left, commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, sits at the head of the table as he is briefed by Col. Mitch Johnson, commander, 119th Wing, at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021.

From left: U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, watches joint terminal attack controllers Staff Sgt. Douglas Bartlett, of the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS), and Staff Sgt. Kyle Swartz, of the 13th ASOS, as they demonstrate interactive ground capabilities of the MQ-9 live virtual constructive interactive training environment on the flight line at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021.

During their visit, they toured Wing facilities, took a closer look at the Hooligans’ capabilities, had conversations with Airmen, and provided updates about the status of the force.

From right: U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC), and Brig. Gen. Donald Carpenter, director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, ANGRC, listen to Master Sgt. Sarah Ford, the senior enlisted leader of force development, 119th Force Support Squadron training function, as she shares her insight into the current state of training at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021.

From left:, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Carpenter, director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC), Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, ANGRC, 1st Lt. Crystal Telling, 119th Force Support Squadron, and Chief Master Sgt. David Callaghan, command chief, ANGRC, listen to Senior Master Sgt. Tina Sly, superintendent of recruiting, North Dakota Air National Guard, as she shares her insight into the current state of recruiting during their visit at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021
From left: U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Danelle Card, foreground, 119th Operations Group, provides a demonstration of the MQ-9 live virtual constructive interactive training environment for Maj. Gen. Michael T. Gerock, commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC), and Brig. Gen. Donald Carpenter, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Air National Guard Readiness Center, ANGRC, at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, North Dakota, Oct. 28, 2021

Employee Engagement Training

Bismarck

Mr. Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manager, and Maj. Rachael Berg, Employee Labor Relations, presented an engaging and informative presentation on ‘The Dangers of Filling in the Blanks,’ at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 1, 2021. This was the first employee engagement training for the N.D. National Guard full-time staff for the Fiscal Year 2022. The class covered the downfalls of making assumptions and how to improve workplace relationships at all levels of an organization. (Story and photos by Officer Candidate Michaela C.P. Granger, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office.)

Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manager, gives a presentation on the dangers of making assumptions for the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, at Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1, 2021.

Major Rachel Berg, N.D. National Guard Labor Relations, gives a presentation on the dangers of making assumptions for the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1.
Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manger, right, and Maj. Rachel Berg, N.D. National Guard Labor Relations, give a presentation on the dangers of making assumptions for the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, at Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1, 2021.

N.D. National Guard and state employees participate in a group exercise during the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1, 2021.

N.D. National Guard and state employees participate in a group exercise during the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, at Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1, 2021.
Sergeant Travis Dolan, N.D. National Guard IT Specialist, directs people with a rubber chicken during a group exercise during the first employee engagement training of the fiscal year, at Fraine Barracks, Nov. 1, 2021.

Wing

Mr. Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manager, and Maj. Rachael Berg, Employee Labor Relations, gave their presentation on ‘The Dangers of Filling in the Blanks,’ throughout the state, including a stop at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 4, 2021.

Mr. Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manager, speaks with Airmen and civilians during a presentation on ‘The Dangers of Filling in the Blanks,’ at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 4, 2021. (National Guard photo by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

Their presentation incorporated videos, discussions, and interactive polls. It also included a group exercise that showed how easy it is to make assumptions about a situation from the outside looking in. This course reminded all participants to think twice before reacting negatively to situations and to extend the benefit of the doubt to those around them.

Mr. Robert Roehrich, State Equal Opportunity Manager, speaks with Airmen and civilians during a presentation on ‘The Dangers of Filling in the Blanks,’ at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Nov. 4, 2021. (National Guard photo by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

AIT Honor Grad

Congratulations to Pfc. Jeff Schmitz for being recognized as the Honor Graduate during his 88M (Motor Transport Operator) Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. (National Guard story by Staff Sgt. Tyler Wall, Recruiting and Retention Battalion)

Major Nicolette Daschendorf, commander, N.D. Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, congratulates Pfc. Jeff Schmitz for being recognized as the Advanced Individual Training Honor Graduate, Bismarck, Oct. 26, 2021. (National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Grant Semchenko)

Veteran's Story

North Dakota Army National Guard's Captain Cody Cavett was recently featured in KX News station's Veteran's Voices, which showcases local Veterans in the community.

Captain Cody Cavett was interviewed by KX News reporter, Maddie Biertempel, at Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, Oct. 15, 2021.

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