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Dickinson-based National Guard unit no longer on alert for deployment: Mission to Afghanistan in 2015 cancelled

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Dickinson-based North Dakota National Guard unit will no longer be sent to Afghanistan.
The 816th Engineer Company had been alerted to potential mobilization in June, but 150 members slated to go to Afghanistan were told this week by the Departmen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD Guard airmen urged to protect IDs after breach

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 1,000 South Dakota Air National Guard members are being urged to protect their identities after their personal information was included in an email sent to a personal account.

KELO-TV reports that a letter sent by …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US governors plan to urge Obama not to downsize National Guard

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Governors from both U.S. political parties plan to talk to President Barack Obama on Monday about preventing potential cuts to National Guard units, several governors said on Sunday.”In downsizing the military, we want to make sure that…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

OLIVIA, Minn. — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by Thursday night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled.
The National Guard Armory in Olivia put cots out for 57 of the stranded motorists, while other communitie…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

OLIVIA, Minn. — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by Thursday night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled.
The National Guard Armory in Olivia put cots out for 57 of the stranded motorists, while other communitie…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD National Guard unit back in US after nine months in Afghanistan

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota National Guard says soldiers of the 235th Military Police Company have arrived in the United States after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

The military says the 124 soldiers arrived at Fort Bliss in T…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD National Guard prepares to transfer armories

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Webster and Watertown should get ownership of old National Guard armory complexes in the two northeastern South Dakota cities, a state Senate panel agreed Wednesday.

The two bills, HB 1126 and HB 1127, won approval from the Senate Sta…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Wounded vet to attend State of the Union

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced that wounded veteran Eric Marts will be her guest at next week’s State of the Union address.

According to a news release, Heitkamp met Marts, who hosts a Fargo radio program for veterans, las…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: National Guard, active units are interchangeable

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr.

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"489362","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"250","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"191"}}]]  The Army chief of staff disparaged t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PHOTO: National Guard, health lab exercise

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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