Grand Forks, ND — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees, joined Major General Alan Dohrman, Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard, in a Welcome Home Ceremony for the 1st Battalion 188e Air Defense Artillery Regiment.
“It was a great afternoon to welcome the 1st homest Battalion 188e Air Defense Artillery Regiment of the North Dakota National Guard at Grand Forks. These brave men and women deserve our utmost respect and credit for their willingness to serve the United States in all kinds of missions, emergencies and natural disasters. These soldiers were so committed to making a difference during this deployment, while failing to keep the skies over the National Capital Region safe, that they logged more than 4,000 hours of volunteer work while off duty. They proudly represented North Dakota and we are eternally grateful to you. I had the honor of visiting them in DC and it is a great privilege to welcome them home.” said Senator Cramer.
The members of the Guard returned from their deployment in the National Capital Region.
In April, Senator Cramer visited Fort Belvoir and met soldiers of this battalion. He also received an assignment letter and discussed the advancing technology with which this regiment works every day. During the visit, he also participated in a promotion ceremony for Staff Sergeant Michael Iverson. At the time, Senator Cramer said: “It was an honor to be a part of this special occasion and to thank him for his service to our great nation.”