North Dakota National Guard unit receives alert for possible mobilization

Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard
Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota National Guard says one of their ground aviation units is receiving an alert for possible deployment. 

The alert was received by the Bismarck-based Detachment 7, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment. If they are mobilized, they would deploy to U.S Central Command sometime in late summer of 2023. It is estimated six soldiers would be deployed for about one year, operating a C-12 Huron Aircraft and transporting personnel and light cargo. 

“Our Army aviation Soldiers are professional and well trained with an exceptional safety record,” said Brig. Gen. Jon Erickson, commander of the North Dakota Army National Guard. “I remain grateful for the outstanding support provided by our Families, employers and communities. This unyielding support helps our Soldiers successful accomplish their missions.”

This unit has been mobilized in the past, serving in the Horn of Africa area between August of 2018 and June of 2019. You can read more about the announcement by clicking here