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Military Police Soldiers to be Honored at Send-Off Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. – About 30 North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers with the Bismarck-based 191st Military Police (MP) Company will be honored at a send-off ceremony at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory. The Soldiers are deploying for a yearlong mission in Afghanistan.

The unit is led by 1st Lt. John Mazur, of Pingree, North Dakota, and the senior non-commissioned officer in charge, Sgt. 1st Class Cody Johnson, of Menoken, North Dakota. Soldiers in the unit hail from more than 18 communities across North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Among those scheduled to address the service members and their families during the event are Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and Maj. Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Soldiers assigned to the 191st Military Police Company

WHAT: Send-off Ceremony

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

WHERE: 4200 Miriam, Bismarck, North Dakota

MEDIA: The public is welcome. No pre-coordination needed.  Amber Balken (701-426-5205) will be on site to assist.

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The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.  We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation.  Always ready, always there.

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