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Published October 14 2010

Wahpeton Guard unit gets mobilization alert

About 160 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company based in Wahpeton, with a detachment in Oakes, have been placed on alert.

The decision to mobilize the unit has not occurred, but upon a final decision, official Department of the Army mobilization orders will be published.

No potential duty location or mobilization dates were included in the orders, but would be included in a mobilization order if one is issued.

The unit specializes in vertical construction missions, and soldiers are trained in a variety of military occupational specialties, primarily as carpentry and masonry specialists, plumbers and interior electricians.