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Published December 21 2010

North Dakota Guard to honor Hoeven with award

BISMARCK – The North Dakota National Guard will honor former Gov. John Hoeven and his wife, Mikey, at a ceremony at the Guard’s Raymond J. Bohn Armory here at 2 p.m. today.

Hoeven will be awarded the North Dakota National Guard’s highest award for his distinguished service as commander in chief throughout the past 10 years.

During his tenure as governor, more than 5,300 soldiers and airmen were mobilized for federal duty and more than 3,000 active duty, reserve and Guard personnel were called to serve on state active duty to fight floods and help communities following ice storms and tornadoes.