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Forum staff reports, Published July 17 2013

ND airman earns leadership award

MINOT, N.D. – Staff Sgt. Travis Kane of the North Dakota Air National Guard received the John L. Levitow Award in recognition of achieving the highest degree of excellence as a leader and scholar.

He received the honor as he completed Airman Leadership School, a five-week U.S. Air Force school.

Kane enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard in 2000. He deployed to Iraq from January 2003 to March 2004 with Headquarters Support Company, 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion, and to Kosovo in 2009 with Company A, 231st Brigade Support Battalion.

In August 2010, he enlisted in the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 219th Security Forces Squadron and began serving full time in the military. He currently serves as the Personnel Reliability Program monitor/

unit security manager for his unit in Minot.

Kane is the son of Donald and Daphne Kane, of Fargo.