Forum staff report, Published December 14 2013
ND Guard members honored
About 30 members of the 119th Security Forces Squadron served on a variety of security missions in Bagram. They helped protect about 36,000 coalition forces and approximately $3.5 billion worth of assets needed to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
“It was a big mission, and the expectations and requirements were high,” said Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, Adjutant General of North Dakota. “You not only met but exceeded those expectations, making history as the first and only expeditionary security forces squadron in the world.”
Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who was at the event, said the group, “performed an important and dangerous mission while in Afghanistan and did an outstanding job protecting coalition forces and assets. … We are proud to officially welcome them home and thank them for a job well done.”
The airmen had returned home to their families in October. The event was held at Fargo’s Doublewood Inn.