News: Guard to conduct Blizzard Response Exercise
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct its annual preparation for potential response to blizzard conditions on Sat. Nov. 16, at the Guard headquarters at Fraine Barracks, Bismarck.
The Military Decision Making Process will involve approximately 20 staff members working together to develop a plan in the event the Guard is ordered to respond to severe weather conditions.
The North Dakota National Guard regularly conducts exercises to enhance and maintain emergency preparedness for state emergencies like flooding or other natural disasters. The National Guard is the first military responder to civil emergencies and responds when ordered by the governor.
Media are invited to cover the exercise on Sat. between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Billie Jo Lorius at 701-333-2007 on Friday or Eric Jensen at 701-333-2906 on Saturday. Telephone interviews can also be requested.
What: N.D. National Guard Blizzard Response Exercise
Where: N.D. National Guard headquarters at Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, Building 400
When: Saturday, Nov. 16 – Media invited between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Why: To exercise potential National Guard response to adverse winter weather (blizzard)