Hoeven Marks Third Deployment of NDNG's 1st Battalion 112th Aviation Regiment, Honors Guard Members' Service

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard’s (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment at a send-off ceremony in Bismarck. The regiment is deploying under the direction of U.S. Northern Command and Join Task Force North to provide aviation support along the nation’s borders. This will be the battalion’s third deployment, following missions in Bosnia from 2005 to 2006 and Kosovo from 2011 to 2012.

“At home and abroad, our Guard members do vital work each day to protect and secure our nation,” said Hoeven. “As their third deployment, in addition to the vital work they’ve done through all types of emergencies and natural disasters, the Soldiers of the 1-112th Aviation Battalion are once again answering the call to serve their fellow Americans. The sacrifices made by them and their families do not go unnoticed. They have our deepest gratitude, and we will continue to work to ensure they receive the benefits, recognition and support that they have earned.”