Friday, February 5, 2010

Hoeven, Sprynczynatyk visit troops in Kosovo

BISMARCK – Gov. John Hoeven and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, are in Kosovo this week to visit North Dakota troops serving in a yearlong peacekeeping mission.

The soldiers, part of the newly renamed Multi-National Battle Group- East, have reached the approximate halfway point in their deployment.

Hoeven and Sprynczynatyk will visit with them to discuss their experience, and to meet with Brig Gen. Alan Dohrmann, Kosovo forces battle group commander.

The Multi-National Battle Group-East is a U.S.-led task force commanded by Dohrmann comprised of nearly 2,200 soldiers. The charter mission is maintaining a safe and secure environment and providing freedom of movement for the people of Kosovo.

Other North Dakota units in Kosovo include the 231st Brigade Support Battalion, Valley City, and the 957th Multi-role Bridge Company, Bismarck.

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