North Dakota National Guard to honor Hoevens

Mikey and John Hoeven

FARGO – Former North Dakota governor and Sen.-elect John Hoeven will be honored by the North Dakota National Guard at a ceremony Tuesday in Bismarck.

The guard is awarding Hoeven and his wife, Mikey, with its highest honor “for his distinguished service as commander in chief throughout the past 10 years.”

During Hoeven’s years as governor, more than 5,300 soldiers and airmen were mobilized for federal duty and more than 3,000 active duty, reserve and guard personnel were called to serve on state active duty to help communities during and after natural disasters, according to the guard.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory, 4200 East Divide Ave. in Bismarck. It can also be viewed live online.