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Fargo airport creating its own fire force with loss of Air Guard flying mission

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FARGO – For years, Hector International Airport has been protected by firefighting crews from the North Dakota Air National Guard base.

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That arrangement ends on Oct. 1.

The end of the flying mission for the 119th Wing spelled the end of the full-time mission for the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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