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North Dakota Air National Guard taps new command chief

Levi Heller, a Fargoan who began serving the Air Guard in 2000, will advise senior military leaders on matters of discipline, morale, welfare, professional development and career progression, according to a news release.

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Chief Master Sgt. Levi Heller, North Dakota Air National Guard state command chief.
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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Air National Guard has chosen Levi Heller to serve as its new state command chief.

Heller replaces Chief Master Sgt. Duane Kangas, who retired in December.

Heller, who began serving the Air Guard in 2000, will advise senior military leaders on matters of discipline, morale, welfare, professional development and career progression, according to a news release.

“It is exciting to be part of the team that is at the forefront of shaping the enlisted force of the North Dakota Air National Guard – not only today, but for many years to come,” Heller said. “I look forward to serving our great Airmen over the next three years.”

During his Air Guard tenure, Heller has been deployed several times, including during the war on terror.

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In his civilian career, Heller is a design engineer and project manager with a Fargo civil engineering firm.

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Chief Master Sgt. Levi Heller, 119th Security Forces Squadron, fires an MK-19 machine gun at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minn., Aug. 3, 2020.
U.S. Air National Guard photo

Jeremy Turley is a Bismarck-based reporter for Forum News Service, which provides news coverage to publications owned by Forum Communications Company.
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