Kari Irvis was recently promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5) with the North Dakota Air National Guard. Irvis serves as a Knowledge Operations Manager with the 119th Wing in Fargo. She is a 1996 graduate of Moorhead High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Mary.
The North Dakota Air National Guard's state mission is to provide well-disciplined, highly trained and equipped professional forces to the United States Air Force and the governor to defend our nation and state from any threats to the safety and well-being of our citizens. The 119th Fighter Wing, better known as the Happy Hooligans, is recognized as one of the best Air Guard units in the country. The unit is the only Air National Guard unit to win the prestigious Hughes Trophy twice for being the most outstanding air to air fighter unit in the United States Air Force. They have also won the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award thirteen times in its history.
Kari is the daughter of Vicky and Clayton Matson of West Fargo.