Photo Credit: Sgt. Tyler Sletten, North Dakota National Guard, 116th PAD
1st Lt. Matt Nielson and "JJ" Fankhanel, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Dakota National Guard, visited Roman Ridge Private School in Accra, Ghana during Western Accord 2013. Nielson and Fankhanel befriended Noble Kofi Nazzah, a two-year chemistry teacher, and spoke to Nazzah's class during their visit. Fankhanel works with special needs students at Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Nielson teaches chemistry at Valley City High School in Valley City, N. D.