September 23, 2022

#X294 Retired

With a service history of over nine years, including seven years at Minot Air Force Base, Deny has ended his career and now will retire […]
September 23, 2022

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

Fall Festival Provides A Great Opportunity It was a nice day on Saturday, a bit cool in the morning, but by afternoon we had partly cloudy skies with a bit of sun and really nice temperatures, and as many people pointed out, no wind!At 9 AM there were well over 130 classic cars lining the […]

September 23, 2022

Jr Journalism: Things to do in Winter

Reading this article, people who have been here last winter will think I am a crazed maniac when I say there are things to like about winter in North Dakota. I can assume everybody can agree that there are downsides, but don’t make it feel like it is a deathtrap. Believe it or not there […]

September 16, 2022

Groundbreaking Naturalization Ceremony at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Airman Amin Ahmadi, a 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Jorge Peralta, a 5th Force Support Squadron classification technician, were the first Airmen to go through the enhanced naturalization process, becoming citizens of the United States at Minot AFB, Aug. 31, 2022.After going through […]

September 16, 2022

Participation and Enthusiasm

Last Monday, I went to the Soggy Doggy Pool Paw-ty at Roosevelt Park Pool. My sons and I found seats on the bleachers to watch dogs jump from diving boards and wade in the kiddie pool. As I sat there, reveling in the wonderous thing it is to be alive and living in Minot, North […]

September 16, 2022

Harvest and the prairie skyscraper…

Now that harvest is in full swing, a lot of things come to mind, but there is one thing I doubt many people think about and that is the loss of the old, wooden elevators, sometimes called prairie skyscrapers. On Sunday, we made a trip to Bismarck to purchase a lawn mower and went through […]

September 16, 2022

Continuing to Talk Like A Farmer

A few weeks back we introduced you all to some of the local vocabulary at harvest time. I realize that there are a fair number of Minot AFB personnel that have grown up on a farm the Midwest, but then there are a lot of new Airmen and families, and I just want to make […]

September 16, 2022

Downtown Minot Rolls Out Red Carpet

Many of the traditional celebration events were put on hold during the two years of COVID protocol, and the Downtown Fall Festival was one of those casualties in 2019 and 2020. Retuning in 2021 with a more limited schedule of events, the downtown area was once again crowded with people ready to enjoy a fall […]

September 16, 2022

Jr. Journalism: Summer Adventures

This Summer, I went on many adventures with my family which included camping, hiking and RV trips. The first adventure was Cross Ranch State Park with my scout troop. We had our Shake Out Camp Out to start the season. It was cold but we still went on a nice 5 mile hike. The second […]

September 16, 2022

Fitness Feature: Yoga

Fitness and the military tend to run hand in hand. Military members are generally in shape and ready for physical activity. But what about their spouses? Abby Turner is one mil spouse who takes fitness of the mind, body and spirit into action in her movement of choice: yoga. Her dedication to this fitness activity […]

September 16, 2022

Cinderella Boutique: Happily Ever After Does Exist

“Oh, it’s a beautiful dress! Did you ever see such a beautiful dress? And look! Glass slippers. Why, it’s like a dream. A wonderful dream come true!” The quote is from the classic Disney animation version of Cinderella. One would be hard pressed to find a person, young or old, who hasn’t heard a version […]

September 16, 2022

Team Minot observes 9/11
Remembrance Day

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.—The ceremony was a part of a daylong event in honor of 9/11 Remembrance Day. As a part of the ceremony firefighters, security forces and medical personnel assembled in formation to honor the heroes from that day. “As mentioned before, many of you here joined after the events of Sept 11th,” […]

September 9, 2022

US, partners conduct Middle East BTF through air, land and sea

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar – United States ground and naval units, as well as coalition and regional partner air forces executed a Bomber Task Force mission across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Sept. 4, 2022. During the BTF, two B-52H Stratofortresses, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, conducted theater […]

September 9, 2022

Mil Spouse Perspective: Mary Evans

How is a military spouse defined? A mil spouse is someone married to a military member. While that is correct by definition, what does that mean as far as expectations? Tradition dictates that mil spouses supported their spouse. That support has changed over the years. So what defines the ‘modern’ military spouse then? That definition […]

September 9, 2022

You Can be a Woman Who Explores Too!

One complaint, and often a stressor, that is sometime felt amongst new Minot AFB transplants is that it can be difficult to find their “niche” and tribe in a new place. Starting over is tiring. Finding new friends takes a lot of commitment and time. It can be very tough for families and Airmen alike. […]

September 9, 2022

Five to Seven Minutes Can Make A Difference

They may be small reminders, but each and every one of the 329 American flags had meaning. At the recently held Suicide Prevention and Awareness Flag Placing Ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, flags were placed in memory of members of the Department of Defense who completed suicide. “Last year we had three or four […]

September 9, 2022

She’s Not From Around Here: NoDak Bar Culture and a Perfect Bar Recipe

“Are you willing to bring a pan of bars for the after-funeral luncheon?”This sentence was written in a now nearly-decade-old email.As I read and reread that first request for bars, I could surmise the term was referring to dessert. What on earth was a pan of bars? I tried to imagine what a funeral luncheon […]

September 9, 2022

Upside Down Under: Terrific explosion revisited…

Some locals in the Carpio area still talk about an explosion on a nearby farm that happened 100 years ago on Aug. 31.This was no ordinary explosion like you would think. It wasn’t gasoline and it wasn’t spontaneous combustion. This bomb went boom when 500 pounds of steam in a threshing crew boiler caused the […]

September 9, 2022

Taking A Few Minutes to Care

The first Wednesday of every month the chaplain group on base organizes what are referred to as Dorm Dinners. It’s really a chance for a local business, or businesses, to show their appreciation to those young Airmen who live in one of the dorms at Minot AFB. This week’s dorm dinner was supported by North […]

September 7, 2022

B-52s Brought Under NATO Command for the First Time During Mission over Romania

RAMSTEIN, Germany – U.S. B-52s came under NATO command and control for the first time ever during a Bomber Task Force training mission over Romania working out offensive and defensive manoeuvres with Allied fighters. The Allied aircraft from Canada, Romania and France practiced fighter-bomber escort procedures and bi-lateral communication on the long-range mission flying from […]

September 11, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

Hawaii anyone? Ok, Hawaii is a dream location for many Air Force families. Besides the enviable crystal beaches, sunny skies, and year-round moderate weather, what else should people be prepared for when getting an assignment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii? Lauren Shields explains what she and her family LOVED about their experience […]