Erin Beene

Foster Care in Minot: Nexus-Path

Foster Care in Minot: Nexus-Path

“There is a tremendous shortage of foster homes within the state of North Dakota. There is always a list for children waiting to be placed in a safe, but temporary, home” Becky Edwards, Social Worker at Nexus-Path Family Healing According to the company’s website,...

“Stay-Cation” Triumphs in North Dakota

“Stay-Cation” Triumphs in North Dakota

FREE full breakfast always makes a "stay-cation" a relaxing one. I was first introduced to the term “stay-cation” while binging the DVDs of the military lifestyle TV show, Army Wives. This was a while ago and in one episode, the male spouse of LTC Burton, Roland,...

Community Defender Look-Back

Community Defender Look-Back

In the ever-changing Air Force, new programs and initiatives sometimes come and go based on needs of the base and military mission. Community Defender is a new concept the 5th Security Forces Squadron came up with back in Summer 2022 to bring a resource that connects...

Snow Shoveling Airman Donates $350 to AFAS

Snow Shoveling Airman Donates $350 to AFAS

The Minot winters can be known for their absolute ruthlessness and almost suffocating bitterness. But those words describe the temperatures, not the spirit of one Minot AFB Airman. SrA Jacob Willette, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron, proved that although...

Nine Things to do on Base (During the Winter)

Nine Things to do on Base (During the Winter)

While the City of Minot offers a surprisingly large amount of activities for people of all ages -despite the season- sometimes the drive to town can be just plain exhausting. If you’ve got little kids who just need an hour or two of play time out of the house, or...

$100 Bottineau Winter Park Giveaway

$100 Bottineau Winter Park Giveaway

It’s a brand new year! That means new giveaways for our loyal readers and Minot AFB community. To start off 2023, we are giving away a $100 gift certificate to the lovely and fully equipped ski and snowboard resort, Bottineau Winter Park. Only an hour and 15 minutes...

Winter Activities are Closer than You Think

Winter Activities are Closer than You Think

Bottineau Winter Park offers Snowboarding rentals and lessons for all ages! Think about famous or notable US ski destinations, is North Dakota anywhere on the list? Probably not. However, just because it may not be Vail or Aspen, this northern state still has lots to...

Nothing Can Stop the U.S. Air Force (and families)

Nothing Can Stop the U.S. Air Force (and families)

Wow, what a shock to the system this last week has been! First the epic 3-day blizzard, then the heart stopping cold front which brought negative high temperatures. Phew, North Dakota is not for the faint of heart! Many people on the base are transplants from warmer...

(Military) Christmas Vacation

(Military) Christmas Vacation

The drill is familiar. Another holiday season away from extended family and figuring out new short-termed traditions. Military families don’t get the luxury of doing the same things year after year. With frequent moving, sometimes during the holidays themselves or...

Northern Sentry Christmas Giveaway!

Northern Sentry Christmas Giveaway!

It’s the season of giving!Here at the Northern Sentry, we want to say “Happy Holidays” to our loyal readers and base community. Win this delicious and massive cookie treat basket made by Cookies For You! This tasty centerpiece will brighten your holiday table and your...

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