Erin Beene

Best Bases in the Air Force: Aviano Air Base

Best Bases in the Air Force: Aviano Air Base

Who joined the Air Force to always stay in one place and never leave their hometown? Maybe some, but many join for the chance to go places, see new things and experience the world, among other reasons (job security, paid training, benefits, etc.). But we’re focusing...

Fitness Feature: Yoga

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...

Cinderella Boutique: Happily Ever After Does Exist

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,...

Mil Spouse Perspective: Mary Evans

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...

You Can be a Woman Who Explores Too!

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...

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

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...

The MAFB Spouses’ Club Introduces ‘You Belong’ Re-Brand

The MAFB Spouses’ Club Introduces ‘You Belong’ Re-Brand

What is a base spouses’ club and why does it exist? The idea of a base wide spouses’ club started circulating about 15 years ago, when the then-normal “Enlisted” and “Officer” Wives Clubs began to diminish in participation, and the Air Force started the combining of...

Connecting Minot’s Women through Inspirational Alignment

Connecting Minot’s Women through Inspirational Alignment

What does it mean to be a female in the workplace in Minot? The founding members of Minot Women Connect make it their mission to offer professional development for women in the area that reflects the hurdles women may encounter in the workplace. The group, founded in...

What’s Going On in the BX?

What’s Going On in the BX?

Every base has a BX, or Base Exchange. If you’ve been around a while you know each BX is filled with chain restaurants like Charley’s Sandwiches, Burger King, Subway or maybe a local eatery. The Minot AFB BX has all these places plus some new exciting additions. Color...

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