Rodney Wilson

#X294 Retired

#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 to a good home, one that knows him well. Senior Airmen Ryan Gutshall has been part of Deny’s life for the past two and a half years,...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

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...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

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...

Downtown Minot Rolls Out Red Carpet

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...

Five to Seven Minutes Can Make A Difference

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...

A View From Our Side: Around Town…

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...

It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Car Wash

It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Car Wash

For Gabe Holt and his partner Alex Lopez, acquiring enough room for the commercial footprint of Magic City Car Wash would take some time. “We needed to purchase and develop five lots. Two of them on the east side and three residential lots on the west side” of the...

AADD…First Resort or Last Resort…Call!

AADD…First Resort or Last Resort…Call!

TSgt Jamie Johnson is from Albany, Georgia, and he joined the military before his 21st birthday “Which automatically made me the DD (designate driver)” according to Johnson. Now, eight years later, he finds himself as the President of the AADD (Airman Against Drunk...

Operation Homefront: Back to School Backpack Brigade

Operation Homefront: Back to School Backpack Brigade

It was a warm Tuesday afternoon, but people lined up as the annual Back To School Backpack Brigade sponsored by the MAFB School Liaison Office and national nonprofit Operation Homefront. The event offered free resources and support to military families as children are...

Robot Dogs Show Their Potential

Robot Dogs Show Their Potential

Two big black boxes arrived on Minot Air Force Base three weeks ago. The containers provided safe shipping for the New Vision Robot dogs from Ghost Robotics Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Weighing about 60 pounds each, Chappie and Atom were removed from their...

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