January 26, 2023

The North Dakota Purple Star Award

Did you know the average military-connected child will experience 6 to 9 different schools during their K-12 education experience? This is a challenge for many […]
May 6, 2022

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Military Moms

Mother’s Day weekend is here again. It’s the time of year where moms everywhere get extra love, hugs and ‘maybe’ a little extra time to sleep. While this Sunday is a day to celebrate all moms everywhere, here at the Northern Sentry, we would like to give a special shout-out to our active duty mothers […]

May 6, 2022

The North Dakota Outdoors are Calling— Finally!

The sun is shining, the grass is attempting to get greener and all of Minot AFB is aching to get out and enjoy some warmth! The Minot Outdoor Recreation Center is here to assist. Last Friday, the ODRC hosted an Open House to show off all the equipment they rent, the trips they plan and […]

April 30, 2022

Month of the Military Child Highlight – Sensation Siblings

Melanie and Briella Kilgore. Peaks & Valley Photography Photo

April 29, 2022

New Mom Support Group Flourishes

Ask any mother, the transition to mom-life can be a difficult one plagued with uncertainty, loneliness, new emotions and confusion. The demands of early parenthood are challenging no matter where one lives, but in a place like Minot with the extended winters and extreme cold, new mothers and fathers can often find it difficult to […]

April 29, 2022

Minot Command Post
wins Best Nuclear Command Post in AFGSC

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —The 5th Bomb Wing Command Post was awarded the 2021 Air Force Global Strike Command Large Nuclear Command Post of the Year and 8th Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Operations Team of the Year at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.Command Post is the central command point for mission operations on […]

April 29, 2022

Minot Air Force Base commemorates new combat arms training facility

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —On April 22, 2022, Minot Air Force Base leadership, Sen. John Hoeven, the Mayor of Minot, Shaun Sipma, and multiple other distinguished individuals attended the official opening of the new, fully indoor, combat arms range at Minot Air Force Base.Minot Air Force Base is home to over 1,000 first-term security […]

April 22, 2022

Spark Tank: Launches Innovative Ideas

There is a specialized place here on Minot Air Force Base that is designed to help Airmen discover and develop new concepts to assist in their workspaces. Snuggled in the back end of the Arts & Crafts Center is a top-of-the-line room filled with white board walls, computers, rapid prototyping technology, a 3D printer and […]

December 13, 2019

AFGSC Commander visits Team Minot

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Air Force Global Strike commander leadership visted Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Nov. 6-7 to spend time with Airmen and see the missions of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing first hand. Gen. Tim Ray, AFGSC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, AFGSC command chief, […]

December 13, 2019

Flash Fire Hero

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — In the dead of night, a lonely truck’s headlights swept across a quiet housing community. The lights fall upon a house unlike the others. Slowing down, he saw it, a yellow and orange light flickering inside of the house, a plume of gray smoke escaping from a window. “I […]

December 13, 2019

“A Celebration For Ellie”

Hello to Members and Friends of the Taube Museum of Art, Our names are Priyanka and Abhinn. We are kindly writing to invite and request your support for our upcoming fundraising event “A Celebration For Ellie”. Our daughter Elina, who we called Ellie, was such a joy in our lives! She was happy and healthy. […]

December 13, 2019

Disabled Veterans, Certain Caregivers Can Shop In-Store at the Minot AFB Exchange Starting Jan. 1

Minot AFB – The Minot AFB Exchange will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1. Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges will expand to all Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Veterans who are former prisoners of war and […]

November 20, 2019

Mental health triggers of deployment

Depression is a common and serious illness that negatively effects how a person feels, thinks and acts, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Although more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, some are still hesitant to admit they struggle with it because of the stigma it carries. When someone is predisposed to depression, […]

November 20, 2019

Minot AFB Exchange Focuses on Family for Thanksgiving

Minot AFB – With 85% of its workforce connected to the military, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and the Minot AFB Exchange will be closed. Military shoppers can gobble up the savings online at […]

November 20, 2019

Who are you after your service member leaves the military?

Despite navigating multiple transitions during a military career, leaving active duty is a different type of life event. Classes and curriculum are designed to guide the service member through each phase of preparing for that exit, to include looking for employment, understanding benefits and more, but what impact does “getting out” have on military spouses […]

November 20, 2019

Minot State sponsoring Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Summit

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University’s College of Business and the Veterans Entrepreneur Training (VET) Program will host a Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Summit focusing on funding and sources of financing on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event, for veterans, active duty military members and spouses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and college students, will provide developmental training sessions. The […]

November 20, 2019

Global Strike Challenge

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Team Minot worked hard this summer while they competed in the Global Strike Challenge. Global Strike Challenge is the world’s largest competition involving bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles, helicopter operations and security forces. As the challenge closes, Airmen are looking forward to seeing the results of their hard work and […]

November 20, 2019

Team Minot’s exercise in Moses Lake

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — As America’s national security strategy evaluates “growing political, economic, and military competitions,” marked by advancing technologies and an increasingly complex global environment, Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Commander, has directed his bomber forces to “critically examine how we train and employ the bomber fleet and identify areas […]

November 20, 2019

Former airman elevates the voice of women veterans

After grappling with her own identity crisis after leaving military, an Air Force veteran is shining a spotlight on the lesser known experiences of women veterans. “We’re invisible, it’s not like that stuff comes up at playdates,” Amanda Huffman, Air Force veteran and author of “Women of the Military,” says about the plight of women […]

November 20, 2019

Minot’s Tires Plus promotes David Lee to Store Manager

A dynamic leader is stepping up and taking charge Minot, Nd. (Oct. 31st, 2019) – Tires Plus Total Car Care of Minot and Jarid Lundeen are pleased to announce that David Lee has been promoted to Tires Plus Store Manager. As of October 14th, David has assumed Management responsibilities of the Minot Tires Plus located […]