September 14, 2023

Terry Fator-My Story is One of Gratefulness

We all have memories from our childhood that define our path in life. For Terry Fator that memory takes him back to the church in […]
December 23, 2022

New commander- same mission as U.S. Strategic Command conducts change of command

Offutt AFB –U.S. Air Force Gen, Anthony J. Cotton relieved U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard as commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base today. Cotton becomes USSTRATCOM’s 8th commander, highlighting the enduring stability of the nation’s strategic enterprise during a time of increased global pressure and […]

December 23, 2022

Upside Down Under: Clever… until they’re caught…

I was at my desk one day at The Kenmare News and the telephone rang. It was Karen Pauls of CBC-TV in Winnipeg. She was calling to ask me if I knew anything about some Nigerians who were hospitalized in Kenmare. I hadn’t heard about such a thing and my first question to her was, […]

December 23, 2022

A View From Our Side: Remember to Share the Warmth of Christmas

I started to write my thoughts about Christmas during the recent snowstorm. Stuck at home like so many others, there was time to reflect and relate. Friends at the base were sending me photos and texts from base housing showing the piles of snow drifts across streets making transportation on base difficult, at best. In […]

December 23, 2022

Jr. Journalism: Bismarck Museum

Have you ever been to Bismarck Museum? If you haven’t, then you should go! Your whole family can go to this exciting museum. There are lots of rooms with cool things in them like history, clothes that people wore in the past, dinosaurs, a gift shop, a tree house and more! The fossilized dinosaur exhibit […]

December 16, 2022

Minot AFB Airmen Compete in Strongman Event

The Frossen Krig Strongman competition was held last Saturday at the McAdoo Fitness Center and participants had blast. Overall winner for the ladies, Jillian Cangealose, said that participants of the Frossen Krig competed in six different events which were all scored differently. Jillian said, “The Frossen Krig was so fun and successful for the base. […]

December 16, 2022

‘Curb Alert’ Community Impacts MAFB Families

At Minot AFB the Pay it Forward lifestyle is thriving. Not yet attuned to this giving for free concept? Have no idea what the common referred to phrase ‘Curb Alert’ really means? Read this heart-warming story to uncover how the spirit of giving is alive and well all year round on Minot AFB and how […]

December 16, 2022

Bussiere assumes command of
Air Force Global Strike Command

Barksdale Air Force Base — Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony Dec. 7, becoming the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation’s only intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., presided over the ceremony. “You provide […]

December 16, 2022

A View From Our Side: If It’s Going To Be Christmas, Make it White A View From Our Side:

As a kid growing up most of my immediate family was either in North Dakota or Manitoba, Canada. They played a lot of hockey in the small towns where my cousins grew up. Because my Dad grew up in Canada, my brother and I were rink rats on an outdoor sheet of ice that my […]

December 16, 2022

Upside Down Under: Who is Roxana Saberi?…

I was watching the CBS Evening News recently and Roxana Saberi gave a report on the World Cup from Doha, Qatar. I don’t normally watch the CBS Evening News but that name and face rang a bell.It took a minute to recall who she is. If you don’t know or remember, she is from North […]

December 16, 2022

Dispute Resolution in Housing

Under provisions included in the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Universal Lease and Department of Defense Tenant Bill of Rights, Tenants living in privatized housing have the right to prompt and fair resolution of housing disputes. Housing disputes could include issues and/or complaints related to rights and responsibilities established in the lease, such as maintenance and […]

December 16, 2022

North Dakota’s Most Fascinating
Landscape: Abandoned Buildings

There are many standout weather features that make North Dakota a curiosity to the newcomer. The bone-chilling, drastic winds; the never-ending sunlight in summer; and the expansive, seemingly endless sky are all features that make North Dakota life so captivating, albeit sometimes intimidating. While gazing across the horizon in this state, it is almost impossible […]

December 16, 2022

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. We couldn’t do what we do without you and we want to say thank-you.Since we can’t give a gift to every single person (we wish), we are giving away TWO fantastic Christmas presents […]

December 16, 2022

The Bomber Bistro

The Bomber Bistro play area, Little Riders, is a fun place. Me and my brother build houses, airplanes and sometimes big chairs with the huge, soft blocks. The Bomber Bistro has good food. They have pizza. I like pepperoni the best. I liked it when they had kid meals that gave out ice cream. My […]

December 8, 2022

A True Northern Tradition: The CP Holiday Train

One of the greatest things about living in a small, rural town during the holidays is that there is no lack of meaningful traditions. Each year, Minot’s Downtown Open House attracts thousands of people looking to make Christmas memories that can be passed down for generations to come. If you come from up North, you […]

December 8, 2022

Team Minot Airman selected for Senior
Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program 2022

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —On Sept. 26, 2022 a senior enlisted Airman from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, was chosen to join the ranks of the Air Force’s commissioned officers. Master Sgt. Stephaun McKinley, 791 MSFS operations and training superintendent was one of 16 Airmen selected for the […]

December 8, 2022

More than a Mural

August 22, 2022, marked an important date in this base’s history, though it probably went by without much fanfare to many. In fact, it went by without any official recognition at all. This is the date that Master Sgt. Ryan Bell, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron, finished a more than two-month long process of painting […]

December 8, 2022

Bob Herrington Talks About His Past Role As Senior Enlisted Advisor

“I Just Tell People I’m Nosey“ They refer to them as Command Chiefs today, but some 35 years ago at Minot Air Force Base, Bob Herrington was the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 5th Bomb Wing. “It was the same then as it is today. There were about 1,800 enlisted folks, and I was the […]

December 8, 2022

New Healing Options at Minot Health Clinic: Hyperbaric Chamber

This futuristic-looking chamber is actually a new way to treat many ailments and is on the cutting edge of health technology, now available to Minot citizens. Trisha Fennern, FNP-C from the Minot Health Clinic, introduced the two new Hyperbaric Chambers this past summer. The first of its kind in this portion of the state, Fennern […]

December 8, 2022

69th Bomb Squadron Change of Command

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Lt. Col. Brandon Wheeler assumed command of the 69th Bomb Squadron from Lt. Col. Bryson Ayers during a change of command ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, on December 2, 2022.Those in attendance included families of both commanders, support staff, and the Knighthawks of the 69th BS. […]

December 8, 2022

Discover Minot Excursion-Holiday Edition

On Thursday, December 1 a group of 20 people from Minot Air Force Base took off on the Always a Good Time party bus to explore, sample and discover downtown Minot. The group had an oil and vinegar sampling at Gourmet Chef, an exclusive shopping experience at Mainstream Boutique and a full dinner at Whiskey […]