September 23, 2022

It’s Getting Even Better:
Northern Sentry’s Jr. Journalism Program

Wait, what is journalism? It encompasses getting information about a person, place or event and writing it down for others to read about. Sounds easy […]
September 11, 2022

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 both groups into one, as well as discouraging the […]

August 19, 2022

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 2017, was learned about from a similar organization […]

August 19, 2022

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 Magic City Car Wash location, and […]

August 19, 2022

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 Dot Jewelry, Cookies for You and Son […]

September 11, 2022

Air Force EOD Team of the Year Grand Finale competition

MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. – The winners of three competitive regional events designed to test and enhance the readiness capabilities of explosive ordnance disposal teams across the Air Force settled the score with Hill AFB earning the inaugural Air Force EOD National Team of the Year title this past week in Indiana. Three previously-held […]

August 12, 2022

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 Driving) Governing Council, a position he will hold for at least two […]

August 12, 2022

Trains, Trains and …Trains

The city of Minot has a rich history with trains and the railroad. In fact, it was the railroad that created the town itself. According to the City of Minot website, “Minot came into existence in 1886, when Jim Hill’s Great Northern Railroad ended its push through the state for the winter, after having trouble […]

August 12, 2022

5th Bomb Wing Quarterly Awards

Col. Daniel Hoadly, 5th Bomb Wing commander, presents the 5th Bomb Wing Quarterly AwardsAug. 8, 2022, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D AMN: SrA Nicholas OestmannNCO: TSgt James WeidmanSNCO: MSgt Austin HenrichsenCGO: Capt Sean RussellFGO: Maj Dawn JohnsonCiv Cat I: Ms. Susan LopezCiv Cat II: Mr. Michael GradyCiv Cat III: Ms. Nikole Braddy U.S. AIR […]

August 12, 2022

91st Missile Wing Quarterly Awards

91st Missile Wing Airmen are awarded for their hard work in their shop at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 4, 2022. Quarterly award ceremonies allow commanders to highlight the Airmen that show excellency in their shops. AMN: SrA Lindsey N. BenoitNCO: TSgt Andrea M. ButlerSNCO: MSgt Nicholas A. Risner FGO: Maj Kristopher R. […]

September 14, 2022

Demonstrating Diversity

On Friday, August 5th from 10-4pm, the Minot AFB Diversity and Inclusion Working Group organized a base-wide event to celebrate the largely diverse population including ethnic groups and religious affiliations at Minot AFB. The celebrated all types of backgrounds and minorities. Members of the DIW that helped organize the event were TSgt Christine Cherry, 5 […]

August 12, 2022

Minot AFB EOD Wins Global Strike Team of the Year competition 2022

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —The Minot Air Force Base 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team competed at the Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition on June 26th, 2022 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. The team was tested on a number of skills, skills that range […]

August 12, 2022

5th Medical Group Conducts Exercise Ready Eagle

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —“Training days are so important because we are here as a defense force, medical readiness, and we’re here to deploy… if we’re needed,” stated Tech Sgt. Nathan Langel, Flight Chief of medical readiness and Command Support Staff. The 5th Medical Group conducted a Ready Eagle exercise for their Airmen to […]

August 6, 2022

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 heading back to school, which can be a hectic (and expensive) time […]

August 5, 2022

Bacon Inspired Food Paired
with Local Beer… Yes Please!

Who loves bacon-infused meals and the deep smoky flavors of locally brewed beers? I am going to assume that the majority of readers just raised their hands. So for those of you that did, the Roosevelt Park Zoo has something just for you and the hundreds of other bacon lovers in Minot! Did I lose […]

August 5, 2022

Stronger by Helping Each Other: Women’s Leadership Symposium

The military hosts many conferences, meetings and training; it is part of what they do and how they train Airmen to be the best they can be. However, on July 11 & 12 in Norfolk, Virginia, something more unique was going on. The Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium convened to address issues facing women in all […]

August 6, 2022

B-52 OT, WPS, and Ops squadrons collaborate during
Test and Weapons School Roadshow at Minot AFB

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently integrated with the 340th Weapons Squadron, 69th Bomb Squadron, and 23rd Bomb Squadron during the B-52 Test and Weapons School Roadshow at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 5-8, 2022. Four sorties were executed during the event to validate Tactics, Techniques, and […]

July 29, 2022

Adopt a Pet and Rock Out
this Summer

Pets are so loved. They often become part of the family and part of ourselves. But what happens to those pets who don’t get blessed with a loving family? Whose lives do they bless and how can you help them? The Souris Valley Animal Shelter wants to get every pet into a loving home and […]

July 29, 2022

WarBull SNCO Select Development – “Leaders Lead”

Over the past four weeks the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, otherwise known as the WarBulls, conducted a series of training, activities and instructions to welcome their newest members of the Senior Non-commissioned Officer promotions. The SNCO Select Development is a 21-day deliberate development course which culminated with a Final Day of intense physical & mental […]