September 8, 2023

Missile Community Cancer Study continues to collect data from missile bases

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —Air Force Global Strike Command released the initial PCB survey results from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Thursday, completing […]
September 9, 2022

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 completed suicide. “Last year we had three or four […]

September 9, 2022

She’s Not From Around Here: NoDak Bar Culture and a Perfect Bar Recipe

“Are you willing to bring a pan of bars for the after-funeral luncheon?”This sentence was written in a now nearly-decade-old email.As I read and reread that first request for bars, I could surmise the term was referring to dessert. What on earth was a pan of bars? I tried to imagine what a funeral luncheon […]

September 9, 2022

Upside Down Under: Terrific explosion revisited…

Some locals in the Carpio area still talk about an explosion on a nearby farm that happened 100 years ago on Aug. 31.This was no ordinary explosion like you would think. It wasn’t gasoline and it wasn’t spontaneous combustion. This bomb went boom when 500 pounds of steam in a threshing crew boiler caused the […]

September 9, 2022

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 week’s dorm dinner was supported by North […]

September 7, 2022

B-52s Brought Under NATO Command for the First Time During Mission over Romania

RAMSTEIN, Germany – U.S. B-52s came under NATO command and control for the first time ever during a Bomber Task Force training mission over Romania working out offensive and defensive manoeuvres with Allied fighters. The Allied aircraft from Canada, Romania and France practiced fighter-bomber escort procedures and bi-lateral communication on the long-range mission flying from […]

September 11, 2022

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 Honolulu, Hawaii? Lauren Shields explains what she and her family LOVED about their experience […]

September 11, 2022

Minot AFB Homes and
Security Forces Team Up:
Meet Your NEW Community Defender

Let’s start with the basics; what is a “Defender” anyway? It is one of those terms that gets thrown around the Air Force frequently. A Defender refers to any Security Forces member, either working on base or in the missile fields. You know the people walking around with the berets? Those are the Security Forces […]

September 2, 2022

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Why Do We Focus on Suicide Prevention?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide among service members, veterans, and their families is a public health and national security crisis. While suicide is generally the act of an individual, it occurs in the context of the individual’s relationships, […]

September 11, 2022

USSTRATCOM Commander Visits Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base, N.D. – Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 17-18, 2022. During his visit, Adm. Richard met with Minot AFB leaders to discuss the Team Minot mission amongst both wings. Additionally, he addressed members of Team Minot during an all call where […]

September 14, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force: NAS Pensacola

Florida is sometimes a #goals location for the Air Force families. Beaches, warm weather and sunshine make it an enviable place to live. Today, Minot spouse Samantha DeJoe claims Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola as her favorite base! She and her spouse, who works in the 5th Bomb Wing, spent less than two years there […]

September 14, 2022

U.S Air Force B-52s Arrive in Europe Strengthening Links with NATO Allies and Partners

RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE, Germany —U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to train with U.S. Allies and partners on August 18, 2022.The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The […]

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. […]