April 11, 2024

Community Rocks Gifting Ceremony

The Community Rocks Board of Directors announces their Gifting Ceremony to be held on Wednesday March 27th at 6pm at Prairie Sky Breads. A total […]
April 7, 2023

World Famous Bomber Barons Return from Bomber Task Force Europe 23-2

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers and Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, operating out of Morón Air Base, Spain, returned home at the end of March. For the past five weeks, the world famous ‘Bomber Barons’ of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron […]

April 7, 2023

TSgt Awarded AAFM Scholarship for Science Degree

Tech. Sgt. Maxie Cardinal, 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship by the Association of Air Force Missileers (AAFM). The CMSgt Dick “Hawk” Hochheiser Memorial Scholarship was founded because of Hawk’s “unrivaled technical expertise coupled with his humble, approachable, and humorous personality” which “positively influenced thousands of contractors, and active duty ICBM […]

April 7, 2023

What It Takes to Wear The Diamond

MSgt. Richard BaltazarHometown- Los Angeles, CAWife- AmarisFamily- Daughter, Brenee, 16, Son, Elijah 13 “I’m grateful and eager to start my journey as a First Sergeant. Mentoring and helping others in need has always come natural to me, this position can help showcase my helping nature. I hope to have a positive impact on Airmen’s careers […]

April 7, 2023

Breaking Stuff is all the RAGE

The “rage room” may not be a new notion, but its commercialization has become a fairly new craze. But, new or old, the concept is creating a mess of destruction across the US and it has made its way to Minot too! The Let’s Destroy it Rage Room located in Minot at 300 30th Ave […]

April 7, 2023

She’s Not From Around Here: The Best Part of Spring

At this point in the year, it would be easy to bemoan the seemingly endless chilly days. I could fill this week’s column with witty comments about how I’m getting tired of hearing about flurries in the forecast. Or maybe I could come up with a cheeky way to reminisce about the Easter blizzard we […]

April 7, 2023

A View From Our Side: Looking For That First Robin

Here it is, the first week in April, and this weekend is Easter Sunday. Looking out my back window, there is very little bare grass, and if the weather forecast is correct, we will have had yet another spring snowstorm, or even stronger than that, they are saying blizzard! Not talking a trip to the […]

April 7, 2023

Upside Down Under: There’s value in vacant buildings…

Last week’s article was about a unique recycling of wood from grain elevators. This week it’s closer to home, maybe even in your own back yard. There are vacant buildings in all 53 counties in North Dakota. Just drive around sometime and see it for yourself. Some of those buildings are in such bad shape, […]

April 7, 2023

Slice of Life: Some Things Fishy

I can’t remember the first time I went fishing, or the first fish I caught. I’m thinking I was about six years old or so and do know that I’ve been an avid fisherman to this day. Every fisherman has a few tales to tell. Many have much better recollection than I. Mostly I have […]

April 7, 2023

Bishop Ryan Catholic School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Highest Honors (3.667-4.000+)SENIORS: Ajah Braun, Haley Buck, Caina Dauphinais, Braelyn Deeter, Mikel Green, Emily Hanson, Raymond Hawk, Joey Johnson, Christian Lormejuste, Braden McCurry, Brett McKay, Christopher McMahon, Carson Merck, HayLee Ritzke, Sabryn Ronning, Magee Rovig, Slestia WalkupJUNIORS: Gabriel Alexander, Brayden Howe, Brekken Johannes, Gwynnie Johnson, Blake Kaylor, Arwen LaVallie, Katelyn O’Farrell, Chuka Osuala, Gianmarco Renda, […]

March 31, 2023

2023 Chief Master Sergeant Selects

CMSgt. Jeffrey Brown, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron “Back when I was 16 or 17, I had decided that I really wanted to enlist in the Air Force so I took the ASVAB. My dad was prior Army and he said he would never join the Army, so I followed in his footsteps,” said Chief Master […]

March 31, 2023

Bomber Task Force: B-52s improve
capabilities and demonstrate allied
cohesion in the Mediterranean

RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE, Germany — Two B-52s from the 23rd Bomb Squadron operating out of Morón Air Base, Spain flew a Bomber Task Force mission over the Mediterranean region, March 22, 2023. The aircraft integrated with Italian F-35s and Hellenic F-16s to refine interoperability procedures over Southern Europe. The use of the B-52 aircraft […]

March 31, 2023

Upside Down Under: A new kind of recycling…

There’s an environmental phenomenon going on next door in Saskatchewan that is nothing short of unique. It’s hard work, but the financial rewards are apparently endless.A company called ABMT Solutions dismantles old grain elevators, then uses the recycled wood for environmentally-friendly projects. Alvin Herman, a 75-year-old farmer from Milden, Saskatchewan is the man who is […]

March 31, 2023

A View From Our Side: The Cycle Begins, Again!

PCS Season StartsThe first part of the PCS season has started as many of the people we work with at Minot Air Force Base, including our own Erin Beene, are planning their mid-summer moves.In Erin’s case, her husband Jeff is being transferred to Hawaii. Tough assignment! She shared with our spouse roundtable that she is […]

March 31, 2023

Slice of Life: The Promise of Spring

Spring.For me it is the most anticipated season of the year. I’d guess it is for a lot of other people too, especially when winter seems to hang around a bit too long. Spring is never all sunny days and warm temperatures, but it is a season of promise, foremost being that winter, and snow, […]

March 31, 2023

April Resident Council

The April Resident Council is scheduled for Wednesday, 5 April at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the Welcome Center, 183 Missile, across from the gas station. Agenda topics include: Neighborhood Safety, Services, Work Orders, Amenities, and more. There is still time for residents to submit input for the meeting via the anonymous online […]

March 31, 2023

Minot AFB gets ready to “Purple Up”

Our Minot AFB community is ready to “Purple Up” with our visit to the North Dakota Capitol for the Month of the Military Child (MOMC) Proclamation Signing with Governor Burgum on April 6th! We are thrilled for military connected students from Minot Public Schools, Glenburn Public School, Bishop Ryan Catholic School, and the Homeschool Community […]

March 31, 2023

BWP Last Weekend for Skiing & Tubing!

Nominated for a “Best of Award” in Family Recreation, Bottineau Winter Park (BWP) is definitely a perk to the long winters on the northern plains. Although, with the first of April right around the corner, it means the ski season has finally come to an end. Bottineau Winter Park Ski School Instructor Dan Fett said, […]

March 31, 2023

Jr. Journalists Contributions Celebrated

On Saturday, March 25, 11 of Minot AFB’s youth gathered at Rough Rider Lanes for the first-ever Jr. Journalism bowling event. These kids came together to be recognized by the Northern Sentry staff for their writing skills and accomplishments in the Jr. Journalism Program. Over the past year, since the program’s existence, these kids have […]

March 24, 2023

Bomber Task Force 23-2: Global Reach

MORÓN AIR BASE, SPAIN – This week the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, operating out of Morón Air Base, Spain, performed missions in three different areas of responsibility. On March 12, the 23rd EBS flew through the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and integrated with a host of partner nations, building partner capacity in the […]

March 24, 2023

Airmen of Minot: SrA Garrett Hightower, 54th HS

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —When the term “flight engineer” is heard, some may assume it’s a job that requires intense desk work, calculations, and mathematical wizardry. In reality, a flight engineer is far more than that; they also fill the role of a loadmaster, sensor operator, hoist operator and aerial gunner. Senior Airman Garret […]

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