September 7, 2023

Ok Minot, I’m Here. Now What?

It doesn’t matter if you are a brand new Airman starting your first assignment or sneaking up to that 20 year mark as an Air […]
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 […]

July 29, 2022

What Wonderful Weather
We’re Witnessing

The North Dakota weather this past year has knocked the socks off those new to the area. Most newcomers have been warned about the long winters, dark days and blustery conditions, but rarely is it mentioned the beautiful, moderate temperatures and bright sunny days the North Dakota tempts citizens with during the summer months. Most […]

July 22, 2022

Real Golf for Real Kids:
The Jack Hoeven Wee Links
Golf Course

Golf is one of those sports in which age is not a limiting factor. Unlike many other intense sports, anyone can play golf. However, what then limits everyone from indeed playing golf? Firstly, there is the cost associated. To begin golfing, one must buy clubs, shoes and pay for the actual rounds of golf too. […]

July 22, 2022

Military Single Parents Support Group Reaches Minot

It’s a Small Air Force– This phrase is spoken when referring to the way words, needs or people travel within the Air Force. Even though there are bases all over the world, many members and families find themselves meeting up with old friends or discovering that the struggles of people in the military are universal […]

November 23, 2022

Save Your Speed for When You’re Near the Finish Line

Running is my favorite sport and I like when my legs are moving fast. I ran at the Minot Park District Olympics in June and July. This summer I ran at the Duane Carlson Stadium at Minot High School. I ran on Wednesdays in the afternoon.I always feel ready for track. To get ready, I […]

July 22, 2022

Fitness Feature: Marathon Training

The Air Force active duty members are a physically fit group of people. Many choose to go above and beyond their annual PT training and aim for higher goals. A group of Airmen on Minot AFB have set their sights on participating in the esteemed Air Force Marathon on September 17 and are working together […]

July 22, 2022

Robot Dogs Show Their Potential

Two big black boxes arrived on Minot Air Force Base three weeks ago. The containers provided safe shipping for the New Vision Robot dogs from Ghost Robotics Corp. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Weighing about 60 pounds each, Chappie and Atom were removed from their confinement and soon were being test driven by members of the 5th […]

July 15, 2022

Defenders in Action

Courtesy of TSgt Johann A. Gonzalez On the 24 of June 2022 members of the 5th Security Forces Stan Eval and Weapons & Tactics sections hosted Cadets from the Air Force Academy during a visit put on by the 5th Bomb Wing. Cadets had an opportunity to immerse themselves within the Security Forces Career field […]

July 15, 2022

A Day at the Base Pool

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon when the temperature barely reached 82 degrees and the slight breeze made the cloud spotted sky a perfect day at the pool in Minot ND, this reporter caught up with some Minot AFB swimming pool goers to find out what they enjoyed the most about going to the pool. Married […]

July 15, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force: Hanscom Air Force Base

There are so many large and frequently talked about Air Force Bases either for the good or the bad. Each AF family that has been around a while will have a story to share when asked, “Where has been your favorite base?”. The purpose of this “Best Base” feature series is to highlight the lesser-known […]

July 15, 2022

Volunteers Walk or Drive to Fight Suicide

Movement of a Quarter of a Million People Joined by Local Participants in Minot Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Minot, ND are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention […]

November 23, 2022

Recommended: Amtrak

Would you like to travel on a train? I rode the Amtrak train from Minot to Chicago for Thanksgiving last year with my family. The train was magical. It swayed back and forth and rode the rails extremely fast. We went from Minot Station to Union Station in Chicago. Trains have different cars which allow […]

July 8, 2022

The Other Dakota: Worth the Drive – A road trip must for everyone at Minot

I’m a traveler now. I wasn’t always. After we were stationed at RAF Mildenhall, England, about 10 years ago, I uncovered a European attitude that I wasn’t aware existed. The Europeans (much before Covid) all seemed to adopt a traveling spirit that I hadn’t found in the 25 years I lived in the US. Traveling […]

July 8, 2022

Fitness Feature: Cycling Team
Promotes the Air Force

Even though all active duty members must adhere to their yearly Air Force-instituted physical fitness assessment, there are a variety of different methods that Airmen use to stay fit. Many of our active duty community on Minot Air Force Base participate in and thrive in a multitude of sports and activities. Tech. Sgt. Thomas Abney […]

July 9, 2022

Aerial Spraying on Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.-Minot Air Force Base has requested assistance from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station 910th Airlift Wing to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control between July 11-15, 2022, for Minot Air Force Base and the cities of Minot and Burlington. Due to uncertain weather conditions, the exact time and area to be […]