June 6, 2024

Tour, Trolley & Treats

The Northern Sentry has been printed in Garrison, North Dakota, for as long as most of us can remember. There are records of the Northern […]
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 […]

March 24, 2023

A View From Above: Minot AFB Using Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Vehicles

The view from above is always much different than a view from ground level. Take the example of a bird that has taken flight to hunt for, or attack prey. The slightest movement on the ground can be detected and followed. For the U.S. Air Force, drone technology is not new, however the implementation of […]

March 24, 2023

Female Defender Initiative helps SF women thrive

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Representatives from Headquarters Air Force/Security Forces and the Female Defender Initiative visited Minot AFB this week to discuss issues faced by women serving in security forces careers. The FDI team chose to visit Minot AFB due to the large number of security forces Airmen stationed here. The program, which is […]

March 24, 2023

Women of Wisdom Symposium

On March 15, from 1530-1730, the Women Inspiring Next Generations Organization hosted a Women of Wisdom (WOW) Symposium where guest speakers such as 5th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Tori Jones, 742nd Missile Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Amanda Filiowich, Maj. Holly Black of the 5th Medical Group, Capt. Christina Langel of the 5 MDG, […]

March 24, 2023

Slice of Life: Rattlesnakes and Bear Breath

What follows is somewhat difficult to write. However, I can assure you, dear reader, that my intention is not to sway anyone into thinking I am some sort of fearless adventurer. Quite the opposite, more an example of why women live longer than men. As you will see, and undoubtedly agree, what I am about […]

March 24, 2023

Upside Down Under: Rebranding the association…

Anyone who is a gardener in North Dakota should consider attending the North Dakota Farmers’ Market and Growers Association local foods conference May 4 and 5 at Dakota College in Bottineau. Each year the conference is geared toward better educating gardeners about a myriad of subjects regarding growing, harvesting, having a better display at farmers’ […]

March 24, 2023

She’s Not From Around Here: Where are we going, Mama?

“Where going, Mama?” My youngest son, Silas asks this question almost relentlessly. As soon as I glance at my shoes, or the coats rustle on the rack, I hear rapid two-year-old steps headed my way. “Where going, Mama?”I’ll give him an answer, but he’ll continue to ask. He’ll ask multiple times before we leave the […]

March 24, 2023

A View From Our Side: It’s My Pleasure

It’s always a pleasure to write about those experiences in life that give you an “Ah Ha” moment. This past week has been filled with those moments, the first being my return to Minot AFB, and North Plains Elementary School to teach the Junior Achievement course sponsored by Minot Chamber/EDC. A room full of 1st […]

March 24, 2023

Best of Awards Announced

The first ever Northern Sentry “Best of Minot AFB” Awards are finally complete! The votes have been counted, tallied and the people of Minot AFB are ready to have their voices heard! The entire process of the awards, from the nominations to the voting, was based solely on the popular vote and the voice of […]

March 24, 2023

So that’s the USO!

The United Service Operations (USO) grew out of a need for service member support in 1941. During WWII the anguish of American military members missing their home was taking its toll on their morale. So the USO was created by Americans to bring a little bit of comfort to wherever the US Military resides and […]

March 24, 2023

Blizzard emergency prompts CE, ambulance response

There’s no perfect time or place to contend with a medical emergency. But if it’s going to happen, one would hope it wouldn’t be 14 miles from the nearest emergency room under near-blizzard conditions. Airmen assigned to the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron and 5th Healthcare Operations Squadron teamed up to respond to a medical emergency […]

March 24, 2023

Magic City Discovery Center: When Can We Go?

Everyone in Minot sees it. It’s there on the hill taunting those that drive north on Hwy 83. The Magic City Discovery Center is a glowing, captivating building with untapped and mysterious treasures within. Well, that’s what we all have seen on the glimpses releases and what imaginations seem to explore. However, what is really […]

March 24, 2023

Downtown Minot Excursion: Magic City Discovery Center, April 25

The quarterly Discover Minot Excursion is a fun event put on by the Northern Sentry to help Minot AFB residents explore the city of Minot and get a little taste of why they may not hate it here after-all. The Excursion includes a bus ride from Minot AFB into Minot and back, lunch, special stops […]

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