December 2, 2022

Upside Down Under: ‘Rolling in on the Holiday Train’…

For the first time in the past three years, the Canadian Pacific Railway’s actual Holiday Train is returning to the steel rail across the U.S. and Canada. Because of Covid 19, the past two years have been virtual holiday trains that quite frankly didn’t hold a candle to the real thing.So it’s been announced, the […]

December 2, 2022

Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is a program that provides financial support for Airmen and Guardians in a variety of ways. One way is through Community Programs such as Bundles for Babies, Child Care for PCS, Heart Link Spouse Orientation Program (Spouses Welcome on the Road), and the Spouse Employment Program. AFAS provides funding for […]

December 2, 2022

Spouses Welcome on the Road

Spouses Welcome on the Road is a twist to the typical Spouses Welcome you might have seen in the past. Though we are still providing you the same information about Minot AFB, we are doing so while giving you the added bonus of showing you key locations around base. The start of the morning was […]

November 25, 2022

Airmen Compete in Bismark Marathon

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Seventeen Airmen were awarded an Air Force Marathon medal by base leadership on Nov. 15, 2022. The Airmen participated in the Bismarck Marathon as a substitution to the Air Force Marathon held on Sept. 17, 2022, which was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Air Force Marathon Officiated the […]

November 23, 2022

Minot AFB Airmen Become U.S. Citizens

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Airman 1st Class Jarious George from the 5th Force Support Squadron, Airman 1st Class Kojo Affainie and Airman Constanza De Puerta, from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earn their United States citizenship during a naturalization ceremony, Nov. 15, 2022, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. During the ceremony, the […]

November 23, 2022

She’s Not From Around Here: Thankfulness is a perspective

A few weeks ago, everything seemed to be going wrong. My family had gone on a trip where some hard decisions had to be made. Stress levels were high, and during the trip, everyone had gotten sick. My husband, Derek, had a fever, our boys were coughing, noses were running like faucets, and after a […]

November 23, 2022

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Last Sunday before that incredible football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, I listened to the national anthem and something occurred to me that made me think of an interesting moment that happened several years ago.I was in Winnipeg on business and there happened to be a football game in town that night […]

November 25, 2022

The View From Our Side: A True North Dakota Winter Experience

You are writing your friends and relatives who have the impression that you have been sent to the frozen tundra of North Dakota… a place where all there is to do is hunker down for a long winter of darkness and cold, cold weather. Well, let’s change that dialogue a bit as I give you […]

November 25, 2022

English Renaissance Feast…
in North Dakota?

On December 2nd and 3rd, The Regency Event Center will be transported to another time and space. Present day Minot, as we know it, will cease to exist and a be superseded by the atmosphere of 16th century Britain. So be prepared. Things are about to get historical, musical and feastival. Ok, not sure that […]

November 26, 2022

Introducing THE Community Calendar

Even though information in this day and age is much easier to locate than in previous decades, there has still been the lingering annoyance about exactly how to find out what is going on, both on and off base. Information tends to be scattered amongst emails, multiple Facebook pages, and sometimes word of mouth by […]

November 29, 2022

Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Minot AFB- 5th CES to Host Third Annual Holiday Parade

On December 16, 2022, 5:30pm (date changed) the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Electrical Shop will once again bring the holiday spirit to the community of Minot Air Force Base with a festive holiday parade. Tech. Sgt. William Hudnall, now retired, originally brought the idea of a parade to the 5th CES Electricians who worked together […]

November 23, 2022

Kicking Off the Holidays: Downtown Open House

Are you ready to begin the most wonderful time of the year? Downtown Minot is not wasting a single minute of the holiday season by hosting a magnificent celebration on the first official day of the Christmas season—otherwise known as Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving. November 25 will be one for the books as the […]

November 17, 2022

It’s A Pace That Takes Time to Get Used To… Exclusive interview with 91st Missile Wing Commander, Kenneth McGhee

NS- Col. McGhee, let’s talk about your career in the Air Force.Col. McGhee- I enlisted in the Air Force in 1998 after graduating from Rhodes College in in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997. I was a recruiter for a year, and then I headed out to Vandenberg in California for my ICBM training. I did my […]

November 17, 2022

Hitting The Ground Running…Exclusive interview with 5th Bomb Wing Commander, Daniel Hoadley

As a journalist you appreciate being given the opportunity to visit with a person who is in a position of authority, like Col. Daniel Hoadley, Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing. It seems that each wing commander deals with unique challenges. COVID 19 in 2021. The invasion of The Ukraine in 2022. Situations unique to […]

November 17, 2022

Mil Spouse Country Singer Jessie G ‘Salutes’ Minot Veterans

Even though Veteran’s Day was last weekend, there is never a bad time to thank our dedicated servicemen and women. Jessi G, a world-renowned country/rock singer and performer, wants to do just that with a special “Weekend Salute to Veterans” show this Saturday, Nov 19, at The Spot in downtown Minot. The Friday night performance […]

November 17, 2022

Those Thanksgiving Traditions

Traditions are everywhere. Almost everyone has a remembrance that brings them joy around the holidays. Since Thanksgiving is the time to think about the blessings instead of the hardships that being a military family brings, the Northern Sentry has found several base residents willing to share a few of their well-loved family Thanksgiving traditions from […]

November 23, 2022

Jr Journalism: Caroline and Kodiak

When you have someone who constantly makes you happy. The one you can lean on and always makes you smile. For me, that is the best. For me, that is my dog! He is very big and white all over. He likes to sleep on the carpet; I like to lay on him! His fur […]

November 17, 2022

A View From Our Side: Thought You Should All Know….

Shout Out For EducationAt a recent Military Affairs Committee meeting, Col. McGhee took the podium to report on the activities of the 91st Missile Wing. At the end of his activity report, he added how much his family has appreciated the school(s) in Minot. The audience of those attending from Minot AFB certainly shook their […]

November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving Safety and Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, home cooked meals, and for some, travel. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidences. Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. […]

November 17, 2022

Upside Down Under: Fight night in North Dakota…

When we think of boxing, I’ll bet the first thing that enters your mind is Virgil Hill. And for those who may be fairly new to North Dakota, Virgil Hill grew up in Grand Forks, earned a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and had a very successful professional career. Hill is the “Roger Maris” […]

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