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. […]
October 14, 2022

Preparing for Winter Bussing

Autumn is in full swing with great programming at Minot Air Force Base and in the Minot community. As we adjust to shorter days and decreasing temperatures, the School Liaison Office is also excited to prepare for our winter bussing season.Our winter bussing is provided by Yellowfin Bus Transportation and services students attending North Plains […]

October 14, 2022

In the Lead: Minot to host top rodeo cowboys, cowgirls at regional rodeo finals

The toughest, most talented men and women in the Badlands rodeo world will be in Minot this weekend. And they’ll be competing at the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, to prove who’s the best of the best.The circuit finals, the crown jewel of pro rodeo for the Dakotas, takes place Oct. 14-16 in Minot at the […]

October 14, 2022

SVAS Hosts Barktober for the Month of

To celebrate Barktober, the Souris Valley Animal Shelter (SVAS) is excited to announce a full month of adoption events occurring October 1st through October 31st! The month will kick-off with the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelter” event where all adultdogs aged one year and older will have an adoption fee of $50 until October […]

October 7, 2022

Minot Airman Offers First-Person Narrative about Infant Loss Realities

October, among many things, is known as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.” This month recognizes the painful reality that many families face every year. Pregnancy and infant loss are agonizing situations for all involved and while no one wishes for this reality, it happens, often closer to home than many may think. Master Sgt. […]

October 7, 2022

Fitness Feature: Personal Training

Like any mil spouse after a tough move, Jill wasted no time and started rebuilding right here in Minot. She currently teaches cycling classes at the McAdoo Fitness Center on Mondays & Wednesdays and loves it because she said cycling is a personal experience for everyone. She leads the class and gives suggestions for sprinting […]

October 7, 2022

Bomber Task Force Returns to
Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND —After over a month of being overseas, the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a Bomber Task force (BTF) mission based out of RAF Fairford, England and returned to Minot Air Force Base, Sept. 23, 2022. “The BTF was most definitely a success,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Loucks, 23rd Bomb Squadron […]

October 7, 2022

The 54th Helicopter Squadron Visits Glenburn Public School

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —The 54th Helicopter Squadron landed a UH-1N “Huey” at Glenburn Public School in Glenburn, North Dakota to allow students to tour the aircraft Sept. 27, 2022. The community event was brought to fruition from a simple conversation involving 1st Lt. Sarah Melton, a 54th HS pilot and a local girl […]

October 7, 2022

Upside Down Under: Highway Isolation?…

Most of us love North Dakota because of the sunsets, fishing, hunting and open roads. I love the open roads.We may not have the longest open road opportunities, but we are certainly up there toward the top. You can look at a map of the state and find long, straight highways just about everywhere.In my […]

October 7, 2022

She’s Not Around Here: Rewriting the Narrative

MINOT–I’m not an expert at many things. A lover of learning, I tend to soak up information and skills, without ever committing them to lifelong practice. This comes in handy because I know a little bit about a lot of bits. If I need to know more, I can usually find someone who is more […]

October 7, 2022

A View from Our Side: Getting Ready for the “W” Word

I have to tell you that last Sunday afternoon was an absolute perfect fall day. I was in the back yard checking over the apple tree to see how close we were to harvesting our small apple crop and the sunshine and fall colors reminded me of why I love the four seasons that North […]

September 30, 2022

The Brave Badge Initiative:
891 MSFS Rucks for Suicide Prevention

As September comes to a close and the summer sun fades into memory, some airmen have realized that September means more than the changing of season. September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. On a sunny yet chilly early Thursday morning, September 22, the entire 240-person 891st Missile Security Forces Squadron (MSFS) ignored the […]

September 30, 2022

Everything You Need to Know about the Air Force Ball

Every year, the Air Force celebrates its anniversary or “birthday” in a memorable and traditional way. The official birth of the USAF, as it is known today, is September 18, 1947, when it became its own entity in the US Armed Forces. To learn more about the start of the US Air Force, all the […]

September 30, 2022

Prairie Vigilance keeps warbirds sharp

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in exercise Prairie Vigilance, Sept. 15-23, 2022.The exercise is designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct strategic-bomber readiness operations.“Munitions control plans, schedules everything within the squadron that deals with our national defense assets here at Minot AFB,” Senior Airman Nicholas Buchert, […]

September 30, 2022

B-52 bombers conclude month-long deployment

US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers recently concluded a month-long deployment to the United Kingdom as part of Bomber Task Force Europe. The bombers, part of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, left their forward deployed base at Royal Air Force Fairford and returned to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on 21 September. They […]

September 30, 2022

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

We have all been in that situation where everyone is talking about something, and there you stand with very little knowledge of the subject being discussed. Recently at Minot AFB the subject has been Norsk Hostfest.So, let’s do a little educating, because Norsk Hostfest is just the start of what will be a holiday season […]

September 30, 2022

100 years and counting…

It isn’t easy to stay in business for 100 years, especially given that in the past century, any business to survive that long had to endure the Great Depression in the 1930s. But there are two businesses that have daily impact on many North Dakota residents and both businesses are radio stations. One of them […]

September 30, 2022

Norsk Høstfest

MINOT–It happened while my family was at Logger Fest over the weekend. I was standing to the side of the bouncy-house obstacle course, waiting for my son to come down the final slide, when I heard foreign speech behind me.In another place I wouldn’t have thought twice about it. But this is Minot, and visitors […]

September 30, 2022

Chaplain Dallas Little Appointed Wing
Chaplain at Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Team Minot welcomed Chaplain Lt. Col. Dallas Little as he was appointed as the Wing Chaplain at Minot Air Force Base, Sept. 13, 2022. Global Strike Command Chaplain, Col. David Kelley, presided over the ceremony, one of few conducted Air Force wide and the first ever at Minot AFB. The […]

September 29, 2022

#X294 Retired

With a service history of over nine years, including seven years at Minot Air Force Base, Deny has ended his career and now will retire to a good home, one that knows him well. Senior Airmen Ryan Gutshall has been part of Deny’s life for the past two and a half years, including eight months […]