March 21, 2024

Generations of Service

Having grown up in Minot and after spending the majority of my adult life here, I have taken my bikes to Val’s Cyclery many times […]
June 17, 2022

BEK TV – Local Makes The Difference

In a recent discussion an active duty parent asked me “How do I tune in BEK TV?” They are covering Minot High School Girls Soccer in Mandan (it was the North Dakota State High School Girls Soccer Tournament). Another question came from an Air Force retiree. “I hear that BEK TV is carrying a Minot […]

June 17, 2022

What Do Military Chaplains Do?

When it comes to Military Chaplains, they have a different role than most other military members. Yes, they wear the uniform, and they have a chain of command, and get all the same benefits that are afforded to the other Airmen. They are in the military. However, they are also a little bit different. What […]

November 23, 2022

Weather Warnings

June 10, 2022

ScriptCenter Locker
sets to open in July

Department of Defense beneficiaries at Minot Air Force base will soon have the option of picking up prescription medication refills from a secure locker system starting July 12, 2022. The locker system will increase accessibility while fostering good social distancing practices by decreasing face-to-face interactions and being located by other frequented areas on base. The […]

June 10, 2022

Souris Valley Animal Shelter: Here to Help

There is something about pets that makes most humans feel comforted. Animals offer unconditional love. Dogs, and sometimes cats, allow the human heart to be filled in ways that can’t be filled by other companionship. Many pet owners would probably agree. Because of this unique bond between humans and their pets, the Souris Valley Animal […]

June 10, 2022

Last Summer for Baseball’s
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs

What screams American Summer nights: Baseball, Family and Fun! Minot’s own Souris Valley Sabre Dogs are here for one last baseball season in Minot. Since 2018, the wooden bat collegiate team has played here in the Expedition League. While some changes are coming next season for the league and team, it did not stop the […]

June 10, 2022

Final Events Make it Real

The UH-1N Huey helicopter announced its arrival long before it came into view. It was one of those perfect, blue sky days at Minot Air Force Base. The gathering waited for touchdown and the embarkment of Col Christopher Menuey on his fini helo flight, final helicopter flight for us civilians, as Commander of the 91st […]

June 10, 2022

Rough Riders:
Continuing the Legacy

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the 91st Missile Wing operates, maintains and defends 150 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Facilities and 15 Missile Alert Facilities spanning 8,500 square miles. This commitment to one of the most important missions in the Department of Defense provides our nation with a […]

June 3, 2022

The Talley’s Return to Minot

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — It was 1970 at Minot Air Force Base, the Airman’s club was hosting a dance competition. James Talley, a Missile Maintenance Technician with the 91st Missile Wing, was in attendance with some of his friends who had told him of some new arrivals at Minot, some of the first […]

June 3, 2022

5th Bomb Wing LRGF Wins AFGSC Best Fuel Flight
American Petroleum Institute Award

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —All of our advanced technology and aircraft simply could not operate without fuel. If it was not for the hard work of our Fuel specialists our base would not be operable.The Fuels Management flight from the 5th Logistics Readiness squadron was awarded the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Best Fuel […]

August 30, 2022

A Day for Minot Discovery

On Wednesday morning, May 25, a group of eager Minot AFB spouses boarded a bus and took off on a tour of a lifetime! Ok, maybe not a lifetime, but definitely one of the best tours for spouses while stationed at Minot. The tour, named Discover Minot Excursion, created and implemented by the Northern Sentry, […]

June 3, 2022

Where’s the
Recycling Bin?

Minot Air Force Base is always streaming with newcomers. Getting to a new base means figuring out new dentists, schools, grocery stores and general ways of life. After unpacking what seems like the 100th box, some new Minot AFB residents look for the recycling center to dump those overflowing boxes; however, there isn’t one here. […]

May 27, 2022

Almost Here, Horse Expo
of North Dakota

North Dakota is a large state that offers a wide range of interests and opportunities. One cannot live in this state without getting just a little bit of an appreciation for the outdoors, wildlife and the beauty of Mother Nature. The North Dakota Equine Association is a group of animal enthusiasts which supports horses and […]

May 27, 2022

Storm Spotter Program
SKYWARN® to be held at Minot AFB

In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local […]

May 27, 2022

Minot Air Force Base Chief Master Sergeant Selects

A native of Union City, Tennessee, Chief Master Sgt. Whitney S. Rogers has been in the Air Force for 17 years, following right in her father’s footsteps. “He was in the Air Force, and so I wanted to go to the Air Force,” shares Rogers. “To be honest, I joined the military because of the […]

May 20, 2022

Dakota Elementary’s
Mrs. Shelby Brown Retires

Teachers have always worked extremely hard. But these days, more than ever, quality school teachers are a blessing. This appreciation for teachers was exemplified at the on base Dakota Elementary School. During the yearly “Teacher Appreciation Week,” which was held the week of May 2-6, Dakota treated its teachers to breakfast from Bearscat Bakehouse, a […]

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