April 25, 2024

Task Force 21 Nuclear Triad Symposium – Sustaining Credible Nuclear Deterrence Amidst Growing Challenges

With a full house and an agenda of expert speakers on the impending changes in the nuclear triad of the United States, Task Force 21 […]
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 […]

May 20, 2022

John Sinn
A Man Who Served His
Country and His Community

The obituary of John Sinn tells of his military duty, serving in WWII, his life as a husband and father, and finally it talks about John Sinn, community volunteer who spent hundreds of hours as a volunteer, most notably the “go to guy” at the Scandinavian Heritage Park.I first met John and Olive when my […]

May 20, 2022

Wing Command Spouses-
Perspectives from the Best
(Who Have Come North)

While Command spouses are not obligated to be involved in the community, building and sustaining a strong relationship with the local community is critical to our mission success and the health and welfare of our force and families. Both Carri and Tonya recognized the importance of their roles and responsibilities with our community partners, and […]

May 13, 2022

Family Child Care
Celebrates Month of the Military Child

Family Child Care providers offer valuable in-home child care services to Minot AFB families and these professionals actively celebrated Month of the Military Child!Individually, many showcased decorative home displays donning purple paint, family pictures, and that dandelion message of resilience that we’ve all grown to love. Some dyed purple shirts and others baked purple treats […]

May 13, 2022

Blizzard Haley Snow Removal Efforts

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —Recently, April 12-14, 2022, people at Minot Air Force Base and the surrounding North Dakota communities witnessed a massive amount of snow during the historic late-winter storm, Blizzard Haley.The blizzard bombarded Minot AFB for over 48 consecutive hours, leaving the area with a whopping initial 36 inches of snowfall. The […]

May 13, 2022

AFGSC Outstanding Airmen of the Year recognized

Air Force Global Strike Command recently named its Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021, commending the top enlisted Strikers across the command.This past Monday, these six Airmen were recognized by Gen. Anthony Cotton, AFGSC commander, and Chief MSgt Melvina Smith, AFGSC command chief, during a Medallion Ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base.Huge congratulations to:Airman […]

May 13, 2022

E-3s from Tinker AFB relocated to Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — E-3 Sentries from Tinker Air Force Base relocated to Minot Air Force Base due to severe weather in the area of central Oklahoma.The four aircraft and air crews moved to Minot Air Force Base as a part of normal weather relocation plans to mitigate the possibility of damage during […]

May 6, 2022

5th Medical Group Pharmacy
Implements New
Feature to Better Serve Patients

The 5th Medical Group Pharmacy is happy to announce that they will have a new text feature to let you know exactly when medications are ready for pick-up. During the check-in process simply alert the pharmacy staff that you would like to receive a text message when the medication is ready, and their team will […]

May 6, 2022

Discover Minot Excursion:
Find Out Why You Might
NOT Hate it Here

The “Minot Meltdown” (not referring to the massive snow melt) is that familiar moment of dread and overwhelming despair that washes over many Airmen and their family members when they receive orders to the 5th Bomb Wing or the 91st Missile Wing. You know what I’m talking about. Deemed as one of the least ideal […]

May 6, 2022

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Military Moms

Mother’s Day weekend is here again. It’s the time of year where moms everywhere get extra love, hugs and ‘maybe’ a little extra time to sleep. While this Sunday is a day to celebrate all moms everywhere, here at the Northern Sentry, we would like to give a special shout-out to our active duty mothers […]

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