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 […]
July 15, 2022

Defenders in Action

Courtesy of TSgt Johann A. Gonzalez On the 24 of June 2022 members of the 5th Security Forces Stan Eval and Weapons & Tactics sections hosted Cadets from the Air Force Academy during a visit put on by the 5th Bomb Wing. Cadets had an opportunity to immerse themselves within the Security Forces Career field […]

July 15, 2022

A Day at the Base Pool

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon when the temperature barely reached 82 degrees and the slight breeze made the cloud spotted sky a perfect day at the pool in Minot ND, this reporter caught up with some Minot AFB swimming pool goers to find out what they enjoyed the most about going to the pool. Married […]

July 15, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force: Hanscom Air Force Base

There are so many large and frequently talked about Air Force Bases either for the good or the bad. Each AF family that has been around a while will have a story to share when asked, “Where has been your favorite base?”. The purpose of this “Best Base” feature series is to highlight the lesser-known […]

July 15, 2022

Volunteers Walk or Drive to Fight Suicide

Movement of a Quarter of a Million People Joined by Local Participants in Minot Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Minot, ND are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention […]

November 23, 2022

Recommended: Amtrak

Would you like to travel on a train? I rode the Amtrak train from Minot to Chicago for Thanksgiving last year with my family. The train was magical. It swayed back and forth and rode the rails extremely fast. We went from Minot Station to Union Station in Chicago. Trains have different cars which allow […]

July 8, 2022

The Other Dakota: Worth the Drive – A road trip must for everyone at Minot

I’m a traveler now. I wasn’t always. After we were stationed at RAF Mildenhall, England, about 10 years ago, I uncovered a European attitude that I wasn’t aware existed. The Europeans (much before Covid) all seemed to adopt a traveling spirit that I hadn’t found in the 25 years I lived in the US. Traveling […]

July 8, 2022

Fitness Feature: Cycling Team
Promotes the Air Force

Even though all active duty members must adhere to their yearly Air Force-instituted physical fitness assessment, there are a variety of different methods that Airmen use to stay fit. Many of our active duty community on Minot Air Force Base participate in and thrive in a multitude of sports and activities. Tech. Sgt. Thomas Abney […]

July 9, 2022

Aerial Spraying on Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.-Minot Air Force Base has requested assistance from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station 910th Airlift Wing to conduct aerial spraying for mosquito control between July 11-15, 2022, for Minot Air Force Base and the cities of Minot and Burlington. Due to uncertain weather conditions, the exact time and area to be […]

July 1, 2022

On the Journey to College

If you have a college bound high school junior or senior, there are many tasks to accomplish in preparation for college applications. This can often be overwhelming for students and parents. However, the summer is the perfect time to begin planning and preparing for this journey. Over the next several weeks, we will break down […]

November 23, 2022

A New Design:
Thursdays in
Downtown Minot

I was rushing to eat my vegan cheese bagel in the car. I didn’t want to waste this delicious snack! As I hurried to eat, my mom came closer to pick me up. Once I finished with my bagel, I walked up to my mom excited to enjoy downtown Minot. We came up to Margie’s […]

July 1, 2022

Best Bases in the Air Force:
Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson

A common first topic of discussion amongst any newly-introduced Air Force family is, “Where all have you been stationed? And where has been your favorite?” This usually leads to many fascinating conversations about the military life experience, such as how one person’s dream location is another family’s worst nightmare. It cannot be avoided that some […]

July 1, 2022

Col Walters Reflects on Minot

Col. Michael Walters and his family arrived at Minot Air Force Base in the midst of a COVID 19 Pandemic. The entire group that gathered for the change of command wore masks and chairs were social distanced. By contrast, Col. Walters handed off the guidon for the 5th Bomb Wing to Col. Daniel Hoadley with […]

July 1, 2022

The Northern Sentry
Welcomes Col’s Hoadley and McGhee

Not every Air Force base has a community newspaper like the Northern Sentry. Yes, our paper is certainly unique in that we generate stories about Minot Air Force Base and are vigilant in providing base organizations a communications resource for Minot AFB events. The Northern Sentry is also a resource for human interest stories about […]

July 1, 2022

The Future of the Warbirds

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —In 1919, during the infancy of military aviation, the 2nd Observation group was founded on Aug. 15 at Luke Field in the Territory of Hawaii. In 1921, the group was re-designated as the 5th Observation Group, flying the DeHaviland DH-4 aircrafts. Now, nearly a century later, the 5th Bomb Wing […]

July 1, 2022

Let’s get Hiking: Woodland Trail

Hiking is notably one of the adventurer’s favorite summer pastimes. Hiking, otherwise known as walking in nature-filled outdoors locations, is described by the American Hiking Society as having tons of individual benefits: “Walking is one of the lowest impact sports around. This means that while you derive all the cardiovascular benefits of other aerobic activities, […]

June 24, 2022

Avoid the summer slide with

It is summer and the weather provides ample opportunity to be outdoors! Our K-12 Minot AFB students and families are actively involved in activities in and around the Minot area. However, there is an incredible resource at our finger tips to keep students academically engaged to combat the impact of the “summer slide.” This resource […]

June 25, 2022

Medora is a MUST

Medora, both the town and its renowned musical, is the ‘Pride of North Dakota!’ You will be amazed with the natural beauty and state pride that resonates from this small town. If you are like me, from a large and very proud state (ahem Texas), then thinking that any other state -especially one as seemingly […]

June 24, 2022

The Mil Spouse Photographer: Capturing the Moments of Life and Loving It!

Military spouses have historically had a rough time in securing careers of their own. However, mil spouses are resilient and have found many ways to have a fulfilling career, move with their spouse and create an income. There are a plethora of spouses who have found ways to work and succeed, but this article will […]

June 24, 2022

Relive the Past at the Pioneer Village Museum Grand Opening

There is always something new happening in town to further the destinations within the Minot area. This Saturday, June 25, the Ward County Historical Society is hosting the Grand Opening for their Pioneer Village Museum. The museum consists of twelve historical buildings that have been specifically brought to this new location in order to show […]

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 […]