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Minot man was aboard when sub Thresher sank 50 years ago

March 10, 2013 When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher sank in the Atlantic Ocean 50 years ago in April 1963, a former Minot man was among those aboard. Lt. Cmdr. more »»

Final preparation for exercise ensures U.S., African partners ready for success

February 24, 2013 DOUALA, Cameroon – Months of long-distance planning and meetings evolved in recent weeks into an in-person partnership that will launch Central Accord 13. more »»

Commander’s secretary was active duty for 27 years

February 24, 2013 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – A commander’s secretary, some have said, is someone the people both fear and love. more »»

Minot AFB vehicle operators train for the fight

February 18, 2013 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Typically the U.S. Army is known for being the “boots-on-ground” force involved in the frontlines of war zones. more »»

Prairie Warrior auction benefits Minot AFB

February 18, 2013 Donations are being accepted for the 27th annual Prairie Warrior Association Auction. The auction is set for March 23 at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot. more »»

DoD announces Distinguished Warfare Medal

February 18, 2013 The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal to recognize a service member’s extraordinary achievements directly impacting combat operations. more »»

Cedric Red Feather: A true survivor

February 11, 2013 Cedric Red Feather doesn’t remember when he was severely wounded in Vietnam. He woke up later in an Army hospital in Japan with amnesia. more »»

Maintainers also musicians

January 28, 2013 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – RedBall, a local band comprised of 5th Bomb Wing-assigned members at Minot Air Force Base, has performed for events like the car show, Bronze Star presentation, commanders’... more »»

Airmen enjoy wild game at Sportsmen Feed

January 28, 2013 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Amid record temperatures dipping well below minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the 48th Annual Team Minot Sportsmen Feed was held at the Jimmy Doolittle Center at Minot Air Force... more »»

Camp Grafton commander retires

January 28, 2013 DEVILS LAKE – The commander of the North Dakota National Guard’s Camp Grafton Training Center at Devils Lake officially retires on Thursday after 36 years of service. Col. more »»

Protecting the border

January 20, 2013 After spending most of 2012 assisting the U.S. more »»

Minot AFB medic receives combat medals

January 20, 2013 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – During a recent deployment to Afghanistan, Tech. Sgt. more »»

Shot down

January 13, 2013 Ron Rasmussen was shot down during the Vietnam War on July 11, 1970, over the A Shau Valley in the northern part of South Vietnam near the Laos border. more »»

‘Shot down over the A Shua Valley’

January 13, 2013 The mission was a “double cycle” in that the front half of the mission was “out of country” as in Laos, and after air-refueling the second half was done “in country,” that is RVN (Republic of... more »»

N.D. man recalls Vietnam War Linebacker operation

December 17, 2012 FARGO –Randy Wimmer, of Fargo, was checked out as an Air Force B-52 navigator only a few months before participating in Operation Linebacker II in December 1972 – 40 years ago. more »»

Soldiers return from innovative training in Iowa

December 2, 2012 CAMP DODGE, Iowa – “It was a rush being under the helicopter doing hands-on training that we have not done before,” Sgt. more »»

A hero’s story

November 18, 2012 Toby Oothoudt never knew his father, U.S. Navy Radioman 1st Class Marvin Dewayne Oothoudt. Toby was born in Minot three weeks after his father was killed in action in World War II. more »»

Security forces ‘kick up’ techniques

October 29, 2012 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Security forces airmen at Minot Air Force Base took part in a weeklong martial arts training seminar at the base Oct. more »»

Hard work earns Minot AFB Youth Center big money

October 29, 2012 MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Minot Air Force Base’s Youth Center was recently awarded the 2012 Maytag Dependable Club Award through the Boys and Girls Club of America and with it $100,000 in grants. more »»

B-52 going strong at Minot AFB

October 21, 2012 Editor’s note: The last B-52 bomber (61-1040) came off the assembly line at Boeing in June 1962 and was brought to Minot Air Force Base Oct. 26, 1962 – 50 years ago. Col. James Dawkins J. more »»

 
 
 

 

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