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Military

New facility to support development of new ICBM system

The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile, will be supported by a new facility that Northrop Grumman Corp. has opened in Huntsville, Alabama, according to company information. Minot Air Force Base is one of ...

Minot AFB airman receives award for saving man’s life

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE -- On April 17, while running Saturday morning errands with his wife and two young children in Minot, Jose Rafael Jacuinde Rios called the skills he learned in American Red Cross CPR and first aid training to save the life of a man he found lying on the side of the road ...

‘Night at the Museum’

North Dakota native the late Murray Lawler flew C-47 transport planes in World War II. Lawler and his wife, Margaret, met and were married in England. He named his plane “The Duchess of Dakota.” The late Margaret Lawler was the first war bride to arrive in North Dakota in 1946. The ...

Efforts continue to open veteran cemeteries to Reserves, National Guard

WASHINGTON – Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to open eligibility of state veteran cemeteries to members of Reserves and the National Guard. In bipartisan letter also signed by two other senators and two representatives, they ask for ...

5th Bomb Wing Inspector General brings the thunder

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE -- Early October of 2021, 5th Bomb Wing airmen from Minot Air Force Base participated in a multi-day, wing-level exercise to internally validate mission readiness, enhance operational training across the wing, and self-identify areas for improvement. “Our concept was ...