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Military

ND National Guard engineers assist Triangle Y Camp

GARRISON – About 25 soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard’s Wahpeton-based 188th Engineer Company (VERTICAL) assisted the Minot YMCA by improving the grounds of the Triangle Y camp near Garrison, according to a news release. The area is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and ...

Ground to be broken for new firing range at Minot AFB

Sen. John Hoeven will help break ground on a new indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base on Monday, according to a news release from his office. The new range will allow the consolidation of four existing buildings while also reducing air quality concerns, providing higher quality training ...

VA holds mental health summit in Minot

More than 200 people are expected to attend the annual Veterans Administration Mental Health Summit being held at the Grand Hotel in Minot today. Those attending include providers and social workers in the mental health care community, clergy, elected offices, city government, county veteran ...

ND Veterans Cemetery dedicated to men & women who served state & nation

MANDAN – When an area military veteran died, his family followed his wishes to be buried in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan. A service with full military honors was held in the chapel at the cemetery, followed by the burial. Dedicated to the men and women who have served ...

Minot AFB’s 5th Bomb Wing marks 100 years of existence

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The 5th Bomb Wing, the B-52H Stratofortress wing at Minot Air Force Base, is going strong and today is the unit’s 100th birthday. The bomb wing’s origination dates back to Aug. 15, 1919, with the activation of the 2nd Group (Observation) at Luke Field in the ...

Prairie Warrior Auction raises funds for base activities

The Military Affairs Committee of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $19,000 raised at this year’s Prairie Warrior Auction to Minot Air Force Base officials recently. Proceeds from the annual auction go to Minot AFB for various events, including squadron activities and ...

219th Security Forces Squadron unique to Minot Air Force Base

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen of the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 219th Security Forces Squadron work side by side with active-duty security forces airmen at Minot Air Force Base. The 219th, part of the N.D. Air National Guard’s 119th Wing, is a geographically separate unit from ...

Military Day at the Parks set for Friday

Military Day at the Parks will be held Friday in Minot. The event, sponsored by Minot Parks, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and Roosevelt Park Zoo, is free to active and retired military (with an ID) and their families. Those attending can enjoy Roosevelt Park Zoo from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., ...

Six-year Minot American Legion Honor Guard member retires at 88

Ernest Hoelscher has volunteered many hours as a member of the Minot American Legion’s William G. Carroll Post 26 Honor Guard. On Tuesday evening, the American Legion Post members honored Hoelscher who, at the age of 88, retired effective that day from the Honor Guard. After the ceremony ...

Minot AFB B-52 bombers intercepted by Russian fighter jets

Minot Air Force Base B-52 bombers were intercepted by Russian fighter jets this week during exercises in the European theater region, U.S. Air Force officials said. Some online media reported the interception this week based on Russian sources. Minot AFB officials confirmed the U.S. bombers ...

Minuteman missile sites film screening planned

BISMARCK – ”Beneath the Plains: The Minuteman Missile on Alert” will be screened at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. The film screening is free and open to the public. Recently produced for the Minuteman Missile National ...

Minot man recalls landing at Normandy

Ed Zilli of Minot remembers that day 75 years ago when, as a young soldier with the 4th Infantry Division of General Patton’s Third Army, he and thousands of other men landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. June 6, 1944 is known as D-Day. It was the largest amphibious invasion in the ...