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Minot AFB B-52s train with Norwegian forces

Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base conducted multi-domain training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea on Sept. 2. According to U.S. Forces in Europe-Air Forces in Africa Command, during the flights, B-52s integrated with ...

Pioneer Village to host annual POW/MIA memorial ceremony

Pioneer Village will open its doors to the public for the annual National POW/MIA day on Friday at 7 p.m. in front of the Harmon House. The public is invited to witness the event, which will include a short drama skit of a prisoner of war and individual missing in action who find themselves ...

Soldier’s Battle Cross to honor Cpl. Nathan Goodiron

NEW TOWN – The North Dakota Heroes Foundation will conduct a dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Nathan Goodiron on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum. Goodiron, of Mandaree, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 23, 2006, while on duty with the North ...

Contract awarded for missile replacement program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 billion contract for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, announced Tuesday. The GBSD program replaces the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). As a member of the Senate Defense ...

Unarmed missile from Minot AFB used in test launch

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. – A team of Air Force Global Strike Command airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 12:03 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday Sept. 2 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile came ...

Energy secretary visits Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Secretary of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, along with Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Gov. Doug Burgum visited Minot Air Force Base on Tuesday. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Committees, and ...

Bismarck streets to be named for 14 fallen Guard soldiers

BISMARCK (AP) — Streets in a housing development east of Bismarck have been dedicated to honor fallen North Dakota National Guard soldiers. The Bismarck Tribune reports the streets will be named after 14 soldiers in the Clear Sky Addition. Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann of the North Dakota ...

Minot AFB B-52s take part in training mission across Europe & Africa

RAF FAIRFORD, England – Six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base arrived Saturday at RAF Fairford, England for a long-planned training mission where the aircraft will conduct theater and flight training across Europe and ...

Minot Air Force Base’s policies restrict personnel from bars, dine-in

Minot bars, supper clubs and other dine-in restaurants could feel the squeeze from tighter pandemic restrictions at Minot Air Force Base. The base recently released a directive for military personnel that includes a prohibition on visiting bars and off-base restaurants for other than ...

Discovery center grant request advances in military program

Magic City Discovery Center has advanced in competition for a grant from the Department of Defense’s “Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot.” The program targets projects in communities serving military installations. Magic City Discovery Center is seeking $6.3 million toward a $11.9 ...

ND National Guard & McLean County Sheriff’s Department train together

By U.S. NATIONAL GUARD Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment (Security & Support) traveled north from Bismarck to hold a joint exercise with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 10-12. Missions included aircraft surveillance and aerial MEDEVAC (medical ...

Minot AFB airmen roll out innovation

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Everyone wants to be a part of a positive change and the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron airmen at Minot Air Force Base put into action an innovative idea that allowed cargo to be rolled from the aircraft onto pallets of a K-Loader. 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron ...

North Central Veterans Stand Down planned

The North Central Veterans Stand Down has been scheduled for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 3420 2nd St. NE, Minot. Various agencies will be represented to provide information on veterans benefits, counseling and health care. Flu shots will be provided by the ...

Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary of Minuteman III ICBM today

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – The Air Force marks a significant milestone this year for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, according to Air Force Global Strike Command information. Fifty years ago, on Aug. 19, 1970, Strategic Air Command placed the first flight of 10 ...

Minuteman III ICBMs replaced Minuteman I ICBMs

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Initially, Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missiles were placed in underground launch facilities in the Minot missile complex in the early 1960s. The missile complex covers several counties in north central and northwest North Dakota, stretching over 8,500 ...

Minot AFB airmen to host Minot teen on ‘Hero for a Day Tour’

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen from the 69th Bomb Squadron, 23rd Bomb Squadron and the 54th Helicopter Squadron will host a “Hero for the Day Tour” today to honor Isabella Lynn Knupp of Minot who is suffering from cancer. Isabella, 14, is the daughter of retired Tech. Sgt. Damon and ...

V-J Day and iconic kiss

On Aug. 14, 1945, President Truman announced Japan’s surrender. The official surrender would come on Sept. 2, 1945. Celebrations broke out all over the world. People everywhere were elated, jumping up and down, yelling, smiling, hugging and kissing one-another….. celebrating the most joyous ...

Guard, Reserve members’ full education benefits would be restored

Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Boozman of Arkansas announced this week that the Office of Secretary of Defense will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to enable members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use federal tuition assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund ...