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Military

B-52s complete 19 1/2-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii on Nov. 15 and 18. During the two separate days, two B-52 ...

Global Strike Command retires final conventional air-launched cruise missile

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – The final conventional air-launched cruise missile package was disassembled at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Wednesday, according to the Air Force. In early spring of 2019, Air Force Global Strike Command retired the CALCM weapon system as more advanced ...

Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration planned

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group of Minot will hold a memorial ceremony in conjunction with the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The ceremony will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at The Wellington assisted living facility. There will be a slide presentation ...

Minot AFB reservist pulls alert at missile facility

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – For the first time ever in the 60-year history of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in the U.S. Air Force, a reserve Airman completed a 24-hour “alert” at a Missile Alert Facility. Capt. Ben Shea, 91st Operations Support Squadron minuteman combat crew commander ...

Wreaths Across America event for applications

Minot Civil Air Patrol Wreaths Across America will be accepting last minute applications on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Veterans Room No. 105 of the Ward County Administration Building, Minot. Hours will be from 6-8 p.m., or until the last person has a chance to sponsor a wreath. Those who ...

Minot AFB again to host annual Thanksgiving Day event for senior citizens

As many as 200 local senior citizens will have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving Day at Minot Air Force Base this year. For the 49th annual year, the men and women of the Minot base will be hosting a Thanksgiving event for senior citizens known as “Day of Love.” There they can enjoy a ...

Minot, area students nominees for U.S. military academies

Minot and area students have been nominated by Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer for appointments to the nation’s military academies. Students applying for military academies are required to receive a congressional nomination as part of the application process. Hoeven’s nominees include ...

Minot native graduates from basic training

Tina Timm graduated on Nov. 8 in the top 10 percent of 800 attendees at basic training at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, earning a 98% in physical training and a 95% in the educational testing. This earned her the rank of airman first class. The daughter of Robert and Carol Timm of ...

Veterans Day ceremony held in Minot

Honor. Sacrifice. Commitment. With those three words, Pastor Daniel Andrus, Minot, began his address at the Veterans Day program in Minot Monday. The ceremony was held in the former armory, which is part of the Minot Municipal Auditorium complex. Andrus, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, told the ...

‘It made you grow up fast’

Paul Bodine ferried planes across the country for the U.S. military during World War II. Bodine, 95, of Minot, served in the military from Oct. 1, 1942, to Oct. 1, 1945. One of 18 children (10 boys and eight girls) of Frank and Elizabeth Bodine, the family resided on a farm southeast of ...

‘Helping those who served together, heal together’

When three exceptional warriors from different military branches joined together in North Dakota last weekend to hunt ducks with The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors organization, not only was it an outdoor adventure but a time for camaraderie. The group, along with Daniel Haff, a ...

Minot, area communities Veterans Day programs planned for Monday

Minot and area communities will hold Veterans Day programs on Monday. Pastor Daniel Andrus, who served in the Navy, will give the address, invocation and benediction at the Minot program at 11 a.m. in the Old Armory. A native of Ohio, he joined the Navy in October 1971 and served until May ...

County offices closed for Veterans Day

Ward County offices will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. The closure includes Ward County Public Library, the Courthouse and Social Services.

Group raising funds to help veterans and their family members

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group has placed small helmet banks at various businesses in the Minot community asking for change. Funds collected will help the North Dakota American Legion support children and youth programs and also veterans, survivors and eligible dependents ...

Project recognizes veterans buried in Velva area cemetery

VELVA – In time for Veterans Day, Duane Brekke of Minot and Gene Watne of Velva have completed a project at the North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery recognizing military veterans from various wartimes and peacetime who are laid to rest there. Watne built the kiosk now in place in the cemetery. ...

ND senators say military members deserve better

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota issued statements on Thursday after the Senate was blocked from considering the fiscal year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill, along with three other full-year funding bills. “Our men and women in uniform deserve the certainty that comes ...

Volunteers needed for Veterans Connect project

The Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry’s Veterans Connect Program is asking for volunteers to help prepare the home of a military member’s widow for winter and other items needing attention at her home. Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact Richard Reuer at 441-1170 or email ...

Minot Vet Center hosting toilet paper drive

The Minot Vet Center is hosting their first ever Toilet Paper Drive starting today through Dec. 13. The 45-day event will help local nonprofit agencies with items that are in demand during the winter season. All items will be divided amongst the Minot Area Homeless Coalition, Community Action ...