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Military

Missing Man table display erected

A table at Minot’s Pizza Ranch has been reserved to honor missing comrades in arms, who served far from home and wrote blank checks to their country for an amount of up to and including their lives. This table setting will be on display through Veterans Day on Nov. 11 as a reminder of the ...

Burgum, Dohrmann visit ND Guard soldiers at border

AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER – Gov. Doug Burgum and Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, on Friday visited soldiers from the Jamestown-based 817th Engineer Company at the U.S.-Mexico border, thanking them for supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Historic event: Corps turns over ‘key’ to base 67 years ago

February is a significant month in the history of Minot Air Force Base. The U.S. Air Force took up occupancy of the base in February 1957. According to The Minot Daily News’ Feb. 16, 1957, edition, “It wasn’t much of a ceremony when Maj. Joe E. Roberts, acting base commander, started ...

Training teaches Minot airmen life-saving skills

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The leading preventable cause of death in combat is massive hemorrhaging. For this reason, the Department of Defense trains every airman on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). “TCCC is the foundation of life-saving measures in a prehospital environment, which has ...

Air Force surgeon general pays visit to Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Robert Miller, visited Minot Air Force Base on Monday, Feb. 5, to observe the 5th Medical Group’s impact on readiness and share the Air Force Medical Service’s efforts to meet the demands of Great Power Competition. During ...

Minot AFB bombers provide strategic deterrence in Pacific

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing from Minot Air Force Base landed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, at the end of January as part of a Bomber Task Force to support strategic deterrence missions aimed at reinforcing the rules-based ...