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Minot AFB airman injured while on leave in California

Minot AFB Public Affairs issued a statement on Friday that an airman, assigned to the 91st Missile Wing, sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital in Jackson, Calif., on Wednesday. He was on leave in California when he was injured. He had previously been assigned to Travis AFB, Calif. ...

‘Four Hours of Fury’ includes Minot WWII veteran

World War II veteran Lynn Aas of Minot is among those featured in a recently released book about the war’s largest airborne invasion and the final push into Nazi Germany. “Four Hours of Fury” was written by James M. Fenelon and released in 2019. It is one of two books released this past ...

Volunteers needed

Minot Civil Air Patrol is in need of at least 50 volunteers to help remove wreaths from Sections 12 and 16 at Rosehill Memorial Park on Saturday. The wreaths were placed in the two sections in the cemetery during the Wreaths Across America program in December. Those interested should meet at ...

Minot man hopes to record interviews with war veterans

Kyle Erickson of Minot wants to preserve the stories of veterans of American wars. Erickson hopes to record vets talking about their experiences and then will upload the recorded interviews to a YouTube channel featuring North Dakota War Heroes. Erickson said he is interested in recording ...

Ceremony to observe 77th anniversary of Four Army Chaplains

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group will be hosting the 77th anniversary of the four Army chaplains who met their final death on Feb. 3, 1943. The ceremony will be conducted at Trinity Homes on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. in the third floor chapel. The ceremony is open to the ...

Helping veterans

Ryan Family Dealerships were honored on Tuesday as a leader in supporting the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 4 of Minot. Skip Gjerde, DAV Chapter 4 commander, and Doug Benjamin, senior vice commander, presented Ryan Family Dealerships’ owners, Kathleen and Michael Gaddie, with a plaque ...

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 ...