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Military

‘A Salute to Our Local Heroes’

BISMARCK – The Wall of Honor salutes local heroes across the state of North Dakota by paying tribute to them on digital indoor billboards located in restaurants, veterans’ service and fraternal organizations, convenience stores, lobbies and taverns. Heroes are prominently displayed in a ...

Personal drones prohibited over Minot AFB & missile facilities

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Officials at Minot Air Force Base are reminding those with small unmanned aircraft (personal drones) that they are not authorized to fly them over Minot AFB airspace, They also are not authorized to fly them over any 91st Missile Wing launch facilities and missile ...

Annual International Military Ball canceled

The 2021 International Military Ball in Minot has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Military Affairs Committee of the Minot Area Chamber EDC, the military ball is a formal event with a black-tie dinner. This year would have been the 33rd year for the event. The ...

Minot AFB contributed $622.3 million to local economy in FY 2020

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - Minot Air Force Base contributed $622.3 million to the local area economy in fiscal year 2020. The base's annual economic impact report was released today at the Minot Area Chamber EDC's Military Affairs Committee. Watch Friday's edition - print and online - of The ...

B-52 bomber from Minot AFB among bombers to fly over Super Bowl

A B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base along with a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, will conduct a first-of-its-kind trifecta flyover during the National Anthem performance at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 7. Watch The Minot ...

Minot AFB B-52 aircrews conduct ‘Presence Patrol’ in Middle East

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East on Sunday, Jan. 17, marking the second such mission of 2021, according to U.S. Central Command. The aircrews were from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force ...

Minot AFB B-52 aircrews conduct ‘Presence Patrol’ in Middle East

U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortress" aircrews successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East on Sunday, Jan. 17, marking the second such mission of 2021, according to U.S. Central Command. The aircrews were from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base. This is the fifth Bomber ...

Changes ahead for Williston Guard unit

BISMARCK – The North Dakota National Guard adjutant general has announced force structure changes affecting the Williston-based 818th Engineer Company (SAPPER). “The National Guard Bureau is adjusting Army engineer force structure nationwide,” said Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant ...

ND National Guard increases support to inauguration

BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann announced additional support to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Approximately 130 soldiers from the 816th Military Police Company will join 20 previously scheduled N.D. Guard members ...

USS North Dakota returns home after six-month deployment

GROTON, Conn. – The USS North Dakota (SSN 784) has completed its second six-month deployment and returned to the boat’s homeport at Naval Submarine Base, New London in Groton, Connecticut, Jan. 11. The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine crew, commanded by Capt. Mark Robinson, was ...

Annual Sportsmen’s Feed at Minot AFB postponed

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The annual Team Minot Sportsmen’s Feed held at Minot Air Force Base has been postponed. The Sportsmen’s Feed, sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee and the base, is normally held in January at the base’s Jimmy Doolittle ...

Missile squadron airmen start recycling program at Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These are some of the topics spoken about during an interview with two airmen about an initiative in its infancy at the 742nd Missile Squadron at Minot Air Force Base. Recycling has become a hot topic at the 742nd Missile Squadron, thanks to 1st ...

Minot AFB B-52s deploy to Middle East

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing made a deliberate appearance in the Middle East on Wednesday, according to U.S. Central Command information. The command information went on to say the two-ship deployment was “to underscore the U.S. ...

ICBM airmen receive phone calls from CSAF over the holidays

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown made calls to missileers on alert over the holidays to discuss their mission and thank them for standing watch during COVID-19. During the calls, Brown discussed the important role missile alert force airmen play in the vital ...

Minot AFB B-52’s deploy to Middle East

B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing made a deliberate appearance in the Middle East today, Dec. 30, to underscore the U.S. military's commitment to regional security and demonstrate a unique ability to rapidly deploy overwhelming combat power on short notice, according to ...

Ready for operational service

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – For the second time in history a B-52 bomber has been removed from long-term storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, restored to service and then returned to flying operations. The bomber is scheduled to arrive at Minot AFB shortly, Air Force officials ...

Minot AFB medical group honored for going above and beyond

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Men and women of the 5th Medical Group at Minot Air Force Base have dedicated many hours of work to their healthcare mission during the past months of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were honored on Friday at the medical facility at the base. Medical group personnel ...

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

Dozens of volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of veterans at Minot’s Rosehill Memorial Park on Friday morning as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event. Members of the Disabled American Veterans group placed ceremonial wreaths around the bell tower in the cemetery Friday ...