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Guard to conduct virtual Memorial Day ceremony

MANDAN – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, will be conducted virtually. Citizens are invited to view the live-stream available on the North Dakota National Guard’s website, www.ndguard.nd.gov beginning at noon on ...

Disabled American Veterans’ annual project helps veterans

The local Disabled American Veterans annual raffle will be helping veterans causes. Of the raffle proceeds, $1,000 will be used to help the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation in Lisbon to reupholster aging furniture. DAV Chapter 4 of Minot also donated $600 to On the Water Inc., to ...

Next generation intercontinental ballistic missile program moves to next step

HILL AFB, UTAH – The Air Force has reviewed and approved Northrop Grumman’s preliminary design for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent in late April, advancing the program toward its next milestone and acquisition phase, according to Air Force information. The Ground Based Strategic ...

Local family has close ties to Snowbirds

A local family of fliers has close ties to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds demonstration team. Kent Pietsch and his wife Marney, and Warren Pietsch and his wife Jolene are close friends of the Snowbirds. “They’re just part of the family,” said Warren Pietsch of the Snowbirds team on ...

Minot AFB’s B-52 flyover today to honor ND’s essential workers

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - Today, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base is scheduled to fly over medical facilities in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot. The flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is to honor front-line responders and express Minot AFB’s and the Air ...

Wall of Honor

Submitted photo In preparation for Memorial Day next Monday, a Wall of Honor display was erected at the bell tower this past weekend in Rosehill Memorial Park that lists more than 400 names of those who have participated in the annual Wreaths Across America since 2014. A statue of a soldier ...

Minot AFB B-52H Stratofortress flyover to honor ND essential workers on May 18

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - On Monday, May 18, a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base is scheduled to fly over medical facilities in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot. This flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is to honor front line responders and express Minot AFB’s and ...

Minot Memorial Day program canceled

No Memorial Day program will be held in Minot this year. Loren Headrick, commander of the Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 753, said the program will not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic concerns. The VFW was scheduled to be in charge of this year’s program. The VFW and Minot ...

Minot Memorial Day program canceled

No Memorial Day program will be held in Minot this year. Loren Headrick, commander of the Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 753, said the program will not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic concerns. The VFW was scheduled to be in charge of this year's program. The VFW and Minot American ...

Commander’s Inspection Program at Minot AFB wins best in Air Force

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – The 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General office was awarded the Maj. Gen. Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award for having the most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program in the Air Force for the year 2019 at Minot Air Force Base. The Wing Inspector General office ...

Commander’s Inspection Program at Minot AFB wins Best in Air Force

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - The 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General office was awarded the Maj. General Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award for having the most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program in the Air Force for the year 2019 at Minot Air Force Base. Watch The Minot Daily News for ...

Minot AFB gearing up for major construction season

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Assuming funding holds, it’s going to be a huge year for larger facilities sustainment, restoration, modernization and investment to Minot Air Force Base infrastructure, says the commander of the base’s 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. “If we’re able to execute and ...

27 ND Guardsmen assisting in ND COVID-19 response

Members of 54 National Guards – 50 states, three territories and Washington, D.C. – are assisting in the COVID-19 response. In North Dakota, currently 27 Guardsmen are serving in supporting roles, according to Maj. Amber Schatz, public information officer for the North Dakota National ...

Valentine treats for veterans

Submitted Photo Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary members gather to assemble Valentine treats for veterans living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Members delivered the treats Thursday, and also distributed valentines made by students at Our Redeemer’s Christian ...

Defense Secretary Esper to visit Minot AFB

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced on Friday they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary’s confirmation process ...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper to visit Minot AFB on Wednesday

Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits the Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary's confirmation ...

Minot AFB B-52s part of mission with Japanese Air Force

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – A Minot Air Force Base from the Pacific Theater and another B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base in continental United States integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force or JASDF) to conduct bilateral and theater familiarization ...

New Rockford grad to fly high

Benjamin Makay, a 2016 New Rockford High School graduate and a cadet in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at North Dakota State University, recently received a $4,500 aviation flight scholarship that he will use to pursue his private pilot’s license at a local flight ...