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Barksdale Trophy honors Minot for its support of Minot AFB

What makes Minot a community that best supports Minot Air Force Base’s bomb and missile wings, units of Air Force Global Strike Command? The Minot community received the Barksdale Trophy this past November at Barksdale AFB, La. Minot representatives accepted it on behalf of the community ...

Airman returning to Minot AFB after Calif. incident

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An airman who recently arrived at Minot Air Force Base and was found several days ago injured in a ditch near a California community is scheduled to return to the Minot base. In a statement released this week, Minot Air Force Base officials said Staff Sgt. Keith ...

Annual Minot Vietnam Veterans Celebration set for March 29

Plans are being made for the ninth annual Vietnam Veterans Celebration in Minot. Hosted by the Minot Vet Center, the event is set for Sunday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m., with a program starting at 1:15 p.m., in the Grand Hotel at 1505 N. Broadway. March 29 also is National Vietnam War Veterans ...

Minot AFB airman injured in Calif. to return to Minot AFB

Minot Air Force Base officials provided the following statement regarding Staff Sgt. Keith Keiffer: "SSgt Keith Keiffer with the 91st MW Security Forces, is returning to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota from his leave in California where he was discovered injured and hospitalized Jan. 22, ...

Prairie Warrior Auction set for March 21

Auction supports Minot AFB activities This year’s Prairie Warrior Auction, an event to raise funds for Minot Air Force Base activities, will be held Saturday, March 21, in the Grand Hotel in Minot. Sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, the event begins with a preview of ...

Minot AFB airman injured in Calif.; incident being investigated

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – An airman stationed at Minot Air Force Base sustained injuries on Wednesday and was taken to a Jackson, Calif., hospital. The Public Affairs Office at Minot AFB issued a statement on Friday saying the airman, who is assigned to the base’s 91st Missile Wing, was on ...

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 ...