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Category: Military

No Cancer Risk Found so Far, Air Force says 

Montana Nuclear Base Checked  By TARA COPP Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of a Montana nuclear missile base where an unusual number of troops have been diagnosed with blood cancer has found no current risk factors that could explain it, the Air Force says.  The service has been investigating the issue since reports […]
by AP - The Dakotan
May 2, 2023

Money Reduced for Minot AFB Retention 

House Committee Slices Senate Request  BISMARCK – Members of the State House Appropriations Committee have agreed to grant money for military base retention in the state, but to a lesser amount than requested in Senate Bill 2240.  SB2240 sought $900,000 for Minot, and $1 million to be divided equally between Grand Forks and Fargo. The […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 6, 2023

Shake-up at Minot AFB 

Two Commanders, Four Subordinates Fired  MINOT – Citing “a loss of confidence in their ability to complete their assigned duties, Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, commander of the 8th Air Force, relieved two Minot AFB commanders with official confirmation of who coming Tuesday morning.  Relieved are Col. Gregory Mayer, commander of the 5th Mission Support Group, […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 28, 2023

Foster Care in Minot

Nexus-Path By Erin Beene “There is a tremendous shortage of foster homes within the state of North Dakota. There is always a list for children waiting to be placed in a safe, but temporary, home” said Becky Edwards, Social Worker at Nexus-Path Family Healing.   According to the company’s website, Nexus-Path stands out from a state […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 26, 2023

MAFB Included as Air Force Expands Cancer Review 

By TARA COPP Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force’s review of cancers among its nuclear missile corps will include all personnel who worked on, guarded, supported or operated the nation’s ground-based warheads, Air Force Global Strike Command announced Wednesday.  Nine officers who had worked as missileers — the airmen who launch the warheads […]
by AP - The Dakotan
February 22, 2023

Minot Security Forces Airman saves a life  

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Thompson, 5th Security Forces Squadron response team leader, provided life-saving emergency response to a fellow Airman after an accidental cut led to a severed artery.   Thompson arrived at the Magic City Gate one afternoon to begin his shift and, due to icy conditions […]
by The Dakotan
February 10, 2023

Minot Air Force Base Economic Impact 

Report Reveals $595 Million in 2022  Minot – The Budget Office of the 5th Bomb Wing Comptroller presented its annual economic impact analysis report for Minot Air Force Base at a meeting of the MACEDC Military Affairs Committee on Thursday, February 2.   The group revealed that the total economic impact of MAFB in 2022 was […]
by The Dakotan
February 2, 2023

Air Force opposes Chinese-owned corn plant for North Dakota 

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press  The U.S. Air Force has told North Dakota leaders that it believes a Chinese company’s plans to build a wet corn milling plant near its Grand Forks base poses a “significant threat to national security,” prompting city officials to say they’ll move to stop a project once touted as an […]
by AP - The Dakotan
February 2, 2023

Air Force Opposes Fufeng Land Purchase 

Grand Forks Sale Poses ‘Significant Threat to National Security’   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the U.S. Air Force asserting its official position on the Fufeng project in Grand Forks. Last year, Fufeng Group, a Chinese food manufacturer, purchased 370 acres of land […]
by The Dakotan
January 31, 2023

Burlington Man Sentenced to Two Years 

Final defendant in fake military gear scheme  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The third and final defendant in an illegal scheme to supply $20 million worth of substandard counterfeit clothing and gear made in China to the U.S. military has been sentenced to two years in prison, federal prosecutors said.  Terry Roe, 49, of Burlington, North […]
by AP - The Dakotan
October 21, 2022
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