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Cramer Discusses Grand Forks Air Force Base, Cavalier Radar Modernization at SASC Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) discussed the future and importance of Grand Forks Air Force Base and Cavalier Space Force Station at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the posture of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. Senator Cramer began by expressing gratitude to the Air Force for maintaining […]
by The Dakotan
May 3, 2022

RQ-4 Pilot and Instructor Faulted in Crash that Destroyed $64 Million Drone

A drone pilot and an instructor at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., failed to realize an RQ-4 was 4,000 feet too high as it started its final approach and didn’t select the proper commands, leading the unmanned aerial system to overshoot the base and crash nearly seven miles away, according to a new accident […]
by The Dakotan
April 26, 2022

Hoeven Marks Completion of New MAFB Firing Range, Secured $27M for Safe Indoor Training Space

MINOT — At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Senator John Hoeven helped mark the completion of a new indoor firing range at the Minot Air Force Base. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $27 million for the range to provide a safe, indoor training space for servicemembers, […]
by The Dakotan
April 22, 2022

GBSD Finally Gets a Name: ‘Sentinel’

The Air Force announced a name and designation for the intercontinental ballistic missile system long known as the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent: LGM-35A Sentinel. The name recycles one already given to one of the Air Force’s secret spy drones. The Sentinel, being developed by Northrop Grumman, is set to replace the Minuteman III as the land […]
by The Dakotan
April 5, 2022

4-H Fosters Education for Military Youth: Summer Camps and more

WASHBURN — Nestled amongst a forest of tall cottonwood trees on the banks of the Missouri River just outside of Washburn, the North Dakota 4-H Camp offers a perfect summer getaway for youth all over the state. Not only does 4-H provide a variety of exciting summer camps to foster every passion imaginable, but it […]
by Abigail Kinder
March 15, 2022

VFW Adopts Squadron

MINOT — They serve their country in a very important way – guarding nuclear weapons. Serving them in a very important way is the Minot VFW, having adopted the 219th Security Forces Squadron. “This Air Guard is the only one in the nation, that I’m aware of, guarding nuclear weapons. It’s a pretty unique story,” […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 14, 2022

F-35s, B-52 Arrive at NATO’s Eastern Front as Russia Invades Ukraine

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. on Feb. 24 to include information about the B-52 Bomber Task Force mission. Six F-35s operating from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, ordered to NATO’s eastern front by President Joe Biden Feb. 22, arrived to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions Feb. 24 to reassure Allies […]
by The Dakotan
February 25, 2022

Junior Achievement: Empowering the Youth of Minot

MINOT AFB — When my co-worker asked me if I was interested in a volunteer opportunity at one of the on-base schools, I had no idea what to expect. I had never really worked around children before, but it sounded like a great opportunity to help the community. Fast forward to December of 2021, and […]
by Abigail Kinder
February 25, 2022

Dorm Airmen Receive Love from FBS on Valentine’s Day

MINOT AFB — Local animal rescue For Belle’s Sake (FBS) provided the dorm airmen some Valentine’s Day love in the form of furry faces. They brought several cats and dogs from their Sawyer facility to play, cuddle, and brighten what may have otherwise been a normal day for the young men and women. FBS is […]
by Abigail Kinder
February 15, 2022

Dakota Elementary Students Encouraging Dorm Airmen

MINOT AFB — In everyday conversations at Minot Air Force Base, one often hears about how tough an assignment it is. From subzero temperatures to the feelings of isolation that come with living in a “small” town on the plains of North Dakota, Minot challenges those who come here, especially the single airmen far from […]
by Abigail Kinder
February 12, 2022
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