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8 AF Command Team Visits Minot AFB

MINOT AFB — Major General Andrew Gebara, Eighth Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve Cenov, 8 AF command chief and J-GSOC senior enlisted leader, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 10-12. As the only installation that supports two legs of the nuclear triad, the 5th Bomb Wing […]
by The Dakotan
March 18, 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

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

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

MAFB Curling League Ramping Up  

First night is January 4  Curling is one of those sports that creates conversation. Mention curling to those who have not participated, and you will often hear remarks like, “I really don’t understand curling,” or “it doesn’t make a lot of sense.” Those who have picked up the broom and slid the curling rock down the ice toward a target some […]
by Rod Wilson
January 1, 2022

AFGSC selects Warbird Airman for prestigious SLECP-A

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE — On December 30, 2021, an enlisted Warbird Airmen from the 5th Communications Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota was chosen for a prestigious opportunity to join the ranks of the Air Force’s commissioned officers. Staff Sergeant Theodore Banta, a 5th CS NCO in charge of the Mission Defense […]
by The Dakotan
December 30, 2021

Chairman Changeover on Minot Military Affairs Committee 

MINOT—The Minot Chamber/EDC Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will have a new chairman at the beginning of the new year.   Randy Hauck has chaired the MAC since 2016, but it recently came out that he will be assuming the position of Chairman of the Minot Chamber/EDC in 2022. Hauck explained, “I just didn’t think it was the best idea to […]
by Rod Wilson
December 30, 2021

Secretary of the Air Force Meets with Task Force 21

North Dakota’s role in U.S. nuclear capabilities at the forefront   MINOT—Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall met today with North Dakota’s senate delegation and members of Task Force 21 (TF-21) after personally reviewing the missions and operations at Minot Air Force Base.  U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, stated in his press release about the discussions, “The servicemembers stationed at the Minot Air Force Base play a […]
by Greg Demme
December 23, 2021

B-52 Placed at Magic City Discovery Center

MINOT—A crane lifted an iconic B-52 to the top of the Magic City Discovery Center’s Magic Climber on Friday, Dec. 17. This will be one of twelve exhibit galleries in the center. Construction on the 28,000-square foot building is progressing, and contractors will work to fully enclose the building now that the B-52 is in […]
by The Dakotan
December 17, 2021

Gate Greet Reminds MAFB Personnel Not To Drink & Drive

Got Halloween party plans? If you plan on consuming alcoholic beverages, then your plan should include a designated driver. Volunteers from the Minot AFB chapter of AADD (Airmen Against Drunk Driving) were at the front gates of the base this morning at 6 a.m. with signs and candy to remind drivers passing through the gates […]
by Rod Wilson
October 29, 2021

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