Cancer Clusters Among Misileers? Air Force to Conduct Study that Includes Minot AFB

Last month, the story broke that the Air Force is looking at cases of cancer that may be linked to working in Malmstrom AFB missile silos. Yesterday, the Air Force announced it will conduct an official study by the Air Force School of Aerospace and it will include Minot. Get the full story from the

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Minot Air Force Has Economic Impact of $595 Million in 2022

The importance of Minot Air Force Base to the identity and overall economy of Minot was made clear this week. 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, 2023. The group

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Air Force declares Grand Forks Fufeng project ‘significant threat’

The proposed corn milling project in Grand Forks by Chinese-owned Fufeng Group is dead. The U.S. Air Force has made it clear they view the project as a threat to national security. Senator Hoeven and Senator Cramer issued the following joint statement: “City leaders have asked for clarity from leaders in the federal government regarding

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Minot native, NDSU graduate earns US Army general rank

For recently promoted Brig. Gen. Rebecca B. McElwain, a Minot-area native, it’s her North Dakota roots and sensibilities that helped her reach high places in the U.S. Army. General McElwain one of just 30 female general officers in the Army; she was promoted on January 9th at a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base in

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Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work

The Associated Press has a story tied to military service with Minot Air Force Base implications. Nine service members tied to nuclear missile silo work decades ago in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer. There are indications it maybe related to their service period at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Get the full story from

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How to re-engine a B-52 and make a new bomber fleet

Minot Air Force Base’s B-52 Bombers are part of a fleet that’s been flying missions for over 70 years. It’s a testament to the aircraft’s design and ability, and it’s a role that’s expected to continue for another 30 years, at least. But to extend the life is going to take new engines, and that’s

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