Community Leaders Advocate for Military Support Dollars At Legislature

Leaders from North Dakota communities with a military presence are lobbying the legislature for state support. Minot, Grand Forks, and Fargo are all in the game, with the hopes of delivering $1.9 million in state funding to the communities. Each would receive $400,000, with Minot set to receive an additional $500,000 due to the upcoming

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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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MAFB Participates in Historic Agreement Signing over Sentinal Program

The Minuteman III missile silos around Minot and at other Air Force installations are overdue for an upgrade; getting that project underway requires the cooperation and support of many partners and Native American nations. Developing a construction program that’s inclusive of all the partners has been a big undertaking, and the end of that work

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Air Force continues to make big investments at Minot base

From operational improvements to quality of life investments for active duty personnel and their families, The federal government continues to make big investments into Minot Air Force Base. Eloise Ogden with Minot Daily News has the full story on the long list of what’s new at the base. Correction: Eloise Ogden has been updated as

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Grand Forks base committee talks Global Hawk, D.C. trip

The work to inform and secure stronger missions for North Dakota’s Air Force bases is never-ending. And in Grand Forks, that work has led to the possible redesignation of the Grand Forks base’s mission to provide a larger role in the operation of various Global Hawks in service for the Air Force. Emily Allen with

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Orders to Minot?

At the main gate of Minot Air Force Base the sign reads, “Only the Best Come North.” For those unaccustomed to North Dakota and the challenges and rewards life here presents — the saying seems foreign. But after time, one military spouse found some perspective on being stationed in Minot. Check out this article from

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Minot AFB Funding Included in Latest National Defense Appropriation

The following news release regarding national defense spending relevant to North Dakota and Minot was issued by Congressman Cramer. — Official News Release, Congressman Cramer Congressman Kevin Cramer announced sweeping improvements at the Minot Air Force Base funded in H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act of 2019. Cramer joined a majority of

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MAFB: Contractors Begin Preparations for ICBM Upgrades

Three defense department contractors, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, and Northrop Grumman, are in competition for a massive federal defense department contract that will upgrade the nation’s three ICBM missile wings — one of which is operated by Minot Air Force Base. That competition brought Lockheed-Martin executives to Minot this week. Eloise Ogden has the story with The

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MAFB Upgrades in Obama’s Federal Budget

President Obama’s 2017 Federal budget includes earmarks for several upgrades at Minot Air Force Base. Eloise Ogden writing for The Minot Daily News has the story, but it requires entrance through a Google search page.

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Air Force Has $600 Million Impact on Local Economy

The economic impact Minot Air Force Base delivers to Minot can be calculated, but it’s importance to the community can’t be overstated. And one of the annual tasks the Air Force takes on is estimating their annual contribution to the local economy. It’s a significant number, close to $600 million. The news release on the

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Grand Forks Air Force Base Well Positioned for UAV Mission

It wasn’t that many years ago that the future of the Grand Forks Air Force Base was in question, but with the rise of the unmanned aerial system industry (UAS, UAV), the base is now positioned better than ever. And the industry is driving new education opportunities as well private sector investment in the community.

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Teddy Roosevelt Impersonator Recieves Bully Stick

Photo: Joe Weigand, a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator, relishes his bully stick with Col. Jason Armagost (right), 5th Bomb Wing commander, and Col. Michael Lutton (left), 91st Missile Wing commander, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 15, 2015. Weigand performed before the Lt. Dan Band where he talked about the heritage and history of North

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Minot conducts ICBM test launch on 45 year Minuteman III anniversary

45-years ago and a week, Minot Air Force Base put the nation’s first Minuteman III missiles on alert. A training exercise to launch a missile recently took place to enhance training and mark the anniversary. Read the coverage below. By Capt Christopher Mesnard, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs It was 45 years to

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Herschel Walker Shares Words of Resiliency at MAFB

Former Minnesota Vikings Running Back Herschel Walker was at Minot Air Force Base last week sharing his story. Herschel Walker talks to members from the 91st Security Forces Group about resiliency during his visit to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 19, 2015. Walker shared stories about his battle with aggression, childhood bullies and his

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Minot AFB Pilot Beats All Odds

What would you do if you cut off your hand? If you’re this local air force pilot, the answer is keep your head and call for help. And with a little luck and hard work, she’s found herself back in the pilot’s seat of one our local B-52s. Catch her story in this video produced by

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The wonders of a B-52

By Senior Airman Malia Jenkins For more than 50 years the B-52H Stratofortress has served as the backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force. The B-52 is capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory, including gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions

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