NIE ROCKS Armed Forces Day 2013
May 18 is Armed Forces Day. What is it and how did it originate?
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members fo... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:21 AM
THE NEW FORTY Freedom is not free.
USA Today's website has a powerful story and video aboutUSMC Cpl. Ronny "Tony" Porta that I think should be mandatory reading and viewing for every American who wants to maintain citizenship in this c... Posted on 4/29/13 at 8:58 PM
KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS Take Time to Thank Those Who Serve
For the first time in a long time, I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Wisconsin. The North Dakota State University mens basketball team was playing in Green Bay that weekend, so an ass... Posted on 12/15/12 at 12:32 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Military blogs: an update
An update now on the post I wrote just before Memorial Day. I threw out a question, "Wouldn't it be great for someone to write a blog to honor our fallen soldiers?"
I heard a resounding "YES" from so... Posted on 6/2/11 at 3:08 PM
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE -- Grand Forks Air Force Base already has absorbed some $800,000 in financial cuts as a result of the federal budget sequester that began last month. But they might be difficult to notice.
MINOT — Air Force officials and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven say the intercontinental ballistic missile for a planned test launch that was scrapped last month because of mounting tensions with North Korea was to have come from the Minot Air Force Base missile field.
WASHINGTON — The general who commands the nation's nuclear forces said Thursday he has ordered further review of failings discovered among Air Force officers who operate nuclear missiles. But he told Congress Thursday he was not alarmed by their shortcomings.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Air Force decision on its plan to more than triple the airspace that can be used in training exercises for Dakotas-based B-1 and B-52 bombers is expected in March, Air Force chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded more information Wednesday after the Air Force disciplined 17 launch officers at a nuclear missile base in North Dakota over what a commander called “rot” in the force. The Air Force struggled to explain, acknowledging concern about an “attitude problem” but telling Congress the weapons were secure.
GRAND FORKS — Army 2nd Lt. Dean Engel and his platoon sergeant stood over the headless body of a Chinese soldier on a raised piece of Korean countryside named for its physical resemblance to a pork chop.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — The prospect of a North Korean missile test is “considerably high,” South Korea's foreign minister told lawmakers Wednesday as Pyongyang calmly prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.
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