STAFF BLOG 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
EH? PLUS Honor Flight Northland fundraiser Saturday
The All American Club is providing the spaghetti and the Blue Water Big Band is providing the music for a fundraiser on Saturday afternoon.
The event, which is to raise money for Honor Flight Northla... Posted on 5/3/13 at 1:54 PM
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
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 5:56 PM
President Barack Obama said Thursday the nation's military leaders told him they are "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services. Obama pledged to "leave no stone unturned" in the effort to halt the abuse, which he said undermines the trust the military needs to be effective.
Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns
, May 16, 2013
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.
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 he was not alarmed by their shortcomings.
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.
The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks.
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