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When you hear Junior ROTC, what do you think of? Marching? Military studies? Although its name suggests its military heritage, the reality of these Department of Defense-affiliated high school progr...
1/16/12 at 9:55 AM
Disabled veterans to hunt deer Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton
The annual deer hunt for disabled veterans is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake. Seven veterans have registered for this years hunt, the North Dakota National Guard ...
11/16/11 at 11:22 AM
Something's missing . . .
Yesterday I casually scanned the tv news channels. Didn't see much of anything. Running errands I had the car radio on. Nope. Of course I checked InForum website a number of times for updates. Nye...
11/12/11 at 8:56 AM Soldier on 7/25/11 at 4:06 PM
Please stop asking 12/19/10 at 4:41 PM
FirstLink: White House Reverses Condolence Letter Policy for Families of Service Members Lost to Suicide
The White House reversed its policy of not sending condolence letters for families of service members lost to suicide. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/06/statement-president-change...
7/14/11 at 9:52 AM
They've gone away
I met the young wife of a soldier the other day as she stood by a road trying to catch a last glimpse of her husband as he rode by in a bus. He was leaving on a year-long deployment, and she was waiti...
6/3/11 at 3:04 PM Letters from the past 2/7/11 at 5:32 AM
The Guide to Coming Home 2/4/10 at 11:44 PM
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...
6/2/11 at 3:08 PM Help wanted: A blogger to write about military heroes 5/27/11 at 11:29 AM
More proof of the changing news game... 5/2/11 at 4:55 PM
Defense Secretary Gates to address NDSU spring commencement
Fargo, N.D.February 2 -- North Dakota State University President Dean L. Bresciani announced today that U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will be the guest speaker at NDSUs spring commencement...
2/2/11 at 9:31 AM
Military Wisdom Most Don't Hear
A friend passed the information posted below on to me in hopes I could help enlighten the general public to the military frame of mind...or, shall we say, military attempts at humor. Hmmmm! These are...
11/19/10 at 9:21 AM
Toys for Troops
Buddy Scott Hansen brings his Toys for Troops Comedy Tour to the American Legion in Fisher, Minnesota this Saturday night at 8 pm. Don't miss it....
11/16/10 at 7:48 AM
A Boy Scout Salute to Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Lights Council salute and thank our active and retired military for their service to this great Country. With nearly 24 milli...
11/11/10 at 5:38 PM Scouts Kick Off Popcorn Fund-Raiser! 10/5/10 at 4:50 PM
Celebrate Scouting by Sending Letters 12/11/09 at 8:07 AM
Over the past week or two I've stored up a long list of interesting photo galleries to share, most of which come from the copyright/geek/random stuff site BoingBoing: Hexing Hitler: A Life gallery ...
10/26/10 at 4:32 PM
Can You Survive Basic Training?
Boot Camp. Did you shudder just a little bit as you read those words? Did haunting images -- probably from Hollywood movies -- flash through your mind? Perhaps you pictured drill sergeants bellowing a...
9/20/10 at 8:05 PM
A little Cold War nostalgia
The City Beat was going to blog about my story on the rural health care shortage today; I feel like I didn't do it justice because the issue is so vast and I had limited space. But yesterday was a rea...
6/24/10 at 6:45 AM The case for putting SAC Jr. in Minot 3/29/09 at 1:17 PM
Back to Cold War standards 2/6/09 at 4:12 PM
Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?
To get the debate going, here's part of an analysis published today by Associated Press national security writer Robert Burns: Analysis: Signs point to shift on gays in military WASHINGTON (AP) &mdas...
2/3/10 at 9:00 AM McGovern 'astounded' by Obama's Afghanistan policy 12/14/09 at 4:10 AM
Remembering World War I 12/3/09 at 4:14 AM
Walmart, as a corporation, just lost some business from me
According to Stars and Stripes, Walmart has been gouging online shoppers who send purchases to members of the military overseas. Even though the Department of Defense picks up the tab for the extra di...
12/16/09 at 8:58 AM