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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...
5/15/13 at 10:21 AM What is Armed Forces Day? 5/14/12 at 11:46 AM
Armed Forces Day 2011 5/16/11 at 10:37 AM
UND Army ROTC secures elite Top 10 finish prestigious military event
The team of Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the University of North Dakota finished sixth overall at this years prestigious Sandhurst Military Skills Competition (SANCOM) held recent...
5/15/13 at 8:54 AM UND again named to ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list 10/16/12 at 10:10 AM
UND to host U.S Army War College discussion on national security March 19 3/6/12 at 2:59 PM
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...
4/29/13 at 8:58 PM Courage defined. 4/8/13 at 5:38 PM
Breach of contract? 3/20/13 at 10:48 PM
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...
4/22/13 at 5:56 PM Prettner Solon completes peaceful sky dive for the military 9/25/12 at 10:25 PM
Lieutenant governor ready to jump for troops 9/20/12 at 9:59 AM
Orthodox Chaplains and Prayers
As many, if not all of the readers of our parish blog already know, I have been commissioned as a chaplain in the Air National Guard. I include a picture of that here: My date is easy to remember: ...
4/4/13 at 9:08 PM
Military, Families, Veterans, Remembered by Millions During Holiday Mail For Heroes Program
The American public remembered members of the U.S. military, their families and veterans by sending in more than 1.2 million cards during the sixth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program, a joint init...
2/4/13 at 10:14 AM Red Cross Wishes 2nd SFS Group Well At Send-Off Ceremony 1/23/13 at 10:18 AM
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...
12/15/12 at 12:32 PM
Oslo, Minn., site of Sandy Puttbrese benefit today
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, a benefit at the Oslo (Minn.) Community Center will provide a spaghetti feed, bake sale and silent auction, all toward helping Oslo American legion Auxiliary member and G...
11/18/12 at 11:01 AM
Theatre with a Purpose
One thing that I think Theatre B does really well is produce theatre that will always leave you thinking. At the end of nearly every show, you'll be questioning, wondering. It is theatre with a purpos...
11/7/12 at 10:56 PM
Chamber Announces Honor Star Program
TodayThe Chamberannounced a new initiative to promote a military friendly community. The Honor Star program is a way for business organizations and individuals to say thank you to military men and wom...
11/1/12 at 11:10 AM The State of Our Military 7/20/12 at 12:48 PM
Future education center in D.C. will honor N.D. veterans
Editors Note: This story is part of an occasional series about the nations commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama recently proclaimed May 28, 2012, through No...
7/21/12 at 5:40 AM Readers share Vietnam War memories 7/4/12 at 6:00 AM
Sneak peak: The impact of 9/11 10 years later 9/8/11 at 9:21 AM
Military experience gives veteran push to overcome struggles
Hes jumped out of more than 530 airplanes and hauled a 150-pound rucksack on his back for 20 years. Now, its tough for Steve Bauman, 45, to get out of bed in the morning. But, he does much more than t...
4/5/12 at 5:44 AM Alumnus publishes book on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ experience 10/6/11 at 5:44 AM
Pressure must be maintained for equality 10/5/11 at 11:47 PM
Remembering Our Troops during Tax Season
As tax season approaches, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of some unique benefits that are available to the brave men and women serving in our Armed Services. Heroes Earned Retirement Oppor...
4/4/12 at 3:32 PM
Fit to Fight
I just got done watching an installment on a television morning show. The title of the piece was Unfit to Fight. It told how a high percentage of America's population does not fit into the mil...
3/11/12 at 6:59 AM Coming Home 7/21/11 at 12:26 PM
Aerospace and beyond
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