Military

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

GoFundMe seeks to gather justice for airman killed at Grand Forks Air Force Base

There will be a vigil for Natasha in Grand Forks on Wednesday.

  GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A GoFundMe is set up to seek to create positive change for women’s safety in the military after a shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base last month. The account has a $100,000 goal and is aimed to gather what it calls “Justice for Airman First Class Natasha Aposhian.” The GoFundMe calls the campaign “a monumental journey”…

Two dead following shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Two people have died following a shooting at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday. The base emergency services responded to the shooting at approximately 4:30 a.m. and say two 319th Reconnaissance Wing active duty military members were killed. The names and units of the victims are being withheld until next-of-kin can be notified. Base emergency services…

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

Collin Peterson Appoints Moorhead High School Senior to West Point

Kai is a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Moorhead High School senior has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Congressman Collin Peterson nominated Kai Holm after he completed a lengthy application followed by an interview. Peterson announced the news to Holm and his parents in a phone call. Peterson said, ““I want to congratulate Kai and his family on this…

City of Moorhead Needs Active Military Honorees for Banner Program

Each banner costs $100 and features the name, branch and photo of the serviceperson.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead needs more honorees to continue the Military Banner Recognition Program. The program was established to honor current military personnel who reside or who have immediate family members living in Clay county. The banners are displayed on street lights on Main Avenue between Veterans Memorial Bridge and 11 Street South. Each banner costs $100 and features…

Military Wants More Rules for Turbines Near Nuclear Missiles

The military says it's an "issue of concern'' in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. The military says it’s an “issue of concern” in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Department of Defense and Air Force officials met Tuesday with…

F-M Kurds Respond to Nightmare Situation in Syria

The Kurdish–Turkish Conflict continues to escalate in Northern Syria after U.S. Troops begin their withdrawal from the region.

“I’m waking up with nightmares, what’s happening to people, because we are seeing what’s happening to people. We are seeing kids turned to pieces. It’s a huge pain.” said Dr. Azad Berwari, a Kurdish Activist living here in the F-M area. American Kurds are getting cell phone calls at 3 AM and news alerts about friends and family injured in…

Joes for G.I.s Event Raises Money for Military Members

This is the first time U.S. Bank has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce

FARGO, N.D. — Joes For G.I.s is the event to be at if you want a five dollar sloppy Joe lunch and support area military causes. U.S. Bank and the Chamber teamed up to honor the men and women fighting for our freedom. Proceeds go towards the Chamber’s Honor Star program and other causes that help military members and their…