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ON-BASE DINING

Burger King

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-6518

Charley’s Grilled Subs

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-4707

Dakota Inn

213 Tanker Trail 701-723-2359

Fly By Inn Kiosk

846 Fighter Road (Bldg. A, near company gym)

Jimmy Doolittle Center

174 Summit Drive 701-723-3731

Kelley’s Place (Rough Rider Bowling Lanes)

140 Peacekeeper Place 701-727-4714

Popeyes

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-5201

Rockers Bar & Grill

292 Peacekeeper Place 701-727-7625

Rough Riders Pizza

202 Peacekeeper Place 701-727-4377

Sakakawea Inn

173 Summit Drive 701-248-7000

Subway

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-4707

Taco Bell

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-4707

EDUCATION

Minot AFB Education Center

156 Missile Ave. 701-723-2772
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/education/index.html
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Minot AFB Education Center, hub of the Force Development Flight, provides one-stop service for everything from a university degree to off-duty education opportunities aimed at sharpening military competence, from distance learning to the Base Library, the Base Training Section, Airman Leadership School, the First Term Airman’s Center, the Professional Development Center and classes in subjects such as the Transition Assistance Program, the Government Purchasing Card and Local Conditions.

The four on-site, accredited universities — Minot State University, Central Michigan University, Park University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — offer programs for associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees to military and dependents and also to civilians, if space is available. All the universities are approved for financial aid. Military and their dependents pay in-state tuition at the on-base schools.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Airman & Family Readiness Center

291 Peacekeeper Place 701-723-3950
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/afrc
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is a one-stop information and referral center and the heart of the Minot AFB family support system, helping Airmen and their families enhance their readiness and quality of life.

Programs include Information & Referral, Personal & Work Life, Personal and Family Readiness, the Key Spouse Program, Transition Assistance including Career Focus, job fairs and workshops on resume writing and polishing interview skills, Relocation Assistance along with Spouse Employment, Family Life Education including Relationship Enhancement, volunteer opportunities (on base and in the community alike), the Air Force Aid Society, Exceptional Family Member programs, Financial Skills Development, Relocation Assistance, Deployment and Reunion, Air Force Wounded Warrior assistance and Casualty Assistance.

The center serves active-duty military members from all services, guard and reserve members, retired military members and Department of Defense civilians and their families. Services are free.

FINDING CHILD CARE

On March 16, 2016, the Department of Defense launched a single internet gateway, MilitaryChildCare.com, at Minot AFB to provide access to military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. Care options include Child Development Centers, School Age Care and Family Child Care or Child Development Homes on a full-day, part-day, before- and after-school or hourly basis, and families create individual profiles to tap into the service. Those at Minot AFB can get more information at www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/mcc or by calling the Child Development Center at 701-723-3750, Family Child Care at 701-723-6662 or Youth Programs at 701-723-2838.

Child Development Center

166 Missile Ave. 701-723-3750
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/cdc
6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Child Development Center offers weekly care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Hourly care by reservation is available on a space-available basis. The center provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language and physical development of youngsters.

Children of active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty and DOD contractors are eligible. The sliding fee scale is based on total family income.

Registration requires a completed DD Form 2606, immunization records, leave and earnings statements and emergency contact information. Due to high demand, there are waiting lists for some age groups.

Family Child Care

202 Peacekeeper Place 701-723-6662
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/fcc
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Family Child Care provides an alternative to the Child Development Center for families that need evening care, weekend care, care for children with special needs, infants and school-age children as well as care during swing and midnight shifts.

Families can also take advantage of several free expanded child care programs, among them Extended Duty Care, Missile Care, Returning Home Care and Supplemental Child Care.

The program offers an opportunity as well for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children.

FCC providers are well-trained. They and their family members undergo thorough background checks and their homes are inspected for fire safety, health, safety and other requirements. Their homes are monitored on a regular basis (at least monthly) by the program staff.

Licensed FCC homes are available on base and the program continuously updates its provider list, which can be obtained at Family Child Care, the Housing Office, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, the Child Development Center and the Youth/Teen Center or by calling 701-723-6662.

Youth/Teen Center

286 Peacekeeper Place 701-723-2838

www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/youthcenter

The Minot AFB Youth/Teen Center, largest in the Air Force, is for youth ages 6 to 18 and offers activities that focus on character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, informal youth sports and fitness and recreation. Membership is $30 per year per child, with one free month for newcomers. The center is affiliated with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 4-H and the National Alliance for Youth Sports. In addition, active Torch and Keystone leadership clubs are active in the community.

The Teen Center offers social activities ranging from music to computers, foosball and video games, and the School-Age Program has before- and after-school care as well as a full-time vacation program for children in kindergarten through age 12.

Hours vary depending on the school year; see the website for up-to-date information including registration deadlines and calendars of events.

Exceptional Family Member Program

22 Peacekeeper Place 701-723-3950
www.5thforcesupport.com/resources/pdf/2009 EFMP Resources.pdf

This mandated program provides special-needs families with information and referral services.

School Liaison Officer

168 Missile Ave. 701-723-1447
www.minot.af.mil/base-units/school-liaison-officer

The school liaison office is the connection between Minot Air Force Base families and private and public schools. The office provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children, including those who are home-schooled, receive every opportunity for quality education.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Northern Tier Federal Credit Union

210 Summit Drive 701-727-6111
www.ntiernd.org
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Drive-up tellers: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

LEGAL SERVICES

Legal Office

Pride Building, 475 Summit Drive,
Suite 211 701-723-3026

www.minot.af.mil/base-units/legal

Power of attorney and notary service: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Walk-in legal assistance: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, or by appointment
Wills and health care directives: By appointment only

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate helps individual military members, dependents and retirees with noncriminal, personal legal matters in addition to its involvement in military justice for courts-martial and nonjudicial punishments in the areas of claims and civil, contract, labor and environmental law.

Those eligible for the free legal services and advice include all active-duty personnel and their dependents, reservists and guardsmen on federal active duty and their dependents, and as possible, retirees, their dependents and their dependent survivors. The office’s licensed attorneys can assist with such matters as wills, powers of attorney, notary service and advice on civil legal matters such as adoption, landlord and tenant issues, taxes and consumer law.

The Air Force legal assistance website, https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil, contains informational handouts, worksheets, and links to common topics of interest, and though it isn’t the same as legal advice, the site is a useful resource to visit before consulting an attorney.

LIBRARY

156 Missile Ave. 701-723-3344
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/library
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

The Minot Air Force Base Library is filled with books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, a computer lab with CAC and AF portal access, professional reference services, study and meeting rooms, language learning materials and resiliency resources, wireless internet, titles from the Chief of Staff Reading List, CLEP and DANTES study material, information for exceptional families and programs from 3D Printing to Star Wars Game Night.

And the bricks-and-mortar library is just one portal: A library card can be used to tap into online resources such as e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines, academic journal databases, auto repair references, databases for children and much more.

RECREATION

For information about the recreational programs at Minot Air Force Base, visit the 5th Force Support Squadron online at www.5thforcesupport.com.

Arts & Crafts Center

583 Tanker Trail 701-723-3640
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/arts
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Unleash your inner creator with the Arts & Crafts Center’s classes, tools and new friends. Sign up for a Wine & Paint Class; use the Custom Framing Center; personalize a gift, plaque or award with the custom engraving service; or embroider a design or name with Custom Embroidery. Magic Touch can apply screen printing to almost any surface, including fabrics, glass, metal and leather, and the Country Crafts and More Consignment Store is a venue to sell your wares, be they stained glass panels or baby booties.

Auto Hobby

583 Tanker Trail 701-723-2127
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/autohobby
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Auto Hobby is the natural home for the do-it-yourself auto mechanic, given its three rental frame lift, two drive-on lifts, five flat stalls, a welding room and a tire room with a new tire machine for mounting and balancing, a 25-ton hydraulic press, a solvent tank for making parts sparkle, three car wash bays, a pair of outdoor vehicle vacuums, a spring compressor for struts, and expert staff who can offer advice and assistance.

Try the Rent-Our-Mechanic program, or learn what’s going on with your vehicle’s innards yourself by taking a Basic Car Care Class. You can also learn to put its pieces back together through welding instruction.

McAdoo Fitness and Sports Center

220 Tanker Trail 701-723-2145
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/fitness
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, down days and federal holidays
Open 24/7 for eligible members

The McAdoo Fitness and Sports Center’s cardio room has ellipticals, cross trainers, waves, steppers and traditional cycles. There are 32 weight machines, a free weight room, a family workout room where parents can work out while keeping an eye on their toddlers, three racquetball courts, three full-court basketball courts, free group fitness classes, self-paced incentive programs with prizes, and intramural and extramural sports, among them basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball, bowling and darts.

Multiple fitness programs include Cycle Across America, the Dragon Weightlifting Challenge and Only the Best Run North and regular events range from Warbird tactical fitness to power yoga.

Personal trainers are available.

Outdoor Recreation

146 Missile Ave. 701-723-3648
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/outdoor
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Wednesday and Sunday

Outdoor recreation has equipment rentals, outdoor adventure programs, family camping, RV storage, the Loan Closet of household items for Airmen who PCS in and out of Minot, and the “lemon lot” resale area. Services are available to military ID cardholders.

Equipment rental, one of the most popular programs, can supply everything from lawn and garden items to camping and boating equipment as well as sports gear and tools — even sumo suits.

Outdoor adventures get airmen off base and exploring the area, including in winter, from skiing and ice skating to ice fishing. Activities change with the seasons, so call Outdoor Recreation for more information.

There’s an indoor year-round lap pool at the Fitness Center, 456 Tanker Trail (701-723-3648), and a large seasonal outdoor pool with a baby pool and water slide at 280 Missile Ave. (701-723-3648).

In April, garden plots are available for $20 for the season.

The paintball field shuts down when snow flies but reopens when the weather moderates.

Rough Rider Golf Course & Pro Shop

1176 Golf Drive 701-723-3164
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/roughridergolf
5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

The Rough Rider Golf Course is a challenging seasonal nine-hole course that has seen multiple improvements since it opened in the 1970s. It is open to the public and can be reached directly off U.S. Highway 83. The course also has a driving range, putting green, chipping green, picnic area, pro shop and the Rough Rider Golf Course Club House with a lounge and snack bar.

Rough Rider Lanes

140 Peacekeeper Place 701-727-4715
www.5thforcesupport.com/activities/roughriderlanes
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Strike up some family fun at the 22-lane bowling center where bowling leagues, the Lights & Strikes cosmic bowling program, a Pro Shop, professional instruction and Kelley’s Place snack bar and cafe are available. Scoring is automatic, and bumper bowling on all 22 lanes can get even 3- to 6-year-olds involved.

SATO Travel

527 Bomber Blvd. 800-697-7286
www.satovacations.com

SATO Travel, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has specialized in transporting U.S. military and government clients for more than six decades. Its SatoVacations team can arrange tours, cruises, tickets to attractions and air, car, railroad and hotel accommodations as well.

SHOPPING

Minot AFB Commissary

360 Missile Ave. 701-723-4559
www.commissaries.com
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
Deli hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Minot AFB Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.

Minot AFB Exchange

www.shopmyexchange.com

The Minot Air Force Base Exchange has a number of retail outlets, a fast-food food court, a mini-mall, computer repair shop and barber and beauty shops as well as a best price guarantee to match the price on any advertised item within the local community.

Main Exchange

362 Missile Ave. 701-727-4717
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Military Clothing Store 701-723-3341

Concessions

Barbershop 701-727-4868
Beauty Shop 701-727-5545
Floral Shop 701-727-4404
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 701-727-9020
GameStop 701-727-0175
GNC 701-727-0745
Movie Theater 701-723-3802

Express/Class Six/Tire Plus
362 Missile Ave.

Express/Class Six 701-727-4973
Tire Plus 701-727-4141

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