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Minot celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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  • By Senior Airman Caleb S. Kimmell
  • Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin Jensen, 5th Bomb Wing deputy commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. George L. Chapman, 91st Missile Wing deputy commander, sign a proclamation marking the start of Native American Heritage Month at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Nov. 1, 2023. Native American Heritage Month was signed into law in 1990, and the U.S. Air Force has honored this tradition by paying respects to past and present Native American Airmen. Native Americans have participated in U.S. military actions for more than 200 years. In the 20th Century, five Native Americans have received the Medal of Honor.