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The 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron tactical response force members enter a facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 14, 2015. Missile Security Forces modify field deployment, increasing lethality and readiness
Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups on Oct. 6, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.   "We're delivering a combat deployment mindset by applying 15 years' worth of best
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2017
Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit 5th MDOS: Fighting the flu
The 5th Medical Operations Squadron immunization clinic administered the influenza flu vaccine for Security Forces first responders and high risk Team Minot members at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2017. More than 1,000 Security Forces received their annual flu vaccinations. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)
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Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, speaks during an interview at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 29, 2017. Cotton spoke with 91st Missile Wing Airmen and toured several facilities during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) An integrated force
The man stopped in the narrow hallway, his eyes turning to rows of glossy portraits hanging symmetrically on the wall. “He was my first wing commander,” the man said.  It was 1986 when a young, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Cotton first laid eyes on the main gate at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; with the words, “only the best come north,”
0 10/03
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Boosting the brain
As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.First used on June 23, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy
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Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the U.S. Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.”Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his
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2017
Deterrence from the ground up Deterrence from the ground up
The 791st Maintenance Squadron Mechanical and Pneudraulics Section inspects a crane at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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2017
Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit POW/MIA: Remember the lost
Team Minot members ran over 112 miles during the 24-hour run ensuring the POW/MIA flag never stopped moving. The members also read the names of about 4,000 of our POW/MIA brethren during the run at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on Sept. 13-14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)
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2017
Something to believe in Something to believe in
Capt. Jason D. Raines, 5th Bomb Wing chaplain, is one of six chaplains on base. A chaplain’s duty is to enable the constitutional right of the free exercise of religion and to provide spiritual care to Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
0 9/19
2017
Secretary of the Defense Jim Mattis           speaks with Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 13, 2017. During his visit, Mattis toured 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing units and spoke with Airmen emphasizing the importance of the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) SECDEF visits Minot AFB

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2017
Her father’s footsteps Her father’s footsteps
It all started with a trash can. She was young, maybe six or seven, and realized her parents had never purchased a trash can. Every week, without fail, she watched as someone came and collected the trash from the can they were provided in base housing. When she visited her grandparents, it dawned on her trash pick-up was a service most had to pay
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2017
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