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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Senior Airman James Tucci, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal, adjusts a helmet for Jeff Werner, a junior at Mandan High School in Bismarck, N.D., while he tries on an EOD bomb disposal suit during a tour here Jan. 17. The suit, state-of-the-art protective body armor, is specifically designed for EOD members while disposing of ballistic material. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Christopher Boitz) 'Padawan' feels power of Air Force

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- A group of Team Minot members roll meatballs Jan. 20, 2006 at Bloms’ Locker and Processing Plant in Minot, N.D., during the meat-cutting for the 41st annual Sportsmen’s Feed, an annual gathering of food (various types of game like duck, pheasant and venison), friendship and football-watching. The 42nd annual Sportsmen’s Feed starts at noon Jan. 21, 2007 at the Jimmy Doolittle Center. Price of a ticket is $30 and, in addition to the purchaser, each ticket sold entitles a selected Airman to free admission. To purchase tickets, contact unit first sergeants or group superintendents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich) Team Minot hosts 42nd Sportsmen's Feed
Team Minot hosts its 42nd annual Sportsmen's Feed at noon Jan. 21 at the Jimmy Doolittle Center. The yearly wild-game dinner is sponsored by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's military affairs committee and and will consist of walleye, venison, pheasant, duck, turkey and more. "North Dakota is truly a sportsman's paradise," said Col. Eldon
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Staff Sgt. Jill Leigh, 5th Bomb Wing Legal Office claims examiner and base tax center volunteer, shows Senior Airman Steven Kaun, 5th Security Forces Squadron, what information can be found on a W-2 Form at the base tax center March 13, 2006. All active-duty service members, retirees, and reservists on active duty for 30 days or more, as well as family members, are eligible for free tax assistance at the base tax center beginning Jan. 22. (U.S.  Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Christopher Boitz) Tax center opening for business
All active-duty service members, retirees, and reservists on active duty for 30 days or more, as well as family members, are eligible for free tax assistance at the base tax center beginning Jan. 22. The base provides trained volunteers to advise, prepare and electronically file all federal and state income tax returns through the Volunteer Income
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Kevin Tims, son of Col. Gregory Tims, 91st Operations Group commander, rolls his ball down the lane during “Kids bowl for Free Day” at Rough Rider Lanes Jan. 16. “Kids bowl for Free Day” is part of the 5th Services Squadron customer appreciation days to thank Minot Air Force Base members for all their support they have provided the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Butler) Kingpin

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The Minot Air Force Base Gospel Ensemble sings “Study War No More” during the Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at the Jimmy Doolittle Center Jan. 11. At one point during the ceremony the crowd rose to their feet and cheered the ensemble on. (photo by Airman 1st Class Sharida Bishop) Team Minot lives the dream
Team Minot celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday during a special-observance luncheon at the Jimmy Doolittle Center Jan. 11. The event began with the Minot Air Force Base Gospel Ensemble singing "Study War no More" with the crowd on their feet joining in the entertainment, setting the tone for the event and grabbing the audience's
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The first KC-135A Stratotanker, dubbed "Miss Minot,"  arrived at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept 23., 1959  (courtesy photo)
Happy birthday Minot AFB
Though the ground-breaking ceremony took place July 12, 1955, and the first unit, the 32d Fighter Group, wasn't activated until Feb. 7, 1957, Jan. 10 holds just as much significance in Minot Air Force Base history. The day marks the 50th anniversary of the base becoming an official entity of the U.S. Air Force. "There are several dates that could
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airman 1st Class Ashley Carothers, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, loads deployment bags onto a pallet inside Dock here before leaving for a deployment Jan. 10. Approximately 120 bags were loaded, totaling up to 5,800 pounds for this deployment. Fifty-six of Minot’s Airmen will be making the journey to a forward deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Boitz) All packed and ready to go

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- A B-52H Stratofortress waits on the flight line before a preflight inspection Jan. 8. The base experienced low visibility, freezing temperatures and gusts of wind up to 50 knots.  (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Christopher Boitz) Flight line life

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Default Air Force Logo 15 Airmen graduate First Term Airman Center
Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated from the First Term Airman Center here Jan. 12. The First Term Airman Center is a two-week transitory seminar designed to aid first-duty-stationed Airmen with their transition from a systematic and regimented environment into a hands-on employment of Airmen's skills, knowledge and training
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airman 1st Class Tim Sinogo, 5th Maintenance Squadron, threads bolts in the metals shop here Jan. 5. The bolts will be used for a munitions holding unit, which attaches to a B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Boitz) Fixing up the place

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