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UH-1N Iroquois line the 54th Helicopter Squadron maintenance hangar at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet is critical, in order to provide support to 91st Missile Wing Airmen and assets in the missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 54th HS maintenance keep the Iroquois airborne
Kim Smith, 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois mechanic, rewires an attitude director indicator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. The ADI, aka gyro horizon, is an instrument that states the orientation of the helicopter to the horizon. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet is critical, in order to provide support to 91st
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Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong, 5th Bomb Wing photojournalist, shovels snow at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 12, 2017. When going outside for even a short period of time, it’s important to remember that if not properly prepared, North Dakota’s cold temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Braving the North Dakota winter
Winter can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors by going skiing and snowboarding, ice fishing or even building a snowman. If you plan on going outside for even a short period of time, it’s important to remember that if not properly prepared, North Dakota’s cold temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous.According to Rod Krause, 5th Bomb Wing
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Airman 1st Class Samantha Coleman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance electronic countermeasures specialist, de-ices a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 11, 2017. A mixture of heated fluid and hot water is sprayed on the bombers prior to launching in cold weather conditions. 5th AMXS Airmen work in all weather conditions to provide B-52 global strike capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) De-Icing the Warbirds
Airman 1st Class Samantha Coleman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance electronic countermeasures specialist, de-ices a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 11, 2017. A mixture of heated fluid and hot water is sprayed on the bombers prior to launching in cold weather conditions. 5th AMXS Airmen work in all weather conditions to provide
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Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos, director of Security Forces, speaks to defenders during an all-call at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 20, 2016. Tullos ended her three-day visit with an all-call to update defenders on changes to their career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Top Cop visits Team Minot defenders
Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos, director of Security Forces, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 18-20, 2016. Her trip included meeting with leadership from both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, touring facilities, visiting units and addressing Team Minot defenders in an all-call. This was Tullos’ first trip to Minot AFB as the director.
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(From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Eighth AF leadership visits Minot AFB
(From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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The ceremonial light switch stands in front of glowing trees at the annual tree lighting ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 1, 2016. The ceremony concluded with a visit from Santa Claus who arrived via a 5th Civil Engineer Squadron fire truck. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Minot AFB hosts annual tree lighting ceremony
Col. Matthew Brooks, 5th Bomb Wing commander, and Col. Kelvin Townsend, 91st Missile Wing vice commander, flipped the switch during the annual tree lighting ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 1, 2016. Airmen and their families attended the event to help usher in the holiday season. The ceremony concluded with a visit from Santa Claus who
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An Airman from the 5th Operations Support Squadron weather flight attaches data instruments to tactical meteorological equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 8, 2016. The weather flight supports Team Minot with weather condition updates for flight operations, weapons movements and ground operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Catching the sun: 5th OSS Weather
Airmen from the 5th Operations Support Squadron weather operations flight set up tactical meteorological equipment on the airfield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 8, 2016. The weather flight supports Team Minot with weather condition updates for flight operations, ground operations and weapons movements. The equipment is a transportable system
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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to B-52H Stratofortress pilots at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016. During Dunford’s tour, he was briefed on the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing’s capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Minot
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016. During the visit, Dunford toured various 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing's facilities to learn about their mission and capabilities.
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Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, stands between two rows of inert BDU-50 bombs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016.  DeSpain was recognized by his squadron leadership with the 5 MUNS Own It Award, for consistent hard work and leadership capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower
Respectful. Leader. Hard-worker. These are some of the words 5th Munitions Squadron leaders use to describe Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th MUNS conventional maintenance crew member.“He’s the kind of Airman you want working for you,” said Staff Sgt. Sahtara Wehe, 5th Munitions Squadron productions superintendent. “He’s a self-motivated worker,
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Default Air Force Logo Eye in the Sky: Special Missions Aviators
When a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota leaves the ground, it takes more than just a pilot and copilot to keep the aircrew and aircraft safe.Special missions aviators are essential to accomplishing this mission. Before the aircraft leaves the ground, they thoroughly run through their
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