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Tech. Sgt. (Sep.) Willie Rose stands for a portrait during an interview in Minot, N.D., May 13, 2016. Rose enlisted in the Air Force in 1963 and served at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in the 70s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Band of Brothers Part 1: The Willie Rose Story
“I remember the winter of ’72 being one of the worst,” said Tech. Sgt.(Sep.) Willie Rose. “The snow drifts were as high as the telephone poles.”Rose smiled as he recalled memories of his time spent stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in the 70s. We sat at a kitchen table covered in news clippings and photographs spanning across the
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A defender from the 91st Security Forces Group fires his M4 at the U.S. Army range at Camp Grafton Training Center, N.D., Sept. 7, 2016. Defenders utilized the range to practice engaging targets from 50 to 300 m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Defenders Train at Camp Grafton
A defender from the 91st Security Forces Group fires his M4 at the U.S. Army range at Camp Grafton Training Center, N.D., Sept. 7, 2016. Defenders utilized the range to practice engaging targets from 50 to 300 m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Default Air Force Logo Transformational not transactional
The Team Red White and Blue organization is a group that consists of active duty military members, veterans and community members whose main goal is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activities. Up until March of 2015, Minot did not have an RWB chapter. 1st Lt. Austin Howard,
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Default Air Force Logo Explore the outdoors
If you love the outdoors and are looking to take advantage of everything North Dakota has to offer, or you want to explore for the first time, take a look at Outdoor Recreation at Minot Air Force Base.No plans? No gear? No problem.“We help Airmen get involved and experience North Dakota,” said Toni Sanders, assistant manager at Outdoor Recreation.
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A lifeguard buoy floats in the base pool during the 5th Medical Operation Squadron’s water extraction training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The lifeguard buoys are used to help keep the water rescue board afloat while the patient is being extracted from the water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) In the Deep End
Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron train to enhance water extraction skills at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. The purpose was to practice for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held
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A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., flies over the WE Fest concert stage in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Aug. 5, 2016. Seventeen members of the local Air Force Delayed Entry Program swore in during the music festival . For more than 40 years, the B-52 has been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) B-52 Rocks WE Fest
A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., flies over the WE Fest concert stage in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Aug. 5, 2016. Seventeen members of the local Air Force Delayed Entry Program swore in during the music festival . For more than 40 years, the B-52 has been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the U.S. (U.S. Air
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Asuncion Jr, 5th Bomb Wing NCO in charge of administration, sits in a Bobcat skid steer at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 12, 2016. Asuncion was named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015 when he was a “dirt boy” at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan) Minot Airman named one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Winning any Air Force-level award is a highly sought out accomplishment and shouldn’t be taken lightly by anyone who wins or is nominated at that level, but being named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in the entire Air Force is a rare honor. Tech. Sgt. Michael Asuncion Jr., 5th Bomb Wing NCO in charge of administration, was one of the
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An Airman and his son crawl through the mud during the 2016 Mini Mudder, July 15, 2016 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Approximately 900 Airmen and their families attend the event, which lasted 2 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch) 2016 Mini Mudder
The 5th Force Support Squadron hosted the 2016 Mini Mudder at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 15, 2016. The race consisted of different obstacles that challenged Airmen and their families to crawl, climb, run and slide through mud and water. Approximately 900 Airmen and their families attend the event, which lasted 2 hours. (U.S. Air Force
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Airmen from the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew attach the final inert munition during the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 22, 2016. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and appearance, a loader’s knowledge test, toolbox inspection and the timed bomb load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 5 BW Load Crew of the Quarter
Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 22, 2016. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Bomb Squadron, were timed on their ability to load three inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and
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A motorcycle helmet rests on the side of the road in Minot, N.D., April 9, 2016. During the summer, a great way to enjoy the area is to start up the motorcycle and hit the road. (U.S. Air Force photo/J.T. Armstrong) Motorcycle Safety Inspection
There is one thing that North Dakota doesn’t have a shortage of, and that is long stretches of open roads. During the summer, a great way to enjoy the area is to start up the motorcycle and hit the road.Before you even get out of the garage, it’s important to inspect your ride. Not only are pre-season inspections important, but going through your
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