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Airman 1st Class Alexander Shaikh, 5th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection journeyman, shines a black light during a fluorescent penetrant inspection at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 18, 2016. The black light aids Shaikh in locating cracks and imperfections on parts of the B-52H Stratofortress and aircraft support equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Non-Destructive Inspection: Seeing Through the B-52

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Lt. Col. Jeremy Holmes, 69th Bomb Squadron commander, peers out a window of the B-52H Stratofortress Ghost Rider at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016. In 2008, Ghost Rider was sent to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, aka Boneyard, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and has spent the last year at both Barksdale AFB, La. and Tinker AFB, Okla., undergoing equipment transfers of usable equipment and undergoing inspections and corrective maintenance actions to ensure its airworthiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again
He said it was something he never thought he’d see again. The B-52H Stratofortress screamed across the blue North Dakota sky above Minot Air Force Base before coming in to land.“I saw it at the boneyard and figured that’s the end of that era,” said Robert Crane, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight chief. “She’s never going to
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Default Air Force Logo The face of the Air Force
 The Honor Guard at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, is one of the many base Honor Guards in the United States.Tech. Sgt. Joshua Hull, NCO in charge of the Minot AFB Honor Guard, has been here since 2011, but started working with the Honor Guard in 2006 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.He said he fell in love with the program because of the
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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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