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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
0 10/26
2016
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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2016
Three B-52H Stratofortresses taxi down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot, play an integral role in nation's strategic deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Prairie Vigilance 16: Anytime, Anywhere
The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Prairie Vigilance 16-1 Sept. 11-16, an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.“Prairie Vigilance 16-1 is an operational readiness exercise that validates the 5th Bomb Wing's capability to execute our
1 9/19
2016
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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2016
An Airman from the 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron fires an M4 at the Camp Grafton Training Center in Devils Lake, N.D., Sept. 7, 2016. During a three-day training event, Airmen completed a leadership reaction course, Humvee rollover training, virtual firing, live firing and a convoy course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) 91SFG tests combat capabilities
Throughout the month of August, various units within the 91st Security Forces Group completed combat capability assurance training at the Camp Grafton Training Center in Devils Lake, North Dakota. This training event was held to implement CCAT strategies to ensure a force capable of tactically deterring, denying and retaining government control of
0 9/09
2016
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)
0 9/09
2016
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 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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Senior Airman Amanda Scanlan, 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance, stands atop the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., August 2, 2016. Airmen from the 5th MXS work around the clock to provide B-52 firepower on demand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Maintaining Firepower on Demand
Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron repair cracked spoilers atop the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress in Dock 2 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., August 2, 2016. Current engineering analyses show the B-52’s life span is projected to extend beyond the year 2040 with the help of skilled Airmen who keep them flying. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st
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Dale Waites, U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist, poses with an American kestrel on the airfield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 15, 2016. The American kestrel is the most common falcon in North America and can cause damage to the engines of incoming and outgoing B-52H Stratofortresses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) The Falcon Hunter
Sporting a navy blue polo and ball cap, both ornamented with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wildlife services logos, he scans the horizon.Dale Waites, USDA wildlife biologist, grabs his binoculars to get a better look across the airfield at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. As soon as he spots what he’s been looking for, he sets down the
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