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Senior Airman Bailey Lake, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance student, takes apart an M249 light machine gun at the CATM site on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 1, 2017. To qualify on a firearm at CATM, every student must be able to break down and rebuild the firearm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) CATM trains Team Minot
5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance instructors teach CATM students on the proper use of an M249 light machine gun at the CATM site on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 1, 2017. CATM instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on the proper use of firearms. To qualify on a firearm at CATM, every
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The Magic City Gate leads into Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 19, 2017. The statement ‘Only the Best Come North’ represents the responsibility placed on all Airmen who enter Minot AFB on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) ‘Only the Best Come North’
The Magic City Gate leads into Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 19, 2017. The statement ‘Only the Best Come North’ represents the responsibility placed on all Airmen who enter Minot AFB on a daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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Airmen with the 5th Bomb Wing command post complete daily operations at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 15, 2016. Command post is responsible for relaying critical information to wing leadership to wing leadership to help ensure both 91st Missile Wing and 5th BW respond properly at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) The big voice: command's eyes, ears
Airmen with the 5th Bomb Wing command post are responsible for relaying critical information to wing leadership to help ensure both 91st Missile Wing and 5th BW respond properly at a moment’s notice. Controllers provide local data, such as, weather notifications and immediate response actions to ensure Team Minot understands their role during
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Senior Airman Tyler Serr, an installation entry controller assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron, hands back an ID at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 30, 2016. Gate sentries vigilantly watch for offenses from minor vehicle infractions to personnel who may have outstanding warrants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) 5 SFS entry controllers
Entry controllers check to verify a person’s access to a military installation through the Defense Biometrics Identification System at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 30, 2016. Security forces members conduct random vehicle inspections and truck checks through the day and night in search of infractions. Due to implementation of the READ ID Act,
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Airman 1st Class Jacob Lang, an electrical power production apprentice assigned to the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, checks over a generator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 12, 2016. Generators are the backup power source for mission essential buldings on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Pros behind Team Minot's power
Electrical power production apprentices from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a pre-operation inspection on a generator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 12, 2016. Generators around base are inspected and run monthly to ensure they are working properly.The inspection includes checking the diesel fuel, coolant and oil levels. (U.S. Air
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Approximately 300 Airmen return from a deployment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 29, 2016. The Airmen, who were supporting the continuous bomber presence at Andersen AFB, Guam, were greeted by coworkers, friends and family. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) 5BW Airmen return from deployment
Approximately 300 Airmen return from a deployment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 29, 2016. The Airmen, who were supporting the continuous bomber presence at Andersen AFB, Guam, were greeted by coworkers, friends and family. (U.S. Air Force Photos/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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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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Capt. Alex Kroll and Mr. Robert Seekings, 5th Operations Support Squadron Weapons System Trainer Mission Planning Cell team members, accept the 5th Bomb Wing “Own It Award” at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 12, 2016. Kroll and Seekings were awarded for recognizing a critical MPC gap in Secret Internet Protocol Router Network capability and creating a stand-alone MPC function. Kroll and Seekings coordinated with the 5th Communications Squadron and the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron to provide over $20,000 of foundational infrastructure to create this function. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Own It Award for 5th OSS
Capt. Alex Kroll and Mr. Robert Seekings, 5th Operations Support Squadron Weapons System Trainer Mission Planning Cell team members, accept the 5th Bomb Wing “Own It Award” at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 12, 2016. Kroll and Seekings were awarded for recognizing a critical MPC gap in Secret Internet Protocol Router Network capability and
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Chief Master Sgt. Geoff Weimer thanks his family for their support at his retirement ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 24, 2016. Weimer served as the command chief of the 5th Bomb Wing for the last two years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman) Weimer retires after 29 years
Chief Master Sgt. Geoff Weimer retired from active duty June 24, 2016 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., after 29 years of service. Weimer served as the command chief of the 5th Bomb Wing for the last two years alongside Col. Jason Armogast, the presiding officer of the ceremony. Weimer completed his “fini-flight” at Minot AFB, June 23, 2016. It is Air
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