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The sun peaks over the horizon to reveal the icy minefield known as the flight line. Airmen are bundled from head to toe in thermal underwear, thick coveralls, gloves and multiple headgear, but these comforting layers don’t keep them from getting the job done.
0 12/13
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 31, 2017. During his visit, Boling toured the Air Traffic Control tower, the alert facility and the B-52H Stratofortress parking areas. Eighth AF command chief visits Minot
Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 31, 2017. During his visit, Boling toured the Air Traffic Control tower, the alert facility and the B-52H Stratofortress parking areas.
0 11/03
2017
5th MDG hosts open house 5th MDG hosts open house
The 5th Medical Group hosted the 3rd Annual Partners in Health Open House at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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2017
Rein Haas, 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron test engineer, directs a horn antenna during Combat Shield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 12, 2017. The antenna is used for transmitting radio frequencies that are received and analyzed by the electronic warfare officer inside an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) 5 BW participates in Combat Shield
Airmen and aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in Air Force Global Strike Command’s Combat Shield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 11-14, 2017. Combat Shield is an evaluation for assessing the electronic warfare readiness of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
0 7/17
2017
Senior Airman Joshua Suter, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, explains a B-52H Stratofortress’s landing gear during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. The 5th AMXS Airmen taught Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls about the aircraft’s mission and features. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) 3… 2… 1… STEM GIRLS!
Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls toured Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
0 5/10
2017
A B-52H Stratofortress sits outside of the Gantzer Maintenance Facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., April 21, 2017. Previously Dock 8, the hangar was renamed in honor of Chief Master Sgt. Fredrick Gantzer, an Airman who served for 31 years with over a decade at Minot AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) Dock 8 renamed to Gantzer Maintenance Facility
Minot Air Force Base leadership, including congressional and civic leaders, celebrated the renaming of Dock 8, a B-52H Stratofortress phase maintenance double-dock, to the Gantzer Maintenance Facility during a dedication ceremony at Minot AFB, April 21, 2017.
0 4/21
2017
(From left) Senior Airman Allan Jungst and Staff Sgt. Alex Yount, 5th Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, rotate an upper wrap cowling at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 20, 2017. During a phase inspection for 18 consecutive days, these maintainers wash, lubricate, inspect and fix all identified discrepancies on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) Phase dock maintenance 101
The 5th Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance specialists, also known as “crew chiefs”, coordinate and perform maintenance to ensure all aircraft components are functioning properly. These maintainers guarantee Minot Air Force Base B-52H Stratofortresses are ready to fly at a moment’s notice.
0 3/29
2017
The B-52H Stratofortress weapons system trainer prepares aircrew members for flight at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 8, 2017. The WST is a training device that simulates flight to help aircrews learn the proper techniques and handling of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) B-52 training keeps our crews prepared
The B-52H Stratofortress weapons system trainer prepares aircrew members for flight at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
0 3/16
2017
An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress Sept. 22, 2014, over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program sortie. Conducted by Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., the launch was part of an end-to-end operational evaluation of 8th Air Force and Task Force 204’s ability to pull an ALCM from storage, load it aboard an aircraft, execute a simulated combat mission tasking and successfully deliver the weapon from the aircraft to its final target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson) Air-launched cruise missile passes tests
Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the Utah Test and Training Range, about 80 miles west
0 1/19
2017
Members of the 91st Missile Wing celebrate the wing’s 68th birthday at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 9, 2016. Twentieth Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton led a cake-cutting ceremony at the event. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Learning about the past, celebrating the future
Team Minot Airmen gathered to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of the 91st Missile Wing, Nov. 9, 2016.The 91st MW has had many different missions around the world and has through the United States.“The Army Air Corps activated the 91st Bombardment Group in April 1942,” said Justin Henderson, 91st Missile Wing Historian.The 91st BG began
0 11/15
2016
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