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  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Recharge Your Battery

    At what point do you look at your battery on your cell phone & think, “I need to plug my phone into the charger?” Is it 60%, 50%, or do you allow it to drain completely before recharging? Admittedly, often times I look at my phone & when I see it is at 49% my immediate thought is “I have got to charge my phone!” Why is that? What is going to happen if my phone goes below 49%? What is going to happen if my phone dies? Nothing really – except that I might miss the latest BookFace stories, or Tok Tik trends.
  • SECDEF visits Minot AFB

    United States Secretary of Defense, Mark T. Esper, wife Leah Esper, and Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, February 19, 2020. The visit included tours of a missile alert facility, weapons storage area and B-52H Stratofortress showcasing global strike and nuclear deterrence capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Ashley Boster and Airman 1st Class Caleb Kimmell)
  • Team Minot 2019: Year in review

    As we move into 2020, we can’t help but to look back on all the amazing things that Team Minot has accomplished this past year. From numerous exercises, countless distinguished visitors, inspections and base improvements, our Airmen came together to complete the mission day in and day out, conducting combat sorties and operations to standing watch at missile fields 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For years Minot Air Force Base has stood and stands as the most strategic Air Force base. With that being said, it’s no wonder why 266 days out of 2019, Team Minot had distinguished visitors with boots on the ground seeing what makes Minot the home of the Global Striker.
  • Air Force announces Air Force Art Contest winners

    The Air Force recently announced its 2019 Air Force Art Contest winners. The contest features five categories from Adult Accomplished to Youth Ages 6-8.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: BEST SLEEP I EVER GOT

    You may have a friend or have personally suffered from insomnia. At night, many folks lay down in bed and close their eyes, and one million tangentially-related thoughts pop up, one after the other, each screaming for attention. These thoughts steadily prevent attempts to slip into a state of restful sleep. Some nights, people don’t fall asleep until 3 or 4 a.m. ; other nights some describe feeling like they never slept at all!
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Team Minot

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, visits with Team Minot Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 27-29, 2020. The Air Force Surgeon General is responsible for developing plans, programs and procedures to support worldwide medical service missions. Hogg was accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Steven Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force, during the immersion with Team Minot Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Ashley Boster)
  • A Shooting Star

    The crowd roared and shook the floors while the players were drenched in sweat from running and rubber-soled shoes squeaked as they hit the hardwood. There was only one goal for the U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team and that was going for gold. The International Military Sports Council’s seventh annual Military World Games was held in Wuhan, China, from Oct. 18th to 27th, 2019. Nearly 10,000 military members from 109 nations attended this event to face each other in a total of 27 different sports. Through hard work and dedication, 2nd Lt. Jacob Van, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron section commander, was one of the talented athletes to attend this major tournament playing for the U.S. Armed Forces men’s basketball team as a point guard.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: The Truth About Suicide

    Many of us have known someone who has attempted or completed suicide. This may be in part due to the fact that suicide rates have risen dramatically over the past 30 years, such that it has now become the 2nd-leading cause of death for Americans age 15-34, outranking both homicide and physical illness. And despite increased awareness of this issue, the trend continues.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: What makes a good leader: Compassion

    This week is the final installment of our series on the key pillars of character required of successful leaders (nobility, humility, courage, compassion), as told by Lt. Gen Steven Kwast, AETC/CC. In that we are all leaders in some form, at some time, and with some people—and because the development of these characteristics is a journey, rather than something with which we’re born—this series of 5M2Ts has focused on each of these traits. Last up: Compassion.
  • CSAF visits Minot Air Force Base

    Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 2-3, 2020. During his tour, Goldfein visited both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing Airmen to recognize career fields that cover shifts 24/7.
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