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  • Minot Emergency Flight wins Best Air Force Readiness & Emergency Management Flight

    The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management flight was awarded the 2019 Col. Frederick J. Reimer Award for distinguishing itself as the best Readiness and Emergency Management flight in the Air Force at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
  • CSAF and CMSAF see first-hand the readiness of Minot AFB

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, May 14, 2020. They saw how Team Minot has remained mission-ready and resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no more important mission than what’s going on right here at Minot. We know that we are not going to get relief from this critical, nuclear mission despite COVID-19 challenges,” said Goldfein. “And I couldn’t be prouder of Team Minot, and what we’ve seen here today.”
  • Minot AFB B-52H Stratofortress scheduled to honor North Dakota essential workers on May 18, 2020

    On May 18, 2020 a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base is scheduled to fly over medical facilities in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot. This flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is to honor front line responders and express Minot AFB’s and the Air Force’s gratitude for all medical and healthcare professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19.
  • 5th BW awarded Best Commanders Inspection Program in the AF

    The 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General office was awarded the 2019 Maj. General Junius W. Jones Inspector General Award for having the most outstanding Commander’s Inspection Program in the Air Force at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
  • Team Minot implements DOD’s New Tenant Bill of Rights with boost to housing resident advocacy

    On Feb. 25, 2020, in response to concerns raised across the Air Force by military members and their families, the Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and the Secretaries of the Air Force, Army and Navy signed and issued the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights.
  • My journey with depression and anxiety

    My story starts with my application to become a Military Training Instructor. I was so energized and excited at the thought of having the impact on new trainees; the same impact my MTI had on me. I joined the military initially because I wanted to improve myself, and now as an MTI, I was thrilled at the thought to impart that same desire on others. As a former reservist, I had to submit an application and complete an interview before possibly being selected. I remember practicing my interview answers over and over again. I wanted this and I wasn’t going to rest until I was selected. I talked about my desire to have a tangible impact on trainees and the ability to better myself in the process blah, blah, blah. A few days later I received a phone call that I was selected and I couldn’t contain my excitement. It felt like my dreams were coming true and I was hitting the high point of my life. It was the beginning of my downward spiral.
  • A healthy body means a healthy mind

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic limitations, many people still want to maintain an exercise routine without gym access. What are some things you can do from home?
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Reducing Telework Burnout

    Team Minot, for many of us we’re beginning a steady flow of telework, which is perhaps longer than many of us expected. Some of us may be experiencing symptoms of burnout - emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged task saturation.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Kids Coping with COVID-19

    Parents and caregivers, this is for you. If you’re not a parent or caregiver, I’d invite you to think about those who are because they are responsible for the well-being of the tiny humans who will be our future leaders. COVID-19 has created many challenges for parents and caregivers who are home with children full-time while trying to manage telework, homeschooling, parenting, and perhaps their own academic or extracurricular pursuits. Social media is lit up presently, with the impact of more time with kids at home (some good, some bad, and some funny).
  • 5th BW Airmen return home from nine-month deployment

    Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing’s 69th Bomb Squadron, 5th Maintenance Group, and 5th Mission Support Group returned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, from their deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam, April 20, 2020, where they supported U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission in the Indo-Pacific region.
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