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  • Airfield management runs checks and balances

    Even though B-52H Stratofortresses regularly takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, there are many checks and balances done to ensure a smooth departure.Airfield managers are responsible for various aspects of airfield operations to assure that all takeoffs and landings occur without incident.“We are in charge of airfield safety, filing
  • Power up: 91st MMXS Airmen maintain launch facility

    A 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron electromechanical team member follows entry procedures at a nuclear launch facility near Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019. Six person teams, at a minimum, perform this intricate operation more than 50 times per year. The launch facility batteries weigh 1,450 pounds each and are craned 25 feet below ground. Battery maintenance is a vital step in keeping the Minuteman III’s tertiary power source functioning as America’s 24/7 deterrent force. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Ashley Boster)
  • Maintenance Professional of the Year

    Airmen and their families gather to celebrate award winners during the Maintenance Professional of the Year Banquet at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 29, 2019. The ceremony was to honor the outstanding Airmen within the 5th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Heather Leveille)
  • Night Flight: Hueys take off at Minot AFB

    Pilots with the 54th Helicopter Squadron prepare for takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 20, 2019. Prior to the flight, the helicopter pilots conducted a full inspection of the aircraft. The 54th HS is critical in providing support for 91st Missile Wing Airmen and assets in the missile complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry and Airman Jesse Jenny)
  • Staff Delegation visits Team Minot

    Staff delegation members visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019. The 10 members of the staff delegation toured both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing facilities. The visit included tours of a B-52H Stratofortress, a launch facility, missile alert facility and the weapons storage area. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airmen Jonathan McElderry and Ashley Boster)
  • Moon over Minot

    Senior Airman Malcolm Blair, 5th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, observes the supermoon during the Vernal Equinox at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 20, 2019. Air traffic controllers monitor the flightline to ensure the safety of aircraft and crews. This will be the last supermoon of 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Boster)
  • 791st MSFS Airmen protect and serve

    Airmen from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron participated in a three-day nuclear tactical skills training course at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.“They protect and serve our most important asset in the Air Force, our Airmen,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Bush, 91st Security Support Squadron instructor.With two-thirds of the nuclear triad
  • B-52 crew chiefs earn zero-defect rating during inspection

    Crew chiefs from the 5th Maintenance Squadron earned a “zero-defect” rating during a Lubricant Inspection of a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019.
  • The ups and downs

    5th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen tow a forklift at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019. Many Air Force operations rely on ground vehicles to complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Heather Leveille)
  • Snow Patrol’s off-season

    Throughout winter, everyone knows that roads and parking lots are plowed, but what do the Airmen in the shop do when the snow begins to melt? The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment crew, also known as ‘Dirt Boyz’, does a whole lot more than just plowing snow.
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