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  • 5th Medical Operations major receives the Bronze Star

    A major from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron was recently awarded the Bronze Star for actions conducted while serving at the Forward Operating Base Al Kasik, Iraq. Although Major Douglas Webb, is honored to receive the Bronze Star, he said he found the overall experience of his deployment humbling, but very rewarding. During his deployment, the
  • Heart failure occurs every 29 seconds

    Every 29 seconds, someone in the U.S. has an acute myocardial infarction or in everyday language, a heart attack. Every minute someone dies from a heart attack. Those statistics translate to 1.5 million heart attacks a year with 500,000 dying, usually quite suddenly. There is little difference between male or female, white, black or Hispanic, rich
  • Self aid, buddy care training undergoes changes

    Within the next 30 days, self- aid and buddy care training will undergo changes to its delivery. In the past, SABC training was conducted in a classroom using videos and was very instructor-based. Now, SABC is to be delivered in two modes. Initial SABC training will be computer based, wherein the trainee will receive the knowledge portion of SABC.
  • Minot officers receive force- shaping facts

    Officers assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing learned the latest information about force shaping recently during a briefing at the base theater. To meet its end strength, the Air Force is planning to "shape" career field imbalances and reduce the force by approximately 40,000 members over the next several years. While the enlisted corps is on track for
  • ‘No money, no mission’

    No money, no mission. This is the motto of Minot's 5th Comptroller Squadron. Comprised of approximately 40 Airmen and civilians, the 5th CPTS supports the Air Force with financial expertise for those serving around the globe. The squadron's financial expertise is broken down into two flights - Financial Services and Financial Analysis. The
  • Two Minot Airmen survive vehicle accident

    Two non-commissioned officers survived a severe vehicle accident traveling back from a summer vacation Aug. 13. The mishap resulted in only injuries, but, according to officials, it could have resulted in death if seat belts had not been used. The two individuals were returning to Minot from Sturgis S.D., after a family gathering during the Sturgis
  • Guardian Challenge members come home

    Members of the Team Minot Guardian Challenge team were greeted by leaders, family and friends when they returned home Saturday from the week-long competition at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.Guardian Challenge is a competition to demonstrate the effectiveness of Air Force Space Command Airmen's training and procedures. Teams are evaluated against
  • 5th Bomb Wing picks up Omaha hardware

    The 5th Bomb Wing received the U.S. Strategic Command Omaha Trophy in a wing-wide ceremony here Aug. 4. "This trophy recognizes your excellence, but it also recognizes the sacrifices you've made and continue to make," said Gary Gates, a civic leader representing Omaha, Neb., the city where the award originated in 1971. "The role you play is one of
  • Minot Air Force Base loses Airman

    A Minot Air Force Base Airman passed away from apparent natural causes Aug. 18. Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Darryl Shurow was Superintendent for AFOSI Detachment 228 where he managed five active duty and reserve agents performing criminal, counterintelligence and economic crime investigations throughout an area covering
  • Off-duty Airman extinguishes vehicle fire

    An Airman from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron's fire protection flight recently extinguished a vehicle fire in the parking lot of a store in Minot.Senior Airman Daniele Flick, the firefighter who extinguished the fire, was off-duty shopping with his wife when the incident occurred Aug. 8. "We saw smoke in the parking lot," said Airman Flick. "The

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