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  • Guardian Challenge continues for security forces

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- [Editor's note: This article was written and published before the 2006 Guardian Challenge results were posted.] The 91st Space Wing security forces team competing in Guardian Challenge have participated in tactics, marksmanship and the obstacle course. After finishing up, Rough Riders everywhere should be proud,
  • Rough Riders depart for Guardian Challenge 2006

    Members of the 91st Space Wing's Guardian Challenge Team received praise and admiration during a send off rally from fellow Rough Riders at the Bully Dome Tuesday. Following the send-off, the team's Security Force members departed for the Aug. 14 to 18 competition which will be held at Colorado Springs, Colo. Other members of the 2006 Guardian
  • Minot Airman passes away

    An Airman from the 23rd Bomb Squadron passed away from apparent natural causes at his home on base Tuesday. Master Sgt. Randy McDaniel, 42, was Superintendent of Aviation Resource Management. Sergeant McDaniel arrived at the base in November, 2005 after completing an assignment atAviano Air Base, Italy. "Master Sergeant Randy McDaniel was a loving,
  • Minot sees decrease in seatbelt violations

    So far this year, seatbelt violations on Minot Air Force Base have decreased almost 70 percent from 2005. According to Tech. Sgt. William Wilson, 5th Security Forces Squadron Law Enforcement superintendent, the dramatic decrease is a result of a two part effort. "First, the base populace and the Air Force in general have been educated over the past
  • Firefighters respond to dumpster fire

    A fire broke out in a trash dumpster in front of the PRIDE building at approximately 4 p.m. July 21. The cause of the fire was the result of a carelessly discarded cigarette, according to Tech Sgt. Robert Kirwan, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of operations and the on-scene commander at the time of the fire. "We know this because we
  • Rough Rider 1, ready for Team Minot

    After assuming command of the 91st Space Wing July 6, Col. Marty Whelan discussed his top priorities, the most exciting and challenging aspects of being the new 91st SW commander, his previous space experience and what he's looking forward to. "My number one priority is to continue the mission excellence of the 91st SW," he said. "The 91st SW has
  • 23rd BS wins 2005 Air Force Installation Excellence Award

    The Air Force recently awarded the 23rd Bomb Squadron with the 2006 Air Force Installation Excellence Award. “The 23rd BS was selected for this award due to its outstanding performance at home and while deployed,” said Lt. Col. Jerry Hounchell, 23rd BS commander. “The squadron did a fantastic job from putting bombs on target in Operation Enduring
  • Future leaders come to Minot AFB

    Who are all these Airmen running around base with strange rank on their uniform? They're a contingency of 11 cadets from the United States Air Force Academy and two Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from West Virginia and Wisconsin who arrived June 24 and depart Minot July 13. The 13 cadets are participating in the summer program
  • 5th BW wins Omaha Trophy

    For the second year in a row, a Minot Air Force Base wing won the U.S. Strategic Command Omaha Trophy. This time around, the 5th Bomb Wing was awarded the 2005 Strategic Aircraft Operations Trophy. "It is a tremendous honor for the Warbirds to win this very prestigious award and to win it twice in a row is phenomenal", said Col. Tom Gilbert, 5th
  • Fuel price increases affect Minot Air Force Base

    Due to continued uncertainty of fuel prices around the world and to ensure solvency of the Defense Working Capital Fund, standard fuel prices in the Department of Defense increased June 1. Here at Minot Air Force Base this resulted in the cost of unleaded fuel increasing for government vehicles from $1.95 to $2.47 per gallon and bio-diesel
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