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  • Smart card logon eases computer headaches

    The Air Force is eliminating passwords and requiring people to use their common access cards to log on to government computers on Minot Air Force Base starting June 15. It is mandatory that users log on with their CAC by the implementation date. As of July 1, Air Force wide users will not be able to access the network without a CAC also called a
  • 5th MXG civilian earns AF award

    The Air Force recently recognized a civilian from the 5th Maintenance Group as the 2005 Combat Air Forces Engineering and Technical Services Lead of the Year. “Winning this award is a great honor,” said George Nice, 5th MXG equipment specialist. “This tops my list of AF civil service achievements.” Mr. Nice was recognized as the AFETS Lead of the
  • 5th MXG sets B-52 maintenance records

    Maintaining the Air Force’s premier long-range strike bomber can be a challenge for the 5th Maintenance Group it has been a record-breaking success story.Since October 2004, the group has set records with its maintenance of the B-52H Stratofortress. The unit has averaged an 87 percent mission capable rate —11 percent higher than the Air Combat
  • Juliet - 01 receives new computer capabilities

    Airmen who pull alert in launch control centers deep underground in remote locations around the country are virtually cut off from the outside world. Ensuring America’s intercontinental ballistic missile force is ready to launch at a moment’s notice may be considered a lonely, isolated job with an average day consisting of scouring over technical
  • 5th OSS officer receives AF award

    The Air Force recently recognized an Airman from the 5th Operations Support Squadron with the 2005 Air Force Modeling and Simulation Award. Lt. Col. Darren Wilson was the leader of a three-man team while stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., that built a capability analysis tool, which effectively solves difficult problems and worked for
  • Minot participates in international exercise

    Team Minot B-52H Stratofortress crews joined U.S. Navy, Canadian Forces, British Armed Forces and other NATO allies as part of Trident Fury to exercise service and coalition warfighting interoperability. The exercise, held from May 9 to 18, is a multi-national training event combining land, sea, and air components lead by Canada’s Joint Task Force
  • 5th Bomb Wing receives safety awards

    The 5th Bomb Wing recently received the Missile Safety Plaque and Nuclear Surety Plaque for the 2005 Air Force Safety Awards. “Speaking as a member of the 5th Bomb Wing, it feels great,” said Bryon Peterson, 5th Bomb Wing weapons safety manager. “Our continual hard work has been recognized and rightfully awarded for it.” The 5th BW received high
  • Minot teen brings home ACC Youth of Year award

    Air Combat Command recently named a Minot Air Force Base teen as its Youth of the Year for 2006. Eighteen-year-old Ashley Amireh, daughter of retired Chief Master Sgt. Harry and Sandra Cappel, received the award which recognizes outstanding achievements and accomplishments of youth program members ages 14 to 18, who have demonstrated service to
  • Paying respect to those who protect

    May 29 is Memorial Day in the United States. This is a time to be with family and friends and a chance to be thankful for all we have. This is also a time to remember those who have passed away. In May we also get a chance to remember men and women who are often over looked for the sacrifices they make day in and day out. These men and women
  • Space Wing Airman receives Air Force accolade

    The Air Force recently recognized an Airman from the 91st Space Wing Manpower office with the Air Force Manpower and Organization award for Professional Excellence for a senior noncommissioned officer. “I am humbled and surprised to have won my career field’s highest award,” said Master Sgt. Brandy Drum. “I do my job to the best of my ability
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