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  • Major ops change for missiles

    Missile combat crews from the 742nd Missile Squadron prepare for alert Monday exactly as they have for the last thirty-plus years -- with one notable distinction. Three crew members will head to the missile alert facility for 72 hours of alert duty as part of a demonstration concept.Overall, this represents a major change from the current
  • Captain pulls missile duty on Air Force birthday

    Capt. Jason Hopkin is so busy monitoring ballistic missile launch codes that he will not have time for cake, ice cream and punch on the Air Force's 59th birthday. He will join the other Airmen around the world who will report to work to fight or support the ongoing war on terrorism. This war -- like all the ones before -- is taking Airmen to
  • Proper registration, storage needed for firearms on base

    With hunting season on the horizon, avid hunters may seek to store firearms on base. While owning a firearm on base is allowed, on-base residents are reminded to make sure they follow the proper procedures for registering and storing firearms on base.According to Master Sgt. Sidney Jones, 5th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge,
  • Minot technical control facility wins DoD award

    Recently, the Airmen of the 5th Communications Squadron technical control facility won the 2005 Defense Information Systems Agency Outstanding Global Information Grid Facility of the Year Award. Each year, DISA recognizes the outstanding achievements of the individuals working in GIG facilities for their management and control of communications and
  • Exercise shows Minot's ability to protect its people, mission

    The base recently examined its ability to protect its people, mission and resources when the major anti-terrorism exercise Prairie Defense '06 concluded here Sept. 14. From Sept. 11 to 14, Minot Air Force Base came under simulated surveillance, infiltration and attack as terrorists targeted the installation. "It gave us an excellent opportunity to

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