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  • A Shooting Star

    The crowd roared and shook the floors while the players were drenched in sweat from running and rubber-soled shoes squeaked as they hit the hardwood. There was only one goal for the U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team and that was going for gold. The International Military Sports Council’s seventh annual Military World Games was held in Wuhan, China, from Oct. 18th to 27th, 2019. Nearly 10,000 military members from 109 nations attended this event to face each other in a total of 27 different sports. Through hard work and dedication, 2nd Lt. Jacob Van, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron section commander, was one of the talented athletes to attend this major tournament playing for the U.S. Armed Forces men’s basketball team as a point guard.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: The Truth About Suicide

    Many of us have known someone who has attempted or completed suicide. This may be in part due to the fact that suicide rates have risen dramatically over the past 30 years, such that it has now become the 2nd-leading cause of death for Americans age 15-34, outranking both homicide and physical illness. And despite increased awareness of this issue, the trend continues.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: What makes a good leader: Compassion

    This week is the final installment of our series on the key pillars of character required of successful leaders (nobility, humility, courage, compassion), as told by Lt. Gen Steven Kwast, AETC/CC. In that we are all leaders in some form, at some time, and with some people—and because the development of these characteristics is a journey, rather than something with which we’re born—this series of 5M2Ts has focused on each of these traits. Last up: Compassion.
  • CSAF visits Minot Air Force Base

    Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 2-3, 2020. During his tour, Goldfein visited both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing Airmen to recognize career fields that cover shifts 24/7.
  • Hangar Fire at Minot Air Force Base

    On the night of Dec. 28th, 2019, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, responded to a fire near the flightline. "My Airmen were out there as soon as we got the call,” said Master Sgt. Darnell Dobson, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief. “We responded as quickly as possible and handled the situation better than I could've imagined."
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: What makes a good leader: nobility

    Lt Gen Steven Kwast, AETC/CC, was the Commander of Air University at Maxwell AFB in 2015. At that time he delivered one of the most inspiring and profound admonition to future AF leaders on what it truly means to lead. He espoused four key pillars of character required of all successful leaders: nobility, humility, courage, and compassion. In that we are all leaders in some form, at some time, and with some people—and because the development of these traits is a journey, rather than something with which we’re born—the next several 5M2T's will focus on each of these important characteristics, in turn. First up this week: Nobility
  • PRESS RELEASE: Hangar Fire

    UPDATE: On Dec. 28, 2019, at approximately 5:15 p.m. local time, a fire broke out on Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The fire was extinguished on Dec. 29, 2019, at approximately 2:57 p.m. local time. The fire involved one unoccupied hangar which was used for overflow snow removal equipment and transient alert equipment. No other buildings were affected. No one was injured and the hangar did not have any personnel or aircraft inside. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Self-reflection with intention

    As this year comes to an end, we can reflect back on all this year has brought us; the times filled with joyful memories, laughter and friendship, or the painful moments we would rather forget. Taking time to reflect offers insight on how we want to move forward. Looking back on your year is not about beating yourself up and seeing what you did wrong.
  • Leadership is an art

    Adversity is a fact of life. Airmen need the quality that allows them to be knocked down and come back as strong, if not stronger than before. Rather than letting difficulties or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise. Minot Air Force Base Airmen are quick to display this trait.
  • Air Force names newest helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’

    Air Force Global Strike Command named the MH-139A helicopter, the “Grey Wolf” during a naming ceremony here Dec. 19, 2019.

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