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Team Minot achieves NSIs highest ratings

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Air Combat Command and Air Force Space Command Inspector General teams visited here May 30 to June 13 to evaluate the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Space Wing’s ability to manage nuclear resources while complying with all nuclear surety standards. The 91st SW also went through a Readiness Inspection June 8 and 9.

Both wings received the highest nuclear surety inspection rating of satisfactory. The 91st SW received an Excellent for their RI. The NSIs were graded on a three-tier system — Satisfactory, Satisfactory with unsatisfactory support, and Unsatisfactory. The RI was graded based on a five-tier system — outstanding, excellent, satisfactory, marginal, unsatisfactory. All NSI subareas were based on the five-tiered rating. 

The ACC IG team conducted 3 exercises and conducted a formal critique across the 5th BW during the inspection period. 

“A strong sense of teamwork and pride permeated every organization,” said Col. Michael Rollison, ACC IG NSI team chief. “A NSI is an intense and demanding event with little room for error. Congratulations on a job well done. 

The AFSPC IG team conducted numerous exercises, evaluated two special interest items and conducted a formal critique across the 91st SW for the NSI and readiness inspection. 

“Team Minot, I have two words to describe you — You Rock,” said Col. Albert Sly, AFSPC IG chief of inspection division. “The last time we saw scores this good was last year in Minot.” 

One graded subarea, personnel reliability program, received outstanding ratings two years in a row for the AFSPC NSI which is unprecedented according to Colonel Sly. PRP also received an outstanding rating in the ACC NSI inspection. 

“No inspection in the Air Force is as comprehensive as a NSI,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Deppe, 20th Air Force commander. “I’ve been doing this for 39 years and have never seen results like this.” 

The following teams and individuals were recognized by the IG teams as superior performers: 


5th Operations Support Squadron: Combat Mission Folder Communications Sortie Layout; Emergency War Order Aircrew Training; and Target Intelligence Flight 

91st Operations Group: PersonnelReliability Program; and Olympic Play Management 

91st OSS: Weapons and Tactics Plans Section; Requirements/Record Section; Emergency War Order Flight; Missile Procedure Trainer Section; and Scheduling Section 

740th Missile Squadron: Crew E-11/R-10; Crew R-36; Crew S-010/R-010; Crew E-023; and Crew R-035 

741st MS: Crew R/S-50; Crew R-055; Crew R-062; India-01 Facility Manager and Food Services Technician; and Crew E-042 

742nd MS: Crew E-081; Lima-01 Facility Manager and Food Services Technician; Crew E-082; and Crew R-077 

54th Helicopter Squadron: LF Recapture Team; Blades 57 and 21 Aircrew and Security Forces Personnel; Tactics; and Standardization and Evaluation 

5th Maintenance Group: Squadron Lead Crew 

5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Weapons Load Crew 

5th Munitions Squadron: Air Launch Cruise Missile Mate; Launcher Mate to Frame; 
Logistic Movement; Payload Mate to Air Launched Cruise Missile; Reentry Vehicle Assembly; Shroud Install RS/RV Maintenance; Stockpile Support; and Structure 

91st MXG: Payload Transporter Inspection Support; and Personnel Reliability Program 

91st Maintenance Operations Squadron: Electronic Laboratory Maintenance; and Missile Maintenance Operations Center Night Shift 

91st Missile Maintenance Squadron: Re-entry system Mate; and Sortie Generation 

5th Civil Engineer Squadron: Contamination Control Station; Emergency Management Control Center; Facilities Maintenance; Lightning Protection System; and Mobile Emergency Operations Center 

5th Communications Squadron: VIIDS Maintenance 

5th Logistics Readiness Squadron: Vehicle Maintenance 

5th Mission Support Squadron: Personnel Reliability Program 

5th Security Forces Squadron: Electronic Systems Security 

91st Security Forces Group: Close Precision Engagement Team; and Plans and Programs Section 

91st Security Support Squadron: Keys and Codes Control Center; and Training Section 

91st Missile Security Forces Squadron: Charlie-03 Launch Facility Assault Force; Oscar-12 Security Response Team; and Lima-01 Day Shift 

791st MSFS: Bravo-1 Mobile Fire Team; Oscar-4 Security Escort Team; and M-240B Mobile Fire Team Trip-180 

5th Medical Group: Personnel Reliability Program (for both ACC and AFSPC); Dental Clinic PRP; and Life Skills PRP 


91st SW: Tech. Sgt. LaTasha Barbour 

5th OSS: 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Balliff; Master Sgt. Ruby Hood; Staff Sgts. Erica Robinson and Cassandra Watson; and Senior Airman Douglas Davis 

91st OSS: Capt. Bradley Morrell and 1st Lt. Brian Bulley 

740th MS: Staff Sgt. Amanda Burrows 

54th HS: Capt. David Fink; and Tech. Sgt. Chad Hagan 

5th MXG: Master Sgt. Arlen Kyhl and Staff Sgts. Jason Pias and Adam Zulauf 

5th AMXS: Staff Sgts. Ellis Atkins III and Shannon Martin 

5th MUNS: 2nd Lt. Joseph Hyun; Tech. Sgts. Terrence Brack, Darren Green, Steven 
Gursky, Donovan Hice, Michael Little, Robert Lunnie and Robert Rutland; Staff Sgts. David Hasser, Joy Hice, Daniel Holdaway, Derrick Holman, David Rivera, Samuel Schmidt, Benjamin Utenis and Christopher Zapf; Senior Airmen Jonathan Alexander, Jon Blankenship, Edwin Bone, Joshua Hawkins, Samuel Hodge, Lee Kluver, Robert Lewis, Jeffery Morris, Iran Pagan Jr., Jennifer Schaefer and Charley Young; and Airman 1st Class Demetrick Russell 

5th Maintenance Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Tudor; Staff Sgts. Adrienne Fabry and Jacob Phillips; and Senior Airmen John Kuliczkowski and Justin Williams 

91st MOS: Capt. Catherine Barrington 

91st MMXS: Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cushman 

5th CES: Capt. Brian Ellis; 1st Lts. Adam Sterling and Michelle Sterling; Master Sgts. David Redmond and Donald Williams; Tech. Sgts. Jerry Broadwater and Monica Burch; Staff Sgts. Tobin Bryant, David Goltz and Darren Plogger; Senior Airmen Jallon Collier, Dustin Easton, Brian Johnson, Crystal Levy and Joey Velasco; and Airmen 1st Class Eduardo Castro, Ryan Johnson and Joseph Reed; Kennith Lowery and David Richard 

5th Communications Squadron: Staff Sgt. Johnathan Melendez; Senior Airmen Dominic Moless and Tracy Scott; and Airman 1st Class Christopher Clark 

5th LRS: Tech. Sgts. Shawn Buckingham and Jeffery Yeargan; Staff Sgt. Zaneta Fuentes; and Airman 1st Class Cody Cannon 

5th SFS: 1st Lt. Shannon Dice; Tech. Sgts. Shawn Hoye, Wendy Triplett and Shawn Waghorn; Staff Sgts. Luis Gonzalez and Lee Webb; Senior Airmen Angelica Alvarado, Bryan Brafford, Renee Campbell, Dante Ciochetto, Aileen Oblinsky and Tanya Parkhurst; and Airmen 1st Class John Browning, Michael Jordan, Stephen Kibley Jr., Casey Muffley, Amande Poppe, Daniel Raschke, Tiffany Wilhelm and Ellen Willis 

91st SFG: Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Shean II 

91st SSPTS: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Thomas 

91st MSFS: Staff Sgts. Ian Morris and Angela Scapa; Senior Airmen Chad Corwin, Nahteas Murphy and Christopher Tilp; and Airmen 1st Class Sean Foster, Megan Koch and David Owens 

791st MSFS: Tech. Sgt. Shawen Stolz; Senior Airman Kristoffer Schneider; and Airman 1st Class Jeffren Reyes 

5th Medical Operations Squadron: Capt. Gina Wellik; Senior Airman Jessica Justice; and Airman 1st Class David Engler 

5th Medical Support Squadron: Debra Gunderson 

(Compiled from staff reports)
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