5th Bomb Wing receives safety awards
By Senior Airman Danny Monahan , Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published May 19, 2006
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
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 marks by the Air Combat Command Inspector General team during Minot’s Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection.
“Words cannot adequately express my feelings toward our Airmen and all they do for their country,” said Col. Gary Lane, 5th Maintenance Group commander. “I can find them working in the weapons storage area, NMSA, shops and on the flightline doing their very best to keep our 45-year-old weapon system as healthy as you will find on the new F-22.”
None of this would be possible if not for a Team Minot effort.
“It takes the entire team to pull together to win this kind of award,” said Mr. Peterson.
“Without each individual doing his or her part we are not in contention for this prestigious award. Each and every member of the 5th BW pulled together toward a common goal.”