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  • Crew chiefs launch B-52 at sunrise

    Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 26, 2017. Crew chiefs are maintenance specialists whose duty is to ensure that aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. 5th AMXS Airmen work around the clock in all weather conditions to provide B-52 firepower on
  • Warbirds participate in Green Flag East 17-03

    Airmen from across the 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 5th Operations Support Squadron participated in exercise Green Flag East 17-03, which took place Jan. 13-27, 2017.Green Flag East is a joint simulated combat operation held between Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk, La., to employ close air support and home
  • 54th HS safeguards the missile complex

    Two UH-1N Iroquois from the 54th Helicopter Squadron fly over Minot Air Force Base’s missile complex, N.D., Jan. 25, 2017. The purpose of the flight was to perform training maneuvers and complete a security sweep of 91st Missile Wing launch facilities. The 54th HS’s fleet is critical in providing support to 91st MW Airmen and assets in the missile
  • 54th HS maintenance keep the Iroquois airborne

    Kim Smith, 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois mechanic, rewires an attitude director indicator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. The ADI, aka gyro horizon, is an instrument that states the orientation of the helicopter to the horizon. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet is critical, in order to provide support to 91st
  • Braving the North Dakota winter

    Winter can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors by going skiing and snowboarding, ice fishing or even building a snowman. If you plan on going outside for even a short period of time, it’s important to remember that if not properly prepared, North Dakota’s cold temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous.According to Rod Krause, 5th Bomb Wing
  • De-Icing the Warbirds

    Airman 1st Class Samantha Coleman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance electronic countermeasures specialist, de-ices a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 11, 2017. A mixture of heated fluid and hot water is sprayed on the bombers prior to launching in cold weather conditions. 5th AMXS Airmen work in all weather conditions to provide
  • Top Cop visits Team Minot defenders

    Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos, director of Security Forces, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 18-20, 2016. Her trip included meeting with leadership from both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, touring facilities, visiting units and addressing Team Minot defenders in an all-call. This was Tullos’ first trip to Minot AFB as the director.
  • Eighth AF leadership visits Minot AFB

    (From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
  • Minot AFB hosts annual tree lighting ceremony

    Col. Matthew Brooks, 5th Bomb Wing commander, and Col. Kelvin Townsend, 91st Missile Wing vice commander, flipped the switch during the annual tree lighting ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 1, 2016. Airmen and their families attended the event to help usher in the holiday season. The ceremony concluded with a visit from Santa Claus who
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