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  • Catching the sun: 5th OSS Weather

    Airmen from the 5th Operations Support Squadron weather operations flight set up tactical meteorological equipment on the airfield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 8, 2016. The weather flight supports Team Minot with weather condition updates for flight operations, ground operations and weapons movements. The equipment is a transportable system
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Minot

    U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016. During the visit, Dunford toured various 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing's facilities to learn about their mission and capabilities.
  • 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower

    Respectful. Leader. Hard-worker. These are some of the words 5th Munitions Squadron leaders use to describe Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th MUNS conventional maintenance crew member.“He’s the kind of Airman you want working for you,” said Staff Sgt. Sahtara Wehe, 5th Munitions Squadron productions superintendent. “He’s a self-motivated worker,
  • Eye in the Sky: Special Missions Aviators

    When a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota leaves the ground, it takes more than just a pilot and copilot to keep the aircrew and aircraft safe.Special missions aviators are essential to accomplishing this mission. Before the aircraft leaves the ground, they thoroughly run through their
  • Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again

    He said it was something he never thought he’d see again. The B-52H Stratofortress screamed across the blue North Dakota sky above Minot Air Force Base before coming in to land.“I saw it at the boneyard and figured that’s the end of that era,” said Robert Crane, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight chief. “She’s never going to
  • The face of the Air Force

     The Honor Guard at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, is one of the many base Honor Guards in the United States.Tech. Sgt. Joshua Hull, NCO in charge of the Minot AFB Honor Guard, has been here since 2011, but started working with the Honor Guard in 2006 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.He said he fell in love with the program because of the
  • Band of Brothers Part 1: The Willie Rose Story

    “I remember the winter of ’72 being one of the worst,” said Tech. Sgt.(Sep.) Willie Rose. “The snow drifts were as high as the telephone poles.”Rose smiled as he recalled memories of his time spent stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in the 70s. We sat at a kitchen table covered in news clippings and photographs spanning across the
  • Defenders Train at Camp Grafton

    A defender from the 91st Security Forces Group fires his M4 at the U.S. Army range at Camp Grafton Training Center, N.D., Sept. 7, 2016. Defenders utilized the range to practice engaging targets from 50 to 300 m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
  • Transformational not transactional

    The Team Red White and Blue organization is a group that consists of active duty military members, veterans and community members whose main goal is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activities. Up until March of 2015, Minot did not have an RWB chapter. 1st Lt. Austin Howard,
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