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  • 5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from the base have deployed in support of combat
  • Aircrew participate in egress, emergency parachute training

    Aircrew members from the 23rd Bomb Squadron participated in egress and emergency parachute training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. The training is an annual requirement for all aircrew flying on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • 5 AMXS team washes the warbird

    Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 14, 2017. It takes the nine-Airman team two days and approximately 10 gallons of soap to wash each jet when it comes in for its routine wash every 120 days. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • Warbirds soar above the clouds

    A B-52H Stratofortress soars above the clouds of North Dakota airspace, Jan. 31, 2017. During the mission, the crew ran simulated close air support scenarios, preparing them to support Operation Inherent Resolve with B-52 firepower. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Outdoor Recreation winter fun!

    With winter in full swing, it is a great time to get outside and enjoy the snow and Outdoor Recreation at Minot Air Force Base is just the place to get started.Outdoor Rec. is an organization that gives Airmen and their families the opportunity to experience various North Dakota activities to include skiing, snowboarding and dog sledding.From
  • 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
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