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  • Rise & Shine: Team Minot Airmen test ICBM rocket loading system

    Airmen with the 791st Maintenance Squadron mechanical and pneudraulics section tension the hoist on a transporter erector at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, April 1, 2019. The 791st MXS maintainers are responsible for transporter erector inspections, periodic maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. A transporter erector is used to downstage
  • Power up: 91st MMXS Airmen maintain launch facility

    A 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron electromechanical team member follows entry procedures at a nuclear launch facility near Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019. Six person teams, at a minimum, perform this intricate operation more than 50 times per year. The launch facility batteries weigh 1,450 pounds each and are craned 25 feet below ground. Battery maintenance is a vital step in keeping the Minuteman III’s tertiary power source functioning as America’s 24/7 deterrent force. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Ashley Boster)
  • Team Minot wonder women

    Even though March is Women’s History Month, the Airmen at Minot Air Force Base break barriers every day.Team Minot supported equality this month by hosting an all-women’s missile alert.“The all-women’s alert is a day where all women in missile career fields come together and pull alert from top to bottom,” said 1st Lt. Symantha Fry, 740th Missile
  • Ready at a moment’s notice

    The 91st Missile Wing contributes to the nation's strategic defense by sustaining and operating various Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and the associated launch facilities. Members of the 742nd Missile Squadron are responsible for providing day-to-day combat operations for the nation’s ICBM fleet.
  • 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
  • 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
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