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  • UNARMED MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH

    A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy sailors launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
  • Leading 20th Air Force – command team way forward

    The Sentinel Warriors of 20th Air Force are now led by Maj. Gen. Mike Lutton, commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Charles Orf, command chief. Lutton has been in the commander’s seat for almost a week, but he already has a clear mission, vision and priorities for the Sentinel Warriors.
  • Maj. Gen. Michael Lutton takes command of 20th Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Lutton took command of 20th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Ferdinand “Fred” B. Stoss at a change of command ceremony at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, July 8, 2020.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Missile Security Forces modify field deployment, increasing lethality and readiness

    Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups on Oct. 6, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.   "We're delivering a combat deployment mindset by applying 15 years' worth of best
  • An integrated force

    The man stopped in the narrow hallway, his eyes turning to rows of glossy portraits hanging symmetrically on the wall. “He was my first wing commander,” the man said.  It was 1986 when a young, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Cotton first laid eyes on the main gate at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; with the words, “only the best come north,”
  • Boosting the brain

    As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.First used on June 23, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy
  • Snow, wind kept Airmen in missile field

    On March 6, small bouts of snow and 60 mph wind gusts caused 91 MW ICBM operators to stay an extra night until a crew could safely replace them.
  • Learning about the past, celebrating the future

    Team Minot Airmen gathered to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of the 91st Missile Wing, Nov. 9, 2016.The 91st MW has had many different missions around the world and has through the United States.“The Army Air Corps activated the 91st Bombardment Group in April 1942,” said Justin Henderson, 91st Missile Wing Historian.The 91st BG began
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