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  • 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
  • AETC, AFGSC partner for weapons system training

    Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
  • Team Minot validates deterrent capability

    The 741st Missile Squadron recently performed a successful simulated launch of six Minuteman III Missiles. Air Force Global Strike Command typically conducts Simulated Electronic Launch – Minuteman tests twice a year to evaluate the readiness of the deployed intercontinental ballistic missile force. “The basic objective of SELM is to assess
  • Looking Glass: USSTRATCOM's Airborne Command Post

    A U.S. Navy E6-B Mercury visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 19-21, 2016. The visit allowed members of Team Minot to tour the inside of the Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and learn about how it supports U.S. Strategic Command’s mission.In addition to the tour, the aircraft and its mission, historically codenamed Looking Glass, came to
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