A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, prepares to take-off at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, July 14, 2021. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesse Jenny)

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  • 705 MUNS, 49 TES team up during WSEP

    The WSEP program occurs two to three times a year. Members of the 705th MUNS and the 49th TES worked together to evaluate operational readiness of nuclear-capable weapon systems in AFGSC’s arsenal.

  • Phase dock maintenance 101

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance specialists, also known as “crew chiefs”, coordinate and perform maintenance to ensure all aircraft components are functioning properly. These maintainers guarantee Minot Air Force Base B-52H Stratofortresses are ready to fly at a moment’s

  • 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

  • Tire shop maintainers keep Minot vehicles rolling

    The 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance tire shop is responsible for performing tire maintenance on all base government vehicles. These Airmen keep the vehicle fleet rolling by making sure every Minot AFB government vehicle tire remains in serviceable condition.

  • 5th MXS maintainers provide aircraft hydraulic support

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron pneudraulics department is responsible for providing reliable and accurate aircraft hydraulic system inspections and maintenance to the B-52H Stratofortress. These maintainers also provide direct and indirect support for the 5th Bomb Wing, 91st Missile Wing and 54th

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