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  • 5th MXS CPI: Teamwork makes the dream work

    Last week, members of the 5th Maintenance Squadron began planning a way to decrease the time it takes to maintain a B-52H Stratofortress in between every 450 flight hours, known as a phase inspection, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.Known as the continuous process improvement (CPI), the plan will increase efficiency throughout a phase
  • Finding the flaws

    Non-destructive inspection technicians are responsible for identifying possible defects in systems and equipment before anything can become a dangerous problem. NDI technicians use various methods to inspect the insides of metal objects to ensure they remain properly functional.
  • Maintaining the fight: FMT Airmen support code change

    The 91st Missile Wing recently began its U.S. Strategic Command directed code change program, updating codes for all 150 launch facilities and 15 launch control centers assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.The annual code change requires maximum effort across the wing. From defenders and facility managers to missile maintainers, every
  • 5th Maintenance Squadron: Structurally Sound

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance shop is responsible for repairing damage and wear to B-52H Stratofortresses at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Structural maintenance also provides equipment maintenance and special support for the Minuteman III missiles and UH-1N Iroquois helicopters.
  • Crews control

    The sun peaks over the horizon to reveal the icy minefield known as the flight line. Airmen are bundled from head to toe in thermal underwear, thick coveralls, gloves and multiple headgear, but these comforting layers don’t keep them from getting the job done.
  • MAPS: Unsung heroes of the missile field

    When missile alert facility and launch facility equipment needs to be inspected or repaired, 791st Maintenance Squadron mechanical and pneudraulics section maintainers take charge.From chain hoists to payload transporters, these Airmen are responsible for performing maintenance on equipment used within the missile complex.Through periodic
  • 5 CES powers up Team Minot

    The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airmen are responsible for maintaining all electrical systems on base, including airfield lighting systems, lighting protection systems and fire alarm systems. The unit also provides electrical support for both missile alert facilities and launch facilities.
  • Deterrence from the ground up

    The 791st Maintenance Squadron Mechanical and Pneudraulics Section inspects a crane at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
  • Metals Tech keeps equipment in check

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron metals technology section designs, welds, and manufactures tools for assemblies and components essential to the Minot Air Force Base mission. The welding shop supports both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing by designing and creating parts for aircraft systems and support equipment.
  • AGE ranger: no stranger to danger

    Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment section are responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment that supply electricity, hydraulic and air pressure to various aircraft. The AGE Airmen not only perform inspections and troubleshooting, they repair and maintain proper standards for all equipment on base. These Airmen ensure Minot’s B-52H Stratofortress fleet is ready for flight 24/7.
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