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  • Crew chiefs launch B-52 at sunrise

    Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 26, 2017. Crew chiefs are maintenance specialists whose duty is to ensure that aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. 5th AMXS Airmen work around the clock in all weather conditions to provide B-52 firepower on
  • Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again

    He said it was something he never thought he’d see again. The B-52H Stratofortress screamed across the blue North Dakota sky above Minot Air Force Base before coming in to land.“I saw it at the boneyard and figured that’s the end of that era,” said Robert Crane, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight chief. “She’s never going to
  • The Falcon Hunter

    Sporting a navy blue polo and ball cap, both ornamented with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wildlife services logos, he scans the horizon.Dale Waites, USDA wildlife biologist, grabs his binoculars to get a better look across the airfield at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. As soon as he spots what he’s been looking for, he sets down the
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