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  • 5th AMXS competes in Load Crew of the Quarter Competition

    Members of the 5th AMXS competed in a Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd and 69th Bomb Squadrons, were timed on their ability to efficiently load an inert munition onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The 5th AMXS hosted the competition to showcase their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency.
  • Air traffic control: eyes in the sky

    When you want to get a better view of a situation, they say to take a step back. Not every pilot can hop out of their plane to see their surroundings; that’s one reason the air traffic control tower exists.
  • Return to Sender: Original Aircrew Returns to Minot

    Brad Foote and Bill Sims, retired Lieutenant Colonels and, respectively, radar navigator and electronic warfare officers, flew one of the first B-52H Stratofortress bomber’s into Minot Air Force Base in 1961. Now, nearly 57 years after their initial flight to Minot, Foote and Sims return to see the 2018 Northern Neighbors Day Air and Space Show on
  • 5th OSS: packing parachutes, saving lives

    Airmen from the 5th Operations Support Squadron parachute shop pack back-automatic and drag parachutes at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The aircrew flight equipment flight is responsible for maintaining and inspecting all life-saving equipment on the B-52H Stratofortress prior to each mission, and are on-duty for each take-off and landing to correct any potential aircrew-related equipment issues. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
  • 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.
  • Eighth AF command chief visits Minot

    Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 31, 2017. During his visit, Boling toured the Air Traffic Control tower, the alert facility and the B-52H Stratofortress parking areas.
  • 5th MDG hosts open house

    The 5th Medical Group hosted the 3rd Annual Partners in Health Open House at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
  • 5 BW participates in Combat Shield

    Airmen and aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in Air Force Global Strike Command’s Combat Shield at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 11-14, 2017. Combat Shield is an evaluation for assessing the electronic warfare readiness of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • 3… 2… 1… STEM GIRLS!

    Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls toured Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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