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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
  • 5th MXS pneudraulics Airmen work well under pressure

    The Minot Air Force Base 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft hydraulic systems section is responsible for inspecting and maintaining all the base’s B-52H Stratofortress hydraulic systems. These Airmen maintain all fluid, air or gas-pressured devices on the B-52H Stratofortress. Pneudraulics maintainers also ensure aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems are always working properly. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)
  • Staff Delegation visits Team Minot

    Staff delegation members visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019. The 10 members of the staff delegation toured both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing facilities. The visit included tours of a B-52H Stratofortress, a launch facility, missile alert facility and the weapons storage area. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airmen Jonathan McElderry and Ashley Boster)
  • B-52 crew chiefs earn zero-defect rating during inspection

    Crew chiefs from the 5th Maintenance Squadron earned a “zero-defect” rating during a Lubricant Inspection of a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, March 19, 2019.
  • Flight line things

    (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Alyssa M. Akers, Senior Airman Dillon J. Audit, Airman 1st Class Heather Ley and Airman Jesse Jenny)
  • Working at the BUFF wash

    Airmen with the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. B-52s are washed every 120 days.
  • USSTRATCOM deputy commander visits Team Minot

    During a three-day visit, United States Navy Vice Adm. David Kriete, U.S Strategic Command deputy commander, got a first-hand look at how Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, contribute a combat-ready force to America’s global military posture, Jan. 28-30.   The admiral was able to see aspects from both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st
  • 23rd EBS deploys to Pacific

    As part of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission, Airmen with the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron recently deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • 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.
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