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  • PRESS RELEASE: Minot AFB to conduct Monday Night Football flyover

    The 69th Bomb Squadron, based at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., will conduct a pre-game B-52 flyover prior to the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings football game, tonight.     The game is being played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.    The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The U.S. Air Force
  • 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 the base have deployed in support of combat
  • Aircrew participate in egress, emergency parachute training

    Aircrew members from the 23rd Bomb Squadron participated in egress and emergency parachute training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. The training is an annual requirement for all aircrew flying on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • Warbirds soar above the clouds

    A B-52H Stratofortress soars above the clouds of North Dakota airspace, Jan. 31, 2017. During the mission, the crew ran simulated close air support scenarios, preparing them to support Operation Inherent Resolve with B-52 firepower. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • 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
  • Warbirds participate in Green Flag East 17-03

    Airmen from across the 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 5th Operations Support Squadron participated in exercise Green Flag East 17-03, which took place Jan. 13-27, 2017.Green Flag East is a joint simulated combat operation held between Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk, La., to employ close air support and home
  • 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower

    Respectful. Leader. Hard-worker. These are some of the words 5th Munitions Squadron leaders use to describe Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th MUNS conventional maintenance crew member.“He’s the kind of Airman you want working for you,” said Staff Sgt. Sahtara Wehe, 5th Munitions Squadron productions superintendent. “He’s a self-motivated worker,
  • 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
  • Prairie Vigilance 16: Anytime, Anywhere

    The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Prairie Vigilance 16-1 Sept. 11-16, an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.“Prairie Vigilance 16-1 is an operational readiness exercise that validates the 5th Bomb Wing's capability to execute our
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