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  • 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.
  • 5th Bomb Wing awarded 2016 Omaha Trophy

    The 5th BW was named the 2016 Omaha Trophy recipient in February 2017, making it the fifth time the unit has been recognized, as the command’s premier strategic bomber wing, in the Strategic Bomber category.
  • AMUs compete for Load Crew of the Quarter

    Weapons load crew members participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition inside Dock 7, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU, were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The competition was comprised
  • Braving the North Dakota winter

    Winter can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors by going skiing and snowboarding, ice fishing or even building a snowman. If you plan on going outside for even a short period of time, it’s important to remember that if not properly prepared, North Dakota’s cold temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous.According to Rod Krause, 5th Bomb Wing
  • De-Icing the Warbirds

    Airman 1st Class Samantha Coleman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance electronic countermeasures specialist, de-ices a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 11, 2017. A mixture of heated fluid and hot water is sprayed on the bombers prior to launching in cold weather conditions. 5th AMXS Airmen work in all weather conditions to provide
  • Minot AFB Annual Fuel Spill Exercise

    5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters begin training during a fuel spill exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 8, 2016. The exercise simulated a fuel truck spilling 6,000 gallons of fuel after its rear end got damaged, which was part of the annual training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)
  • Explore the outdoors

    If you love the outdoors and are looking to take advantage of everything North Dakota has to offer, or you want to explore for the first time, take a look at Outdoor Recreation at Minot Air Force Base.No plans? No gear? No problem.“We help Airmen get involved and experience North Dakota,” said Toni Sanders, assistant manager at Outdoor Recreation.
  • 5 BW Load Crew of the Quarter

    Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 22, 2016. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Bomb Squadron, were timed on their ability to load three inert munitions onto a B-52H Stratofortress. The competition was comprised of four parts: dress and
  • Motorcycle Safety Inspection

    There is one thing that North Dakota doesn’t have a shortage of, and that is long stretches of open roads. During the summer, a great way to enjoy the area is to start up the motorcycle and hit the road.Before you even get out of the garage, it’s important to inspect your ride. Not only are pre-season inspections important, but going through your
  • Youth Center K9 Demo

    Airmen from the 5th Security Forces Squadron participated in a military working dog demonstration at the Youth Center at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 7, 2016. MWD Cyndy demonstrated her training to pursue, attack and hold a noncompliant suspect until her handler arrives. Handlers and trainers held a question and answer session after the
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