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  • 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.
  • British JTACs train with American bombers

    Joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs, from the British Army trained here July 14 - 24, 2018.
  • CMSgt. McMahon visits Minot

    Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, U.S. Strategic Command senior enlisted leader, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Mar. 12, 2018. During his visit, McMahon spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including a B-52H Stratofortress static display, the Dakota Inn dining facility and other facilities on base. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)
  • 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)
  • Homecoming: B-52s return from UK deployment

    A B-52H Stratofortress flies over Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 30, 2018. This bomber, along with three others, recently deployed to Europe to exercise a state of readiness at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)
  • Minot Airmen, B-52s complete UK deployment

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen, four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and support equipment assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, returned home from their deployment to RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 30.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions

    RAF FAIRFORD, U.K.— Three B-52H Stratofortresses and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command began conducting missions in support of Saber Strike 17 at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 5, 2017.
  • 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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