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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Eighth AF leadership visits Minot AFB

    (From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
  • 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,
  • B-1s to replace B-52s during routine bomber presence rotation

    The B-1B Lancers are scheduled to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 6 for the first time since April 2006 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission.
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