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  • 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General Brings the Thunder

    Early October of 2021, 5th Bomb Wing Airmen from Minot Air Force Base participated in a multi-day, wing-level exercise to internally validate mission readiness, enhance operational training across the wing, and self-identify areas for improvement.
  • The First 100: Douglas D. Stoddard

    Douglas D. Stoddard, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 27, 2021. Stoddard was previously stationed in Minot in September of 1958 and was one of the first 100 people ever to receive orders to the brand new base, at that time.
  • Honoring Hispanic Heritage As Air Force Leaders: The 5th CES Triad

    CMSgt. Lester Largaespada, Lt. Col. David Dammeier, and SMSgt. Sergio Gonzalez compose the leadership triad for the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The three share Hispanic roots that have played an important role in their growth with the Air Force and developing their cohesive leadership team.
  • DAF awards Rolls-Royce B-52H engine contract

    The competitive single award contract provides for 608 military derivative commercial engines, plus spare engines, associated support equipment and commercial engineering data, to include sustainment activities, to be used on the B-52H bomber fleet.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Defender Memorial Wall

    The 91st Security Forces Group, 5th Maintenance Squadron, 5th Force Support Squadron and 5th Security Forces Squadron collaborated to create a memorial wall of the 14 security forces Airmen who have fallen in the line of duty since the tragedy of Sep. 11, 2001. The memorial wall is a key component in preserving the memory of the Security Forces Airmen who have given their lives for the United States of America.
  • Warbird Airmen return from historic deployment

    During the week of Sept. 17, 2021, six B-52H Stratofortresses and approximately 300 personnel assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing returned from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, ending a six-month deployment supporting U.S. Central Command mission requirements. The aircraft and personnel formed the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron while attached to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is listed as the largest expeditionary wing in the world, and flew over 240 combat sorties over the course of more than 3,100 combat-flight hours.
  • Airmen Inspired by Retired Army Amputee

    Even in the most difficult of times, life has a way of teaching important lessons that can change the course of someone’s life. Just ask Retired Army Capt. Chad Fleming, one of the few amputees to redeploy (five times) even after a life-changing loss. Fleming, who is on tour across America with Team Never Quit, recently visited Minot Air Force Base to share his story of loss, resilience, and camaraderie to inspire Team Minot.
  • Ask, Care, Escort: Suicide Prevention Month at Minot AFB

    Members of Team Minot meet at the Parade Grounds for the opening day of Suicide Prevention Month on September 7, 2021, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
  • September Diaper Drive Almost Doubles Down

    With a goal of 10,000 diapers to be collected in the month of September, SSgt Andrea Payne hit the ground running with a challenge to all Minot Air Force Base squadrons to “get on board” with a grand prize of a Papa John’s pizza party on the line for the winning squadron. Her message was obviously well received as her September Diaper Drive collected 17,200 diapers and 7,000 wipes, almost twice as many as her original goal.
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