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  • Volunteering Airmen: A Day in the Life

    SSgt. Calvin Navarro is an all-around handyman. When he’s not working as a maintainer for the 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, he is volunteering his skills to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Minot, N.D. 
  • Local Girl Scouts Perform Random Acts of Kindness

    In early 2021, Girl Scout Junior Troop 10284 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., sold over 3,000 boxes of cookies. Some of the money went towards a camping trip to Turtle River State Park in June, where the girls had a chance to swim in the river, geocache, and build strong relationships through a weekend of outdoor activity.
  • You Made My Day

    I have the trip to Minot Air Force Base memorized pretty well. Once off the bypass and headed north on Highway 83, I begin to scan the horizon for B52’s or Huey helicopters above the base.
  • The Knights of the North Make it Happen: LRS Gets it Done!

    The 5th LRS (Logistics Readiness Squadron) office was relatively quiet. Word had come that a C-5 Galaxy that would be used to transport Airmen and equipment in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, would be “moved to the right, at least 24 hours,” according to 1st Lt Erica M. Santo Domingo, Installment Deployment Officer for the 5th LRS.
  • Team Minot welcomes new Family Support Coordinator

    The Airmen and Family Readiness Center has a new Family Support Coordinator for the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): Jenny Hartman! For 11 years, Hartman worked under the Navy’s EFMP in San Diego, Calif., before coming to Minot Air Force Base in May 2021.
  • From Flyovers to Field Work

    Capt. Katie Spencer never planned to join the Air Force Reserves. But after graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (and since then a Master’s from Georgetown University), she found herself struggling to find a job. Her mother, who had served in the Reserves for 33 years, encouraged her to explore the option of enlisting. It was a hard “no” from Spencer. After a little more persuasion from her mom, she finally caved in and went to a recruiter. The rest was history.
  • A View From Our Side

    I was given the opportunity to “tag along” on a recent tour. The tour guide? A young Airman named Evan on his first assignment. I met the gentlemen taking the tour; he was a member of the 91st Missile Wing from 1967. Tom Grabowski was returning to Minot Air Force Base for the first time since his almost four years here as a member of the 740th Missile Squadron, also known as the Vulgar Vultures…then and now.
  • Minot B-52s deploy to Indo-Pacific in support of Bomber Task Force

    A group of U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses, Airmen and support equipment from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., deployed to the Indo-Pacific region in support of Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber Task Force, July 14.
  • Airman of Minot

    Senior Airman Lucas Reale is a Canine Handler for the 91st Missile Security Operations Squadron. Originally from Hanson, Massachusetts, Reale became a member of Team Minot in October 2017.
  • Taking care: providing child care during the pandemic

    Last year, all three missile wings, located at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Malmstrom AFB, Montana and Minot AFB, North Dakota, had to make operational adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of completing the regular one to four day alerts to the missile field, missileers, maintainers, defenders, facility managers and chefs,

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