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  • FAC: Putting Airmen to the test

    As part of the Air Force-wide fitness initiative, Fitness Assessment Cells, along with revised fitness test standards and biannual testing, have been established to help improve overall health and fitness of the force.The Whiteman FAC, like those throughout the Air Force, will help reduce the

  • Minot's 'Commissioner' is ready to burn

    The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department and Minot AFB welcomed a much anticipated training facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony here June 7.The newly constructed trainer, named "The Commissioner," is the largest fire training facility in the Air Force and only one of two AF fire

  • Minot partners with local community for exercise

    Exercise, exercise, exercise! A bomb has exploded inside the Minot International Airport, resulting in massive casualties. The building caught on fire, and as the police arrive, they learn a person has run back inside with some kind of improvised explosive device attached to their body. The fire

  • Whiteman Airmen return from Guam deployment

    Whiteman leadership, friends and families welcomed home more than 200 Airmen June 4 following their deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to provide a forward bomber presence for U.S. Pacific Command.The four-month deployment was led by the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and included

  • Medics, engineers up to challenge

    Airmen from the 5th Medical Group and 5th Civil Engineer Squadron took part in Air Combat Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear Equipment Challenge at Minot AFB June 1-4. The CBRNE challenge employs Airmen in the bioenvironmental and emergency management career fields to apply their

  • Wingman Stand Down focuses on saving lives

    All Air Force Global Strike Command units observed a Wingman Stand Down in May to discuss strategies to prevent suicides and private motor vehicle accidents, and to improve wingman skills.This year the Air Force deliberately took a different approach to addressing these critically important issues

  • B-52s head to Guam for Continuous Bomber Presence rotation

    Six B-52H Stratofortresses and nearly 350 "Warbirds" deployed from Minot AFB June 1 to Andersen AFB, Guam, to start a six-month deployment, with North Dakota's Sen. Kent Conrad looking on.The 5th Bomb Wing's role in U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission "is vital to national

  • New playground opens on Whiteman

    More than 50 children attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new playground here May 27 on March Drive near the Spirit Gate."The overall project is part of the Fiscal Year 2007 Improve Family Housing plan," said Mr. Ernie Macios, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron project manager. The FY07 plan is a

  • Chief's Choice Award recognizes junior enlisted

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Friend was recognized May 26 for his on- and off-duty accomplishments when he became the first recipient of the Chief's Choice Award. The monthly award, selected by the Whiteman Chief's Group, recognizes E-5's and below who exemplify service before self, and dedication to the

  • Malmstrom vice wing commander steps up to commander role

    Col. Anthony Cotton became the 51st commander of the 341st Missile Wing May 26, accepting the guidon and his new responsibilities from the 20th Air Force commander. Colonel Cotton arrived at Malmstrom in July 2009 to be the 341st MW vice commander, returning to a northern tier base for the first