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  • 54th HS maintenance keep the Iroquois airborne

    Kim Smith, 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois mechanic, rewires an attitude director indicator at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 18, 2017. The ADI, aka gyro horizon, is an instrument that states the orientation of the helicopter to the horizon. Maintenance on 54th Helicopter Squadron’s fleet

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Minot

    U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016. During the visit, Dunford toured various 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing's facilities to learn about their mission and capabilities.

  • 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower

    Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron build GBU-38 bomb units at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 27, 2016. The 5th MUNS consists of 225 Airmen and is responsible for assembling, testing and inspecting conventional munitions for the 5th Bomb Wing’s B-52H Stratofortresses. (U.S. Air Force

  • Eye in the Sky: Special Missions Aviators

    When a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota leaves the ground, it takes more than just a pilot and copilot to keep the aircrew and aircraft safe.Special missions aviators are essential to accomplishing this mission. Before the aircraft leaves

  • Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again

    The B-52H Stratofortress 61-007, aka Ghost Rider, sits in the alternate parking area after returning to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016. Ghost Rider returned to Minot after nearly eight years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, aka Boneyard, at Davis-Monthan AFB,

  • Prairie Vigilance 16: Anytime, Anywhere

    The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Prairie Vigilance 16-1 Sept. 11-16, an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.“Prairie Vigilance 16-1 is an operational readiness exercise that

  • 91SFG tests combat capabilities

    Throughout the month of August, various units within the 91st Security Forces Group completed combat capability assurance training at the Camp Grafton Training Center in Devils Lake, North Dakota. This training event was held to implement CCAT strategies to ensure a force capable of tactically

  • Maintaining Firepower on Demand

    Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron repair cracked spoilers atop the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress in Dock 2 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., August 2, 2016. Current engineering analyses show the B-52’s life span is projected to extend beyond the year 2040 with the help of skilled Airmen who

  • Motorcycle Safety Inspection

    During the summer, a great way to enjoy the area where you live is to start up a motorcycle and hit the road.Before you even get out of the garage, it’s important to inspect your ride. Not only are pre-season inspections important, but going through your pre-ride checklist is crucial.The Motorcycle