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  • MAPS: Unsung heroes of the missile field

    When missile alert facility and launch facility equipment needs to be inspected or repaired, 791st Maintenance Squadron mechanical and pneudraulics section maintainers take charge.From chain hoists to payload transporters, these Airmen are responsible for performing maintenance on equipment used within the missile complex.Through periodic
  • Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million

    The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.
  • 5 CES powers up Team Minot

    The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airmen are responsible for maintaining all electrical systems on base, including airfield lighting systems, lighting protection systems and fire alarm systems. The unit also provides electrical support for both missile alert facilities and launch facilities.
  • Metals Tech keeps equipment in check

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron metals technology section designs, welds, and manufactures tools for assemblies and components essential to the Minot Air Force Base mission. The welding shop supports both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing by designing and creating parts for aircraft systems and support equipment.
  • AGE ranger: no stranger to danger

    Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment section are responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment that supply electricity, hydraulic and air pressure to various aircraft. The AGE Airmen not only perform inspections and troubleshooting, they repair and maintain proper standards for all equipment on base. These Airmen ensure Minot’s B-52H Stratofortress fleet is ready for flight 24/7.
  • GSC 17: Electronics Laboratory

    Minot Air Force Base members are competing in Global Strike Challenge 2017. The 791st Maintenance Squadron electronic laboratory team performed maintenance on a circuitry test set to help them prepare for GSC 17. Electronics laboratory Airmen are responsible for inspecting, repairing and calibrating electronic components for launch facilities and launch control centers.
  • Malmstrom completes first ICBM programmed depot maintenance

    The 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, part of Air Force Materiel Command, completed programmed depot maintenance on a launch facility at Malmstrom, a first-ever for the intercontinental ballistic missile weapons system.Depot maintenance is a comprehensive level of preventative maintenance consisting of a complete overhaul of parts in order to
  • 54th HS maintainers provide aircrew support

    The 54th Helicopter Squadron plays a critical role in supporting the 91st Missile Wing by escorting 91 MW Airmen to the missile complex. The unit is responsible for convoy support, missile complex security and maintaining aircrew proficiency. Squadron members also engage in emergency search and rescue mission training.
  • 705 MUNS, 49 TES team up during WSEP

    Members with the 705th Munitions Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, worked together on the nuclear weapon system evaluation program at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah March 18-31, 2017.
  • Phase dock maintenance 101

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance specialists, also known as “crew chiefs”, coordinate and perform maintenance to ensure all aircraft components are functioning properly. These maintainers guarantee Minot Air Force Base B-52H Stratofortresses are ready to fly at a moment’s notice.
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