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  • 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

  • 5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from

  • 5th MXS maintainers provide aircraft hydraulic support

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron pneudraulics department is responsible for providing reliable and accurate aircraft hydraulic system inspections and maintenance to the B-52H Stratofortress. These maintainers also provide direct and indirect support for the 5th Bomb Wing, 91st Missile Wing and 54th

  • 91st MMXS Airmen maintain missile operations

    The 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile handling team plays a critical role in every nuclear capable ICBM test launch that occurs at Minot Air Force Base in support of the Air Force's nuclear deterrence mission. These maintainers oversee the shipping and receiving of Minuteman III missile

  • AMUs compete for Load Crew of the Quarter

    Weapons load crew members participated in the Load Crew of the Quarter competition inside Dock 7, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 20, 2017. Two weapons load crews, representing the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 69th AMU, were timed on their ability to load two inert munitions onto a

  • AETC, AFGSC partner for weapons system training

    Three field training detachments, in support of Global Strike Command’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program activated this year as part of Air Education and Training Command. The 982nd Training Group, under the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard, recently stood up three FTDs at Minot Air Force

  • 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

  • Keeping Team Minot mobile

    Airmen from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron repair and maintain various types of vehicles at the Defender Dome at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 28, 2016. Airmen from the 5th LRS vehicle maintenance flight work to ensure that Team Minot stays mobile. The 91st Security Support Squadron is