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  • PREL: the foundation of the maintenance mission

    The silent heroes of Malmstrom’s missile maintenance group are the power, refrigeration and electrical laboratory shop, who work tirelessly to maintain missile alert facilities, while also repairing equipment that is paramount to the success of missile maintenance teams.
  • Airman of Minot

    Staff Sergeant Stephen Vil is an Electrical Maintenance Team Quality Assurance Evaluator for the 91st Maintenance Group. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Vil became a member of Team Minot in November 2013.
  • Snowstorm Operations at Dyess

    On February 14, a storm resulted in over 170 million Americans being placed under winter weather alerts across the United States. The winter storm caused power grids to fail across the U.S., causing blackouts for over 5.2 million homes and businesses with a vast majority being in Texas.Despite the state of affairs and the standstill, Dyess Air
  • Dyess Airmen expand on virtual forces

    It’s no secret that the 317th Maintenance Group’s Virtual Reality Lab at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, has hit the ground running when it comes to getting their Airmen trained faster and smarter virtually. The lab consists of 16 separate virtual C-130J Super Hercules aircraft with no limiting factors with an average of 40% time saving trainings.With
  • Team Whiteman integrates with fifth-generation aircraft during RF 21-1, showcases forces’ power

    Each year, many Wings and multitudes of aircraft flock to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, for Red Flag, allowing various airframes to integrate with each other and further evolve their capabilities for future sorties.“Exercises like Red Flag are critical because it ensures our youngest crew members are ready to go into any fight,” said Col. Jeffrey
  • Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts

    Just like every other aircraft, parts on a B-52H Stratofortress age, get damaged and become unserviceable. One detachment on base has developed a way to take those unusable parts and create hands-on training opportunities for maintainers.
  • 5th MXS CPI: Teamwork makes the dream work

    Last week, members of the 5th Maintenance Squadron began planning a way to decrease the time it takes to maintain a B-52H Stratofortress in between every 450 flight hours, known as a phase inspection, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.Known as the continuous process improvement (CPI), the plan will increase efficiency throughout a phase
  • Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

    Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage.
  • Maintaining the fight: FMT Airmen support code change

    The 91st Missile Wing recently began its U.S. Strategic Command directed code change program, updating codes for all 150 launch facilities and 15 launch control centers assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.The annual code change requires maximum effort across the wing. From defenders and facility managers to missile maintainers, every
  • 5th Maintenance Squadron: Structurally Sound

    The 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance shop is responsible for repairing damage and wear to B-52H Stratofortresses at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Structural maintenance also provides equipment maintenance and special support for the Minuteman III missiles and UH-1N Iroquois helicopters
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