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  • Omaha Trophy Ceremony

    As a result of the exceptional service and outstanding performance of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, both were announced as two of five winners of the 2019 Omaha Trophy. The winners were announced on September 21, 2020 and Rear Admiral William W. Wheeler III, USSTRATCOM Chief of Staff visited Team Minot on December 15, 2020 to congratulate the base and present the awards to the wings.
  • Airmen of Team Minot- Airman 1st Class John Schmidt, Air Traffic Control apprentice

    Airman 1st Class John Schmidt is an air traffic control apprentice with the 5th Operational Support Squadron. He works with his supervisors to learn how to effectively direct B-52s in their daily operations. Schmidt gathers information from instruments in the air traffic control tower and provides it to appropriate agencies such as base operations, the maintenance operations command center and even the 5th Medical Group.
  • Prairie Vigilance- SSgt. William Patrick, 5AMXS weapons specialist team chief

    SSgt. William Patrick is a weapons specialist team chief for the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Before he joined the U.S. Air Force, he was a police officer in Prairie Grove, Arkansas where he is originally from. He moved here to become a part of Team Minot with his wife and three children.
  • Prairie Vigilance- Airman 1st Class Lauryn Reabold, 5th Security Forces Squadron Defender

    Airman 1st Class Lauryn Reabold is a 5th Security Forces Squadron defender. She is part of a convoy that provides security to the base and ensures security of assets at Minot Air Force Base. As a lead convoy gunner, she is part of a security team tasked with the security of Department of Defense assets such as the B-52H Stratofortress and the nuclear weapons that the BUFF can carry.
  • Prairie Vigilance- Capt. David Cassanova, B-52 Weapons Systems Officer

    Capt. David Casanova is a B-52 weapons systems officer for the 69th Bomb Squadron. During Prairie Vigilance he works on the Alert Parking Area near the Alert Shack. He is on stand-by and ready to respond at a moment's notice. Casanova and his team are always ready to strike.
  • Prairie Vigilance - A1C Vanessa Alvarez, Food Assistant Specialist

    A1C Vanessa Alvarez is an assistant food specialist in the 5th Force Support Squadron.
  • Prairie Vigilance - MSgt. Cordell, Wing Inspection Team

    Msgt. Ryan Cordell is the chief inspector for the Wing Inspection Team, which operates under the 5th Bomb Wing’s Inspector General office.
  • 5th LRS Rolls Out Innovation

    Everyone wants to be a part of a positive change and the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen put into action an innovative idea that allowed cargo to be rolled from the aircraft onto pallets of a K-Loader. 5th LRS Airmen came up with the idea to modify a 463L Aircraft Pallet by attaching rollers in order to efficiently support multiple missions
  • USSTRATCOM deputy commander visits Team Minot

    During a three-day visit, United States Navy Vice Adm. David Kriete, U.S Strategic Command deputy commander, got a first-hand look at how Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, contribute a combat-ready force to America’s global military posture, Jan. 28-30.   The admiral was able to see aspects from both the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st
  • Team Minot Airman receives Bronze Star Medal

    Master Sgt. Philip McAlpin, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy repair superintendent, received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement while deployed to Syria. McAlpin’s deployed responsibilities were to oversee repair and maintenance for the Kobani Landing Zone, a semi-prepared dirt runway.
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