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The 5th Bomb Wing is the host wing on Minot AFB. To perform its mission, four groups are assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing: the 5th Operations Group, 5th Mission Support Group, 5th Maintenance Group and 5th Medical Group. Minot AFB also serves as headquarters for the 91st Missile Wing, which is made up of three groups: the 91st Operations Group, 91st Maintenance Group and 91st Security Forces Group.

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Minot Air Force Base News

91st SFG recapture, recovery exercise

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November 18, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen from the 91st Security Forces Group participated in a recapture, recovery exercise Nov. 14, 2013. During the exercise, the Convoy Response Force responded to hostile actions and secured the resource. The exercise is used as a training tool to evaluate the responding forces, their reaction of denying access to the resource from hostile actions, and recovery of the resource if access is gained.

To view a slideshow of the exercise, click HERE
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Team Shockwave pays it forward

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November 18, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

On Sept. 21, athletes from around the world had the opportunity to come together and participate in the 17th Annual U.S. Air Force Marathon.

Minot Air Force Base's 705th Munitions Squadron's "Team Shockwave," led by Senior Master Sgt. David Flosi, traveled to Dayton, Ohio to participate. Through dedicated fund raising efforts and strong community support, the seven members of Team Shockwave were able to make the trip at zero cost to the Air Force.

At the two-day event, team members were given the option to complete either the full or half marathon. The team was also able to donate $4,823 to The Fisher House; the second largest donation made to the foundation during the marathon.
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Parachute packing

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November 14, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen who work in the 5th Operations Support Squadron's Aircrew Flight Equipment section here have the incredibly detail-oriented task of piecing together parachutes that are used in air craft missions at Minot Air Force Base. These individual parachutes are packed into backpacks and issued to crew members. In case of emergency, the parachutes will automatically deploy at a certain altitude, or even when salt water is detected. In addition to the smaller chutes, the Airmen who work with air crew flight equipment are also responsible for the 90 foot long, 200 pound parachute that deploys when a B-52 Stratofortress lands; creating drag and assisting in the landing.
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Congratulations to ALS Class 14-A award winners

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November 14, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Into the wild

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November 13, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

While the Minot-based, seven-man crew B-52H Stratofortress, HAIL13, and their Barksdale wingman, HAIL14, were flying over Alaska, they received a call for help from the Anchorage Air Traffic Control Center. The whereabouts of a small Cessna plane had become unknown after its pilot became disoriented after flying into bad weather.

Because the pilot dropped too low in altitude, ATC was unable to communicate with him over the radio, leaving him completely alone in the Alaska sky.

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Volunteering for a cause

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November 13, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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5th Bomb Wing delivers excellence

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November 13, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing demonstrated excellence during a Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection, according to Air Force Global Strike Commander Inspector General, Col. Douglas Cox, who provided the results during an out brief at the base theater, Nov. 6.

NORIs are extremely detailed and require a high standard of dedication and hard work. Throughout the 10-day inspection, Airmen of the 5th BW were constantly under the microscope of the IG team. Airmen were assessed on their mission capability during continuous observations and evaluations.
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Out and About with the Chief: 5th SFS

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November 8, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Be a Quitter! Join the Great American Smokeout

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November 8, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Thinking of quitting smoking? Then why not join the millions of other Americans who pledge to stop smoking for at least one day during the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout? This year's event will take place Nov. 21.

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life- one that can lead to reducing cancer risks.
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Holiday Package Shipping – Tips and Deadlines

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November 8, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Are you wondering how early your packages need to be shipped to make it to their destination in time for the holidays?

Some Airmen are unable to see their friends and family during the holiday season, so instead, they send their love in packages.

When shipping letters or packages via United States Postal Service, whether it is for the holidays or any other time, there are rules and restrictions for what can and cannot be mailed. FedEx and United Parcel Service have different restrictions and shippers should refer to them directly.
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Supplement usage in the Air Force today

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November 8, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Service members in the U.S. military, including Airmen, are held to a high standard of physical fitness training. Depending on any injury and health concerns an individual may have, there are times it is hard to meet those standards without help.

Turning to dietary supplement usage can help with keeping up with physical fitness requirements, including their overall physical look.

However, many of the dietary supplements on the market can cause long term health concerns including heart and liver problems.
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Home is where you make it

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November 7, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The Airmen at Minot Air Force Base who reside in the dormitories are selected to perform Bay Orderly duty from time to time as a way to keep the dorms looking sharp. Having recently arrived to Minot AFB, Airman 1st Class Joseph Dizon, 5th Force Support Squadron personnel customer service representative, had a chance to see what the duties of Bay Orderly entails. Selected with the task of cleaning Dorm 221, Dizon spent one week sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and further detailing the entire building. It is a duty all dorm residents take part in to maintain cleanliness around their living quarters. This duty is especially important for keeping the base's newest dormitories in tip-top condition for future generations.
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Honor Guardsmen practice precision

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November 7, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Minot Air Force Base Honor Guardsmen practice their ceremonial drill skills, Nov. 6, 2013. Ceremonial drill moves require synchronized precision; therefore, practice is crucial to their mission. The Minot AFB Honor Guardsmen commit time every week to perfect their drill skills. Currently, they are preparing for their performance at the Minnesota Vikings football game, scheduled for Dec. 1, 2013.
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K-9: On the trail

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November 7, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Staff Sgt. Jacob Duncan, 5th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler and his MWD Arno, participate in detection training at the Outdoor Recreation Center, Nov. 5, 2013. This training is held twice a week by every MWD handler. The training is part of the optimal training requirements for the dogs and their handlers
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Safe and secure

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November 6, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen 1st Class Tanner Mansuetti and Frances Hopfer, 5th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controllers, work long hours to keep the base's assets safe and secure, often times under cold and severe weather conditions. Security forces gate guards at installations are many times the first impression or glimpse of the base's mission to the public and the professionalism they show daily is always evident. The impact of their job in checking identification and searching vehicles lets the base populous sleep at night knowing that the gates are secure.
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