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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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Chief’s Sharp Troop Award

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March 7, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Article 15s for February 2014

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March 6, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

While the vast majority of members of Team Minot will never have to experience the unfortunate process of an Article 15, it is nevertheless important for all members to understand what misconduct typically warrants an Article 15 and what corresponding punishments are available for commanders. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, all commanders are given the right to initiate an Article 15, and the member in question is given the right to respond before the final decision on guilt and punishment is made. If after reviewing the member's response the commander finds the military member committed the charged offense, the commander then determines the member's punishment based on the severity of the offense, the circumstances surrounding the offense, any matters in mitigation or extenuation presented by the member, as well as any previous misconduct. The maximum punishments for an Article 15 depend on the rank of the member being punished and the rank of the officer imposing punishme
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54th Helicopter Enlisted Aircrew

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March 6, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Tech. Sgt. Tim McKinley, 54th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, works long hours to provide service to the flightcrews that patrol the skies of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 21, 2014. McKinley, along with other flight engineers, provide regular checks and data to the flight crew before takeoff and during flight.
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Character Counts

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March 6, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The 5th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Jurgella, participated in a panel explaining the importance of character to Minot school children, and many military dependents, at the Grand International hotel, Feb. 27, 2014 during a character symposium put on by the schools. Jurgella, along with other local professional leaders, explained how character plays a critical part every day, even when no one is looking.
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Minot supports continuous bomber presence

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Six B-52H Stratofortresses and approximately 300 Airmen from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., are set to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 5, 2014 with 17.3 short tons of cargo for the deployment being shipped on March 4.

This deployment demonstrates the U.S.'s continuous commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific Region.

"Over the last several months, we've been working on our conventional skill set in addition to the nuclear enterprise that we've been working with all the exercises and inspections," said Lt. Col. Matt McDaniel, 69th Bomb Squadron commander. "We've been preparing ourselves to make the transition from the cold Minot weather out into the tropics of Guam."
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Eighth Air Force Commander Visits MAFB

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Following one of the most important inspections of the year, Maj Gen Scott Vander Hamm, Eighth Air Force commander, made his first visit to Minot Air Force Base for a tour and to meet the Airmen of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing. Additionally, Vander Hamm graced the 5th Bomb Wing Annual Awards ceremony as the guest speaker.

During his visit here, Vander Hamm engaged with base leadership to share his vision for the future of Eighth Air Force regarding nuclear deterrence, our preparedness, integrating our mission with our partners and USSTRATCOM, and execution of our mission if necessary.
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A night in the WSA

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Members of the 5th Security Force Squadron Delta flight, conduct exercises and provide security within the weapons storage area at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 30, 2014. The 5th SFS Delta and Charlie flights are in charge of providing security for the base during night shift while Alpha and Bravo cover daylight shifts. All four flights often work an average of 15 to 17 hours a day including guard mount and equipment issues.
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A night in the WSA

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

It's 4:30 p.m. at Minot Air Force Base. While the majority of Airmen prepare to head home for the day, members of 5th Security Forces Squadron Delta Flight get ready to begin theirs.

Gear bags and lunch boxes line the walls of the guard mount room in the Security Forces Headquarters building as Airmen begin to file in and congregate near their friends before bag drags begin.

Bag drags, which are completed before each shift, are used to verify that Airmen have the proper gear for duty and aren't carrying unauthorized items, such as cell phones.
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Out and About with the Chief: 5th AMXS APG “Crew Chief”

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Petroleum, oils and lubricants adds new facility

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March 5, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Flexible, unmatched and responsive are all words that many Airmen from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum oils and lubricants section use to describe their mission responsiveness and effectiveness.

Minot Air Force Base has a rich tradition of helping empower Airmen by giving them the necessary training and tools to accomplish the mission. Recently, the petroleum, oils and lubricants section welcomed a new, state of the art cryogenics building.

The new facility is equipped with two massive tanks holding 6,000 gallons of liquid oxygen mixed with nitrogen, which are used in B-52H Stratofortress operations, nearly doubling the old facilities capacity.
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Two chiefs of two generations

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March 4, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

He was fresh out of high school and living with his parents at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., when his father came home from work with big news.

"My dad yelled 'We got orders to Italy!' and I was so excited," said the then 22-year old and now Chief Master Sgt. Jason P. Colón, 91st Operations Group superintendent. "Then he followed up with, 'And by we, I mean your mother and I.'"

In the face of being on his own just a few years out of high school while trying to balance a part-time job and college classes, Jason Colón knew what he had to do.
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23rd BS supports 5-year-old with cancer

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March 4, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Capt. Michael DeVita, 23rd Bomb Squadron B-52 instructor pilot, and 16 other members of his squadron shaved all of the hair off their heads to support a young boy fighting cancer, Feb. 21.

It was back in 2008 when DeVita received the devastating phone call that a good friend from pilot training had been killed in an F-16 fighter jet accident at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Devita could not believe his ears as 2nd Lt. Dave Mitchell's wife, Kristi, explained that her husband had not ejected in time and had crashed with the jet. At the time of the accident, Kristi was pregnant.
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8 AF commander visits MAFB

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March 4, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, Eighth Air Force commander, tours different 5th Bomb Wing units at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 21-28, 2014. During Vander Hamm's first visit as the Eighth Air Force commander, he came to learn first-hand about the 5th Bomb Wing's mission. As a highlight of his trip, the general also held an all-call for Team Minot Airmen where he introduced himself and discussed several hot topics regarding the 5th BW. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Apryl Hall)
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8 AF Chief of Safety helps find gate traffic solution

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February 26, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Anyone familiar with Minot Air Force Base has likely experienced traffic build up at the main gate. Sometimes it occurs because the gate is closed due to an exercise, other times it may be because one or more of the other gates are closed, but many times the only reason is traffic congestion. It is not an uncommon sight to see traffic spilling out onto the highway forced to a halt for more than half a mile. Efforts are currently underway to improve the flow of traffic, thus making a safer morning commute. In the meantime, leadership is promoting use of the North Gate to ease traffic elsewhere.
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Out and About with the Chief: Airman Leadership School

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February 26, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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