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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

Friends of Veterans: Appreciating past heroes

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February 24, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Veteran's Day is a day to remember and show our appreciation to our nation's military members who have fought for our country and freedom. Whether they are retired or currently serving, many appreciate the courage and bravery these men and women have expressed or are currently displaying.

Friends of Veterans, an organization comprised of Minot Airmen from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron and the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces Squadron, visited veterans living at Edgewood Vista, an assisted living community in downtown Minot, Feb. 15.
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Top Shot

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February 21, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith, 5th Security Forces Combat Arms Training instructor, teaches airmen throughout the year on weapons systems that are used in deployments and kept current on qualifications. Smith has to be proficient on M-9 pistol and M-4 rifle along with other weapons classifications.
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Cryogenics vital role in mission completion

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February 21, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airman from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricants flight work to prepare samples of liquid oxygen to send to Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio for analysis. Checklists accounting for all operations of an extraction were followed to ensure the procedure was executed correctly and safely.
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Force improvement at the grass-roots level

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February 20, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Members of the Force Improvement Program team visited Minot Air Force Base as their first stop during their round-robin visit to each Air Force Global Strike Command ICBM base Feb. 16-19.

The Force Improvement Program, directed by AFGSC commander, Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, is designed to get feedback from the grass-roots level, examining issues affecting missile bases and their crew forces. The teams plan to obtain their data through interviews held with their peers at each ICBM base.
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Only the best come north

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February 19, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Minot Air Force Base recently completed a large scale inspection for all operations held at the base. The 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing coordinated operations for the Inspector General in which the teams conducted day to day missions in which the groups were graded. For the Nuclear Surety Inspection portion, the 91st Missile along with the 5th Bomb Wing received a rating of satisfactory. The 91st MW went on to complete the Nuclear Operations Readiness Inspection with an excellent rating.

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Economic Impact: Minot talks money

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February 19, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Lt. Col. Jorge Jimenez, 5th Comptroller Squadron commander, reported Minot Air Force Base's annual economic impact to members of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee during a monthly meeting in Minot, Feb. 6, 2014.

Minot AFB had a record impact of nearly $584 million on the area economy in Fiscal Year 2013. This is the bases highest economic impact to date. In FY 2012, Minot AFB had an impact of $522 million, an increase of more than $61 million.

"When you look at our multi-year economic impact, the overall trend for the past five years has been upwards in actual dollars with an 18.8 percent increase since 2009," said Jimenez.
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Raising Children’s Dental Awareness

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February 19, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The Minot Air Force Base Dental Clinic visited schools in the local district to educate the children on oral hygiene care and promote dental wellness. They learned about brushing, flossing, and healthy eating through fun activities and demonstrations.

The Dental Clinic's primary mission is to take care of the active duty members, but it is also their mission to raise oral health awareness to the community.

It is ideal to have your child's first dental visit by the age of one or when the first tooth comes in. This means that you will need to have your children enrolled in the TRICARE dental program, which is provided by MetLife.
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Fab Flight: Creating hand-crafted solutions

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February 19, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen of the 5th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight handle all aircraft assigned to Minot Air Force Base and schedules routine maintenance for each one. With Boeing no longer making many parts for the aging aircraft, the fabrication flight improvises and creates hand crafted solutions. Some of the tasks the fabrication flight perform are: welding, engine repair, painting, machine work, searching for cracks and damaged parts, rivet work, creating screws and bolts, and even doing work for the 54th Helicopter Squadron.
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Out and About with the Chief: Operation Home Front

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February 12, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Commander of AFGSC visits MAFB

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February 11, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command toured Minot Air Force Base, Feb. 3-7, meeting with Airmen of all ranks and familiarizing himself with the mission during his first visit since taking command in October of 2013. Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson spoke of the status of AFGSC and new initiatives that will affect Airmen throughout the command.
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Crew chief writes new chapter in jet’s historical legacy

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February 11, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

From World War I to Vietnam, nose art was a common sight on many military aircraft. But as the bombers and fighters of the past were replaced with their stealthier cousins of today, nose art became less and less common. For more than half a century, the venerable B-52H Stratofortress continues that legacy today. On the flight line or aprons of Minot Air Force Base, viewers can see nose art decorating a number of jets, but one in particular wears more than simple paint--it wears its history.

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AFGSC commander visits MAFB, promotes force improvement

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February 11, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command toured Minot Air Force Base, Feb. 3-7, meeting with Airmen of all ranks and familiarizing himself with the mission during his first visit since taking command in October of 2013.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson and his wife, Nancy, arrived at Minot immediately following Nuclear Surety Inspections of the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, which also recently completed a Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection.

"There were pretty spectacular results for both the NSI and NORI," Wilson said. "We had a joint oversight team of independent outside agencies looking at how we do business. Across the board, both wings, the 91st and the 5th, just did a terrific job. Team Minot crushed it."
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Military Saves 2014: Start Small. Think Big.

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February 11, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Military Saves, a component of America Saves, is part of the Department of Defense's Financial Readiness Campaign and has been a partner with DOD since 2003. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month.

"Military Saves Week is a great opportunity to help service members and their families in our community to Set a Goal, Make a Plan and Save Automatically," said Col. Alex Mezynski, 5th Bomb Wing commander.
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ARTICLE 15′s FOR JANUARY 2014

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February 11, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

In January 2014, the following Minot Air Force Base service members were punished under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice:
RANK, UNIT, PUNISHMENT, OFFENSE

1. An Airman First Class from the 5th Communications Squadron received a reduction in rank to Airman, suspended forfeiture of $858.00 pay per month for two months and a reprimand for one violation of Article 92, Violation of a Lawful Regulation.

2. An Airman First Class from the 5th Maintenance Squadron received a reduction in rank to Airman, suspended forfeiture of $858.00 pay per month for two months, suspended 45 days extra duty, and a reprimand for one violation of Article 111, Drunken Operation of a Vehicle.
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Rough Riders rock NSI and NORI

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

This Monday, after months of preparation and 13 days of continuous observation by Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Force Inspection Agency and United States Strategic Command, the Rough Riders of the 91st Missile Wing proved once again that "Only The Best Come North!"

During the inspection out brief, the AFGSC Inspector General, Col. Douglas Cox, proclaimed that the Rough Riders' performance during the back-to-back Nuclear Surety Inspection and Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection was "the best seen."
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