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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

Crew chiefs ensure B-52s are good to go

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

Before a B-52H Stratofortress leaves Minot Air Force Base, N.D., it must pass an inspection by a crew chief assigned to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring the aircraft is in perfect working condition. They also perform scheduled inspections and preventive maintenance on B-52s and the equipment installed inside the aircraft. Crew chiefs also execute post-flight examinations to ensure the aircraft remains in ready condition.

To view a slideshow of Minot crew chiefs in action, click HERE
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Introducing MiCare, AFMS’s new online secure messaging system

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

The 5th Medical Group is excited to begin patient registrations for MiCare, the Air Force Medical Service's military online confidential secure messaging service.

This system has been shown to significantly reduce the number of phone calls between patients and providers, increase patient satisfaction, and save time for the medical office staff and the patient. The 5th MDG aims to enroll as many patients as possible into MiCare and utilize secure messaging as the primary form of communication between patients and their healthcare teams.
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What does Housing Privatization mean for Minot AFB residents?

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

On Aug. 1, Balfour Beatty Communities assumed operations of Minot Family Housing with the goal of providing the highest level of customer service, enhanced housing, and a vibrant community for the Service Members and their families stationed here.

At Balfour Beatty Communities, a dedicated staff comprised of community and facilities management professionals is ready to assist in making the transition into privatization as seamless as possible.

As a way to celebrate this exciting occasion, as well as give residents a chance to meet the Balfour Beatty Communities team, BBC is throwing a Grand Opening Party for all family housing residents in early fall. Residents of all ages will be welcome to attend the celebration featuring complimentary food and activities! Detailed information will be released on www.minotfamilyhousing.com.
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Straight from the horse’s mouth

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

Minot Air Force Base Airmen and their families have the opportunity to maintain horses at the base's horse stables. The Dufresne Riding Club, a non-profit organization, is currently comprised of 10 families with 17 horses and have a total of more than 60 acres of land for horses to graze. Members of the club perform all fundraising and barn maintenance themselves.
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2013 North Dakota State Fair

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

The 2013 North Dakota State Fair set an attendance record. The fair ran from July 19 - 27 and attracted an estimated 320,485 individuals. With small events including pig racing, face painting, and caricature drawings, to big events featuring Lady Houdini, stock car races, and big country names like Tim McGraw and Toby Keith, there was no shortage of fun. The specialty food also drew a lot of the community to the fair as well. Top-selling food items included red velvet funnel cakes and bacon-glazed cinnamon rolls. Whether people attended for the entertainment or for food, this year's fair was North Dakota's biggest yet.
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Walk softly, carry a big stick

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

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, United States Strategic Command, toured the base and hosted an All-Call with 91st Missile Wing Airmen here, Aug. 1.

During the All-Call, Kehler said he was pleased to visit Minot, but more so for the chance to spend time with the Roughriders, who perform the mission every day. On his quest to spend time with the Airmen, he reminded them just how incredibly important their mission is to everyone in the country.

The general spoke about the importance of deterrence, and assured the members of the missile wing that what they do continues to be a crucial part of the nation's security.
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Out and about with the Chief

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


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A ‘safe, compliant, and efficient’ plan of attack

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

As Col. Patrick E. Butler returns to Minot Air Force Base, he is excited to take on the role of commander of the 5th Maintenance Group.

"I'm happy," said Butler. "I wanted to come back."

However, the colonel is not the only one looking forward to being back in Minot. His wife and their five children are all thrilled to be a part of Team Minot again.

After graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1991, Butler set out on a long, successful Air Force career. After working as Minot's 5th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander in the 23rd Bomb Squadron between 2002 to 2005, he returns as the commander of the 5th MXG.
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A true American Idol

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Platinum recording artist and "American Idol" season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, made another big step in his music career as he performed his very first USO show at Minot Air Force Base, July 24.

Hundreds of Team Minot Airmen and their families gathered in the J.R. Rockers parking lot to enjoy food, fun and live country music.

While the attendees were grateful for the entertainment, McCreery said he was grateful for the opportunity to perform.

"It means the world to me," said McCreery. "This is my first time getting to do something like this and I'm extremely excited."
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Recapture and secure

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The Convoy Response Force personnel assigned to the 91st Security Forces Group recently participated in numerous required exercises to validate tactics, techniques, and procedures in the event of real world incidents. This particular exercise consisted of a Mission Category 1 movement to a missile site. While en route, a mock improvised explosive device was detonated disabling the command element's vehicle, creating an impassable road separating the rear response elements from the resource vehicle. CRF personnel swiftly assaulted, recaptured and secured the resource from enemy personnel.
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Top 3 Award

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Airman earns Diamond Sharp Award for dedication

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Out and About with the Chief

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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MWDs always alert and ready

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Pull the chocks, maintainer’s rock

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July 31, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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