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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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Fit for flight

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August 28, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Every 450 flight hours, the B-52H Stratofortress must undergo a full body inspection. Parts are removed, disassembled, inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary and reassembled. This inspection is known as a phase inspection and takes place at the base's Phase Dock. The B-52 is a complex aircraft and inspections are completed by distinct teams of Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron, who each ensure the dependability of the aircraft parts.
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Projecting a professional image

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August 28, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Air Force members must always adhere to standards of neatness, cleanliness, safety, uniformity and military image in regards to the wear and upkeep of their uniforms. Whether an Airman gets promoted or changes his or her name, it is important to ensure that all changes made to the uniforms are within the standards outlined in AFI 36-2903.
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Summer ends with a bang

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August 27, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Free food, souped-up cars, and information booths lured hundreds of Team Minot Airmen, their families and local community members to the J.R. Rockers parking lot for an end of summer Community Fair, Aug. 23.

The community fair served to provide Airmen awareness on the activities and organizations available in the local communities, which was conceptualized by Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command.

"Events like this are important for people here," said Airman 1st Class Kelly Hanley, 740th Missile Squadron missile chef. "I came last year and was excited to hear they were having it again."
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Overcoming contingencies: 91st MW conducts natural disaster field training exercise

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August 26, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The 91st Missile Wing conducted a field training exercise here, Aug. 20, to evaluate and validate the integration and response of emergency management, security forces, fire department, medical and missile field operations during a natural-disaster situation.

The exercise was conducted at one of Minot AFB's training launch facilities. Evaluators from Air Force Global Strike Command were at hand to inspect the efficacy of the 91st MW's and 5th Bomb Wing's total-force response to the singular event.
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A Fresh start for Base Ops

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August 23, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Minot Air Force Base leadership, including congressional and civic leaders celebrated the opening of the Department of Defense's newest Base Operations Building and Air Traffic Control Tower with a ribbon cutting ceremony here, Aug. 23.

The previous Air Traffic Control Tower was first built in 1966, while the Base Operations Building was built in 1957.

Special guests at the ceremony included North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, as well as Congressman Kevin Cramer. The dignified guests spoke to the crowd about the importance of the new facilities.
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91st MW conducts field training exercise

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Golfing for a cause

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Dive into learning

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Base youth can become acquainted with water safety and swimming techniques during lessons at the outdoor pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

The class was is offered by Outdoor Recreation with instruction by Megan Albers, a Center, N.D., native and life guard of more than 10 years working as the instructor. Outdoor Recreation offers both summer and winter swimming classes, the latter being held at the indoor pool located at the McAdoo Sports and Fitness Center also located on base.
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Totally empowered

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Former 5th Bomb Wing Chief of Public Affairs, Capt. Genieve David, recently demonstrated Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques during an instructor certification evaluation.

To receive full instructor certification she must demonstrate 15 Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques, with their variations, in fewer than 10 minutes and score 90 percent or more.
The evaluation is conducted via a video evaluation process and uploaded to the Gracie Academy Web site where it is scored. If David succeeds, she will be awarded full instructor certification for the length of two years. David completed the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Women Empowered Probationary Instructor Certification Program in April.
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A new chapter for Minot Airman

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

His father and grandfather served the military.

Throughout his whole life, one of Minot Air Force Base's 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's crew chiefs has been part of the military in some facet or another.

Senior Airman Jared Minter is one of those individuals who continues on with the legacy of serving his country and succeeding as his forefathers have.

Minter recently decided in taking further steps in his career by applying for retraining and gaining acceptance.
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5th MDG provides resiliency for its own

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August 22, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Out and About with the Chief: 5TH MDG Commanders Support Staff

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August 21, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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State and military dog it out in K-9 competition

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August 19, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The first cooperative, 2013 North Dakota Peace Officer Association K-9 Police Trials competition, which included military members and local law enforcement officials, took place at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 14.

The event showcased 12 K-9 teams from military bases and law enforcement agencies across the state. The teams competed in various field exercises including narcotics and explosives detection, and a dog rescue scenario called the Iron Dog Rescue Course.

The competition is held at various locations in North Dakota each year; however, this was the first time the trials were held on a military installation. The joint competition allows the civilian and military agencies and their dogs to learn from each other, said Tech. Sgt. Steven Kaun, 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer.
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Minding the details

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August 15, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Having grown up as the son of an Army Sergeant Major, Col. Richard Pagliuco, known to most as Colonel Pags, was already accustomed to the culture and day-to-day life of service members. When the colonel decided to join the Air Force in 1984, he initially planned to serve four years, separate, and then pursue a degree using educational benefits offered to him by the military. Following his enlistment, he realized that the military suited his personality, so instead of severing ties with the Air Force all together he joined the Reserves.
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Out and about with the Chief: 364th Ground Liaison Detachment

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August 15, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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