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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

5th MXS outscores 5th SFS Charlie Flight in finale

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

In a softball game filled with multiple high scoring innings, the 5th Maintenance Squadron soared to a win over the 5th Security Forces Squadron Charlie Flight, 24-18, Sept. 12, at the Minot Air Force Base baseball field.

Leading the 5th MXS was shortstop Wladimir Sierra who scored three times and pounded a two-run homer during the sixth inning, elevating his team into double digits. Left fielder Miles Sauer also aided the effort, going five for five and scoring each time.

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August 2013 Article 15s

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

In August 2013, the following Minot Air Force Base service members were punished under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, demonstrating the Air Force holds its members accountable for their actions:

1. A Staff Sergeant from the 741st Missile Squadron received a suspended reduction in rank to Senior Airman, forfeiture of $1,201 pay per month for two months and a reprimand for one violation of Article 111, Driving Under the Influence.

2. A Staff Sergeant from the 5th Security Forces Squadron received a suspended reduction in rank to Senior Airman, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for one month and a reprimand for one violation of Article 92, Dereliction of Duty.
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Out and About With the Chief: The 5th MDG’s Education and Training Office

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September 12, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Airman competes in military golf tournament

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September 12, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Medic earns Unsung Hero Award

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September 12, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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DCC awarded for dedication in Guam

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September 12, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Decontamination preparation

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September 11, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in a general task qualification training course during an exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 5. More than 100 personnel from the 5th Maintenance Group were trained on various tactical techniques and procedures, including donning their chemical warfare ensemble; hydrating in Mission Oriented Protective Posture 4; performing an unexploded ordnance sweep; applying contamination avoidance techniques, and processing through mock contamination controlled areas.
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Wilson expresses confidence in Team Minot

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September 9, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

As his last visit to Minot Air Force Base in his current position, the Eighth Air Force commander met with Airmen throughout the 5th Bomb Wing and visited several construction projects, Sept. 3-6.

In addition to visiting ongoing projects, Maj. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson toured the new air traffic control tower and base operations building, which he noted upon landing here.

The tower and base ops building were two of many examples of the progress being made here, said Wilson, who has been in command for just over two years.
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Be Well

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The Be Well program, an Air Force-wide program designed to provide Airmen and Air Force leaders with resources to optimize fitness and health, now offers more choices and increased flexibility, thanks to revamps in the program that went into effect July 1, 2013. Options in the new Be Well program will remain open to all Airman and their families. The program will also continue to be mandatory for those with unsatisfactory fitness scores.
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2013 Sports Day

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Team Minot participated in this year's Sports Day events, Aug. 29, 2013. Sports Day provides a series of events and activities to promote fitness, esprit de corps and quality of life for the base. The event brought together hundreds of Airmen in a non-stop competition. Congratulations to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on earning top points for this year's sports day.
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Warbirds return home

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

More than 300 children, spouses and friends crowded into a hangar here to welcome home more than 200 deployed Airmen from the 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Maintenance Group and other units throughout Minot Air Force Base, Sept. 1.

Their five-month deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam, was in direct support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence designed to enhance security in the Asia-Pacific region by providing prudent deterrent capability.

Airmen deployed in March earlier this year, replacing the 96th Bomb Squadron assigned to Barksdale AFB, La.
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Out and about with the Chief

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Own It

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Same-sex spouses now eligible for benefits

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

In a memorandum published Aug. 14, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel outlined strategies for incorporating spousal and family benefits for legally married, same-sex military couples.

Although the memorandum was published Aug. 14, the deadline for implementation was Sept. 3, giving each military service an opportunity to address particular concerns.

"The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court's recent decision declaring section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevented Federal recognition of same-sex marriages, to be unconstitutional," said Hagel.
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Just blowing smoke

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September 4, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The Health and Wellness Center, with help from the American Lung Association, has set out to reduce the amount of tobacco use among active duty members and their families with their Tobacco Cessation Program.

The program is a series of four weekly classes that teaches and encourages strategies on how to control, cut back, and eventually quit tobacco products, said Lori Halvorson, Tobacco Cessation Program instructor, 5th Medical Support Squadron.

"Quitting smoking is the number one thing a person can do to improve their health," said Halvorson, who has been working the HAWC to curb smoking at Minot. "We just want people to know that we're here to help them."
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