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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

Out & About with the Chief : HVAC/R

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January 14, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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SEAC visits MAFB

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January 14, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visits MAFB Jan 13-15 to learn more about the two legs of the nuclear triad here and to personally experience our mission. His visit also includes visiting with the dedicated Airmen who work in the austere conditions to make the missile successful.
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Training pays off for Minot AFB firemen

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January 14, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The continual training the Minot Air Force Base Fire Department often accomplished through controlled fires and classroom academics was put to the test when a call came through for a house fire on Highway 83 just outside of the main gate, Thursday, Jan.2, 2014 at approximately 8 p.m.

Due to the Air Force Base's direct access to the highway, the central dispatcher contacted the base fire department before the Glenburn Fire Department, which is approximately eight miles north of the base.
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New price study validates commissary’s 30% savings

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January 14, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency's 2013 price comparison study.

For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed DeCA to look beyond traditional grocery stores to include price comparisons with club stores, drug stores, dollar stores and the discount department stores. This comparison validates the current 30.5 percent savings military members and their families enjoy when they shop their commissary, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.
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First Sergeants: Shaping today’s Airmen

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January 13, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Given the extra responsibility to help shape and guide today's Airmen, a first sergeant is an expeditionary leader serving in a time honored special duty position, rich in custom and tradition.

This military assignment requires personal demand and around-the-clock attention lasting three or more years of a Senior Non-commissioned Officer's career. Once the assignment is completed the SNCO returns back to their original career field.

Identified by the diamond device worn on the center of their rank insignia, first sergeants, or "first shirts" as they're affectionately called, are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, able to respond for a variety of reasons, such as when an Airman has a family emergency, an individual needs career counseling, or even when an Airman needs a ride home.
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Bronze Star Recipient

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January 13, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Feeding the mission

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January 13, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

There are a number of careers in the Air Force that require Airmen to work a great distance from base. The jobs range anywhere from security forces to maintainers. Whether the Airmen out in the field are there for one shift or several days, they all rely on one person for their nourishment during their tours.

Missile chefs at Minot Air Force Base have a number of responsibilities in and out of the field. While on location, they spend their days cooking, cleaning, and placing orders. When they return from their tours, missile chefs also help out with squadron duties on base, said Airman 1st Class Kelly Hanley, 740th Missile Squadron missile chef.
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Eyes and ears of the base

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January 13, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The command post serves as the central nervous system for coordinating everything from first responders to recalls. The Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing command post are responsible for notifying emergency responders, base personnel about alarm conditions and weather, and keeping the commander informed about significant events on base.
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North Plains Elementary art work hangs in cafe

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January 8, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Minot State University Senior Stephanie Hancock, along with other members of MSU's Entrepreneur Club, hang art work from kindergarten students at North Plains Elementary School, located on Minot Air Force Base, in the Beaver Brew Café in downtown Minot Dec. 19, 2013. Hancock hopes to not only create a stronger bond between the base and city communities, but to promote and inspire students by displaying their art work. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Pitts)
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Out & About with the Chief: 5 MDG Pharmacy

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


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Team Minot’s First Sergeants

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December 30, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Team Minot's 24 First Sergeants support the installation's 11.5K Total Force population of Airmen, families, civilians, retirees, and contractors from the 5th Bomb Wing, the 91st Missile Wing, and tenant units. Their primary responsibility is to build and maintain a mission-ready force to execute home station and expeditionary mission requirements. They are key advisors to leadership at all levels and provide personnel services for unit members, along with referrals to external support agencies. The cornerstone First Sergeant programs include Operation WarmHeart, the Food Pantry, Thanksgiving meal baskets, and the Angel Tree. (Photo courtesy of Command Chiefs office)
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Operation: Bright Holidays

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December 30, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

With many families rushing home for the Holidays, it becomes one of the busiest times of year to travel. As prices for fuel and airline tickets skyrocket, it becomes increasingly more difficut for Minot Airmen to find a way home. However, this year, a few select Airmen received a free ticket home thanks to Operation: Bright Holidays.

Airman 1st Class Scott DeAngelo, a contracting administrator for the 5th Contracting Squadron, was one of the five Airmen selected for the operation, and received a free trip home for the holidays.
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91st MSFS; strength through teamwork

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December 30, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

It's a cold clear morning in early December at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., as 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron Airmen hustle through the armory, gearing up for a deployment to the missile complex.

"Only the best come to the north, and the lucky are put in the 91st Missile Security Force Squadron," said Airman 1st Class Francesca Jackson, 91st MSFS response force leader.

Members of the 91st MSFS operate on 12-hour shifts, and are on alert 24/7, 365 days a year, ready to deploy at a moment's notice to launch and missile alert facilities.
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Out and About at NDI

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December 20, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The Nondestructive Inspection Lab provides inspection and technical support on all assigned B-52H Stratofortresses, UH-1N helicopters, Aerospace Ground Equipment, and to other various agencies on Minot Air Force Base. Five different methods including fluorescent penetration, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic, and x-ray are used by NDI personnel to determine the structural integrity of aircraft components and support equipment. The NDI Lab is also enrolled in the DoD Joint Oil Analysis Program and provides spectrometric oil analysis support on aircraft engine oil to identify and determine wear-metal trends and oil contamination.
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20th Air Force and Task Force 214 welcome new commander

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December 20, 2013 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein assumed command of the 20th Air Force, Dec. 19 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

Active-duty Airmen, Reserve, retired, family and friends attended the ceremony. Among the guests were commanders, command chiefs and civic leaders from 20th Air Force's three missile bases here, from Malmstrom AFB, Mont., and from Minot AFB, N.D. The presence of all reinforced the continuing importance of the Air Force's nuclear deterrence and global strike forces.
"I'm honored to wear this uniform, and represent the Airmen of the 20th Air Force," Weinstein said during the ceremony.
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