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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

Month of the Military Child, National Child Abuse Prevention, Alcohol Awareness, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

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April 1, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Runway reconstruction: paving Minot AFB’s future

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April 1, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The runway on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., is scheduled to fully close, April 1, 2013, as the final phase of the three-phased runway reconstruction project begun in 2012 is completed.

During the runway's shutdown, eight B-52H Stratofortresses will be on temporary duty and operating out of Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., allowing the runway reconstruction project of the center keel section to begin.

Approximately 300 Airmen from Minot AFB traveled with the B-52s of the 23rd Bomb Squadron to Ellsworth AFB for maintenance and continued operations.
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N.D. First Lady Betsy Dalrymple reads to MAFB students

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April 1, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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MAFB begins final phase of runway reconstruction

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March 31, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Construction on Minot Air Force Bases runway is scheduled to begin in early April with the project expected to be completed in October 2014. B-52H Stratofortresses took off from Minot Air Force Base Wednesday, March 27, 2014 traveling to Ellsworth Air Force Base to continue the mission while the runway project is completed.
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Out & About with the Chief: 5th Contracting Squadron’s Commodities Flight

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March 26, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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5 CES flighline preparation

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March 25, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airman from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron use a Trimble Total Station used to survey the flight line at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 19, 2014. The station was used to check the alignment of two Precision Approach Path Indicators and a snow fence which will act as temporary runway lighting and ending points during construction on the flight line later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Sauberan)


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MDG Airman: more than just BTZ winner

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March 25, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

It was 2004 when she left Lagos, Nigeria. She was only 17 years old, but eager to begin her new life and take advantage of the many opportunities that America had to offer.

"I wanted to do something more, something bigger," said Senior Airman Oluwaseyi Adetunji, public health technician from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron.

About a year after she moved to America. While living in Atlanta, Ga., she seized the chance to receive a higher education, she said. Adetunji completed four years of college at Albany State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in forensic science.
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Crew chief promotes unity with air & ground crews

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March 25, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

It takes two separate crews with wildly different responsibilities to successfully launch a jet. The maintenance crew on the ground ensures the aircraft is ready to go, while the aircrew is responsible for getting the jet off the ground and functioning safely while in the air.

Although the two crews have very different jobs, Staff Sgt. John M. Silva, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, has found that having a strong relationship with his aircrew makes the job more meaningful.
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First-Ever ANG Defender: Guardsman certified as off-base convoy commander

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

As the Air Force aims for more total force integration, for the first time, an Air National Guardsman was certified to perform the duties of a convoy commander within a missile complex.

Capt. Greg Goodman, 219th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, made Air Force history by becoming certified as a convoy commander in early March.

After serving three years in the U.S. Army, Goodman earned a degree in criminal justice from the University of North Dakota where he joined the Air National Guard. He later obtained the rank of Master Sgt. before commissioning. Working in conjunction with Minot Air Force Base's 91st Security Forces Group, Goodman served as a flight commander during his training.
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First-Ever ANG Defender: Guardsman certified as off-base convoy commander

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




As the Air Force aims for more total force integration, for the first time, an Air National Guardsman was certified to perform the duties of a convoy commander within a missile complex.

Capt. Greg Goodman, 219th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, made Air Force history by becoming certified as a convoy commander in early March.

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Out and About with the Chief: Minot AFB Tower

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March 18, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine


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Prairie Warrior Auction

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March 18, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Team Minot, a partnership between Minot Air Force Base and the city of Minot, is sponsoring the 28th Annual Prairie Warrior Auction, slated for Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Holiday Inn in downtown Minot.

Through donations from downtown businesses, private donors, and the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, the auctions generates profits that are used to provide funds for the base, wings, and squadrons, promoting morale and welfare events throughout the year.

"This auction is an important tool," said Betty Fedorchak, Auction Chairman. "This is our way to show support for our troops at Minot Air Force Base."
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91st MSFS Top Dog Competition

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March 18, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Airmen from the 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron's flights two and five compete in the Top Dog competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 12, 2014. The 91st MSFS uses the friendly competition as a way to boost morale in a training environment. The event, which is held quarterly, incorporates training techniques such as litter carries, low-crawling and security forces trivia. The flight with the best overall time wins bragging rights until the next Top Dog competition. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Apryl Hall)
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Shrinking rumors on the shrink

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March 18, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

Some injuries go beyond physical health and the staff of the Mental Health Clinic at Minot Air Force Base has a wide range of providers and classes to assist with anything from work related stress to depression or thoughts of suicide.

Capt. Tim Ralston, 5th Medical Group mental health element leader, is one such provider who works to assist Airmen and their families with daily stressors and life events.

"We currently have seven mental health providers on staff, along with one psychiatrist," said Ralston. "In addition to normal office hours, there are also providers who are on-call for emergency interventions and high priority patients who need to seek immediate care."
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AFA Banquet

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March 18, 2014 in Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota by clevine

The 33rd annual Air Force Association Banquet will kick off at 6 p.m., April 17, at the Jimmy Doolittle Center on base.

Following the meal, Commanders Choice awards will be presented, one to each squadron, group and wing staff to honor individuals, duty sections or teams selected by those commanders.

Commanders should submit their recommendations no later than March 25.

Continuing the tradition of total community involvement, the AFA chapter will again honor a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Junior ROTC, the recruiting service and a teacher of the year. Area high school graduates earning military academy nominations or ROTC scholarships will also be recognized at the banquet.
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