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  • Combat Raider 19-1 keeps forces ready, lethal

    Aircrew from all 8th Air Force bases flew over the Powder River Training Complex together for the first time during Combat Raider 19-1 on Oct. 16-18. They coordinated with joint tactical air controllers from the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, who helped

  • Minot B-52s, Airmen deploy to RAF Fairford

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training.

  • Something to believe in

    Capt. Jason D. Raines, 5th Bomb Wing chaplain, is one of six chaplains on base. A chaplain’s duty is to enable the constitutional right of the free exercise of religion and to provide spiritual care to Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

  • Only the best come north

    I was born in Georgia and raised in Alabama, known for their southern hospitality, long summers and moderate winters.

  • 8AF CCC visits Minot

    Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 10-11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, phase maintenance dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and

  • GSC 17: 5 AMXS loads bombs

    The 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Global Strike Challenge team participated in a bomb-loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19-20, 2017. The four-member team was evaluated and scored based on their speed, precision and bomb-loading expertise. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior

  • 5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from

  • De-Icing the Warbirds

    Airman 1st Class Samantha Coleman, 5th Aircraft Maintenance electronic countermeasures specialist, de-ices a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 11, 2017. A mixture of heated fluid and hot water is sprayed on the bombers prior to launching in cold weather conditions. 5th AMXS

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Minot

    U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016. During the visit, Dunford toured various 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing's facilities to learn about their mission and capabilities.