July 14, 2023

Minot Airman recognized as AFGSC NCO of the Year

Humbleness, accountability, empathy, teachability, emotional intelligence. These are the qualities that Tech. Sgt. Jennel Edwards, an evaluator for the 91st Security Forces Group, says an effective noncommissioned officer must possess. Air Force Global Strike Command recently recognized Edwards as the NCO of the Year for 2022.

July 12, 2023

B-52 Stratofortresses return to Indo-Pacific for BTF missions

Bomber Task Force missions demonstrates the credibility of U.S. forces to address global security environments that are more diverse and uncertain than ever before.

July 11, 2023

Minot combat crew comm team maintains security during Indo-Pacific deployment

Whether training at home or supporting Bomber Task Force operations abroad, Airmen aboard 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortresses carry sensitive communication codes that are vital to mission accomplishment.

July 5, 2023

First-ever USAF B-52 deployment concludes in Indonesia

More than 60 Airmen and two B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, completed a bilateral interoperability exercise in Indonesia.

June 30, 2023

Gen. Cotton awards 2022 Omaha Trophy to 40th Helicopter Squadron

The 40th Helicopter Squadron flew to the top this year as the best intercontinental ballistic missile squadron for which they were awarded the 2022 Omaha Trophy on June 28, 2023 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

June 30, 2023

Bomber, Refueler communities integrate for ACE exercise

The 307th Bomb Wing conducted their first integrated Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise with the 914th Air Refueling Wing here June 23-30.

June 23, 2023

U.S.-Indonesia Air Forces Hold First Bomber Landing Joint Exercise

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia -- In a historic first, two U.S. B-52 bombers landed in Indonesia on June 19 to execute training exercises with Indonesian Airforce (TNI-AU) F-16 aircraft. The landing at Kualanamu airport in Medan and subsequent operations mark the first time U.S. B-52s have operated from Indonesia. The aircraft, from the

June 14, 2023

B-52 returns to Indo-Pacific for Bomber Task Force deployment

More than 200 Airmen and four B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam June 14 in order to conduct Bomber Task Force—or BTF—missions.

June 8, 2023

Operation Avalanche Defender prepares security forces for future fight

Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces conducted a four-day simulated deployment exercise from May 30 to June 2 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont.

June 8, 2023

USAFCENT flexes air-to-ground capabilities in historic first for BTF

Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) aircraft joined 2 B-1B Lancers over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, along with five partner nations and other coalition forces, during a Bomber Task Force mission, June 8.