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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Speaks to Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 26, 2016. Carter toured the base and visited with Airman from both the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing. The tour included visiting a missile alert facility, a B-52 Stratofortress and talking with Airmen who support the nuclear deterrence mission at the Northern Tier base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch) SECDEF visits Minot AFB, emphasizes nuclear mission
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Minot Air Force Base Sept. 26, 2016, giving Airmen who support the Nation’s ICBM and strategic bomber forces a chance to engage with the secretary.During the visit to the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, Carter emphasized the importance of the Department of Defense’s only dual-wing, nuclear
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Members of U.S. Strategic Command stand in front of their U.S. Navy E6-B Mercury at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept 19, 2016. The crew operates as the Airborne Command Post, having the ability to command and control U.S. STRATCOM’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Looking Glass: USSTRATCOM's Airborne Command Post
A U.S. Navy E6-B Mercury visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 19-21, 2016. The visit allowed members of Team Minot to tour the inside of the Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and learn about how it supports U.S. Strategic Command’s mission.In addition to the tour, the aircraft and its mission, historically codenamed Looking Glass, came to
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Twentieth Air Force wing commanders and command chiefs join Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton for the fall 20th AF Senior Leadership Conference at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Sept. 19, 2016. The leaders tested various weapons at the 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron firing range. The conference gave 20th AF leadership an opportunity to work together to continually improve mission performance. 20th Air Force Senior Leaders meet to discuss Airmen, ICBM mission
Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force and Task Force 214 commander, held his fall Senior Leadership Conference here, Sept. 18-21.Twentieth AF wing commanders, group commanders and wing command chiefs gathered to discuss the ICBM mission. They shared knowledge to improve their execution of the mission and discussed ways to help their Airmen
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Twentieth Air Force Women's Leadership Symposium. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) 20th Air Force to host second Women’s Leadership Symposium
Nuclear Airmen must be fit to fight and continually develop as leaders to conduct the 24/7 operations of providing the nation with a credible nuclear deterrent. It is a 20th Air Force goal to coach, train and mentor nuclear professionals and leaders, while developing a nuclear command environment that fosters understanding, respect and the support
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A Team Minot Airman carries the Prisoners of War/Missing in Action flag through the rain at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 15, 2016. The POW/MIA flag was carried around the outdoor track for 24 hours, while the names of those who are lost but not forgotten were read aloud in remembrance. (Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Many came home...some did not
There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been affected by the tragedy of service members becoming prisoners of war or missing in action.  To pay respect for these individuals, military bases across the U.S. have been hosting commemorations annually on the third Friday of September known as National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action
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Three B-52H Stratofortresses taxi down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot, play an integral role in nation's strategic deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Prairie Vigilance 16: Anytime, Anywhere
The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Prairie Vigilance 16-1 Sept. 11-16, an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.“Prairie Vigilance 16-1 is an operational readiness exercise that validates the 5th Bomb Wing's capability to execute our
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First Lt. Zebulon Hanley of San Antonio crosses the finish line to become the winner of the 20th U.S. Air Force Marathon men’s full marathon division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with a time of 2:47:04. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) 20th Air Force Marathon a huge success
After a 30-minute weather delay, over 15,000 runners, walkers and spectators from all 50 states and many foreign countries gathered Sept. 17 to take part in the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohioj.
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Staff Sgt. Bradley Huffman, 377th Weapons Systems Security Squadron security control supervisor, redirects a fake-assault rifle using a self-defense maneuver against Senior Airman Josh Perez, 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron security forces trainer, during a Krav Maga certification course at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Sept. 14, 2016. Throughout the course, defenders were taught how to use their bodies as weapons in responding to a threat. The 20th Air Force ICBM Center of Excellence offers multiple training and professional development courses throughout the year for all Airmen, regardless of rank or Air Force specialty code. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) ICE offers 20th AF defenders Krav Maga certification
Security forces Airmen from the 20th Air Force joined together for a Krav Maga military instructor certification course, organized by the 20th AF ICBM Center of Excellence here, Sept. 10-16.   This was the first time the week-long course was offered to defenders in 20th AF. The certification allows these Airmen to share the self-defense training
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Members of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Convoy Response Force stage a scenario as part of a Local Integrated Response Plan exercise Sept. 14, 2016, near Stanford, Mont.  The LIRP is a generalized plan that coordinates the response capabilities of the Air Force, FBI and civilian law enforcement departments within the state if a nuclear asset were ever threatened or compromised.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Daniel Brosam) Malmstrom, partner agencies join forces for exercise
Approximately 150 Malmstrom Airmen and federal, state, local and tribal agencies participated in a Local Integrated Response Plan exercise Sept. 14 near Stanford, Montana.The LIRP is a generalized plan that coordinates the response capabilities of the Air Force, FBI and civilian law enforcement departments within the state if a nuclear asset were
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A Team Minot Airman is hoisted in a UH-1N Iroquois during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training in Garrison, N.D., Aug. 11, 2016. The all-day training focused on search and rescue situations for aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) SERE search and rescue training
Team Minot Airmen participated in survival, evasion, resistance and escape training in Garrison, N.D., Aug. 11, 2016. The all-day training focused on search and rescue situations for aircrew members. Exercises included vectoring a rescue helicopter, hoists, land navigation and communication with friendly forces. The training took place at the
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