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Time to Toss the Boxes: Col Baum to Retire

Time to Toss the Boxes: Col Baum to Retire

“This has been the cherry on top of a wonderful career. It couldn’t get any better.” - Colonel Patrick Baum, Commander, 91 MXG. Col Baum and his wife Jessie are not only leaving Minot this summer, but also the Air Force. Aspirations for Jessie to be a “domestic diva”...

Ready for the Next Adventure: Chief Broughman Retires

Ready for the Next Adventure: Chief Broughman Retires

CMSgt Kenneth Broughman91st Security Forces GroupSenior Enlisted Leader Celebrating Air Force retirement is about appreciating the hard work, career achievements, and challenges that have been overcome. It’s also time to focus on what comes next. Chief Master Sergeant...

5BW Commander Bids Farewell

5BW Commander Bids Farewell

Colonel Daniel S. HoadleyCommander,5th Bomb Wing To the Men and Women of Minot AFB – It was the privilege of a lifetime to serve as the 5th Bomb Wing Commander the last two years. As Joyce and I prepare for the movers, I’ve been reflecting on what I will be taking...

McCarty Retires: Changing Pace After Three Decades

McCarty Retires: Changing Pace After Three Decades

Colonel Anthony S. McCarty Commander,91st Security Forces Group “Retirement means no [duty] phones going off and much more family time” - Mrs. Dawn McCarty.“It means a change of pace, planting roots after 30 years and living near family in Indiana”- Colonel Anthony...

The New Vulture in Command

The New Vulture in Command

Lt Col Derek Arnholtz Takes Over It was the Arnholtz family’s choice to come back to Minot Air Force Base for a second time. For Lieutenant Colonel Derek Arnholtz and family, the city and base had been a special experience for them, an experience that he was sure...

First Responders come to Minot AFB for Hydra Fury 24

First Responders come to Minot AFB for Hydra Fury 24

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight hosted Hydra Fury 24 at Minot AFB, June 4-6. The joint training exercise was attended by representatives from Air Force EOD flights, Naval School EOD, Federal Bureau of...

Ensuring aircraft safety with precision: Non-Destructive Inspection

Ensuring aircraft safety with precision: Non-Destructive Inspection

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --Working tirelessly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a dedicated team of Airmen strive to guarantee there are no defects in the 5th Bomb Wing’s fleet of B-52H Stratofortress. This team is known as the Non-Destructive Inspection unit, a...

AFGSC conducts first-ever Command Chief Change of Responsibility

AFGSC conducts first-ever Command Chief Change of Responsibility

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --For the first time, Air Force Global Strike Command held a Change of Responsibility ceremony to mark the transfer of senior enlisted leadership responsibilities to its new Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Aiello, today at...

Air Force Expands Missile Cancer Study to ICBM Launch Silos

Air Force Expands Missile Cancer Study to ICBM Launch Silos

Air Force Global Strike Command’s sweeping study of cancer cases in the intercontinental ballistic missile community will expand this summer to include environmental samples from the launch facilities themselves, one of several next steps officials detailed during a...