Minot Air Force Base


Minot Air Force Base is home to two major Air Force units: the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Space Wing. The 5th Bomb Wing is an Air Combat Command unit and host wing, while the 91st Space Wing is a component of Air Force Space Command.

5th Bomb Wing Mission: Known by its nickname, the Warbirds, the 5th Bomb Wing and its fleet of B-52H Stratofortress bombers serve as part of the Air Force's conventional and strategic combat force. The men and women of the wing are capable of flying anywhere around the world and delivering a wide range of precision-guided bombs and munitions. Excellence is the daily standard and is echoed by its motto, "Guardians of the Upper Realm."

91st Space Wing Mission: As one of the Air Force's three operational intercontinental ballistic missile units, the 91st Space Wing, whose members are known as the Rough Riders, are responsible for defending the United States by maintaining a fleet of 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch facilities scattered across the northwest part of the state.

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