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  • Any FReepers in Minot, ND? (It is COLD)

    12/07/2013 3:55:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 52 replies
    self ^ | 12/7/2013 | self
    It's 14 below zero. http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Minot,%20ND
  • US nuclear officers caught napping with blast door open [why these leaks? why now?]

    10/23/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    <p>U.S. Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials said.</p>
  • Prayers & Helping Hands for Minot, ND

    04/21/2012 9:20:00 AM PDT · by MOTUS · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-21-2012 | MOTUS
    Everybody remembers last year's devastating flood in Minot, ND. They haven’t recovered yet, but they won’t give up. You can help.
  • USAF stands up new nuclear command

    08/12/2009 11:10:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 861+ views
    Jane's Defense ^ | 12 August 2009 | N/A
    The US Air Force (USAF) stood up its new Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in Louisiana on 7 August. The newly formed AFGSC will bring together the air force's nuclear-capable assets under a single command for the first time since the Strategic Air Command (SAC) was disbanded with the end of the Cold War in 1992. "The command will bring together our strategic nuclear forces under a single commander, and will provide combatant commanders with the forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations through intercontinental ballistic missiles...
  • Minot airmen fell asleep with classified nuke hardware

    07/24/2008 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 187+ views
    Link only Air Force Times http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/07/airforce_nuclear_072408w/
  • Missile crew falls asleep with nuclear code device: air force

    07/24/2008 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 51 replies · 163+ views
    AFP ^ | July 24, 2008 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Members of a US Air Force nuclear missile crew face disciplinary action for going to sleep while in possession of an invalidated nuclear launch code component, the air force disclosed Thursday. The breach occurred July 12 at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the scene of two other recent high profile lapses involving nuclear weapons or nuclear-related components, according to the spokesman. An investigation into the violation of procedures "concluded that no compromise of the classified material occurred," the air force said in a statement.
  • USAF Heads Resign In Major Shake-Up

    06/05/2008 10:38:22 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 142 replies · 260+ views
    CBSNews ^ | 05 June 08
    The military and civilian chiefs of the Air Force are resigning, U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne to step
  • Top 2 Air Force Officials to Resign

    06/05/2008 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 275+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 5, 2008
    WASHINGTON — Both the top uniformed officer of the Air Force and its civilian leader have been asked to submit their resignations, FOX News confirms.Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne will resign by the end of the day, two sets of sources tell FOX News.
  • Lessons From The Accidental Nuke Flyby

    04/09/2008 10:41:38 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 38 replies · 292+ views
    defensetech.org ^ | 2008.04.09 | Christian Lowe
    A great inside look at a Pentagon after-action report on that embarrassing nuke flub where the Air Force flew a couple doomsday weapons across the US without even knowing it. Let's hope this report doesn't just collect dust on some general's shelf and that the recommendations are actually implemented. From our friends at Popular Mechanics: One might think that the United States' nuclear weapons -- the cornerstone deterrent in the country's arsenal -- would be treated with the utmost precision. This comfortable illusion was shaken on Aug. 31, 2007, when crews loaded six live nuclear warheads onto a B-52 bomber...
  • Bomb wing will have more time to prepare for major inspection

    12/20/2007 4:33:49 PM PST · by Racehorse · 15 replies · 145+ views
    Minot Daily News ^ | 20 December 2007 | Eloise Ogden
    The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base will be allowed more time to prepare for a major inspection that will help determine whether it will be recertified, base officials said Wednesday. The bomb wing was decertified in a portion of its wartime mission after a late August incident when six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles were mistakenly loaded at the Minot base onto a B-52 bomber from Barksdale AFB, La. A Barksdale crew then flew the plane to the base in Louisiana. Air Force officials at the Pentagon said the incident occurred because of airmen not following the proper procedures,...
  • Jack Carter: What Really Happened at Minot AFB

    11/30/2007 2:03:06 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies · 751+ views
    Project Camelot ^ | 11-23-07 | Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy
    A Minot airman has supplied Project Camelot with detailed answers to these and other questions. The information is of such importance that we have felt obliged to present it as a stand-alone follow-up report. The name we have given our source, Jack Carter, is a pseudonym. We have not yet met him, but have conducted extensive correspondence by e-mail. We are confident that he is exactly who he says he is: an experienced airman with extensive personal experience of nuclear weapons security procedures at Minot AFB. We believe that nothing we are reporting here is classified or constitutes any breach...
  • Concerns raised over U.S. nuclear security (Minot AFB Incident)

    11/19/2007 10:23:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Europe edition, Wednesday, November 7, 2007 | Bryan Mitchell
    Conditions that led to August incident in states could reoccur, expert says RAF LAKENHEATH, England — A nuclear weapons expert said the Air Force’s response to a recent mishandling of nuclear weapons raises questions about the security of America’s arsenal worldwide, including at several installations in Europe. “[Maj.] Gen. [Richard] Newton said everything [in North Dakota] was done to Air Force regulations,” said Philip Coyle, a senior adviser at the Washington-based Center for Defense Information, an independent Pentagon watchdog group. “The problem I had with that was the same conditions could exist at other Air Force bases around the world.”...
  • Mystery Surrounds the Deaths of Minot Airmen [Enemy propaganda]

    09/28/2007 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Blogger · 74 replies · 1,073+ views
    Mystery surrounds deaths of Minot airmen Sat, 22 Sep 2007 23:10:30 Capt. John Frueh Six members of the US Air Force who were involved in the Minot AFB incident, have died mysteriously, an anti-Bush activist group says. The incident happened when a B-52 bomber was "mistakenly" loaded with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander. The plane was carrying Advanced Cruise Missiles from Minot Air Force Base, N.D, to Barksdale Air Force Base on August 30. The Air Combat Command has ordered a...
  • How warheads made an unplanned flight (B-52 flight Minot to Barksdale AGM-129 Snafu)

    09/24/2007 8:00:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies · 3,674+ views
    WaPo via LA Times ^ | September 23, 2007 | Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
    WASHINGTON -- -- Just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 29, a group of U.S. airmen entered a sod-covered bunker on North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base with orders to collect a set of unarmed cruise missiles bound for a weapons graveyard. They quickly pulled out a dozen cylinders, all of which appeared identical from a cursory glance, and hauled them along Bomber Boulevard to a waiting B-52 bomber. The airmen attached the gray missiles to the plane's wings, six on each side. After eyeballing the missiles on the right side, a flight officer signed a manifest that listed a dozen...
  • Minot Airman competes in Food Network Challenge

    03/24/2006 5:05:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 418+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Mar 23, 2006 | Maj. Dani Johnson
    3/23/2006 - MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFPN) -- The smell and taste of cookies hot from the oven for many evokes happy memories of childhood. For one Airman here, his fresh-baked cookies landed him on national television. Senior Airman David Sutherland, a 741st Missile Squadron chef, was selected by the Food Network and competed March 20 in Denver at the Cookie Challenge for recognition as the best amateur cookie baker with a chance to win $10,000. “The competition was an exciting opportunity,” Airman Sutherland said. “It was a neat challenge to present my cookies.” Airman Sutherland has been baking...