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  • Minot cops capture AF awards

    Only the Best Come North held true as the Air Force announced its 2004 selections for the best security forces units March 27.The 91st Security Forces Group took the best overall Air Force security forces group award while the 5th Security Forces Squadron won service-wide honors as its best large security forces squadron.Base leaders called these
  • ACC personal safety survey ends today

    The Air Combat Command Personal Safety Survey released March 24, ends today.The survey provides a chance for every military member assigned to Air Combat Command to speak up about sexual harassment and sexual assault.Participation is key to the success of this survey, said General Hal M. Hornburg, Air Combat Command commander. We all have a role
  • Airman, warrior and mentor

    There are countless stories of leadership throughout the history of the United States Air Force -- chronicles of men and women who by force of will, vision and personality, found themselves in the right place at the right time to inspire airmen to new heights. They are the kind of people who, long after their names are stricken from the rolls
  • Gen. Bill Creech: A lasting legacy

    In late 1950, the Chinese entered the Korean War and quickly surrounded elements of the famed 27th Infantry Regiment. A young Air Force lieutenant, working as a forward air controller, along with his enlisted driver managed to sneak through the battle lines and evade the enemy. After eluding Chinese forces for three days and nights, the two
  • PRM and the art of hog farming

    One of the advantages of growing up on a hog farm is that education comes quick and lessons have a way of staying with you forever. The following is absolutely true: On a blustery spring day when I was about twelve, Dad asked my brother and I to take the manure spreader out and unload it on the fields. If youre not familiar with this device,
  • Langley teams with Habitat for Humanity

    About 50 base members and the local community braved the cold, wet weather to take part in a historic and special ground-breaking ceremony recently. It was historic, because it is the first time that the base has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity. It was special, because the Hampton home will be built for an Army and Air Force Exchange
  • Reshaping 8th Air Force

    Computer information is one of the new focus areas helping to reshape 8th Air Force, the numbered Air Force commander said when he visited Minot Air Force Base recently. Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson spoke to base Airmen about the importance of information operations, the future of the B-52s and other changes being made to the numbered Air Force, based
  • OSI detachment wins ACC award

    The Office of Special Investigations detachment here is the best small OSI Detachment in Air Combat Command. The Cannon investigators garnered the award, along with individual awards for the OSI superintendent and information manager, after a banner year. When I arrived here in June, Col. (Robert) Yates (27th Fighter Wing commander) told me Get
  • Senior officer assignments announced

    Air Combat Command officials have announced the following senior officer assignments: Col. Patrick J. Sheets, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, Southwest Asia, will become deputy director, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization, JCS/J8, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Col. James J. Jones, 116th Operations Group commander, Robins
  • OSS aids pilot in peril

    The 27th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Operations Flight here proved once again why they were named the best in Air Combat Command this time, by coming to the aid of a civilian pilot who was just minutes from running out of fuel in nasty New Mexico weather. The a civilian aircraft, flown by Dr. George Carlson, struck a power line near the