Heading for the missile field

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE Airmen with the 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron at Minot Air Force Base were picking up their equipment, arming up and doing other preparations before guard mount Thursday morning.

The airmen were getting ready to go to the Minot missile field.

Guard mount is held between each changeover and when airmen receive daily briefings, perform function checks on their equipment and prepare to leave for their post, according to the base Public Affairs Office.

Numerous men and women assigned to Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, including security forces, are on the job today whether on base, in the missile field or deployed to locations around the world.

The 91st Missile Wing operates, maintains and secures 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles located in underground facilities in several counties surrounding Minot AFB.

Minot AFB’s other wing, the 5th Bomb Wing, has the B-52 bombers, some of its personnel are on deployment in Guam and at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., the latter while work on the Minot AFB base runway is being completed.