Air Force

Minot Air Force Base

5th Bomb Wing, 91st Missile Wing
196 Missile Avenue, Minot AFB, ND 58705

Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, 13 miles north of the city of Minot. Minot AFB is the home of two major wings: the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing, both of the Global Strike Command (AFGSC). The 5th Bomb Wing is the host unit of Minot Air Force Base.


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 as AEF warriors. 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.”


As one of the Air Force’s three operational intercontinental ballistic missile units, the 91st Missile Wing, whose members are known as the Rough Riders, are responsible for strategic deterrence by operating, maintaining and securing a fleet of 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch facilities positioned in a 8,500 square mile missile complex located in the northwest part of the state.

Arriving at Minot Air Force Base
If you arrive after duty hours or on a weekend/holiday consider staying your first night at the 24 hour arrival point, the Sakakawea Inn located at 173 Summit Drive, DSN 312-453-6161, Ext 0 or 701-723-6161, Ext 0. The toll free number for making CONUS Air Force lodging reservations is 1-888-AF LODGE (1-888-235-6343). Your sponsor can make a reservation for you in advance. Alternatively, you can e-mail your request to the Sakakawea Inn at


There are a total of 30 new family units—to include 12 pet-friendly family units available on a first-come/first-serve basis. If pet friendly rooms are booked, ask desk for boarding options. Pets are not allowed in visiting quarters facilities.


Single airmen should coordinate with their sponsor (or the First Sergeant) to ensure a dorm room is secured prior to arrival. Lodging and local hotels are booked for state sponsored events in late July and late September. If you are PCSing during these periods make your reservations early.


If you arrive between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, report to your commander’s support staff. Permissive TDY for house hunting must be submitted before starting the permissive TDY.


Once you have signed in at your commander’s support staff, you will be scheduled for mandatory in processing appointments with Military Personnel Section.

Base Population
There are 5,551 active duty, 5,584 family members, and 1,060 civilians assigned to Minot Air Force Base.