MINOT AIR FORCE BASE The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base received a rating of satisfactory in its just completed nuclear operational readiness inspection. Satisfactory is passing.
An Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General team visited the Minot base Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 to evaluate the bomb wing's ability to manage nuclear operational readiness standards, said Capt. Genieve N. David, chief of Public Affairs at the Minot base.
"The IG team evaluated numerous scenarios, special interest items and conducted a formal critique across the 5th Bomb Wing for the operational readiness inspection," said David.
"Nuclear inspections are extremely detailed and demand the highest standards of compliance and accountability," David said. "Commanders use inspection results and reports to adjust focus and resources, as needed, to keep the units combat ready, safe, secure and effective at all times."
In August, the bomb wing and 17th Munitions Squadron received satisfactory marks in their nuclear surety inspections. The following month the base's 91st Missile Wing also received a satisfactory for its nuclear surety inspection. Satisfactory is the highest rating for the nuclear surety inspections. The munitions squadron is a unit of the 798th Munitions Maintenance Group at the base.