Minot-ers

For general discussion with your fellow Minuteman III crewdogs, maintainers and cops. Currently based at Minot AFB, ND, Malmstrom AFB, MT, and F. E. Warren AFB, WY. Formerly based at Grand Forks AFB, ND. Operational from 17 Apr 1970 to present. Share your stories and meet up with an old friend.

Re: Minot-ers

Postby spollok on Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:24 am

This is Sid Pollok

Looking for a bio I stumbled on this site. Some of you guys I haven't talked to in 30 years; Dick Stutte in 15 or so

I was 741st; DOT; DOV 77-80; then I followed Dick Stutte around for a while. Retired in 2000 in CSprings, until the AF decided to resurrect a Nuc cmd. I'm now the dep ICBM ops div chief at AFGSC (civilian); at Barksdale

Copule of other names: Col Mike Morgan is the DA3 here; Byron Nash is in Texas; Dave Gehle in Arkansas, Tom Cullen Colorado

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby DStutte on Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:45 pm

Sid! You're right, it's been over 16 years since you brought over that fine bottle of sipping whiskey just after my retirement. We did kind of have parallel careers for a while. If you have some time contact me at rjs1950@cox.net or dick.stutte@bellevue.edu.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby JCtheVol on Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:10 pm

Greetings fellow Minot-ers or Minotians as I recall. John Cherry here.

You guys are killing me with all the geezering going on. I'm retired (2005) and living in East Tennessee...working as a PR Manager for a planned community on a lake.
Went from Minot, to Philippines (Mt. Pinatubo), to Homestead (Hurricane Andrew), Keesler, Vandenberg, L.A., U. of Tennessee ROTC, Maxwell. Spent time in 741st, DOV, DOT, DO22.
Anyone hear from Chuck Mowery? Last I heard, he was in Tampa.

Take care all. JC
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby Piquet on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:52 pm

Good to hear from you, John. I thought you were working for Maryville College. Have not heard from Chuck Mowery. I have, however, recently heard from Mike Spinelli and Billy Millwee.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby Piquet on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:20 pm

I see Mike Fortney and Tony Cotton just came out on the BG list. They're the first Minot missileers (that I actually know) to make a star. Good for them.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby greyback75 on Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:28 pm

Hi everyone! New to this forum! Are there folks out there who were at Minot from 1976 to 1981? Also I am not sure I am wearing the correct Missile badge for my current ABU uniform for the State Guard. I am wearing the orginal one we all wore during the SAC days. My reading of the most current Air Reg concerning uniform wear is more than a bit confusing? It states that those of use who certified as AFSC 18XX prior to Nov 2005 should wear the old one without the Wreath. However, I noticed just about everyone uses the current one with the wreath in the forums and the AF Reg seems to indicate the new one is valid to wear also. I take a certian pride in wearing the one I wore throughout my AF Service. So, what do some of you recommend?

Yes! You read my sig correct! After almost a 20 year gap, the State of Texas Commissioned me a Captain in the State Guard!

Hope to hear from some of my old friends from the 742nd!
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby Piquet on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:46 pm

greyback75 wrote:Also I am not sure I am wearing the correct Missile badge for my current ABU uniform for the State Guard. I am wearing the orginal one we all wore during the SAC days. My reading of the most current Air Reg concerning uniform wear is more than a bit confusing? It states that those of use who certified as AFSC 18XX prior to Nov 2005 should wear the old one without the Wreath.


If you pulled missile crew duty, regardless of time frame, wear the one with the wreath if you're still in. Otherwise, people will assume you did missile maintenance.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby gwpire on Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:52 pm

Gary Pire here- I was in the 740th from August 1977 through March 1981. Ernie Rosado was my first (and best) DMCCC. What's on your mind?

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby stanburn on Mon May 23, 2011 3:53 am

very entertaining thread. I was an enlisted puke at Minot from 76 - 86 and talked to many of you from Job Control.

I retired in 94 from Norton and have been living in MX since 2004.

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby rkfoos on Mon May 23, 2011 5:58 pm

Greetings Sierra Bravo!

I am sure there are many of us that put those initials down on our crew logs after chatting with Job. Good to have you on here.

I sure you have some interesting 'war stories' from your end of the phone with some of the stuff that happened back in the good ole days.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu May 26, 2011 12:27 am

Missile Blue Uniform On Display

I was at Oregon's Capitol Building in Salem, May 10th. There was a display of service uniforms from WWI up to reasonably current times (Shades 1084-light weight and 1549 Class A Blues), flight suits, etc.
AND a set of missile blues worn by Capt. Boyd C. Yaden in Minot's 740SMS sometime in the years 70-73. He retired as Lt. Col.

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby dpan on Thu May 26, 2011 7:30 pm

stanburn wrote:very entertaining thread. I was an enlisted puke at Minot from 76 - 86 and talked to many of you from Job Control.

I retired in 94 from Norton and have been living in MX since 2004.

Stan Burnett, SB



I was in Minot from 84-87 and then at Norton from 89-93. Frank Anderson was in Norton about that same time, I ran into him a few times in the BMO complex.

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby Doug Harvey on Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:42 pm

Howdy All!

New to this forum. Doug Harvey, 742 SMS March 1983 to April 1987.

Originally crewed with Chuck Sammon then MCCC with Keith Gelinas. PCSd to Eielson AFB with the 91 SRS as a Command and Control Staff Officer, then to OSAN AB ROK in 1993 as Chief of Command Post. Out due to drawdown in 1995. Back in uniform with the Alaska Army National Guard in 1996 as Medical Operations Officer at Fort Richardson, AK (simultaneously with the Alaska Department of Corrections), Senior National Guard Advisor to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from 2005-2007, two civil assistance missions to Mongolia in 2007, and finally Command and General Staff Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia 2009-2010 before mandatory retirement June 2010.... So it's Doug Harvey, LTC, AKARNG(RET) now. Still with DOC (it's not that different from the military) and trying to get started on a PhD in Clinical Psychology at UAF in Fairbanks.

Good to see that all of you are not dead yet. What with all the PCB exposures, EM fields, noise, processed air and of course the FOIL PACKS I would have expected a higher mortality rate.

Last guy I met from the old days was Bob Notman. After Minot he came up and joined me for a hitch at Eielson, then fled south. Saw him in 2010 when I drove down to Tallahasee FLA from Fort Gordon. He's with the FLA state government now and doing well.

Other than that, I haven't seen or heard from ANY of you since I left in 1987 (well, not quite true, had some email exchanges with Bob Groman in 2010).

FISH ON!

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Re: Minot-ers

Postby Goes2Fast on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:12 am

Doug, good to hear from another Roughrider. I haven't heard from Keith Gelinas but I saw somewhere that he's a VP of marketing for some firm, I think in Illinois. Lot of old Minot folks on here though. We were in the 742nd at the same time...I got there in 84. Take care.
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Re: Minot-ers

Postby RFMOOREOBX on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:45 am

And the world just keeps getting smaller. It seems Fred Moore and I both now work for UNC Chapel Hill's Department of Public Safety. A casual conversation about military service lead us to Minot, and then to realize we had been on crew together, although it was a small overlap. And they say crew duty doesn't affect you.
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