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Originally posted by jfj123
Could this be just an unfortunate coincidence?
#4. tito Says:
September 15th, 2007 at 1:41 am
Airman 1st Class Todd Blue, 20, was a response force member assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron.
googling “5th security forces” air force “response force”
brings up a link to this guys resume
Reading this other guy’s resume, he references his experience serving in Minot ND as including
· Protected nuclear and conventional weapons storage areas along with B-52 and all other transient aircraft assigned to restricted areas.
· Maintained security for Department of Energy overland shipments of Protection Level I (PL I) weapons and critical components.
· Provided security for alert, non-alert, transient aircraft and a PL I Weapons Storage Area (WSA).
· Regularly inspected base and WSA facilities to ensure compliance with security standards.
· Responded to alarms inside and outside of the WSA and took necessary actions to neutralize threats directed at resources and personnel.
· Controlled entry and maintained security for close-in security areas. Responsible for entry control of vehicles, equipment and personnel to PL I WSA.
culvert/concealment checks of PL I WSA to deter and detect threats.
I know this is not the resume of the deceased, but it is reasonable to assume that these duties would be within the same scope (or at least neighborhood) as they served in a similarly titled unit on the Minot base.
#5. Kevin Says:
September 15th, 2007 at 4:45 am
Guys, when I wrote, “Airman 1st Class Todd Blue was assigned to the unit that provides security for that bomber wing at Minot Air Force base,” I based that statement on:
minot.af.mil — Units — 5th Bomb Wing Units. On minot.af.mil/units/5bwunits.asp, you see:
The 5th Mission Support Group… consist of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, 5th Communications Squadron, 5th Force Support Squadron and 5th Security Forces Squadron, 5th Contracting Squadron and 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
Tito’s find backs up the obvious assumption that a security unit that is assigned to a B-52 bomber wing is going to be responsible for nuclear weapons.
Originally posted by LaBTop
I like to point you at this post at Cryptogon, which gives a reason to think that Todd Blue was assigned to "Protect nuclear and conventional weapons storage areas along with B-52 and all other transient aircraft assigned to restricted areas." :
The group's 1,600 military and civilian members serve the 5th Bomb Wing, 91st Space Wing and other assigned tenant units -- approximately 12,000 people. The 5th MSG consist of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron, 5th Communications Squadron, 5th Force Support Squadron and 5th Security Forces Squadron, 5th Contracting Squadron and 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
One place where the event has been given extensive attention is on the readers’ forum page of the Military Times web site, which headlines the section “Mistake or message.” Some 500 items have been posted, in many cases by people identifying themselves as former Air Force personnel who were involved in the US nuclear strike force. A substantial share of these postings sharply question the official story floated by the Pentagon.
Former B-52 chief: “What the hell happened here?”
Originally posted by hybridx
Contrary to popular belief the "special teams" that guard these resources usually are the flights that have the day off when a "movement" is scheduled, or they are the flight that has the most experience in doing so.