500 Minot AFB people deployed around world

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE Currently, about 500 men and women from Minot Air Force Base are deployed to 17 different countries around the world, said Col. Alex Mezynski, commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base.

Last week the base sent a large contingency of personnel from the 23rd Bomb Squadron and 5th Maintenance Group, as well as several B-52s on a deployment to Andersen AFB in Guam for the continuous bomber presence in the West Pacific.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they do a very important mission out there,” he said of the deployed military members.