Hoeven says more people coming to Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE More people will be assigned to Minot Air Force Base, possibly several hundred, said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

Hoeven met on Tuesday with Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to discuss the Nuclear Force Improvement Program, which the Air Force launched earlier this year to strengthen the Air Force’s nuclear mission.

Wilson told Hoeven that as a result of the new initiative, he expects more than 1,000 personnel will be added to Global Strike Command, which is comprised of five bases, including Minot Air Force Base.

The general couldn’t provide a figure, but he said many will be stationed at Minot AFB, home to both a missile wing and the B-52 bomber wing.

Hoeven said he anticipates several hundred people will be coming to the base because Minot AFB has two wings.