Secretary of Air Force to stop at Minot AFB

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, the top civilian leader in the Air Force, will be visiting Minot Air Force Base on Tuesday.

It will be James’ second trip to the base this year. She also visited Minot AFB and the two other missile bases, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., and Malmstrom AFB, Mont., in January as part of a fact-finding trip following an announcement of a test cheating incident at Malmstrom AFB.

The Air Force recently launched a Force Improvement Program to make changes and to strengthen the nation’s nuclear mission. Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, commander of 20th Air Force, who visited Minot AFB this past week, said the Force Improvement Program is under way at Minot AFB and the other missile bases.

Minot AFB is the only base in the nation with both Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and B-52 bombers.