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Hoeven announces personnel increase at Minot AFB

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Thursday that Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota will add more than 300 personnel under the Air Force’s Nuclear Force Improvement Program.

The 5th Bomb Wing host unit is expected to increase by 69 positions in areas including operations and maintenance. The 91st Missile Wing will add about 230 jobs in operations, maintenance and security forces.

“The summary objective of the Nuclear Force Improvement Program is to modernize and strengthen the nation’s nuclear forces,” Hoeven said in a statement. “Minot Air Force Base, with both a bomber wing and a missile wing, is clearly a vital part of that mission, which this increase in personnel signifies.”

The goal of the NFIP is to make organizational changes in the intercontinental ballistic missile

force, improve facilities at nuclear bases and revise and improve nuclear training and evaluation procedures.

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