About Minot AFB, ND
13 miles north of the city of Minot lies Minot Air Force Base, which was established in 1957 as a part of the United States Air Defense Command. Minot AFB is the home to the 5th Bomb Wing, as well as the 91st Missile Wing, both of which serve the Air Force Global Strike Command.
Minot Air Force Base has had a couple of nuclear weapons mishaps over the years. In 2007, a B-52 bomber mistakenly left the base while carrying nuclear warheads. Less than a year later, three Air Force personnel fell asleep while in control of a device that contained old nuclear missile launch codes.
There are 5,234 active duty members of the military stationed at Minot Air Force Base, in addition to 5,480 family members and 677 civilian employees. Colonel's Matthew R. Brooks and Colin J. Connor lead the two units garrisoned at Minot.