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A Change in Command

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Hundreds of airmen filled up the Defender Dome at Minot Air Force Base to recognize their new leadership.

It was an exciting day at Minot Air Force Base, as the 91st Missile Wing welcomed a new commander.

Col. Michael Lutton took command as the 91st Missile Wing Commander this morning from his predecessor Col. Robert Vercher.

Before coming to Minot, Col. Lutton served as the deputy director for mission assessment and analysis at U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, which is the same base Col. Vercher has been assigned to.

The 91st Missile Wing has approximately 1,600 professionals working together to keep the nation's nuclear weapons on alert. Lutton says he's excited to be a part of the wing and the Minot community.

"To the total force airmen of the 91st Missile Wing, your dedication and mission is inspiring. I look forward to serving alongside you and serving you and your families. It is truly an honor," says Lutton.

Next month, Col. Alexis Mezynski will be leaving, so the 5th Bomb Wing will also be under new leadership.


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