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Big changes are coming to Minot Air Force Base in the next few weeks as part of the Force Improvement Program to realign Air Force personnel.

Starting July 1, the 91st Missile Wing at the Minot Air Force Base will be among the first to reorganize the Operations Group to support new procedures, changing the way training and evaluation is done in the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operation business.

While the official numbers have not yet been released for Minot, Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson confirms there will be a thousand positions added to the Global Strike Commands.

"Minot will see an infusion of money for new supplies and equipment. We're changing the ways we do our operational training and evaluation piece and that's going to be done at Minot and we're working on new uniforms for the Security Forces. So, a lot of changes are happening at Minot,” says Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command.

While the Force Improvement Program has developed and implemented new ideas within just a few short months, this is only part of a bigger plan.

"We've been operating the ICBM business a certain way for the last 50 years, and what we need to do is we're changing the culture and changing the culture takes time, but I look at the Force Improvement Program as more of a long term way we're improving the operation and what we'll continue to do is look at what we've done, we've implemented changes, evaluate what we've done, realize where we need to change and move forward," says Weinstein.

Starting August 1, the helicopter squadrons at Minot Air Force Base will also be realigned.

 

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