Air & Space Warfighters in Action: Minot Wing Commanders
AFA held a virtual panel discussion on October 30, 2023 with two wing commanders at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.: Col. Daniel S. Hoadley, Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, and Col. Kenneth C. McGhee, Commander of the 91st Missile Wing.
Members of the 5th Bomb Wing are continually deployed around the world, taking part in combat and support operations as a part of the Global War on Terrorism. Bomber deployments to Andersen AFB, Guam, support U.S. Pacific Command operations and provide a stabilizing military force in the region.
The 91st Missile Wing is an intercontinental ballistic missile wing at Minot. The 91st MW is one of the Air Force’s three ICBM wings. The missile wing is responsible for defending the United States by operating, maintaining and securing a fleet of Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch facilities scattered across the northwest part of the state. The wing’s missile complex stretches over 8,500 square miles, approximately 12 percent of North Dakota.