MINOT AIR FORCE BASE Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley will visit Minot Air Force Base next week, said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command.
Klotz, whose headquarters are at Barksdale AFB, La., was at the Minot base Monday and Tuesday.
While at Minot AFB during Christmas week, Donley, of Washington, D.C., will meet with airmen who are on the job at the base.
Donley was sworn in as Secretary of the Air Force Oct. 17, 2008. He is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force including organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of its more than 334,000 men and women on active duty, 176,000 members of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 170,000 civilians, and their families. He also oversees the Air Force's annual budget of more than $110 billion, according to his biographical information.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the national security community, including service in the Senate, White House and the Pentagon.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Jim Roy visited the Minot base last Christmas.
Klotz said visits of these high-level Air Force officials "is a very significant indication of the importance which the senior leadership of the Air Force places on the mission, the base, the airmen and the families here at Minot."