Modernizing Air Force good for America, Minot AFB

We read with interest the comments in today’s edition concerning the ongoing modernization of the Air Force.

Wow. That’s all we can say, wow. Except, maybe, good for the Air Force, good for Minot AFB, good for Minot – good for American. Keep the good news rolling in.

“There won’t be one aspect that isn’t modernized,” said Gen. Stephen Wilson in a March 29 interview during his visit to Minot Air Force Base. Wilson, vice chief of staff of the Air Force, was quoted in a front-page story today, written by Regional Editor Eloise Ogden.

Of particular interest was Wilson’s comments on new engines for the B-52s, which will extend the life of the bombers from 2030, to 2050. That would be fantastic, especially considering the other navigation and weapons upgrades also being planned for the B-52s.

New missiles, new helicopters, new facilities at Minot AFB – all positive news AND investments that we back 100 percent. These are worthy, essential improvements.

Wilson also had supportive words for the men and women serving at Minot AFB.

“I think we’re doing great,” he said. “I think we’ve got some really fantastic airmen. I met a bunch of really inspired and courageous commanders at all levels… We’ve got some terrific airmen with good ideas,” Wilson said.

Congratulations to all on receiving such high compliments. We share Wilson’s sentiments and appreciate your dedication to mission.

Modernize the Air Force? Let’s get this done.