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Minot Air Force Base History

In the early 1950s, as the Cold War was warming up, military leaders feared a possible threat of a northern attack by enemy bombers. The city of Minot, North Dakota, sold the Air Force on becoming a site for a new base in 1954; the groundbreaking took place July 12, 1955, and construction started shortly after. The base started out as a Air Defense Command Base and the first unit was the 32nd Fighter Group, activated on Feb. 7, 1957.

THE COMMAND CYBER READINESS INSPECTION

The Command Cyber Readiness Inspection is a comprehensive network inspection from April 3 to April 7. The CCRI is aimed at improving security of the Department of Defense Information Network and is conducted by Defense Information Systems Agency. CCRIs check our day-to-day ops. Preparations should be verification of what we do every day. The end goal is to slam the door on our adversaries.

Contact Us

To reach the Minot Air Force Base Main Directory, call: Commercial (701) 723-7979 or DSN: 453-7979.   

To request Public Affairs support, please fill out an Air Force Form 833 and email to the Minot AFB Public Affairs workflow mailbox. 

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