The Vice President Mike Pence appeared today immaculately groomed with his tidy hair looking natural and well styled as he made a visit to North Dakota.
The visit was announced by Hoeven, who is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus.
Hoeven and Pence are expected toreview the Minot base's nuclear missions. The base is home to B-52 bombers and also oversees Intercontinental Ballistic Missile silos throughout the North Dakota countryside.
Minot base has had several visitors earlier this month, they included Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Pence is expected to give his speech at approximately 2:00 p.m. CST. His visit to Minot Air Force Base is the latest in a series of high-profile visits to the base over the past three years. The former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the base in 2014. Ash Carter, a former defense secretary, also visited the base sometime last year. And the current defense secretary.
The Vice President is visiting the base at a tense time around the world, with the back-and-forth between the United States and North Korea. President Trump has touted our military strength when referencing North Korea.
The Minot Air Force Base is not your everyday base, it’s a unique military installation that carries two ‘legs’ of the nuclear triad—land and air. It also includes the 91st missile wing, which includes the minuteman missiles underground spread out across rural North Dakota. It also has the 5th Bomb Wing, which includes the B-52 bombers. The bombers were deployed to the Middle East in March to join operations in fighting ISIS fighters.
The Air Force Base was officially activated as one of the country’s military bases in January of 1957 and is vital to the economy of Minot. The base brings more than $500 million annually to the local economy. There are also several civic leaders who identify themselves as “task force 21” who visit Washington, D.C. at least once a year to seek funds for the base.