Minot Air Force Base is in great shape to continue its role in the nation's defense system.
That was the message of Senator John Hoeven today, speaking to more than 180 military, defense industry, and government leaders today,
Hoeven spoke at the "Triad Symposium" is Washington DC.
He said the United States must maintain its nuclear triad - maintaining nuclear weapons that are land-based, air-based, and sea-based.
Minot Air Force Base is one of two B-52 bases in the Air Force...B-52s are capable of carrying air-based nuclear weapons.
The base is also home to 150 Minuteman-Three missiles which carry nuclear weapons.
Hoeven told the group that Minot Air Force Base is vital to the national defense strategy.
He added that the nation's nuclear triad is a cost-effective investment in national security today and in the future.