National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA Defense Programs leader visits Minot AFB

February 28, 2017

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Lutton flies in a B-52 simulator at Minot Air Force Base.

NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, earlier this month to meet with a key partner in U.S. nuclear deterrence.   

Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton toured 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing facilities to learn about their mission and capabilities.

“NNSA partners with the Air Force and the Navy in providing America’s nuclear deterrent,” Lutton said. “It is always a pleasure to see and thank the dedicated women and men of Minot who are directly working in this vital national security mission.”

Lutton was formerly the 91st Missile Wing Commander, a position also previously held by NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.).

At NNSA, Lutton assists NNSA’s Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Phil Calbos, in directing the Stockpile Stewardship Program, which maintains the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile without underground nuclear testing.

Lutton greets Airmen at Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base. During Lutton’s tour, he was briefed by Airmen about the B-52H Stratofortress’ weapons capabilities.

Lutton receives a tour of Dock 7 at Minot Air Force Base. Lutton received an external and internal tour of a B-52H Stratofortress.

Lutton receives a tour of U-01 missile trainer at Minot Air Force Base. During his tour, he was briefed on the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing’s capabilities.

Lutton receives a tour of the missile handling trainer at Minot Air Force Base.