Project Locations - Deployment Locations

Minot Air Force Base

GBSD (Sentinel) is the weapon system proposed to replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. It represents the modernization of the land-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad and would extend its capabilities through 2075.

Minot AFB On-Base Construction

Minot AFB is home to the 91st Missile Wing.

On-base actions at Minot AFB would include would include new construction and renovation to support GBSD command, communications, maintenance, training, and storage facilities.

Minot AFB Off-Base Construction

  • Renovate 15 Missile Alert Facilities and 150 Launch Facilities

  • Construct 13 Communication Towers

  • Acquire easements to install and maintain 939 miles of new utility corridors

  • Install and maintain additional utilities within 1,531 miles of existing utility corridors

  • Establish a workforce hub in Minot, ND

      • 50–60 acres in size

      • 2,500–3,000 residents during peaks for 3–5 years

  • Establish construction laydown/staging areas in Balfour, Bowbells, Garrison, Mohall, Ruso, Stanley, and Wabek, ND

      • About 13 acres in size

      • In place for 3–5 years

The Air Force contractor would coordinate with city and county officials before selecting sites for the temporary facilities and obtain permits as necessary to meet all local zoning requirements.