- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot Air Force Base is getting a new leader.

Col. Matthew Brooks will officially take over the post in a change of command ceremony at the base on Friday. He will replace Col. Jason Armagost as the 5th Bomb Wing commander.

Brooks previously served as vice wing commander at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Armagost has been the Minot commander since July 2014.

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