Hoeven Joins Air Force Academy Board of Visitors

WASHINGTON – Given Senator John Hoeven’s abiding interest in North Dakota’s U.S. Air Force bases, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appointed Hoeven to the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors this week. The Board inquires into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy which the Board decides to consider.  

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this military community,” Hoeven said. “The U.S. Air Force provides an invaluable service to our country, and I am honored to participate in the oversight of cadet education and training and the continued excellence of the academy.”  

The 15-member Board is structured to include two members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which Hoeven is a member. Appropriations Committee member and U.S. Air Force Reserves colonel Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was also appointed to the Board.

“Senator Hoeven brings real knowledge and experience to the Board from his close working relationship with men and women stationed at the Minot Air Force Base and Grand Forks Air Force Base, and the in Air National Guard,” McConnell said. “His greatest asset, however, is the tremendous respect and admiration he has for our military. I know he will be an outstanding addition to the Board and to the Academy.”

Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Air Force Academy is both a military organization and a university for the education and training of cadets.