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Airman at Grand Forks base killed in shooting

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The military says an airman has died following a shooting incident at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Continue Reading

No tankers for Grand Forks Air Force Base, for now

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS An announcement by the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday to locate a new air refueling mission at a base in Kansas instead of Grand Forks wasn’t surprising at all to John Marshall, a Grand Forks attorney who has been involved in several base realignment and closure rounds over the past 25 years. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Air Force Base has new commander

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The Grand Forks Air Force Base has a new commander. Continue Reading

Grand Forks AFB absorbs sequester cuts

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — Grand Forks Air Force Base already has absorbed some $800,000 in financial cuts as a result of the federal budget sequester that began last month. But they might be difficult to notice. Continue Reading

Drones increase Grand Forks Air Force Base’s economic impact

March 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The economic impact of Grand Forks Air Force Base increased in fiscal year 2012, thanks to its Global Hawk drones, base officials said.
The base released its annual economic impact report this week, which showed a total impact of $203.1 million, up $13.8 million, or 7 percent, from the previous fiscal year. Continue Reading

Mock village possible for Ellsworth bombing runs

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) South Dakota officials have agreed to spend $50,000 to help Ellsworth Air Force Base construct a mock village for practice bombing runs. Continue Reading

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Grand Forks AFB Once Again in Jeopardy

February 1, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – A local base retention leader says the future of the Grand Forks Air Force Base could be in jeopardy. After learning that cuts to the defense budget will be more drastic than expected. Continue Reading

Commander: GFAFB ready for BRAC

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The commander of the Grand Forks Air Force Base said the possibility of another base closure process is not surprising, but the community has prepared well if there is one. Continue Reading

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GF City Leaders at Pentagon to Push for New Tankers at Base

March 16, 2011 in WDAZ

Grand Forks city leaders were at the Pentagon Wednesday urging Air Force leaders to station new tankers at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The last tanker left the base in December and city leaders are hoping to get a new tanker mission. Continue Reading