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Air Force to sign lease for UAS park in June, Hoeven says

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Thursday that the U.S. Air Force expects to sign a final lease for an unmanned aircraft systems business park in early June.
Grand Forks County will rent 217 acres at Grand Forks Air Force Base for…continue reading on

Air Force chief wants to curb pay growth

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s top officer says the service must curb growth in pay and benefits.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who spoke at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday, said pay, benefits and …continue reading on

Air Force to scrutinize nuclear leader candidates

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Robert Burns
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has decided it must “add more vigor” to its screening of candidates for senior nuclear command, adding closer looks at health records and Internet searches for potentially dama…continue reading on

Nuke officers left blast door open

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press. Continue Reading

UND touts new training for drone pilots

October 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota announced Thursday a new program to train pilots of the Predator unmanned aircraft using a full-size simulator. Continue Reading

Negligent homicide charge filed in Minot crash

September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT A Minot Air Force Base woman has been charged with negligent homicide in a traffic crash three months ago that killed a Westhope man. Continue Reading

USAF: B-1B bomber out of SD crashes near Broadus, Mont.

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. A B-1B bomber out of South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday but the four crew members survived, the U.S. Air Force said. Continue Reading

Slain airman confronted base security

July 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The airman killed in a shooting Sunday night at Grand Forks Air Force Base was Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hullman, a base spokesman said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Floating vengeance

July 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Remembering the arrival in North Dakota of an early UAV launched from Japan during World War IIIt’s not big in the history books and it doesn’t get talked about at gatherings of World War II veterans. But on a wintry day in the final year of the war, Imperial Japan attacked North Dakota. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Air Force Base flight controllers furloughed

July 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS — Air traffic controllers at Grand Forks Air Force Base, who also serve double duty controlling civilian airspace in the region, had their hours reduced last week, according to the base. Continue Reading

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