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Fargo Air Guard gets new mission; GFAFB considered for new tankers

February 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fargo Air National Guard 119th Wing officials dismayed at the loss of the C-27J transport program received good news on Friday with the announcement of a new mission. Along with Friday’s announcement for the Fargo base, the Department of Defense announced Grand Forks Air Force Base may be considered as a home for the KC-46 refueling tankers. Continue Reading

Fuel transfer done in fuel-strapped Nome, Alaska

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The plan is for the icebreaker to help get the fuel tanker back through the ice and to open water, where the tanker will head back to Russia. The icebreaker will go to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to drop off supplies and then to its home port in Seattle, Evans said. Continue Reading

ALASKA: Tanker carrying fuel arrives at iced-in Nome

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crews are laying the “icework” for the final leg of a Russian tanker’s mission to deliver fuel to the Alaskan town of Nome, building a path over a half-mile of Bering Sea ice to lay a hose for the fuel transfer. Continue Reading

Dickinson asks tankers to park in safe zones

August 16, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson fire, city and law enforcement officials are concerned that tanker trucks carrying corrosive, explosive, flammable, combustible or other hazardous material are parking in places they shouldn’t.
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OUR OPINION: Don’t forget the promise of tankers at GFAFB

February 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Even though the tankers no longer are stationed here, Grand Forks leaders must behave as though they are. They must get to know the key colonels and flag officers at the Pentagon and Air Mobility Command and spare no effort in reminding the Air Force of Grand Forks’ unmatched potential as a tanker base. Continue Reading

Boeing wins $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract

February 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Air Force has tried for nearly a decade to replace its aging fleet of Eisenhower-era tankers, the equivalent of a flying gas station. Continue Reading