Country: United States Region: N Dakota
Locale: W of Grand Forks
Latitude: 47° 56' 25" N Longitude: 97° 0' 0" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
Grand Forks airbase N.D http://www.grandforks.af.mil/ activated 1956 as an Air Defence Cmd interceptor base and SAGE Data Center.
Over to Strategic Air Cmd in 1958 with 4133 Strat Wing (1958 – 1963) operating B-52G Stratofortress nuc armed with with AGM-28 Hound Dog missiles and later on AGM-69 Short Range Attack Missiles and AGM-86 airlaunched cruisemissiles supported by KC-135A tankers.
- 321 Strategic Missile Wing a Minuteman II ICBM base (1964-1998)
- 319 Bombardment Wing (Heavy), 1963 – 1993 operating B-52G/H Stratofortress and B-1B Lancer. Then reroled 319 Air Refuelling Wing, 1993 – 2011 and reroled again 319 Recon Wing, 2011 - Present day
- 319 Recon WIng as host and operating the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft providing global all-weather, day/night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability.
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