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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

 
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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

Currently based:
- 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.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Global_Hawk_1.jpg

Search for 2. AIR / ACC / Grand Forks airbase

Randy L Cartner, jcartner@sc.rr.com | 26. November 2007 04:48

Mr

I'm a retired AF enlisted puke. Wondering how you guys are doing up there in the cold country. I live in SC. Give me a come back message if you're not too busy!
Thanks guys for being there for us!

R Cartner, USAF, Ret


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