Grand Sky tenants cleared for lift-off

Published June 8, 2016: Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewett With a hefty toss, pilot Adam Overvold sent a fixed-wing aircraft soaring into the air Wednesday above Grand Sky business park. Nearby, about a dozen bystanders watched the unmanned aircraft circle an empty patch of land west of Grand Forks Air Force Base—land that many …

BRIC coordinator Tom Ford

Ford attends 2016 National Security Forum

Base Realignment Impact Committee Coordinator Tom Ford received a personal invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force and attended the 63rd annual National Security Forum May 3-5 at the Air War College (AWC) , Maxwell AFB, Alabama. The  forum exposes influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to …

Bruce Gjovig appointed to Air Force Civic Leader program

Appearing in the Grand Forks Herald Grand Forks Herald: February 6, 2016 Bruce Gjovig of Grand Forks received the four-year appointment, beginning this year, by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. Welsh appoints Air Force civic leaders with the goal of better communication with the civilian community on major Air Force issues …

Grand Forks named Great American Defense Community

The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) named Grand Forks among its first class of Great American Defense Communities, an initiative launched this year to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Grand Forks was among 10 communities selected …

North Dakota: The drone capital of the United States

Bloomberg Paul Murphy – November 24, 2015 Grand Forks, North Dakota, is emerging as a hub for the growing network of companies that develop and test Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). In October, leading UAS vendors General Atomics and Northrop Grumman Corp. became the first companies to break ground at the Grand Sky Business and Aviation …