Grand Forks Air Force Base on short list for tanker mission

Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewitt. June 23, 2016 Grand Forks Air Force Base is among five finalists the U.S. Air Force is considering for a new refueling tanker mission. That mission isn’t the only one local and state leaders are pushing for, with U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven asking the base also …

Grand Forks to Be Recognized as a Great Defense Community

City of Grand Forks June 10, 2016 by Sharyl Simeone Grand Forks, ND – Mayor Michael R. Brown along with City, County and Economic Development Corporation leaders will be traveling to Washington, DC the week of June 20th to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Defense Communities in the United States.  The …

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 …

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 …

General Atomics breaks ground $2.5 million drone academy Grand Forks

By Brandi Jewett, Grand Forks Herald Grand Forks Air Force Base Commander Col. Rodney Lewis welcomed the latest in a series of new neighbors at Grand Sky business park Monday. Unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. broke ground on its training academy slated to be built at the business park, which also …