Grand Forks Air Force Base

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Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: RDRICAO: KRDRFAA LID: RDR) is a United States Air Force base located near Emerado, North Dakota and approximately 16 miles (26 km) west of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The host unit at Grand Forks is the 319th Air Refueling Wing (319 ARW) assigned to the Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force. The 319th guarantees global reach and engagement for the U.S. and its allies through robust air refueling and airlift capabilities.

Grand Forks AFB was established in 1955. The 319th Air Refueling Wing is commanded by Colonel Donald L. Shaffer and the wing Command Chief Master Sergeant is CMSgt David E. Carlson.



Grand Forks AFB is the home of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) 319th Air Refueling Wing (319 ARW).

The city of Grand Forks has a population of close to 50,000 and is home of the University of North Dakota. It is located in the Heart of the Red River Valley near the forks of the Red Lake River and the Red River of the North.


The 319th Air Refueling Wing is organized into four distinct groups: Operations, Maintenance, Support and Medical.

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