Grand Forks Air Force Base Guide

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Airmen from Grand Forks Air Force Base welcome the first RQ-4 Global Hawk to the base May 26.
Airmen from Grand Forks Air Force Base welcome the first RQ-4 Global Hawk to the base May 26. The arrival marked the beginning of a new era of remotely piloted aircraft at the base, which will be maintained under Detachment 1, 9th Reconnaissance Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Johnny Saldivar)

 

Grand Forks Air Force Base is located in the heart of the Red River Valley at the junction of the Red Lake River and the Red River of the North. The quality of life in this community has been ranked by Money Magazine as one of the top communities in the nation.

Grand Forks AFB plays a central role in the nation's defense. It is home to the 319th Air Base Wing, the only base in Air Mobility Command to receive remotely piloted aircraft systems, such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.