319th Reconnaissance Wing

As the headquarters of 319th Reconnaissance Wing, Grand Forks AFB maintains and operates the RQ-4 Global Hawk worldwide to supply intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information to our warfighters and national leaders.

At any given time, the 319th Reconnaissance Wing is managing three RQ-4 aircraft airborne, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our Global Hawk mission generated 26,570 flying hours and 1,304 sorties (flights) from June 1st 2020 to May 31st 2021 across the world. 

Stats:  319th Reconnaissance Wing population – 5,201
60% are locally assigned to Grand Forks, the rest are stationed at our geographically separated units at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy, Yokota in Japan, Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, and Beale Air Force Base in California.

In addition to the flying mission, in a typical year we deploy more than 400 Airmen to support Air Combat Command taskings.