Press Releases

  • Grand Forks AFB named Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation

    Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry.It is the 16th year Grand Forks AFB has received this national recognition.The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in

  • Troops’ Investment Pays Off for Grand Forks Quality of Life Programs

    While many retailers struggled, or even closed their doors, in 2008, the exchange benefit continued to pay dividends for military Families. Strong sales and earnings at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities, the Exchange Online Store and Exchange Catalogs helped deliver more than $260 million

  • McGuire AFB response element lends a hand in flood efforts

    A five-man advance team from the 818th Contingency Response Group, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., arrived at Grand Forks AFB, N.D. to assist in the flood efforts. "We're here to look at what capabilities Grand Forks AFB has, what it can handle and to assist in executing airlift operations," said Col.

  • Base establishes reach back control center in support of flood air operations

    As the Federal Emergency Management Agency teams with the military to fight the Red River flood in North Dakota, Grand Forks Air Force Base continues its unwavering support as the National Logistics Staging Area. Twenty-three aircraft, from the Army, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and other Air

  • Airmen tasked to build levee in Grand Forks

    Although weather experts have recently lowered the expected crest range of the Red River in Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn., the Grand Forks county Emergency Operations Center requested assistance from Grand Forks AFB to protect a housing area in southern Grand Forks from overwhelming

  • Base spouses join the fight against the rising Red River

    Baked goods, a friendly face and a place to sleep are just a few of the things that await the hard working men and women fighting the rising waters of the Red River. As the situation in North Dakota began to unfold, Grand Forks AFB became the official staging ground for government agencies from

  • Warriors of the North dedicate time, energy to flood preparations

    Emergency preparations began when Govs. John Hoeven, North Dakota, and Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota, declared a state of emergency in the Red River Valley after waters began rising at a record rate. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds began working around the clock to mitigate flood damage throughout

  • 912th Air Refueling Squadron deactivates

    The 912th Air Refueling Squadron is scheduled to officially deactivate during a ceremony at Grand Forks AFB March 20 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure law of 2005. The deactivation ceremony is scheduled for 9:12 a.m. March 20 in the base's Northern Lights Club. Anyone with base access is

  • BX Program Ensures Troops Pay Lowest Possible Price

    News release from: Army & Air Force Exchange Service Corporate CommunicationsWhile a recent Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) survey found that the second most important customer service item for shoppers is price matching, AAFES' same survey found that only 52 percent had ever taken

  • GFAFB commander announces Military Saves Week

    Col. John Michel, 319th Air Refueling Wing commander, officially proclaimed Feb. 22 to March 1 Military Saves Week. The proclamation by the colonel was echoed by North Dakota' s governor, John Hoeven, who declared the week a time of financial education for military members and their families