Press Releases

  • CBP Begins Unmanned Aircraft Operations in N.D.

    Program will increase CBP's security capabilities in the northern tier WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Unmanned Aircraft Program at Grand Forks Air Force Base, in Grand Forks, N.D. marks the beginning of operations along the Canadian border. WHO: U.S. Senator

  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service Corporate Communications

    From Grand Forks to Afghanistan, military installations across the globe are home to more than 3,000 Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) food, entertainment and retail options. When visitors, contractors and civilians see these facilities their first question often is, "Who's authorized to

  • Base investigates video camera found in locker room

    A digital video recorder was found Jan. 16 hidden in a locker in the women's main locker room at the Grand Forks Air Force Base fitness center. Investigators from the 319th Security Forces Squadron immediately began an investigation. Recorded video of an isolated area of the locker room was

  • Grand Forks AFB to host first military Financial Readiness Road show

    Grand Forks Air Force Base commander Col. John Michel, will host the first Military Financial Readiness Road Show Jan. 29 in the Northern Lights Club here. This event is co-sponsored by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Together, they are bringing

  • High Tech Loss Prevention Safeguards Airmen’s Exchange Benefit

    With a dual enduring mission to provide quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generate earnings to support Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is enlisting the support of the latest in Loss Prevention technology to protect

  • DeCA sets store operating schedule for holidays

    Military commissaries will operate under a holiday schedule beginning Dec.22, the director of the Defense Commissary Agency announced. Commissaries will close Dec. 26, and stores which normally close on Mondays will be open Dec. 22, said Philip E. Sakowitz Jr., DeCA director and chief executive

  • Paving the way for a new travel reimbursement process

    Air Force finance officials are implementing ways to improve customer service to Airmen with process changes, said the director of the Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management Process Improvement and Integrations Office. "This has been a rocky road for some Air Force travelers," said

  • Airmen help Habitat for Humanity

    More than 30 Airmen from Grand Forks Air Force Base have volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity build a safe, decent, affordable home in the Grand Forks community Nov. 1. Media interested in covering the activity should contact the 319th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office via e-mail at

  • GFAFB welcomes area clergy

    The Grand Forks Air Force Base wing chaplain, Lt. Col. John Kinney, on behalf of Col. John Michel, the 319th Air Refueling Wing commander, is inviting local clergy in the greater Grand Forks area to attend the first Fall Interfaith Leadership Summit scheduled for Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the

  • Air Force welcomes public input on proposed environmental action

    The Air Force is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed beddown and flight operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The proposal would restructure airspace in the