Grand Forks Air Force Base at a glanceGrand Forks Air Force Base at a glance
Grand Forks Air Force Base at a glance
* Global Hawk unmanned aircraft currently assigned to the base: 13.
* Active-duty airmen: about 1,600.
* Civilian employees: about 1,000.
* Base population: about 2,200, including military and family members.
Other current missions
* Hosts elements of the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 119th Wing, based in Fargo, which flies the MQ-1B Predator unmanned aircraft.
* Hosts elements of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection RQ-9B Predator unmanned aircraft.
* Hosts a high-frequency global communications system.
* Provides direct support to the 10th Space Warning Squadron at Cavalier (N.D.) Air Force Station.