The Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota (GFAFB) – home of the 319th Air Base Wing – is located west of Grand Forks by Emerado, ND. The Grand Forks Air Force Base has a variety missions, one being the Global Hawk. The Global Hawk was first deployed to GFAFB in May of 2011. The military personnel that perform their mission at GFAFB are called the “Warriors from the North Fighting from the Forks”. Over 6,000 members reside on the base.
The community of Grand Forks is proud to support the mission of the air force base. The GFAFB is a very important element to Grand Forks. In fiscal year 2017, there was a $276.8 million economic impact to our region because of the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
The communities around GFAFB are very supportive of the base’s mission and make for great places to call home.