About Grand Forks Afb, North Dakota
Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: RDR, ICAO: KRDR, FAA LID: RDR) is a United States Air Force base located north of Emerado, North Dakota and approximately 16 miles (26 km) west of Grand Forks, North Dakota. In the 2010 census, the base was counted as a CDP with a total population of 2,367. The host unit at Grand Forks is the 319th Air Base Wing (319 ABW) assigned to the Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force.Grand Forks AFB was established in 1955. The 319th Air Base Wing is commanded by Colonel Donald L. Shaffer and the wing Command Chief Master Sergeant is CMSgt David E. Carlson.