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Published April 16, 2012, 07:54 PM

Visiting Tankers Leave Grand Forks AFB

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Twenty-four refueling tankers that took refuge at an Air Force base in North Dakota during weekend storms in Nebraska and Kansas have returned to their home bases.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Twenty-four refueling tankers that took refuge at an Air Force base in North Dakota during weekend storms in Nebraska and Kansas have returned to their home bases.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that 16 of the tankers flew in to Grand Forks Air Force Base from McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, Kan., and eight more came from Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb.

The Grand Forks base was home to tankers for half a century until losing the mission during the 2005 round of military base closings and realignments.

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