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Published February 08, 2013, 05:36 PM

Honorary Commander Program Strengthens Ties Between Air Force Base, Community

Airmen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base are reaching out to strengthen ties with civic leaders in Grand Forks.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Airmen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base are reaching out to strengthen ties with civic leaders in Grand Forks.

The base is expanding its Honorary Commander program, letting civic leaders get a glimpse of what happens at the base. The Honorary Commander program offers local leaders a glimpse into daily life at the base, but it also lets airmen get to know the people and the community that support the base.

It's a big step for the program, bringing the total number of honorary commanders to 19. Each leader, ranging from business owners to the airport director, will learn about base operations from a military commander. The Honorary Commander program has been active on the base for years, but base commanders decided to make an effort to expand it to offer more of an insight.

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