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Published December 02, 2010, 09:30 AM

GFAFB Tanker Mission to Make Last Departure Saturday

The last tanker assigned to the Grand Forks Air Force Base is slated to make its final departure on Saturday, ending a 50-year mission for the base.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The last tanker assigned to the Grand Forks Air Force Base is slated to make its final departure on Saturday, ending a 50-year mission for the base.

A ceremony also is set Friday to recognize the mission of the KC-135 Stratotankers.

Under plans approved by the 2005 federal base closing and realignment commission, the Grand Forks base is beginning an unmanned aerial vehicle mission. The base has been home to about 50 of the tankers.

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