Tanker mission winds down.
The drawdown of the tanker mission at the Grand Forks Air Force Base continues. Additional KC-135's will depart in the coming weeks and the final plane is scheduled to leave December 4th. As part of the transition to Remote Piloted Aircraft or RPA"s the U-S Air Force has just approved an environmental impact study allowing Global Hawks at the local base. In addition the U.S. Air Force on September 24th approved over 7.5 million dollars in renovation projects at the GFAFB.