Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the 319th Air Base Wing’s upcoming re-designation to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing May 11, 2019, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The re-designation, initiated by Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, aligns Grand Forks AFB’s host wing and the 69th Reconnaissance Group. The 69 RG, which flies the high-altitude, remotely-piloted RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft, has been aligned under the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., since it initiated operations as a tenant at Grand Forks AFB in 2011. The official re-designation ceremony is scheduled for June 28, 2019, the effective date of re-designation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Reeves Jr.)

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