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Members of the 348th Reconnaissance Squadron monitor the flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk during an endurance flight from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., March 28, 2014. The flight set a new record, lasting 34.3 hours. Additionally, the mission was staffed entirely by female Airmen in recognition of Women's History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney)

All-female crew from GFAFB breaks longest flight record, flying for 34.3 hours without stopping

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Last weekend, a Global Hawk from Grand Forks Air Force Base flew back and forth over North Dakota for 34.3 hours without stopping.

The base said this week that that was the longest flight by a military aircraft without aerial refueling and it was the longest flight by an all-female crew.


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Tu-Uyen Tran
Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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