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Official: Grand Forks Air Force Base 'well postured' for new tankers

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Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., met Thursday with base and city officials to discuss the quest for another tanker mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base.


Col. Timothy Bush, base commander, told Conrad and the rest of the city's Base Retention Committee that the base is "well postured" in its pursuit of the KC-46A refueling tankers.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to 
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