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Grand Forks Air Force Base commander leaving for job at the Pentagon

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE--The commanding officer for Grand Forks Air Force Base is leaving for a job in Washington, D.C. Col. Rodney Lewis, who came to GFAFB in summer 2015, will be honored for his service to the base during a ceremony Friday. ...

Col. Rodney Lewis gives a presentation at the Unmanned Aircraft Summit and Expo. (Grand Forks Herald Photo)
Col. Rodney Lewis gives a presentation at the Unmanned Aircraft Summit and Expo. (Grand Forks Herald Photo)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE-The commanding officer for Grand Forks Air Force Base is leaving for a job in Washington, D.C.

Col. Rodney Lewis, who came to GFAFB in summer 2015, will be honored for his service to the base during a ceremony Friday. He has been promoted to a position at the Pentagon, said Airman Elijaih Tiggs, a base spokesman.

Lewis came to Grand Forks from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska to take over command for Col. Paul Bauman, who was promoted to brigadier general and relocated to Virginia.

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