319th Air Base Wing

319th ABW Shield for Fact Sheet

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319th Air Base Wing Mission Statement

The 319th Air Base Wing (319 ABW), headquartered at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, is responsible for the infrastructure and operational support to the 69th Reconnaissance Group’s RQ-4 Global Hawk mission. The 2,000 Total Force Airmen assigned to the 319 ABW provides rapid combat support through mission support functions, mobility preparedness, and continuous security to GFAFB, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Cavalier Air Force Station located in Cavalier, North Dakota. Communication professionals with the 319th Communication Squadron maintain one of two high-frequency global communications systems in the Air Force, offering 24/7 global continuity for command and control in support of the Department of Defense, Executive Branch of the U.S. Government and Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, the wing’s innovative enhanced-use leasing initiatives provide access to unmanned aerial partnerships with community and industry professionals.