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Forum News Service, Published March 07 2013

Heitkamp meets with Air Force executive

GRAND FORKS - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., met this week with acting Undersecretary of the Air Force Jamie Morin to advocate for North Dakota bases, her office said Thursday.

Morin oversees organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of airmen, including the Air National Guard, and their families.

Heitkamp’s office said she reminded Morin about existing infrastructure and community support at Grand Forks Air Force Base, which make it ideal for the KC-46 aerial refueling mission. She also discussed missions for the Guard’s 119th Wing in Fargo, including the proposed C-27 mission.