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Workload of ND drone pilots under scrutiny

FARGO (AP) -- Government and military officials who helped save an Air National Guard base in Fargo say the new mission is successful -- but taxing. North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy says the new unmanned aerial systems unit has shown impressive res...

FARGO (AP) -- Government and military officials who helped save an Air National Guard base in Fargo say the new mission is successful -- but taxing.

North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy says the new unmanned aerial systems unit has shown impressive results while remotely flying drones that are based in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he wonders about the workload.

Pomeroy says more training and more crews are needed to keep the airmen fresh.

The wing known for 50 years as the Happy Hooligans flew mostly training missions in fighter planes before the switch to unmanned planes during the national base closing and realignment process.

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