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Dallas Approves Grant to Commemorative Air Force

Staff Report
The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas city officials have approved a $700,000 relocation grant to the Commemorative Air Force to help move its headquarters from Midland.

The Commemorative Air Force is a vintage military aviation group known for its historic planes, air shows and education efforts. Officials with the nonprofit announced in April that it wanted to relocate from Midland International Airport to the Dallas Executive Airport.

CAF president Stephan Brown said the Dallas airport was chosen because the organization felt it was a better opportunity to fulfill its mission.

The Dallas Morning News reports the City Council approved the grant Wednesday.

CAF has told the city it won't host more than three air shows a year. When it does, it will be on weekends and during daylight hours.

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