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Staff Sgt. Jessica Kemmy, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle and vehicular equipment maintenance technician, works underneath a truck Sept. 21, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 319th LRS is scheduled to provide free vehicle inspections Sept. 26, 2015, in preparation for winter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released) 319th LRS to offer free winter POV inspections
The 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight is scheduled to offer free personal vehicle inspections here from 8 a.m. to noon on September 26, 2015.The inspections will take place in the parking lot behind the fitness center here and will be open to anyone with base access. The goal of the inspections will be to ensure that
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First sergeants Senior Master Sgt. Harold Anderson III, right, and Master Sgt. Stephen Middleton, left, raise the POW/MIA flag during a ceremony Sept. 17, 2015, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The POW/MIA flag was carried by Grand Forks AFB Airmen for 24-hours prior to the first sergeants raising it to begin the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree Economides/Released) Warriors of the North hold POW/MIA ceremony

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Shawn W. Leach, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management specialist, addresses a group of kindergarteners at Larimore Elementary School Sept. 16, 2015, in Larimore, North Dakota. The visit was one of 12 visits to local schools meant to educate students on ways to be prepared for natural disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released) Grand Forks AFB Emergency Management educates community schools
The Grand Forks Air Force Base Emergency Management team visited Larimore Elementary School Sept. 16, 2015.The team is scheduled to make a total of 12 school visits during National Preparedness Month which continues through September 2015. The theme for this year is, "Don't wait, communicate!"Shawn W. Leach, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency
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A slice of birthday cake is passed out to Lt. Gen. William Bender, Lt. Col. Debra McCarty and Airman 1st Class Levi Ehrhart during the Air Force Ball Sept. 11, 2015, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. McCarthy and Ehrhart received the first slices of birthday cake as the oldest and youngest Airmen in attendance at the event. As guest speaker for the event, Bender also received a piece. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree Economides/Released) Warriors of the North blow out the candles at the Air Force Ball
White gossamer and historic photographs hung transforming the 3-bay Hangar here Sept. 11, bringing together more than 450 Airmen and community members to celebrate the 68th birthday of the U.S. Air Force at the annual Air Force Ball.Lt. Gen. William J. Bender, former commander of the 319th Air Refueling Wing here, served as the guest speaker.
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Officials from Northrop Grumman, Grand Sky Development Co., Grand Forks County and Grand Forks Air Force Base gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Grand Sky UAS tech park Sept. 10, 2015. The ceremony marked the official beginning of the construction phase for the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Tech Park, which sits on 217 acres of land adjacent to Grand Forks Air Force Base, and is specially designed for UAS research, development, testing, training and flying UAS of all types. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Susan L. Davis) Grand Sky moves into construction phase
America's first unmanned aerial systems business and aviation park has officially entered the construction phase. About 200 guests including officials from Northrop Grumman, Grand Forks County and Grand Forks Air Force Base gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Grand Sky UAS tech park after a highly publicized enhanced use lease
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A racer navigates the race track set up in the free zone by the 3-Bay Hangar during the 2015 Autocross event on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 6, 2015. About 60 individuals participated in the event which raised more than $1,800 in proceeds for Project Lifesaver, a non-profit organization that specializes in the search and rescue of individuals with cognitive disorders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/released) GFAFB hosts 2015 Autocross Event
Members of Grand Forks Air Force Base and the local Grand Forks community compete in the 2015 Autocross event Sept. 5 and 6, 2015. The event was sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America, a club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying and autocross in the U.S. formed in 1944. About 60 individuals participated in the event which
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Police officers simulate treating a sucking chest wound during a training exercise Sept. 3, 2015 at Carl Ben Eielson Elementary School on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from various agencies across the region came together here during the first week of September for some classroom and hands-on training dealing with a variety of active shooter scenarios led by trainers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Susan L. Davis) Grand Forks AFB hosts Active Shooter Response Tactics Course
Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from various agencies across the region came together here during the first week of September 2015 for some classroom and hands-on training dealing with active shooter scenarios.The training was led by officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Facility in Harpers Ferry, W. Va.,
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Graphic demonstrates the formal inclusion of the Civil Air Patrol into the Total Force. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, “Leadership,” expanding the Air Force’s descriptions of total force and Airmen to now consist of regular, Guard, Reserve, civilian and auxiliary members. Archive imagery used for the creation of graphic. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez/Released) Civil Air Patrol joins total force 'Airmen'
When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force's definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, "Leadership," expanding the
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Fire engulfs a training aircraft during a joint training exercise Sept. 2, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Members of the Grand Forks Fire Department came to Grand Forks AFB to utilize the Grand Forks AFB Fire Department?s training resources. The GFFD and Grand Forks AFB Fire Department work together for training purposes when possible to conserve resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released) Grand Forks military, civilian firefighters participate in joint exercise
Members of the Grand Forks Fire Department participated in a joint live aircraft rescue firefighting (ARF) exercise here from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2015.The GFFD and the Grand Forks Airport Fire Department teamed up with the Grand Forks AFB Fire Department to learn proper ARF techniques. The Grand Forks AFB FD created scenarios using its ARF training
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AMC Icon attendees were treated to a special group performance by Worst Behavior Aug. 28, 2015 on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The group performed a medley of hip hop and R&B hits ahead of announcing the overall winners of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Susan L. Davis) Singers Compete at 2015 AMC Icon

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