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Default Air Force Logo High blood pressure in African Americans: the silent killer
Did you know that four out of every 10 African Americans will develop high blood pressure (or hypertension)? Or that African Americans are 33 percent more likely to develop hypertension than the general population? Hypertension is a condition where the pressure in the blood vessels coming from the heart is too high. Blood pressure is measured with
0 2/13
2007
Team Grand Forks pulls ahead of their opponents in sub-zero weather during an esprit de corps event here Feb. 8 during the Tanker Winter Symposium.  The symposium was sponsored by the base to give active duty KC-135 crews and maintenance professionals throughout 18th Air Force a venue to discuss practices and develop new techniques to make aerial refueling more efficient and safe. More than 60 Airmen attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chad Kellum) Airmen compete in human dog sled race during Tanker Winter Symposium

0 2/09
2007
An F-22A Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., tops off from a Grand Forks Air Force Base KC-135 Feb. 7 during the Red Flag Exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev. Two KC-135 Stratotankers from the 319th Air Refueling Wing are the lead tanker unit during the exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Randi Norton) Warriors of the North support Red Flag warriors

0 2/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo What is making you sick this season?
Many people are getting a "stomach bug" this time of year, which can cause upset stomach, mild abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These are common symptoms of Acute Gastroenteritis, which is a common illness. AGE can be caused by several things including viruses, bacteria, parasites and foods that are hard to digest, such as too
0 2/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Wing welcomes the 18th Air Force Tanker Winter Symposium
Preparations are coming to a close as the 319th Air Refueling Wing anticipates the arrival of several tanker units for the upcoming 18th Air Force Tanker Winter Symposium Feb.7. "The symposium is a gathering of all 18th Air Force active duty tanker units to share in professional development, training and fun," said Maj. Tim Parker, 911th Air
0 2/02
2007
A crew chief with the 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron adjusts his headset here Jan. 29 during a post-flight inspection. Crew chiefs routinely work in sub-zero temperatures here. On this day, the wind chill index was minus 22.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.Paul Croxon) Maintainers keep mission going in below zero temperatures

0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Money-saving tips on TRICARE health expenses
Military families can reduce health care costs by taking advantage of money-saving features offered by TRICARE and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. There are four key ways to save --using generic drugs, having medications delivered by mail, keeping doctor appointments and signing up for automatic payments. Choose Generic Drugs With generic drugs,
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo File taxes for free
Eligible taxpayers can use the Internal Revenue Service' s Free File site to prepare and electronically file federal income tax returns without charges. Free file was developed by the IRS in partnership with the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of industry leading private-sector tax preparation companies. To use the IRS Free File, individuals must
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo 319th Services Squadron impresses Eubank team
The 319th Services Squadron hosted the Air Force Services Eubank evaluation team Jan. 26 for three full days to evaluate some of the 22 programs on base, such as the arts and crafts programs and the Airey Dining facility. The squadron is competing with eight other bases for the Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank award for best small services squadron. The
0 2/01
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Captain Justin Hendricks (left) and Captain Sheroyd Brown, both instructor pilots with the 319th Operations Support Squadron, show off their newly earned Air Force Weapons School patches.  As tow of the wing's five weapons officers, the captains are responsible for training aircrews on advanced KC-135 tactics.  The school has 12 slots per year split between two sessions and culminates in a massive exercise involving more than 80 aircraft including 30 aggressor aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J. Paul Croxon) Thinking of tankers tactically
Somewhere over Iraq, a tanker flies through the shimmering heat of the desert sun. The crew successfully off-loaded fuel to a pair of F-16s, performing their part of the close air support mission, before heading back to base. As they approach the airfield, a rocket fired from a man-portable air defense weapon streaks toward them. Without defensive
0 2/01
2007
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