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Default Air Force Logo ACTing can help reduce risks
Many of us know Operational Risk Management as a six-step decision-making process that evaluates possible courses of action, identifies risks and benefits, and determines the best action for any given situation. But, did you know there is a simpler three step ORM principle that can ease your way through the process? The “ACT” principle breaks ORM
0 4/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready to deploy?
Imagine you’re told, “Pack your bags.” Are you ready to deploy? Are your personal affairs in order? Who will handle your personal affairs while you’re gone? These are questions you need to address before you are told to pack your bags. When you are deployed, it’s important you know your personal affairs are taken care of so you can concentrate on
0 4/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Base youth earns praise for education 'mission'
An abiding love of her country and a desire to avoid the mistakes of the past has led one Grand Forks Air Force Base youth on a path; some would say “a mission,” earning her state recognition and the chance to compete on a national stage. On Saturday, base leaders and the American Legion presented a trophy to Rebecca Shelton, the 17-year old,
0 4/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Calling for 'culture of responsibility'
For several months, the “0-0-1-3” concept, a shorthand device representing the Air Force’s commitment to a culture of individual responsibility, has been a buzz phrase here. Standing for zero tolerance for driving under the influence, zero instances of underage drinking, a maximum of one drink an hour and three per night, 0-0-1-3 is less about
0 4/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fighting war for readiness
Alpena Air National Guard Base, Mich., was transformed for a seven-day exercise recently as members of the 446th Air Reserve Wing and the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and the Warriors of the North joined forces to create the 602nd Air Expeditionary Wing. Members of the three wings started to arrive at Alpena March 17, with a
0 3/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo FeedBRAC: Commander addresses realignment at community summit
The post-BRAC environment has been a confusing one to navigate for many base and community residents. “Sign posts” of rumor and speculation have led many to reach false conclusions. Among these rumors are that aircraft and personnel moves associated with the base’s realignment have already occurred (they haven’t) and that there are “specific” dates
0 3/23
2006
Default Air Force Logo TRANSCOM's top Airman inducts peers
The advice from U.S. Transportation Command’s highest-ranking enlisted person to Grand Forks’ newly-inducted Chief Master Sergeants was simple: “treat them like they are your own kids.” He had a personal reason to offer that particular insight on how the new Chiefs should approach their troops: his 18-year old son, Kyle, had recently enlisted in
0 3/23
2006
Default Air Force Logo Wing follows roadmap to readiness
An essential element to the wing’s preparations for this summer’s Operational Readiness Inspection is the exercise of its capability to carry out missions in support of U.S. Strategic Command. During certain contingencies, Grand Forks’ tankers become part of USSTRATCOM’s aerial refueling force, led by the 18th Air Force Headquarters at Scott Air
0 3/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Team to address BRAC uncertainties
Months after the Base Realignment and Closure committee reached its final recommendations, questions about the future of Grand Forks Air Force Base still resonate throughout the base and local community – but the answers may be just around the corner. Although the BRAC recommendations called for the realignment of the base’s tanker mission (and a
0 3/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo 0013 means base, community partnership
Base leaders recently sent letters and flyers to the local community asking for help in promoting a responsible drinking culture in the area. In the letter to alcohol vendors, Col. Bill Bender, the 319th Air Refueling Wing commander, suggested a number of practices alcohol establishments could use to help curb alcohol-related accidents. “…new,
0 3/19
2006
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