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Shawn Leach, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management specialist, is in charge of ensuring the emergency management program runs smoothly and that all base members are prepared for any hazards on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Nov. 12, 2015. Leach was named Warrior of the Week for the second week in November. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/Released) Warrior of the Week: Shawn Leach
Unit: 319th Civil Engineer SquadronDuty title: Emergency Management SpecialistTime in service: 23 years active duty (retired master sergeant)/5 months Department of Defense CivilianTime on station: 5 MonthsHometown: Arcadia, Nebraska1. Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?I love my country, and I love being an American and being able to
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Senior Airmen Oscar Gomez-Villatoro and Joshua Coward, 319th Security Forces Squadron, pause for a photo during their deployment to Senegal. The two were part of an eight-person team that deployed from Grand Forks Air Force Base in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. (Courtesy photo) Not your average deployment: Looking back on Ebola in Senegal
Out of all of the service members sent to combat the Ebola crisis, only a percentage of those members were U.S. Air Force Security Forces members - and an even smaller percentage were from Grand Forks Air Force Base.Staff Sgt. Alonzo Clark, 319th Security Forces Squadron security forces member, and seven other SF members here deployed to Senegal in
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Staff Sgt. Patrick Eldridge, 319th Contracting Flight contract specialist, analyzes and reviews documents in the 319th CONF office Nov. 5, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The Grayslake, Illinois native was named the Warrior of the Week for the first week of November 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released) Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Patrick Eldridge
Name: Staff Sgt. Patrick EldridgeUnit: 319th Contracting FlightDuty title: Contract SpecialistTime in service: 9 years and 11 monthsTime on station: 3 years and 5 monthsHometown: Grayslake, IllinoisWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you? Serving in the military is important to me because I come from a long line of relatives that have
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Airman 1st Class Levi Jackson, 319th Comptroller Squadron financial services technician, poses for a photo at his workspace on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Oct. 29, 2015. Jackson was named Warrior of the Week for the fifth week in October. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/released) Warrior of the Week: Airman 1st Class Levi Jackson
Unit: 319th Comptroller SquadronDuty title: Customer Service TechnicianTime in service: 1 year 7 monthsTime on station: 11 monthsHometown: Warsaw, Virginia1. Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?It is a family legacy that I am proud to carry on.2. What moment or accomplishment as a Warrior of the North are you most proud of and why?It's
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Staff Sgt. Anthony Nguyen Sahagon Mata, ceremonial guardsman, executes presents arms during a firing squad salute demonstration Oct. 21, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The Yigo, Guam native was named the Warrior of the Week for the fourth week of October 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released) Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Anthony Nguyen Sahagon Mata
Name: Staff Sgt. Anthony Nguyen Sahagon MataUnit: 319th Force Support SquadronDuty titile: Ceremonial GuardsmanTime in service: 6 years and 7 monthsTime on station: 3 years and 5 monthsHometown: Yigo, GuamWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?  Serving in the Air Force is important to me because I feel like you are a part of something
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Tech. Sgt. Elmer Mendoza, 319th Medical Support Squadron clinical laboratory NCO-in-charge, reads a bacterial plate Oct. 8, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Mendoza was selected as the Warrior of the Week for the third week of October 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released) Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Elmer Mendoza
Name: Tech. Sgt. Elmer MendozaUnit: 319th Medical Support SquadronDuty title: NCOIC, Clinical LaboratoryTime in service: 13.5 yearsTime on station: 2 years and 3 monthsHometown:  Rancho Cordova, CaliforniaWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?With the continuously evolving political/economic/social atmosphere both here in our homeland
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Participants in the Coast II Coast Ride for the Fallen ride their motorcycles down the streets of San Diego Sept. 19, 2015. They went on to cover more than 4,000 miles and ending at Arlington National Cemetery. They raised money for scholarships in the name of two fallen soldiers. (Courtesy Photo) Airmen, Army Green Berets honor fallen soldiers
A harsh reality of being in the military is that there is a possibility that you may lose a fellow serviceman at some point in your career. For Staff Sgt. Scott J. Tucker, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management flight NCO-in-charge of logistics, that possibility became a reality.Tucker lost a friend, U.S. Army First Sgt.
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2015
Staff Sgt. Steven Wencel, 319th Communications Squadron client systems supervisor, pauses from his duties for a photo on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, Oct. 8, 2015. Wencel was selected Warrior of the Week for the second week of October 2015. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/released) Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Steven Wencel
Unit: 319th Communications SquadronDuty title: Client Systems SupervisorTime in service: 4 years, 11 monthsTime on station: 4 years, 5 monthsHometown: Pine Island, Minnesota1. Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?My grandfather was in the Air Force, and I always looked up to him. I know he's proud of the things I accomplish while
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Tech. Sgt. Crystal Lopez, 319th Air Base Wing legal office NCO-in-charge, poses for a picture in the courtroom Sept. 30, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Lopez was selected as the Warrior of the Week for the first week of October 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/Released) Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Crystal Lopez
 Name: Tech. Sgt. Crystal LopezUnit: 319th Air Base Wing Judge AdvocateDuty title: Legal Office NCO-in-chargeTime in service: 15 YearsTime on station:  4 YearsHometown:  St. Johns, ArizonaWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?It has been a huge part of my life and helped make me the person I am today. It has provided me with experiences
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2015
Default Air Force Logo It Starts with Respect: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's theme is "It Starts with Respect: Live by Core Values to Keep Your Relationship Health and Strong" and it is a great time to consider how our core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do apply to our relationships.On the job, our leaders inform us of the
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