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Default Air Force Logo Civilians, dependants learn of terrorist danger
The 319th Air Refueling Wing's Anti-terrorism Office has introduced a new anti-terrorism level one class for community contractors, civilian employees, dependent spouses and children age 14 and older. "We like to give the attendees an opportunity to ask questions and get in depth," said Master Sgt. Kelly Hogness, AT's senior NCO in charge. "AT/FP
0 8/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Base tests new response system
The Warriors of the North got a "dress rehearsal" for the newly implemented Air Force Incident Management System Aug. 22 during a base-wide field training exercise. The new system changes the way the Air Force responds to and recovers from emergencies, such as terrorist attacks or tornados. The exercise evaluation team donned blue vests and
0 8/29
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. - Col. Diane Hull, 319th Air Refueling Wing commander, stands next to Mr. Jim Bradshaw during the 2007 Air Mobility Command RODEO. Mr. Bradshaw is one of the community leaders who help foster good relationships between the wing and the Grand Cities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amanda Callahan) Ambassador for the base, supporter of the Airmen
Grand Forks AFB has many different personalities associated with it. From commanders to airmen, people with many different backgrounds call GFAFB home. Often over-looked or unknown members of the GFAFB family are our honorary commanders and base ambassadors; citizens of the Grand Cities who support the base and have a part to play in our base's
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo The skinny on skin cancer and tanning
Healthcare professionals in the United States continue to warn people about the dangers of ultraviolet radiation from artificial tanning booths and the sun, yet it's arguable if that message has been effective. For both men and women in the U.S., the risk of developing skin cancer (non-melanoma) is a distinct possibility which presents problems
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Get to know Col. Concannon
Q: This is your second assignment to GFAFB, where else has your career taken you? "I've been to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, RAF Lakenheath, England, Davis-Mothan Air Force Base, Ariz., the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., Holloman AFB, N.M., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., and Nellis AFB, Nev." Q: What do you expect out of
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Managing critical incident stress at Grand Forks
Exposure to a traumatic event may lead to long-term problems with sleep, depression and/or nervousness. Personally experiencing a traumatic event, such as a death of a friend or loved one, an injury, a disaster or witnessing a fatal accident may leave a deep impact. Critical Incident Stress Management services provide assistance to those who've
0 8/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Energy isn’t free
The base is striving to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent this year and by 30 percent over the next three years in response to rising fuel costs, according to a memorandum sent out by Col. Diane Hull, 319th Air Refueling Wing commander. A recent notice requiring agencies to turn off all computers and unused office equipment at the end of the
0 8/02
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Kara Brumgard and her son Ethan play on a train toy at the Escape Zone here July 25. The Escape Zone is a unique facility on the base where parents and children can play and learn. With many toys, games and educational materials, the facility is a haven from the hot North Dakota summers and frigid winters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Hernholm) Escape Zone: a place of connection
There are meeting places all around base. Officers have an officers' club, Airmen meet and interact at various locations, and school-age children interact with each other at school. Children up to 5-years-old have a place just for them too - it's called the Escape Zone Parent and Child Center, and it's free. "Escape Zone" is a bit of a misnomer
0 7/26
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. ? Airman 1st Class Adrian Edsall, 319th Civil Engineer customer service, reviews a work order here. Airman Edsall?s journey to the Air Force is unique, starting in England were he lived until 10 years ago when his family moved to Tennessee. Airman Esdall is finishing his master?s degree and, when he recently gains citizenship, will apply for Officer?s Training School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J. Paul Croxon) From England to Tennessee to the Air Force
Listening to Airman 1st Class Adrian Edsall speak tells the story of his life. His accent (British mixed with a thick, Tennessee drawl, sounding like a BBC broadcast slowed down) combined with vocabulary peppered with English phrases and Southern clichés, immediately says there is something special about him. His uniqueness is more than geographic.
0 7/18
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- 1st Lt. Cara Ebner, 319th Mission Support and Services Squadron, looks out a window at the Escape Zone here. Lieutenant Ebner recently published her first novel ?Blood Cult? and is currently working on the sequel as well as two other novels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J. Paul Croxon) Grand Forks LT publishes first novel
1st Lt. Cara Ebner's resume has had to be updated several times in her life. It's reflected her career as a teacher, an Air Force officer, and most recently, a published author. "I've been fortunate to have many jobs that I've loved," the Lieutenant, assigned to the319th Mission Support Services Squadron said. "As a teacher I was able to impact the
0 7/18
2007
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