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Default Air Force Logo Principal accepts job in United Arab Emirates
Teachers have always played a key role in the lives of children, but one base educator will soon embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the education system on a global scale. Dr. Terry Brenner, principal of Eielson Elementary School here on Grand Forks AFB, has accepted a yearlong position in United Arab Emirates where he'll oversee
0 7/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Staying safe in summer heat
The warm rays of sunshine, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and summer breezes can send people running for the great outdoors here in North Dakota faster than yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Thoughts of softball, in-line skating, bicycling, street hockey or any number of summer outdoor activities often have an "intoxicating" effect on the
0 6/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Honor Guard lays Vietnam pilot to rest after 38 years
The base honor guard presented a fitting military salute to Maj. Benjamin Danielson, an Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot shot down in 1969 during the Vietnam War. During a ceremonial tribute June 15 in Kenyon, Minn., the honor guard performed a flag-folding with full military honors. It was nearly 38 years since Major Danielson went down over Laos, but
0 6/20
2007
Senior Airman Joshua Terry, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, completes an inspection form during the maintenance of the KC-135 that will be taken to this year’s Rodeo competition at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Airman Terry is the team’s hydraulics specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amanda Callahan) Keeping the Rodeo bird flying
As the Rodeo competition draws near, the 319th Air Refueling Wing team's maintainers are preparing the KC-135 for its arrival at McChord. "One of the most challenging things is taking this 50-year-old aircraft and giving it the TLC [tender loving care] it needs," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Abernathy, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and one of the
0 6/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Youth programs take "I'm bored" out of summer
"I'm bored!" "There's nothing to do!" "I don't feel like it!" If those are phrases you've been hearing from your kids now that school's out, you might want to send them to the base youth center. The youth center offers a huge range of activities for children of all ages, kindergarten through 12th-grade. From educational to physical programs,
0 6/12
2007
2007 Grand Forks Air Force Base Rodeo logo Rodeo's cops train for trophy
Although a lot of the Air Mobility Rodeo competition focuses on the aircrews and maintainers participating, there is one portion of the competition that most of those folks haven't been trained to perform. A three-member security forces team is also competing for a Rodeo trophy. "I feel camaraderie from being part of the Grand Forks AFB Rodeo
0 6/12
2007
Tech. Sgt. Mike Laughlin, 319th Security Forces Squadron, explains equipment used during a K-9 demonstration to Gail Christopher (left) and Tammy Christenson (right) from the Golden Eagles Club here June 1. The Golden Eagles Club was formed in 1990 and is a division of the Chamber’s Military Appreciation Committee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Suellyn Nuckolls) When a “thank you” card just isn’t enough
It's no surprise that Grand Forks Air Force Base has a special bond with the Grand Forks community. Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn., provide base support in many ways. On June 1, the base had the opportunity to say "thank you" by giving a tour to the Golden Eagles Club comprised of leaders in the local community. "This was a
0 6/07
2007
The base’s new drug dog, Rex, is a two-and a-half-year-old Belgium malinois. He arrived to Grand Force Air Force Base in April.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amanda Callahan)

Sniffing his way into his job
The youngest Warrior of the North is not quite the Airman you think he may be. At 2-and-a-half-years-old, Rex, a Belgium malinois, has arrived as the Grand Forks Air Force Base drug dog. "Typically, Air Force bases have one drug dog," said Staff Sgt. Andrew Goligowski, 319th Security Forces Squadron. "With the success of the urine analysis program,
0 6/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo 101 days of peak summer moving
Are you planning to move, retire or separate this summer? Then this article is for you. For Airmen who have moved since October 2003, the information contained here may simply be a refresher of what you already know. For others, this may be the first time you've seen or heard about changes to the personal property move process. In October 2003, the
0 5/17
2007
Default Air Force Logo Military StarSM Card strengthens Grand Forks Airmen’s return on investment
The use of bank-issued cards by troops at their base exchanges costs the military community millions of dollars annually that could be directed to Morale, Welfare and Recreation efforts. Last year alone, bank issued card processing expenses at Grand Forks Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities jumped 15.82 percent, ultimately sapping more
0 5/10
2007
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