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Default Air Force Logo Base organizations fund your future
For Airmen, ambitions for higher education are secure through tuition assistance and the Montgomery G.I. Bill. However, for an Airman's children and spouse, finding money for college can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are funds available specifically for military spouses and dependents to make those ambitions a reality. Various professional
0 4/05
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. –Airman Basic Rebecca Perkins, 319th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics apprentice, consults technical data as she inspects part of the boom assembly on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a periodic inspection here Feb. 27.  More than eight career fields and 50 Airmen work together to ensure the 50-year-old backbone of the Air Force’s global reach ability is ready for service throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chad Kellum)  More than routine maintenance
The periodic inspection dock is where the most intensive KC-135 inspection takes place on base. Nearly every system is checked, tested and sometimes replaced by more than 50 Airmen over an eight-day period -- and it's also a classroom. During periodic inspections, Airmen from at least eight career fields are learning the intricate workings of the
0 3/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force commissioning opportunities are abundant
Every year, thousands of newly commissioned second lieutenants enter into the Air Force. Those second lieutenants come from a variety of commissioning sources; theAir Force Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps and Officer Training School. But not all of those lieutenants are fresh from the civilian world. Many are prior enlisted. "The process of
0 3/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo More to deploying …
Creating cheer during the holidays for Airmen, voluntarily helping victims in the emergency room, and collecting toys for Iraqi children; these are ways one communications Airman made his deployment more than just his communications mission. Senior Airman Garrett Dawson, 319th Communications Squadron, recently returned from a deployment to Balad
0 3/29
2007
Matthew Sims, son of Capt. and Mrs. Bill Sims, 319th Area Defense Counsel, enjoys a tasty treat at an open-house event at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here March 28.  The event, which included several base agencies educated base personnel and family members on what the center has to offer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kapinos) Open house highlights A&FRC capabilities
There was an open-house event showcasing the myriad of support resources available to military members and their families at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here March 28. The event was designed to increase the level of knowledge and understanding of the center's capabilities and its mission supporting warfighters and their families. The
0 3/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo A task worth doing
Believe it or not the snow will soon be gone and all the dropped or misplaced items you've been looking for will surface along with all sorts of new ones. For me it's generally confined to residue from my dog and things dropped by the grandchildren. For many of the common areas on base, the thaw will reveal landscaping rocks, limbs and other more
0 3/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Deployed finance
When a person thinks about what is required for a military to run, they usually think of people, weapons, equipment and, above all, money. That's exactly what Capt. Derrick Biggs, 319th Comptroller Squadron, focused on during his recent deployment. Captain Biggs deployed with the Multinational Corps-Iraq to Camp Victory, Iraq, from September 2006
0 3/15
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Staff Sgt. Brian O’Day shows his wife Sara a photo of a B-25 Mitchell bomber, the same type of aircraft his grandfather flew in as a tail gunner in WWII and later donated as a static display to the base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J. Paul Croxon). Taking care of grandpa’s plane
Staff Sgt. Brian O'Day drives by a stoic reminder of his family's military legacy every day on his way to work. Before there was a Grand Forks Air Force Base, even before there was an Air Force, Sergeant O'Day's grandfather, Staff Sgt. Carl Coachman, flew aboard the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps. Now, a B-25
0 3/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Surviving the transition from winter to spring
Spring in North Dakota is not like many other places, especially those in more southern latitudes. March 20, this far north is likely to appear much the same as the previous three or four months: locked in winter's grasp. When spring does come it brings numerous problems that can dampen your spirits. There will be periods of thaw followed by
0 3/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Indoor mishap prevention
What's the number one mishap in our own homes? Slips and falls while ascending and descending stairs. What's the number one cause? Negotiating stairs while wearing socks or flip-flops. The number two most common mishap is tripping over or running into furniture, toys or other items left lying around. The list of ways to injure yourself within the
0 2/08
2007
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