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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Every new Airman receives training to defend base
The guards at the front gate protect every Airmen, family members and asset on base. The few guard the many. "Security has always been everyone's responsibility," said Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Vital, 319th Security Forces Squadron. Now every first-term Airman receives mandatory training for security forces augmentation. "The days of relying on one
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2007
Default Air Force Logo What happened to the Leader?
Although the Leader newspaper is no longer available in a hard copy format, almost everything that was in the Leader can be found on the base' s public Web site: http://public.grandforks.amc.af.mil/ The Web site's "Inside the Gate" section is updated daily with events on base, news briefs, star performers and other base tidbits. People who relied
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Tax time cautions
It's that time of year again when individuals and families getting a tax refund start planning how to spend it. Decisions range from new purchases to paying down or off a debt. These individuals will spend quite a bit of time talking about this decision or have done so already and have a plan in place. It's great to have a plan. I wish to provide a
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2007
Default Air Force Logo An American dream
It's 2001. The blonde hair, green eyed, 21-year-old Klara Beranova attends an air show near her home town of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Growing up she had an interest in airplanes and traveling, but on this day, she never imaged those interests would lead her on a journey to America for love. That sunny afternoon, she met a KC-135 pilot from
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