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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
0 2/08
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
0 2/01
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
0 1/25
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
0 1/25
2007
The 319th Services Squadron's Superbowl Extravaganza gave base members and their families a chance to have some fun and win prizes, and send a lucky Warrior of the North to Super Bowl XLI. (photo/Staff Sgt. Darcie Ibidapo) Super Bowl Extravaganza
Stanley Cup, World Series, NBA Championships, World Cup and Daytona, but the king of all sporting events is the Super Bowl. The 319th Services Squadron planned an event to give base members and their families a chance to have some fun and win prizes, and send a lucky Warrior of the North to Super Bowl XLI. "Our contracting officer worked with a
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Attention to conditions imperative to ice safety
It's January and ice fishing is in full swing; well, maybe not! Only recently have our temperatures started dropping toward the normal winter range, and while the balmy high 30 and 40 temps were great for snowbirds, they've taken their toll on outdoor enthusiasts. Many local lakes, especially the larger bodies of water, still have open water
0 1/11
2007
Virginia Neubert reads a card from her deployed husband to their children. Virginia is one of many spouses of deployed military members who deal with the day to day stresses of being left alone. Living without him
In one house, a mother reads a card from her deployed husband, while their children sit next to her, wondering when Daddy will return. In another house, a woman says good-bye to her husband, wondering if this is the last time she will see him, as he is deploying to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The life for spouses of deployed military
0 1/11
2007
The old, clunky green console in the command post is being replaced to provide more efficient communications. The upgrade is scheduled for completion in early February. (photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Coomes) Command post makeover
The command post will upgrade the old, clunky office set up to a state-of-the art, cutting-edge system that will be more effective in providing critical communication. The decision to remodel was made after Air Mobility Command notified the command post of a scheduled telephone system upgrade, according to Tech. Sgt. Roger Pestana, 319th Air
0 1/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Thank you – whoever you are
I am a civilian who has been teaching at Twining School on the base since 1987. Jan. 2, I had a flat tire and limped my car to the shoppette where I saw the tire was almost coming off the rim. No one was working there who could help me out; when we tried the auto skills center, there was no answer. I tried a few of my friends here on base, but
0 1/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Base bids farewell to three canine warriors
As 2006 comes to a close, the Grand Forks Section US Army Veterinary Services shares the sacrifices of a small group of dedicated Airmen; military working dogs. This past year we said good-bye to three members of that crew, one from a dedicated lifetime of service, one due to unbridled enthusiasm and the third from a medical tragedy. Military
0 1/04
2007
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