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Erin Moore recently won first place in the North Dakota BMX state championship qualifying races. (Courtesy photos) Road to glory: one girls story of determination leading to success
“I visualize the race before the gate even opens. I take a deep breath and try to stay calm, because if I get nervous, I lose focus,” said the five-foot-five, blonde hair, blue-eyed girl. “I refuse to be taken down.” Erin “2 Sweet” Moore, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Douglas Moore, 319th Civil Engineering Squadron, won the North Dakota Bicycle Moto-cross
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Persistence saves AF $20 million earns $1,000 for base civilian
“It’s just part of the job,” is all Brad Schmitt could say when asked about saving the Air Force $20 million. Schmitt, a wing document controller for the 319th Operations Group, checks and validates fuel consistency forms completed by boom operators. Through a tedious and time-consuming process, Schmitt cross-references and back-checks the forms to
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Spotlight on men’s health, cancer
Since June is nationally observed as Men's Health Month, a pertinent topic that comes to mind is prostate health. With the cause of prostate cancer unknown; proper eating, annual medical check-ups, and patient education are key for health literacy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website the second leading cause of
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2006
This two-time award-winning M35A2, shown here in traditional desert camouflage, was a labor of love for Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Stansbury and 1st Lt. Joseph Wierenga, both from the 319th Civil Engineering Squadron here. (Courtesy photo) Truck team wins contest with “deuce”
A man in green fatigues pulls himself up into the cab of a giant sleeping monster. Seconds later the monster roars to life with a belch of black smoke and a rumble that shakes the very ground it’s sitting on. The young boy watching is fascinated and vows one day to own such a beast. Many years later, his wish comes true. “My dad was in the Army,
0 7/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fireworks...snap, crackle, pain!
Even though the 4th of July is over, fireworks remain a traditional part of summer. For many of us, this time of year isn’t complete without sparklers and the chorus of ooh’s and aah’s when it finally gets dark and the big show begins. However, these fun celebrations can quickly be ruined when people are careless, do not follow proper safety
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Making the wrong decision: My story
Are you one of those people that have at times considered driving under the influence? If so, read my story before you make a mistake you’ll regret for a long time. I am Senior Airman Charles E. Velazquez and I consider myself a motivated, hard working Airman who enjoys being in the Air Force. Unfortunately, I recently made a decision that could
0 6/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo We’re Counting On You
Decisions….we all make them. As Airmen, we are challenged to make good decisions everyday. This not only applies to our work, but also in our personal lives. The keys to making the right decisions are responsibility and judgment. The fundamental premise of the 0-0-1-3 campaign is to encourage responsibility and good judgment when you decide to
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2006
Tech. Sgt. Rodney Coy, 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron aircrew life support section, inspects an aircrew member’s mask. (Photo by Master Sgt. Douglas Lingefelt.) NCO works to ensure equipment never used
In the middle of the desert is a Warrior of the North who does his job with the hope that the equipment he works on will never be used. “Basically if the aircrew has to use our stuff, they are having a really bad day,” said Tech. Sgt. Rodney Coy (NCO in charge of the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron aircrew life support section, deployed
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2006
The “Black Daggers,” the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's parachute demonstration team, will perform at the base’s July 22 Air Show.  (Courtesy U.S. Army Special Operations Command) Out of the sky like a dagger
The “Black Daggers,” the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's parachute demonstration team (performing at the base’s July 22 Air Show) is made up of volunteers from throughout the Army special operations community. They have diverse backgrounds and various military specialties. Their average age is 33 years and the average number of free fall
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Ensuring success at home, while deployed
You just received the notification of your deployment and you realize that 120 days is the minimum you will be apart from your family. But you accept it: it comes with the job and is something you can expect many times during your career. What do you do first? For me, the first step is to tell my husband, who also happens to be a servicemember, so
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2006
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