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Default Air Force Logo Warriors squeeze past Canadians to end season
The Warrior men’s varsity basketball team put an exclamation mark to the season as they claimed the May Long Tournament championship by upsetting the University of Winnipeg, 68-66. The Warriors came into the tournament with an overall 27-24 record, reeling from tough defeats at the Aloha Classic, held at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. “We wanted to
0 6/08
2006
Base children, Rebekah (top) and Joanna Givens (bottom), were recently awarded the highest level in the FitFactor youth program. (Photo by Janessa Vageline)
GFAFB home to two national champions
Fitness is truly a family affair for 13-year-old Rebekah Givens and her sisters, Joanna, Deborah and Sarah. All four girls actively participate in FitFactor, an Air Force fitness program aimed at keeping kids active. Having logged over 25,000 points a piece, Rebekah and 10-year-old Joanna have reached the highest level in the program: the
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2006
A 1956 de Havilland Chipmunk, "SkyDancer," will perform at the Grand Forks Air Force Base air show, July 22, 2006. Grand Forks Air Force Base Airshow spotlight: "SkyDancer"
Originally designed as a trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force, the 1956 de Havilland Chipmunk (right) has been specially modified for air show aerobatics, including the base’s July 22 air show. In fact, nearly 3,000 man-hours over a two-year period were spent on giving the Sky Dancer a cruising speed of 150 miles per hour and a range of more
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2006
Default Air Force Logo How to keep your body working by keeping it hydrated
Some of us think of sweat as an annoying thing our body does to let everyone else know we are either too hot or nervous. In reality, it is our body’ s way of regulating temperature. Your body can lose between one and a half and two and a half liters of water per hour, but it can only reabsorb one per hour. That means in times of strenuous activity,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Tips on improving fitness
The Air Force fitness program is here to stay. Some have passed with flying colors and are happy not to be tested for another year. Others need to make some improvements. For those not testing for until next year remember not to give up on your fitness track. If you continue to improve next year will come and go without worry. For those that need
0 5/18
2006
Military spouse Dody Runnells enjoys some time with her daughter, Robin, during a playtime session at the  base’s newly opened Escape Zone. 

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Kapinos Escape Zone offers fun for kids, parents
The phone is ringing, the television is blaring with the latest and greatest infomercial, the dog is barking, the sink is full of dishes and your child is standing there looking at you expectantly about a game that you promised you would play together. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to go and escape all the daily distractions of life that keep
0 5/05
2006
Mrs. Elaine Sison was honored by Col. Bill Bender, 319th Air Refueling Wing commander, with the Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award April 25, 2006.  The award was presented in recognition for Mrs. Sison?s support of the Red River Valley Community Action shelter providing free day care to families at the shelter. Spouse helps families find better lives
A desire to help make a better future for local families recently earned Air Force recognition for a Grand Forks Air Force base spouse. 319th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Bill Bender formally presented the Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award to Elaine Sison on April 25, but she said her real “reward” came much earlier - from helping. “I am
0 5/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Warrior takes fight to the field
When many people on base see Airman 1st Class Ryan Baker, they only see a vehicle operator with the 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron. They would probably be surprised to learn he is also one of the newest members of the Air Forces’ Division 2 rugby team. Airman Baker was recently selected for the team after a three-day tournament in Savannah,
0 4/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Through brother’s gift new kidney, renewed life
When Bob Valentine awoke after his kidney transplant operation, the first thing on his mind was walking down the hall to visit the recipient of his kidney; his sister. However, the hundred feet of hallway that would normally have been no trouble for this 319th Medical Support Squadron commander, winded him so severely, he was barely able to stagger
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Don’t sweat PTU wear guidelines
With the evolution of the Air Force’s “Fit to Fight” culture, a new uniform has also evolved. It has been almost two years since the Air Force physical training uniform came on board and I still see -uite a few troops struggling to wear it properly. To start with, the Air Force guidance is fairly simple: The mandatory wear date is Oct. 1. All
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