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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
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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,
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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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2006
Default Air Force Logo Warrior, medic, mechanic
The long convoy traveled under the cover of night transporting workers to another site. Suddenly, there was an explosion that shook the ground all the way to the last truck. The convoy commander shouted over the radio, “The lead car has been hit! Send combat lifesavers up here now!” Staff Sgt. Joseph Comfort, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron,
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Warriors of the North earn praise in Iraq
The nature of the Global War On Terror has meant that more than ever, Warriors of the North are finding themselves working side by side with sister service counterparts, earning respect through skillful work under demanding conditions. That respect was very much in evidence to the 22 Grand Forks Air Force Base Airmen (21 civil engineers and a
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Faces of military women: the warrior
The barracks at the deployed base had the same drab walls, the same spare cots. The one hint of personality was two photos on a table beside the cot; photos of children whose mother has left home to fight in the war. Until recently the room belonged to Staff Sgt. Tamatha Schmechel, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron, who like thousands of others
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