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Tech. Sgt. Chenika Baker, 319th Communications Squadron NCO-in-charge, high frequency global communications system (HFGCS) bravo element, stands next to the 319th CS sign on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., June 17, 2015. Baker was selected Warrior of the Week for the third week in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/Released) Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Chenika Baker
Name: Tech. Sgt. Chenika Baker Unit: 319th Communications SquadronDuty title: NCO-in-charge, High Frequency Global Communications System (HFGCS) Bravo ElementTime in service: 14 yearsTime on station: 6 monthsHometown: Belleville, Ill.Why is serving in the Air Force important to you? There is nothing better than being able to support and defend this
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2015
Unlike other pharmaceutical drugs, weight-loss supplements do not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be manufactured by stores, which means that the ingredients listed on the packaging could be misleading. Before taking any supplement, it is important to consult a medical professional in case of any adverse effects that it may cause. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Bonnie Grantham/Released) The truth about weight-loss supplements
Weight-loss supplements claim they offer the solution to all weight management problems. They are quick, easy and can be especially appealing to anyone with a busy life and a desire to trim fat. Can it really be that simple, though?The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first over-the-counter weight-loss supplement, Alli, in 2007, and
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Team MacDill celebrates its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, which began May 29, 2015 with a Rainbow Color Run at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. LGBT Pride Month is an annual observance that celebrates the history and progressions in the LGBT community during the month of June.  (Courtesy Photo) A History of Pride
In the 1950s and 1960s, very few establishments welcomed openly gay people, and those that did were often bars.Between 1947 and 1950, 1,700 federal job applications were denied, 4,380 people were discharged from the military, and 420 were fired from their government jobs for being suspected homosexuals.During this time, the Stonewall Inn, located
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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero, 348th Reconnaissance Squadron flight chief of plans and programs, works to keep personnel records in the squadron up to date June 9, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Lucero was selected as the warrior of the week for the second week of June 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachiah Roberson/released) Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero
Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Christopher LuceroUnit: 348th Reconnaissance SquadronDuty title: Flight Chief of Plans and ProgramsTime in service:  13 years, 10 monthsTime on station: 2 years, 2 monthsHometown: Las Vegas, N.M.Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?It's something I've always wanted to do since I was young. Being part of
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force spouse encourages others to Be the Match that may save a life
Tammy Bender had just seen her husband, Brandon, off on his first deployment in the spring of 2012 when they were stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. As she was walking through the BXtra there, she was offered a unique proposition."There was a captain there at the time who asked me if I'd like to do a cheek swab for the Department of
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2015
2nd Lt. Ashley Newberry, 10th Space Warning Squadron chief of operations training, stands at the front gate of Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. June 4, 2015. Newberry was selected to be the Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Warrior of the Week for the first week of June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachiah Roberson/released) Warrior of the Week: 2nd Lt. Ashley Newberry
Rank and Name: 2nd Lt. Ashley NewberryUnit: 10th Space Warning SquadronDuty title: Chief of Operations TrainingTime in service:  1 year, 6 monthsTime on station: 1 year, 3 monthsHometown: Temple, TexasWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?Serving in the Air Force is important to me because the many freedoms the United States provides
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2015
A map of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normady, France, June 6, 1944. (Courtesy graphic/Released) Operation Neptune: The Normandy Landings
America entered World War II in 1941, after Germany had invaded and occupied northwestern France in May 1940. Britain and America began considering the possibility of a major allied invasion across the English Channel in 1942, and by the following year, allied plans for a cross-Channel invasion began to take shape.The Germans didn't know exactly
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A plaque remembering Robert “Bob” Olson, teacher and coach at Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School, was dedicated on May 18, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Olson joined the Army Reserves in 1963 and after, he started teaching students and coached seventh and eighth grade football and track. Olson passed away on Oct. 15, 2014 at the age of 69 while battling prostate cancer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/released) Honoring One of Our Own: Robert "Bob" Olson
A memorial plaque and "buddy bench" was dedicated to Robert "Bob" Olson at Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School on May 18, 2015. Olson was a teacher, a coach and a family man, he passed away on Oct. 15, 2014 at the age of 69 while battling prostate cancer.Held in the "Home of the Thunderbirds" gymnasium the ceremony was filled with
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2015
Airmen from the 319th Air Base Wing play a round of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare May 28, 2015, in their dormitory dayroom on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Gaming has become a popular way for Airmen to connect outside of duty hours. It provides an alternative to outside activities that require good weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/released) The Gaming Airman: GFAFB Airmen find new way to foster wingmanship
Intramural sports have been a staple of life on Air Force bases for a long time. It is a way for Airmen to connect with each other and become more involved on base. The new generation of Airmen has found another way to achieve that same goal. The "gaming" Airman has created a new way to connect.Airman John Greenberg, 319th Logistics Readiness
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Staff Sgt. Charles Danowski, 319th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, looks over a blood sample May 28, 2015, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Danowski, a Milwaukee native, was selected as the Warrior of the Week for the last week of May 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks/released) Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Charles Danowski
Name: Staff Sgt. Charles DanowskiUnit: 319th Medical Support SquadronDuty title: Medical Laboratory TechnicianTime in service: 6 yearsTime on station:  2 yearsHometown:  Milwaukee, WisconsinWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?I feel a great sense of pride working alongside some very inspirational individuals and walking in the
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