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Maggie Kaufhold, 5-year-old, shows Senior Airman Kevin Yi, 319th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant, how to properly brush teeth on a stuffed animal Apr. 10, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Several agencies joined together for the Beautiful Child event, an annual children's activity fair.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree Economides) Grand Forks AFB does its part to support Child Abuse Prevention Month
“The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self,” said Nathaniel Branden, author of Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Brandon Hilliard, installation entry controller with the 319th Security Forces Squadron, left, and Senior Airman Dakota Smith, base defense operations center operator with the 319 SFS, interact with a driver passing through the main gate of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., March 7, 2018. Installation entry controllers spend an average of 12 hours on each shift, staying vigilant and ensuring no one enters the base without authorization. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez) 319th Security Forces Squadron Airmen endure sub-freezing temperatures to protect GFAFB
A stream of cars lulled through the front gate of Grand Forks AFB on March 7, 2018, passing by piles of melting snow and ice. The 319th Security Forces Squadron Airmen on guard took turns checking the drivers’ identification cards, making sure everyone was authorized before allowing them to pass. The temperature was a comparatively ‘warm’ 22 degrees, considering the base defenders endured a heavy snowstorm just days prior while most of the base was relieved from work for the day.
0 3/23
2018
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots train at Grand Forks AFB
Enlisted Airmen with the 69th Reconnaissance Group are scheduled to complete their final phase of mission qualification training to become RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots in early 2018 at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Master Sgt. Chris and Staff Sgt. Matt, student pilots, are among the first enlisted members to become remotely piloted aircraft pilots since President John F. Kennedy took office in 1961.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Nicholas Cash, firefighter with the 319th Civil Engineer Squadron, left, and Airman 1st Class Etelyn Cash, alarm monitor with the 319th Security Forces Squadron, spend time together on their day off in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Nov. 20, 2017. The couple has been married for nearly a year after getting married in January of 2017, three months after meeting. (Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez) Air Force provides support to new family
Imagine being doubted, criticized and talked down to by your friends, wingmen or supervisors for a decision you happily made and proudly shared. That is what happened to Airman 1st Class Nicholas and Etelyn Cash, who happened to get married during their technical training after knowing each other for two months.
0 12/13
2017
Senior Airman Michael Higgins, High Frequency Global Communication System radio operator with the 319th Communications Squadron, second from the back right, poses with the men’s All-Air Force softball team at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (Courtesy photo) Warriors of the North make the cut
Making the cut for any Air Force sports team is just a dream for hundreds of Airmen who never see their names on any sort of final list of selected members. For Airman 1st Class Justice Graham and Senior Airman Michael Higgins, that dream became a reality in 2017.
0 12/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Austin Bristow, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning apprentice with the 319th Civil Engineer Squadron, performs shoulder flys Nov. 2, 2017, in the fitness center on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Bristow schedules his workouts in a manner that allow him to alternate between exercising his upper and lower body. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez) AF motivates Airman to get, stay in shape
Looking at Bristow now, standing at 5 feet 10 inches, weighing roughly 180 pounds, it is completely unapparent he used to weigh almost 220 pounds two years ago. With motivation from his brothers and the prospects of joining the Air Force, Bristow was able to accomplish his goals to improve his fitness and lose weight.
0 11/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility
Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the risk factors and warning signs, which allows for conversations to open up. Providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm and following up with loved ones are actions people can take to help others.
0 9/28
2017
Senior Airman Alexis Lopez, dental assistant with the 319th Medical Group, currently works at the medical treatment facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. He previously was stationed at Oshawa Air Base, Japan, and hopes to cross-train to become a pararescueman. Dental assistant prevents dental disaster
Prior to anesthetizing a tooth for drilling, about two months ago, Maj. Jon Federspiel, chief of dental services with the 319th MDG, incorrectly identified which tooth to drill. Luckily, Lopez spoke up, correcting the mistake and avoiding irreversible action on the wrong tooth.
0 9/13
2017
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