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Grand Forks AFB members assist with flood preparation efforts

Tech. Sgt. Travis Sanford, 319th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control senior watch supervisor, right, shovels sand into a bag held open by Tech. Sgt. Codie Volk, 69th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment section chief, during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Volunteers worked to fill several thousand sandbags out of the city’s 10,000-goal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Tech. Sgt. Travis Sanford, 319th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control senior watch supervisor, right, shovels sand into a bag held open by Tech. Sgt. Codie Volk, 69th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment section chief, during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Volunteers worked to fill several thousand sandbags out of the city’s 10,000-goal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Fred Freeman, 319th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, ties off a sandbag during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Freeman was one of nearly 60 Grand Forks Air Force Base members who attended the city’s volunteer event in order to prepare 10,000 sandbags in the case of a flood. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Fred Freeman, 319th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, ties off a sandbag during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Freeman was one of nearly 60 Grand Forks Air Force Base members who attended the city’s volunteer event in order to prepare 10,000 sandbags in the case of a flood. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A Grand Forks Air Force Base member grabs an empty bag to begin filling with sand during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Nearly 60 Grand Forks AFB members assisted with creating 10,000 sandbags to prepare for a potential springtime flood thought to affect Grand Forks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A Grand Forks Air Force Base member grabs an empty bag to begin filling with sand during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Nearly 60 Grand Forks AFB members assisted with creating 10,000 sandbags to prepare for a potential springtime flood thought to affect Grand Forks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Ray Brigante, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management journeyman, shovels sand into a funnel during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Base members and local firefighters were among the volunteers who worked together to help create 10,000 sandbags for the city of Grand Forks in preparation for an expected flood in the spring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Ray Brigante, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management journeyman, shovels sand into a funnel during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Base members and local firefighters were among the volunteers who worked together to help create 10,000 sandbags for the city of Grand Forks in preparation for an expected flood in the spring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Gilson, 319th Communications Squadron High Frequency Global Communication System operator, mans a sand-funneling station during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Airmen who volunteered for the event operated stations to shovel sand into bags, tie sandbags off and stack the completed bags onto pallets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Gilson, 319th Communications Squadron High Frequency Global Communication System operator, mans a sand-funneling station during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Airmen who volunteered for the event operated stations to shovel sand into bags, tie sandbags off and stack the completed bags onto pallets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Ninghui Fang, 319th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, stacks a completed sandbag onto a pallet during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Nearly 60 Grand Forks Air Force Base members worked together to fill several thousand sandbags in preparation of expected flooding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Ninghui Fang, 319th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, stacks a completed sandbag onto a pallet during a sandbag stockpile volunteer event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Nearly 60 Grand Forks Air Force Base members worked together to fill several thousand sandbags in preparation of expected flooding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Jasmine Shaw, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management apprentice, carries a filled sandbag off to the next station to be tied during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Shaw and nearly 60 other Airmen with Grand Forks Air Force Base filled several thousand sandbags of the 10,000 goal within their four-hour efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Senior Airman Jasmine Shaw, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management apprentice, carries a filled sandbag off to the next station to be tied during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Shaw and nearly 60 other Airmen with Grand Forks Air Force Base filled several thousand sandbags of the 10,000 goal within their four-hour efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Completed sandbags sit on paletts during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Each pallet held between 50-70 bags, meant to protect the city of Grand Forks in case of flooding in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Completed sandbags sit on paletts during a sandbag stockpile event March 28, 2019, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Each pallet held between 50-70 bags, meant to protect the city of Grand Forks in case of flooding in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

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