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  • AMC unveils new mission statement and focus areas

    This past June, I issued a call for all AMC personnel to "return to basics," and I thank you for the renewed attention you've given to our core values and our mobility mission while restoring the Air Force's good name with your daily, outstanding mission accomplishment. Today, we build on that focus. As you may know, the Air Force recently refined
  • Reflections of drinking and driving

    Imagine you are out with friends. You are just talking, playing games, and having a good time after a long week of work. While you are out, everyone has some drinks. You are there for several hours and before you know it, it is very late. It is time to call it a night. You realize you have been there for awhile, but none of your friends or you are
  • Winter weather conditions explained

    Recently, it snowed. So what time do I need to report for duty? Do the kids go to school today or do I just crawl back into bed and wait for spring? Well...keep reading for the answers to these and other pressing questions that arise when those first snowflakes of winter drift to the ground. As much as we may want to sleep till spring, the reality
  • Wingman or Assassin...the choice is yours

    A thousand years ago, a rebellious Islamic sect seized control of a mountaintop castle in Teheran -- today found in modern day Iran. This was the first in a series of attacks these dissident Shiites waged against political leaders of the Islamic world. Using their weapon of choice, the dagger, these men murdered princes, scholars, crusaders and
  • "He protects us"

    An amazing event took place earlier this morning. I was on my way to work after my morning physical training session. It wasn't a morning unlike any of the previous this year, but this one would have a profound impact on me and would remind me why I do this job every day. As I walked to my car, I saw a young boy standing on a street corner, dressed
  • Present for duty

    America is in a constant state of change. Every two years, the governing power can shift in one direction or another. But sadly, only about half the eligible voters in the country determine the course of their local, state and national government. We who wear the cloth of the nation know that our freedom is bought with a price. Many lives have been
  • Annual Grand Forks AFB Triathlon to take place July 19

    When was the last time you did something for the first time? That is a great question that we should all ask ourselves periodically. Before I ran my first triathlon five years ago in Texas, I was the furthest thing from an athlete of any kind. The pride and amazement that I felt after finishing my first triathlon was overwhelming. I was so proud to
  • AMC/CC reflects on Berlin Airlift

    To the average American, June 26th is just another day on the calendar. But to citizens of West Berlin, it was a watershed moment - not once, but twice. To beleaguered West Berliners in 1948, June 26th represented "hope" as the 15-month Berlin Airlift began, symbolizing the promise of the western world - we would not leave Berliners behind the
  • 4th of July Safety Message for 2008

    Now that we're a little more than one month into the 101 Critical Days of Summer, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for the safe start we've had so far. This year's slogan, "Be your own safety manager" has proved to be a great tool to keep us all properly focused, and with the 4th of July weekend just a few days away, now's a
  • Col. Hull's farewell message

    Greetings! It's a great day to be an Airman and a great day to be a Warrior of the North! Next week marks the official end of my tenure as your wing commander. I can't believe it's been 2 years since I joined Team Grand Forks. The time/space continuum is definitely out of alignment, as it seems we've only been here a few short weeks. That's what