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  • Reflections of Chief Master Sergeants

    Recalling his early memories of the chief master sergeants who left impressions of exemplary leadership and model airmanship, (Ret) Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Markham expressively described Chief Master Sgt. Roberts. “This 6’3” polar bear grip, crusty old chief master sergeant walks in the room, and he represented protection,” said Markham using his hands to depict bear paws. “He took care of his Airmen. Whatever squadron he was in, that was the best squadron. When he was talking to you he knew all about your family when he walked into a room you knew everything was okay.”
  • 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.
  • An Airman's journey to his dream

    There was a crinkle in his forehead when asked to recount his past experiences; remembering the intricate details of trials and tribulations today could not be easy. When describing his experiences through his journey, he seemed to be the kind of person who would be relentless to achieve his dreams.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Annual cookie drive delivers nearly 3,000 treats to Airmen

    The holiday season is a great time to get together and celebrate with family, especially for Airmen who haven’t been home in months, but the truth is not everyone is fortunate enough to do so. The Airmen in the dorms who have to or choose to stay on base during the month of December received a sweet surprise on Monday, Dec. 4 from a group of generous bakers willing to share the love.
  • AADD saves lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving, an Air Force program established with the intent to prevent consequences from driving under the influence, is valued by Grand Forks Air Force Base’s AADD volunteers as a way to keep their wingmen safe.
  • 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.
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