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  • Get to know Col. Concannon

    Q: This is your second assignment to GFAFB, where else has your career taken you? "I've been to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, RAF Lakenheath, England, Davis-Mothan Air Force Base, Ariz., the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., Holloman AFB, N.M., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., and Nellis AFB, Nev." Q: What do you expect out of
  • Managing critical incident stress at Grand Forks

    Exposure to a traumatic event may lead to long-term problems with sleep, depression and/or nervousness. Personally experiencing a traumatic event, such as a death of a friend or loved one, an injury, a disaster or witnessing a fatal accident may leave a deep impact. Critical Incident Stress Management services provide assistance to those who've
  • Energy isn’t free

    The base is striving to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent this year and by 30 percent over the next three years in response to rising fuel costs, according to a memorandum sent out by Col. Diane Hull, 319th Air Refueling Wing commander. A recent notice requiring agencies to turn off all computers and unused office equipment at the end of the
  • Escape Zone: a place of connection

    There are meeting places all around base. Officers have an officers' club, Airmen meet and interact at various locations, and school-age children interact with each other at school. Children up to 5-years-old have a place just for them too - it's called the Escape Zone Parent and Child Center, and it's free. "Escape Zone" is a bit of a misnomer
  • From England to Tennessee to the Air Force

    Listening to Airman 1st Class Adrian Edsall speak tells the story of his life. His accent (British mixed with a thick, Tennessee drawl, sounding like a BBC broadcast slowed down) combined with vocabulary peppered with English phrases and Southern clichés, immediately says there is something special about him. His uniqueness is more than geographic.
  • Grand Forks LT publishes first novel

    1st Lt. Cara Ebner's resume has had to be updated several times in her life. It's reflected her career as a teacher, an Air Force officer, and most recently, a published author. "I've been fortunate to have many jobs that I've loved," the Lieutenant, assigned to the319th Mission Support Services Squadron said. "As a teacher I was able to impact the
  • Principal accepts job in United Arab Emirates

    Teachers have always played a key role in the lives of children, but one base educator will soon embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the education system on a global scale. Dr. Terry Brenner, principal of Eielson Elementary School here on Grand Forks AFB, has accepted a yearlong position in United Arab Emirates where he'll oversee
  • Staying safe in summer heat

    The warm rays of sunshine, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and summer breezes can send people running for the great outdoors here in North Dakota faster than yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Thoughts of softball, in-line skating, bicycling, street hockey or any number of summer outdoor activities often have an "intoxicating" effect on the
  • Honor Guard lays Vietnam pilot to rest after 38 years

    The base honor guard presented a fitting military salute to Maj. Benjamin Danielson, an Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot shot down in 1969 during the Vietnam War. During a ceremonial tribute June 15 in Kenyon, Minn., the honor guard performed a flag-folding with full military honors. It was nearly 38 years since Major Danielson went down over Laos, but
  • Keeping the Rodeo bird flying

    As the Rodeo competition draws near, the 319th Air Refueling Wing team's maintainers are preparing the KC-135 for its arrival at McChord. "One of the most challenging things is taking this 50-year-old aircraft and giving it the TLC [tender loving care] it needs," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Abernathy, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and one of the
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