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  • Six weeks to a better you: first week round up

    The six participants of the Body Gem® program have completed their first week. Each has submitted seven days of meals and exercise logs to Staff Sgt. Shaleika Anderson, a Health and Wellness Center dietician. She will comment on each participant according to their logs and each participant will describe how they feel they did the past week. The
  • They call the thing Rodeo

    When we hear the word "rodeo," many of us think of cowboys, broncs and bull riding. But Air Mobility Command has a different take on the word "rodeo." This Rodeo isn't about horses and bull riding, it's about readiness, it's about air refueling, air drop, air land, security forces, aerial port operations, aero-medical evacuation, maintenance and
  • Base organizations fund your future

    For Airmen, ambitions for higher education are secure through tuition assistance and the Montgomery G.I. Bill. However, for an Airman's children and spouse, finding money for college can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are funds available specifically for military spouses and dependents to make those ambitions a reality. Various professional
  • More than routine maintenance

    The periodic inspection dock is where the most intensive KC-135 inspection takes place on base. Nearly every system is checked, tested and sometimes replaced by more than 50 Airmen over an eight-day period -- and it's also a classroom. During periodic inspections, Airmen from at least eight career fields are learning the intricate workings of the
  • Air Force commissioning opportunities are abundant

    Every year, thousands of newly commissioned second lieutenants enter into the Air Force. Those second lieutenants come from a variety of commissioning sources; theAir Force Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps and Officer Training School. But not all of those lieutenants are fresh from the civilian world. Many are prior enlisted. "The process of
  • More to deploying …

    Creating cheer during the holidays for Airmen, voluntarily helping victims in the emergency room, and collecting toys for Iraqi children; these are ways one communications Airman made his deployment more than just his communications mission. Senior Airman Garrett Dawson, 319th Communications Squadron, recently returned from a deployment to Balad
  • Open house highlights A&FRC capabilities

    There was an open-house event showcasing the myriad of support resources available to military members and their families at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here March 28. The event was designed to increase the level of knowledge and understanding of the center's capabilities and its mission supporting warfighters and their families. The
  • A task worth doing

    Believe it or not the snow will soon be gone and all the dropped or misplaced items you've been looking for will surface along with all sorts of new ones. For me it's generally confined to residue from my dog and things dropped by the grandchildren. For many of the common areas on base, the thaw will reveal landscaping rocks, limbs and other more
  • Deployed finance

    When a person thinks about what is required for a military to run, they usually think of people, weapons, equipment and, above all, money. That's exactly what Capt. Derrick Biggs, 319th Comptroller Squadron, focused on during his recent deployment. Captain Biggs deployed with the Multinational Corps-Iraq to Camp Victory, Iraq, from September 2006
  • Taking care of grandpa’s plane

    Staff Sgt. Brian O'Day drives by a stoic reminder of his family's military legacy every day on his way to work. Before there was a Grand Forks Air Force Base, even before there was an Air Force, Sergeant O'Day's grandfather, Staff Sgt. Carl Coachman, flew aboard the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps. Now, a B-25
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