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  • Base flightline undergoes pavement touch-ups

    The 319th Civil Engineer Squadron construction and pavement shop completed flightline touch-ups June 25, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The Civil Engineer Squadron horizontal construction team worked together quickly to repair the flightline June 25, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The team of airmen and civilians began their extensive project by cutting out and jackhammering selected areas of the flightline, and will complete the project following the concrete pour.
  • Total force readiness implemented in Summer Viking 19-01

    Airmen with the 319th Air Base Wing participated in Summer Viking 19-01, a four-day readiness exercise, May 20-23, 2019, at the Air National Guard Base in Fargo, North Dakota. The exercise focused on increased readiness capabilities; testing participants on their self-aid buddy care, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives training, and general procedural knowledge in a contested area.
  • Refusing to be a bystander

    A Grand Forks Air Force Base Airman shares a story detailing her successful efforts in preventing a friend's potential suicide.
  • Grand Forks AFB members assist with flood preparation efforts

    Nearly 60 members with Grand Forks Air Force Base volunteered to create several sandbags March 28, 2019, for the city of Grand Forks in preparation for an expected spring flood.
  • Flying High: Enlisted Pilots’ integral role in 12th RS

    In 2017, the Enlisted Pilot Initial Class (EPIC) consisting of 12 enlisted Airmen became the first enlisted pilots since 1942 to fly operational sorties. These highly qualified pilots were assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale and the 348th RS at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, where they began flying reconnaissance missions in the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The enlisted pilots were introduced into the force after going through a competitive selection process and the same rigorous remotely piloted aircraft training. The goal of the program was to help meet requests for RPA support and increase the number of pilots.
  • Grand Forks mothers, daughters learn about STEM

    Teams of mothers and daughters flowed into an upstairs room of the Grand Forks Public Library on a Saturday morning, January 26, 2019. The women and girls seated themselves in anticipation of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshop they came for, hosted by the base Airman and Family Readiness Center. The mother-daughter STEM workshop was led by local volunteers with the University of North Dakota Society of Women Engineers who served as role models to show attendees STEM careers are for girls and boys. The workshop is one of several the A&FRC has hosted within the last year.
  • Grand Forks AFB earns 2018 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    General James M. Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, recently announced the 319th Air Base Wing among the winners of the 2018 ACC Air Force Outstanding Unit award and Air Force Organizational Excellence award for June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.
  • Youth Center wins “Climate Superstars” at Grand Forks Air Force Base

    The Boys and Girls Club of America Torch Club thought they were receiving a safety briefing, but instead were surprised with news they won “Climate Superstars”, an environmental awareness challenge, December 12, 2018, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. This environmental contest is designed to ignite science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interest among kids and teens while raising awareness about the importance of environmentalism and sustainability. Torch Club members competed nationwide against 200 teams by completing tasks focused on themes such as improving energy, conserving water and reducing waste.
  • Vigil hosted for Air Force family who died in a vehicle accident

    A non-denominational vigil was held to honor the lives of Staff Sgt. Anthony James Dean, his wife Chelsi Kay Dean and their two children Kaytlin Merie Dean, 5, and Avri James Dean, 1, November 28, 2018, in the St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Manvel, North Dakota.
  • Air Force family in fatal highway accident identified

    A SSgt and his family assigned to the 69th Maintenance Squadron, was killed in a vehicle accident near Billings, Montana, over the Thanksgiving holiday.
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