TITLE

Getting Along in Grand Forks

AUTHOR(S)
Roberts, Chuck
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Airman;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that people assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, don't expect everyone to love it there. They know North Dakota winters leave many cold to the idea of a northern tier tour, and they're fully aware of the stinging impact of swarming summer mosquitoes. Staff sergeant Jeff Smith, a maintenance scheduler for the 319th Maintenance Operations Squadron, makes his way from the petite Grand Forks International Airport to the base, the possibilities look as sparse as the flat countryside dotted by the occasional house and tree. There are only 9.3 people per square mile in North Dakota, with a total population of 638,800. The prospects don't immediately brighten as people enter the base, with its sturdy brick buildings housing the hectic goings-on of the 319th Air Refueling Wing.
ACCESSION #
18265362

 

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