GRAND FORKS AFB

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Airman's Attic

The School Liaison Office hosted a back-to-school picnic and the Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade at Liberty Square August 4, 2016, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

 

The Airman’s Attic provides free donated furniture, kitchenware, infant clothing and other accessories to Airmen in need grades E-5 and below. It is located at 575 Holzapple Street, Building 207, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Office volunteers and drivers with their own trucks are also needed.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross provides a worldwide system of emergency related services that are available to members of the military and their families.

These services include: a communications network during time of emergency; verification of emergency leave information for military commanders to help them make informed decisions to meet the interest of the service member and the military; access to financial assistance when an urgent family crisis arises; confidential counseling; information and referral; training in health and safety (to include a “Coping with Deployment” Course); disaster assistance; and volunteer programs.;

Grand Forks AFB military members and their families can request support from:
American Red Cross Minn-Kota Chapter
East Grand Forks Office
1708 River Road NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
(218) 773-9565
After regular business hours, Services to Armed Forces (SAF) volunteers process emergency communications and provide callers with information and referrals on services available to military members.

Banking

Armed Forces Bank serves all active duty, Reserve, and Guard members and their families. It is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. The bank is located inside the Grand Forks Base Exchange at 550 Holzapple, Building 105. Its phone is 594-9831. Armed forces Bank is part of a military banking group that specializes in military banking at military communities throughout the United States.

Base Exchange

Base Exchange: Phone 594-5542
Open: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays - noon to 6 p.m.

Burger King: Phone 594-8581
Open: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Noon to 4 p.m.

Anthony’s/ Robin Hood
Open: Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EXPRESS: Phone 594-56845
Open: Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Car Care Center: 594-5684
Open: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Military Clothing Sales and Services
Open: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After Hours and Weekend access through Main Store.

Chapel Services

The Chaplain Corps offers Catholic and Protestant worship services each week. A number of other places for worship are located in nearby communities. If we can’t meet your faith needs, we are confident we can help you to connect with someone in the local area who can.

In addition to worship and spiritual formation programs including choirs, Bible studies, and other opportunities for faith growth, your chaplain offers a listening ear. Anything shared with a chaplain in a confidential setting is considered “privileged communication” and can never be revealed to any other source without your expressed permission. No other Air Force agency offers this total privilege.

Worship, spiritual formation and a listening ear - just a few good reasons to check us out. We’re glad you’re here and look forward to serving you!

Catholic Services
Sunflower Chapel
1699 J Street, Building 124
747-5673

Programs include:
• Weekday Mass - every Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.;
• Weekend Mass - first Friday of every month at 6 p.m. and every Sunday at 9 a.m.
• Adoration - the first Friday of every month at 5 p.m.
• Confession is every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Confraternity of Christian Doctrine begins Sept-May at 10 a.m. These two programs were designed to provide religious education. RCIA classes are taught to adults, while CCD classes are taught to school-age children to learn the basic doctrines of the Catholic faith. Baptism Preparation, Marriage Preparation and Annulments will be scheduled as needed.

Protestant Services
Prairie Rose Chapel,
345 Tuskegee Airman Blvd, Building 208
747-5673
Service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Other Protestant programs include:
• AWANA, or Approved Workmen are not Ashamed -- an organization designed to help churches and parents raise children to know, love and serve Christ. AWANA meetings are Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.,
• Young Adults Bible Study (YABS) which meets in Sven’s Den Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and
• Youth Group for teens in grades 6-12th which meets every Saturday at 6 p.m.
Other Chapel-sponsored programs open to the entire base population include:
• Sven’s Den, located at the Prairie Rose Chapel. Sven’s Den offers big-screen TV’s, movies on a wall projector, Nintendo Wii console and games, massage chair, popcorn machine, hotdog machine, cappuccino maker and full-sized kitchen. Sven’s Den is open during duty hours, or later by reservation.
• Sven’s Kitchen, located in the Sunflower Chapel, provides a place for all Airmen to gather to learn how to cook and to share meals together. Call for more information.

Civilian Personnel Section

The 319th Force Support Squadron, Manpower and Personnel Flight, Civilian Personnel Section, located on the first floor of Building 101, administers human resources programs including federal employment, labor relations, discipline, performance management, and awards. Information regarding federal employment is available online. The Civilian Personnel Office can be contacted at 747-3067.

Commissary

The Commissary is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Early Bird Hours 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. On Sunday the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is closed on all federal holidays except Veterans Day. Cash, check, debit and all major credit cards are accepted. We also accept SNAP electronic cards (formerly Food Stamps) and WIC vouchers.


Commissary privileges are extended to military personnel, retirees, reservists and their family members. Visitors accompanied by an authorized patron are welcome; however, guests may not make purchases. Authorized shoppers must show their Uniformed Services ID at the checkout when making a purchase.

The Commissary is a full-service grocery store with farm fresh produce and meats. Our bakery offers freshly-baked bread and custom made cakes. The deli has ready-to-eat salads, made-to-order sandwiches, hot rotisserie chicken, and they make meat and cheese party trays and bakery rolls. Our produce department specializes in fresh fruit and veggie trays and fruit baskets and our meat department features a “cut to order” service at no charge. If you call in advance they can cut, wrap and freeze your order for you to pick up later. Ask any employee about special orders.

We hold a large case lot sale in May and in August or September. The savings on these items is up to 50 percent or more. The Grand Forks Commissary also does on-site sales in Fargo and Devils Lake twice a year with plans to go to other Guard/Reserve bases in the near future.

The Grand Forks Commissary is located at 380 Warrior Dr. Bldg 241, and can be reached at 747-3083 x 0. Information on weekly sales and promotions is available at www.commissaries.com Click locations on the top menu bar for events at the Grand Forks Commissary.

Credit Union

The 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union Grand Forks AFB Branch is located on base at 589 Holzapple. It is open Monday through Friday with walk-in service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and drive through service 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be contacted at 594-5515.

Legal Assistance

Legal assistance is provided by the Staff Judge Advocates Office which is responsible for providing legal advice to active duty members, their families, retirees and reservists. Legal services include:
• Power of Attorney
• Notary Service
• Claims Service
• Wills
• Other Legal Assistance as Required
The Legal Assistance Office is located at 460 Steen Blvd., Suite 201 (Bldg. 307). Call for appointments at 747-3606. The Legal Assistance Office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Power of Attorney and Notary Services are provided Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Legal Assistance appointments are scheduled Monday – Wednesday. Legal Assistance Walk-ins are available only on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wills are scheduled by appointments only.

Newcomers can file claims on damaged household goods shipped with the claims staff or with the contractor who shipped their household goods. Claims personnel must receive the DD Form 1840R, provided by the carrier, within 70 days of the delivery date.

NAF Human Resource Office

The Non Appropriated Fund Human Resource Office staff can help match your skills with the right position. The 319th Force Support Squadron employs both military family members and civilians for a multitude of positions in fitness, child care, lodging, hospitality, food and beverage, laborers and administration. The NAF Human Resources Office is located in Building 621 and can be contacted at 747-5032.

The Retiree Activities Office

The Retiree Activities Office (RAO) at Grand Forks Air Force Base is available to provide support and answer questions from retired military members, their families and surviving spouses. It channels questions concerning military related matters from retirees to the proper agencies and publishes a newsletter that provides retirees with current pertinent information.

It assists Grand Forks AFB during the base’s annual Retiree Day activities by contacting the local service agencies who attend, and provides current information to the retiree community

The Retiree Activities Office is located at 226 Steen Blvd., Building 101. The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office telephone number is 747-4899.

Veterinary Clinic

Veterinary services are provided to pets of active duty and retired military members, as space and duty permit. The Veterinary Clinic, located in Building 326 on G Street, is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. However, persons needing medical care for their pets should call for appointments at 747-3375 since the staff also provides care for military working dogs at both Grand Forks AFB and Minot AFB. Base veterinarians are not available on weekends or after duty hours.

If residing on Grand Forks AFB, your pets must be registered on base, must be vaccinated every year, and must be micro-chipped—all services provided by the Veterinary Clinic. If you get your medical care in town, you are required to show proof of vaccinations to the base veterinary clinic.

Other services provided include minor sick calls, diagnosis and testing for infectious diseases, health exams, nail trims, and health certificates and paperwork for travel. The Clinic also provides over-the-counter medicines such as heartworm medication, shampoos, and flea and tick products. The Clinic does not provide surgeries.

In addition to providing complete health care to military working dogs at Grand Forks AFB and Minot AFB, the Vet Clinic staff is also responsible for providing sanitary inspections of food producing establishments which supply DoD facilities in both North Dakota and Minnesota.

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