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April 1, 2011


Drowning in Paperwork

Air Force uses Global Hawk to support Japan Relief Efforts

By: Cadet Mark Ishizu So last Monday I went to set out my uniform and prepped for LLAB the next morning. My nighttime ritual complete I climbed into bed and started my favorite part of the day, or so I thought…

By: Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

Normally going to sleep is what I look forward to with a passion! But if had known what was waiting for me behind closed eyelids I would have done anything, even go to FTP to avoid it. In my dream I‟m walking towards the armory when the door opens and instead of a screaming POC it‟s a life size MFR! A monstrous piece of paperwork starts chasing me around campus! As I round a corner an FL-5 and a LOC pop out and start hounding me! Just when I thought it couldn‟t get any worse a talking paper and a bullet background paper start yelling at me to “DROP DOWN AND WRITE A MEMO”. I‟m in no mood to argue, as I‟m scribbling down a memo the ink seems to come alive on the paper and it points out my margins are .0098 off from the required inch! At this point I‟m tossing and turning in bed as form 1206 and form 48 pull out pens and start to stab me! I‟m shook awake by my wingman who lives downstairs, as I return to consciences, I realize I have to send in a weekly update to my flight commander ASAP! The moral of this tall tale? Don‟t forget to send in your memos! And btw; Happy Easter!

Pacific Air Forces officials are using an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to assist Japan responders in disaster relief and recovery efforts, following the March 11 earthquake and the resulting tsunami off the eastern coast of Japan. The Global Hawk, a highaltitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft, is being used to help assess damage to towns, industrial infrastructure and other facilities affected during the earthquake and flood waters. "The Global Hawk is an ideal ISR asset to aid in disaster relief," said Gen. Gary North, the PACAF commander. "It directly complements ongoing efforts in the region and represents how advanced technology can provide crucial and timely support to senior officials

and search, recovery and disaster relief efforts."

information to assess damage and prioritize for local need. Its long airborne dwell caThe Global Hawk also was pacity also assures continuused for disaster relief efforts ous and long-lasting-support following the 7.0-magnitude for whatever requireearthquake that struck Haiti ments Japan's governin January 2010, officials ment officials may require. said. This will be the aircraft's first use in a humani- "The Global Hawk and the tarian operation in the Pacific expertise offered by our Airtheater since it was permamen further enhances the nently assigned at Andersen country's already robust caAFB in September 2010. pabilities as our Air force members work side by side With approximately 30 hours with Japan's Self Defense of flight endurance, the Force professionGlobal Hawk provides a als," General North said. broad view of the situation on the ground, officials said. The aircraft allows the U.S. to effectively support contingencies throughout the region, demonstrating a commitment to partners throughout the Pacific, and is one part of a wide Its ability to survey large range of PACAF personnel geographic areas also offers and aircraft that are supportdecision-makers and first ing the Japanese operations, responders near real-time officials said.

Brazilian Air Force Delayed

France to Receive CAESARS

Plans to procure a new advanced combat aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force, originally launched in the late 1990s, are facing a new delay, sources in Sao Paulo have confirmed. The final decision on which platform will be chosen to fulfil the FAB's F-X2 competition for an initial batch of 36 fighters was supposed to have been made before President Luiz Inazio Lula da Silva left office at the end of 2010. However, with Lula out of office his successor, President Dilma Rousseff, wants to place the approximately USD5 billion programme on hold to reassess the options. The number of new combat aircraft to be procured in a new bidding process could be reduced to only 18

The Caesar truck-mounted artillery system is a 155mm 52-calibre self-propelled gun developed by Nexter Systems. The first production Caesar system was delivered to the French Army in July 2008. Nexter Systems is set to complete the delivery of CAESAR (Camion Équipé d'un Système d'Artillerie) truckmounted 155 mm/52-cal selfpropelled artillery systems to the French Army by the end of March. The last four systems to be delivered are part of 77 CAESAR units under order by the French procurement agency, the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA).

Royal Tai Navy Secures German Submarines The Thai government has agreed to buy two second-hand Type 206A diesel electric submarines from the German Navy. Payment for the purchase - which is understood to be about USD220 million - has not yet been secured, although funds are expected to be sourced from the defense budget for Fiscal Year 2012. The German Navy decommissioned four Type 206A submarines in mid2010. The boats are 35 years old and were originally due for decommissioning between 2011 and 2015. German submarines had been selected ahead of those offered by South Korea and China, who had made available Type 209s and Type 039s respectively.

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From the breakfast table Do you know who said this?    

PT, a Mental Battle

“So I just found out I have a thing for gymnasts!” “My biggest fear is torture, I’LL TELL YOU WHATEVER YOU WANT, just don’t shock me!” “So why are you eating eggs with a spoon?” “So I can date a rich girl.” “I thought you might have matured over Spring Break, but you haven't changed a bit.” “Do you shine your hair as much as you shine your shoes?"

physically capable. In most cases it‟s your mind stopping you from continuing on. Everybody battles their mind during pt but the By: Cadet James Okeefe problem is it takes practice to defeat it. Most people don‟t think that it takes practice to defeat their mind but it does. Every time you PT: Is your mind a friend workout you should practice going above and or foe? past when your mind tells you to stop or slow Each PT session you attend you always battle down. The longer you can go before stopping something, whether it‟s sore legs and arms or strengthens your mind and body. Strengthenthe blistering pain causing your chest to tight- ing your mind will help you push through all different types of new exercises, whether it‟s en up, but what is stopping yourself from P90X or a grueling Monday PT you will be pushing past that? Is it the ability for your able to continue longer then you can think if body to continue or is it your mind telling you work hard at each. But if you start you your body it can‟t go on? The biggest thing must continue it into every workout you do, most people assume when they can‟t do or else you will lose this mental edge you may something is the idea that they just aren‟t have. What you create in your head is not going to be an on-off switch you can keep flipping anytime you want to, it will soon become natural and you will have the mental edge. So each time you try a workout and you do this you will be able to increase the time and the intensity of your workout making you a stronger person both physically and mentally.

Exercise of the month! By: Cadet Jonathan Chavez So, many of you are already aware of a certain cadet wanting to be a marine. Now every time we hit the gym, all I hear about is how badass the Marines are. So here's to you cadet, a Marine workout Needed for this exercise: Partner, a hanging bar (pull ups) -Start with 1/8 mile Fireman carry then switch partners. - One person jumps straight into pull ups, at least 8(preferably 10+). While other person goes directly to 30 push ups, then switch. -Once finished, sprint 1/4 mile and directly go to 30 sit ups. -If you can do this, you've completed one set, 9 more to go. The goal is to spike your heart rate and burn LOTS of calories. That being said, this work out should be continuous with small breaks, 15 seconds or less between sets. -Good Luck and oh ya; Semper Fi!

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New Opportunities By: Kent Johnson Anxiousness, Fear, Anticipation. While these may not be the path to the Dark Side that Yoda warned Luke Skywalker against, they are nevertheless a set of formidable roadblocks to a job. Yet, that‟s how best I can describe my feelings as I wait to commission and eventually take off into the Wild Blue Yonder. Getting a rated slot wasn‟t the easiest thing in the world, by a long shot, in a technical sense, or in an emotional sense. Nevertheless, I got rated as a CSO and I couldn‟t be more over the moon about it. I‟m preparing to join the ranks of a mighty brotherhood that includes two of my uncles, and carry on the family tradition of military service beginning with a commission through ROTC at North Dakota State. I‟m not going to lie; I‟m pretty nervous because I know I have some big shoes to fill. At the same time, I feel confident that everything I‟ve learned here at Det 610 is preparing me for something bigger and better out in the “real world”. I hope your nerves never overpower your reason for being here. As they say in Star Wars, May the (Air) Force be with us.

The Chili Madness By: Jonathan Keranen The distinctive aroma of chili went through the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse on 2 March 2011. The source you may ask? Why, none other than Eagle Wing I‟s Second Annual Chili Cook-Off of course! People from around the world gathered to gorge themselves on all of the amazing chili, even President Dean Bresciani was in attendance. When the dust settled, a winner had to be declared and “The C/General‟s 9-Pepper In-

Ashton Schwinler is GMCA for Eagle Wing I. By: Kelly Sidla Throughout her participation in Balance many organizasomething that tions, as well as sounds so simworking hard in all ple yet it is so her classes, she still difficult for many of us to manages time to be manage. Whether it is school GMCA. work, a part-time job, preparing for LLAB, or school organizations; we are all faced In an interview with with the difficult task of bal- C/Schwinler, I asked her about her experiancing and organizing our ence as being GMCA. time. She stated; “It has helped me to see the Now imagine yourself with another job added to that bal- bigger picture in terms of where every ance, the job of GMCA for your wing. Not only does this cadet fits within Eagle Wing I, and what we‟re all training for. I would be jeopardizing my integrity if I said being GMCA was easy.

Balance

mean more to balance, but greater responsibilities. C/3c

Balancing the priorities of Wing Staff with the unique needs and concerns of the GMC is very challenging… like walking a tightrope.” C/ Schwinler is an active partici-

timidator” by C/Ryne Lindquist took home the top prize. A heated race was in store for second place, but Lt Porter eventually earned his spot in the chili record books with his secret home recipe. The combination of C/ Daniel Parks and C/Karl Koopmeiners shined above the rest to earn third place. This year‟s event was a great success. A lot of planning took place by both chili staff

Sources say that the aircraft which crashed over the region of Sadun, located in central Africa, took off from North Katan late last crashed Instability in the Middle East and around the night. It in the hostile world has put the U.S. in a questionable positerritory of tion. Interfering outside of the UN lends itself Sadun, a strictly to international scrutiny, while playing by the enforced no fly rules has not produced many results. Last zone since the month‟s F15 crash and rising oil prices seem of native to be the only results produced and while the civil war tribes explodU.S. has followed suit behind the UN, cired in early 2001. Contents of the plane are cumstances of this morning‟s news may distill unknown; however, satellite images revide the U.S. and the rest of the international trieved directly following the crash show a lot community.

International Affairs: Lybia, Sadun & North Katan

pant in making Eagle Wing I a successful unit. Through

her continued contributions and hard work she is an example of what all cadets should work towards by becoming active participants within the Detachment.

as well as the cookers themselves to make the event so great. Judges were also kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules to assist in declaring a winner. That being said, the biggest thank you of all goes out to everyone who attended the event. Your support is what makes this event so great. Hopefully everyone had a great time, and we will see you at next year‟s Chili Cook-Off.

of activity around the crash site. The Sadun region‟s no fly zone was solely enforced by the United States military and it is safe to assume the contents of North Katan‟s aircraft have already been recovered or will be shortly. No official word has been issued on what the U.S. plans to do about the violation of the no fly zone or why North Katan was even in the region of Sadun. One thing is for certain; the contents of the downed aircraft are of high value, and the U.S. will take action against any rebel group whom may have secured the contents.

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from the three briefings we received. It was incredibly informative to By: Dan Parks have experts in the field to give us the most reOffice of Special cent, important, and efInvestigations fective methods of coun(OSI), the name in itself ter-intelligence. I am sure that evokes a certain level of mys- every cadet that attended tique and respect. Essentially, walked away with something the AFOSI officer acts as a that they never realized or that combination between a civilthey can use to ensure national ian crime scene investigator security stays uncompromised. and government special agent These skills will help us conthat one would see in the Fed- tinue to evolve into flexible, eral Bureau of Investigation capable, and future sighted Air for the United States Air Force leaders. Force. As the cadets of Detachment 610 are surely aware by now, we received a briefing from not only an OSI, a FBI Special Agent, but also a security forces member. After recent events that took place on the UND campus, this quick lesson will help Detachment 610 cadets to recognize any future threats, not only in our cadet career, but also in our future Air Force careers. I know for myself, I took a literal cornucopia of information

Safety Within the Wing

Lt Porter on Work Ethic By C/3c Nick Proulx

NAVY Tests UCAV By: suasnews.com Already testing their Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV), the X-47B the US Navy is now seeking a new class of naval UAS. The Naval Air Systems Command seeks proposals which conceptually demonstrate that a UCLASS system can provide a persistent Carrier VesselNuclear (CVN) based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capability supporting carrier air wing operations in the 2018 timeframe. The program anticipates leveraging existing, deployed Department of Defense (DoD) systems to launch, recover, and control the air vehicle, transfer data in support of time critical strike operations, and conduct persistence ISR operations. The ongoing Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstration program will inform UCLASS development and provide technology risk reduction for Unmanned Aircraft (UA) integration into carrier environments. The UCLASS system will enhance carrier capability, capacity, and versatility for the Joint Force Commander through integration of persistent and mission flexible UA into the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) by the 2018 timeframe. UCLASS will provide a UA capable of persistent surveillance with precision strike. It will be a major step forward toward achieving operation and integration of manned with unmanned systems within the CVW and will contribute to increasing sea-based capacity across the spectrum of maritime and littoral missions. The system will be sustainable onboard the carrier, maintained by fleet Sailors, and it should minimize increases in the logistics footprint of the current CVW.

He cited his upbringing and his faith as contributing sources for his own work ethic. “I think it‟s something that‟s a little bit inherent to

We are over halfway there. It‟s crazy, but the days are getting longer and the end seems within reach. After mid-terms and a healthy heaping of suspenses though, the phrase “work ethic” sounds like an afterthought. It might be easy to let things sit on the back burner now, right?

So, what advice does he offer to us cadets? “Keep your head up. College is tough; what you are pursuing is not easy, and it‟s not for everyone,” he mentioned. “I‟ve always had a motto, and that‟s, „Major on the majors, and minor on the minors,‟” though Porter also noted that we shouldn‟t give ROTC our leftovers—we should do our best and use our classmates for support.

Whatever your answer to that statement, the truth is that the detachment can‟t really afford laziness at the moment. There are still PMT events to be completed and some cadets have a QFR to work toward. “What rings a bell for me are the core values,” said Lt Stephen Porter, Commandant of Cadets at Eagle Wing I. For him, the core values are the bedrock of good work ethic. Integrity matters regardless of whether the job is high scrutiny or largely unnoticed. Service requires us to go the extra mile to help someone. Even if we‟re not the best for the job, we need to always strive for excellence.

challenged his own work ethic the most. As an electrical engineering major, he was required to take the highest-level math courses at the Air Force Academy, and he also had relationship issues to contend with. Looking back, however, Porter sees that period as a turning point; he received his highest grades that semester, which set him apart from his classmates and later set him up for his job assignment.

us,” Porter continued. That‟s not to say that it‟s always been easy for him. “The fall of my junior year was the hardest four-month period of my life,” Porter said, when asked about an experience that

So, before you put it on cruise control for the next two months, find what really matters to you and pursue the big picture. Porter summed it up best by saying, “If you want to get a mission done and done right, you need the work ethic.”

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Spring Fever Alert By: Cadet Jacob Harstad Oh the weather outside is… warm? It‟s hard to believe but we can almost start saying that about the weather up here in the north. I don‟t know about you but I‟m excited. Soon the heat can be turned off, my fishing pole and golf clubs can come out, and I can go from finding an excuse to stay inside, to finding one to stay outside. What are you looking forward to?

The Future of the United States Air Force These 6 cadets have just received field training enrollment allocations. Not only are they guaranteed spots at field training 2011 they are well on their way to pinning on golden 2nd Lt. Bars. The talon staff asked these cadets; “who was the first person you told when you learned you got a Enrollment Allocation”? These are their answers, read and enjoy!

C/Stout “Yap, because he said he better be the first one to find out.”

C/Gabert “Carney, he was the only person in the front office.”

C/Jackson C/Wiggins Now that may be great and all, but I would “Stout, cause he was curi“My Mom! She told me like to give a little cautionary advice before ous.” Good Job!” spring fever takes complete control. There are still seven to eight weeks of school left. That means more class projects coming to a close, more exams and finals, and it even looks like a little flood control. Might be a good time to sit down and get a little prioritizing done. As C/Carney C/Harris cadets, we have two main goals to focus on: “Gabert, because we were “Wiggins, he just hapgraduate and commission. That means continboth waiting to find out pened to be in the office uing to push forward in school, finishing that and when I walked out I when I heard the good paper and attending that last class on Friday told him.” news. That‟s my boy right afternoon. It also means remembering to check over that uniform each day before putthere!” ting it on. For the GMC, especially those 200s, it means continuing to review the D&C chilis at this year‟s Chili Cookmanual and gaining as much field training 2nd Annual Chili Off. Some of the chilis were: preparation as possible. Focusing on these Cook-Off Cowpuncher, Sioux-age, and tasks will help us all to push through these Maui Poui. Our judges this year final weeks and into another great end to the By: Cadet Yohanna Enders had a very tough time deciding semester. Did you think that the ROTC which chili was the best, but after Cadets could be good cooks? chowing down and eating some corn Well we have all tasted and witnessed the bread, they were able to come to a concluOn the other end, I also remind you all to cooking of many of our own cadet‟s master- sion. The overall winner was the Chili from schedule time for a little fun and a chance to enjoy the weather. If you can, find yourself a pieces. The Friday before Spring Break De- our very own GMCA Cadet Matt Stout, who tachment 610 hosted their second Annual made the Cowpuncher. The Chili that took good book to read. Leadership is always a audience choice was the Moui Poui by Cagood topic to begin with. If reading isn‟t your Chili Cook-Off! Many Air Force cadets, dets Jaysen Ely and Ryan thing, that‟s alright. Do something that clears Army cadets and Cadre memMcKinley. This year there your mind and then gets you back in shape to bers were there to socialize, eat was a lot of smack talked bekeep your mind focused; and keeps that spring some chili and take part in a heated competition. All the tween contestants, and we fever in check. cadets were interested in seeing hope next year those cadets who would win, especially who talk smack this year, will because there had been some show up and make it happen smack talk on the message again next year! board. We had a wide variety of different JACOB HARSTAD C/LT COL, AFROTC Inspector General

Current AF Sports Team Records:

Eagle Wing II

Hockey: 1 win 1 loss 1 tie -

1 loss 1-5, 1 tie 4-4, 1 victory 9-5

Soccer: 4 wins 1 losses

2 forfeits, 1 victory 4-0

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What do you say? Even though we all wear the same uniform and march on exactly the same beat every single ROTC cadet is different. We asked a few of our cadets; “what makes you smile?� Here's what some of your fellow cadets had to say! C/Bjorgan: Nice Cars, witnessing a good prank, and playing with stuffed walruses.

baby otters

C/Jagstadt: C/Meiser at 0625 on Tuesdays

C/Jackson: Watching the Army march.

C/Tambeaux: Hearing a certain PFO (Rodriguez) call the wrong facing movements during stretching.

The Reason For The Guard By: Cadet Kaitlin Bennett As an EWII Guardsman, you receive the opportunity to present the colors at many public events: hockey games, retirement homes, local conferences, combat dining in and outs, and for special guests. During my PDT at Nellis AFB as a seasoned 100 cadet, I followed the Nellis Honor Guard and discovered the far less festive feel that the Guard had on an active base. This was because most ceremonies done by base Honor Guards are, in fact, funerals- a heavy responsibility. Later, during my stay at Nellis AFB, an F-15 crashed during an exercise and the life of Lt Col Thomas A. Bouley was taken. Suddenly, every event I had done as a guardsmen was lit in a different and more personal light; all events boiled down to one thing: Honor. Handpicked to serve as a member of the United States Air Force Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and

level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service. Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly and proudly. Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill and ceremony.

PHOTO CONTEST 1. One entry per cadet. 2. Can be of anything, not just restricted to ROTC related events (appropriate). 3. Deadline April 19 COB. 4. Either send the picture via email (JPEG) or printed on photo paper, not computer paper. To mark.ishizu@und.edu 5. Picture has to be taken by the one who is submitting it into the contest (no downloading off the internet or taking from someone else's photo library). Go ahead, Show off a little! You might win a pretty cool prize! motionless, for I am a Ceremonial Guardsman. As officers, it will be very unlikely any of us will ever have the privilege of serving on a Honor Guard detail. So even though our cadet Honor Guard does not typically participate in the ceremonies of those fallen, we still represent those individuals. We serve as a solemn and mournful reminder of the collective body of brothers and sisters, our duty to our country, and the price that is paid. It is a unique opportunity given to our cadets and it is an honor that no Guardsman should take for granted.

Obligated by my oath, I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication. Representing every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force, I vow to stand sharp, crisp and

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Dynamic Followership By: Captain Micheal Blake Here in ROTC we talk about leadership and provide opportunities for you to practice “leadership” before you enter active duty. The success of any mission relies on good leadership, but it also requires an element of leadership that is not talked about too often - followership. As an Airman, I remember learning about "dynamic followership", but if you open the enlisted Professional Development Guide (PDG) today, you'll only find one and half pages on the subject. Inside the PDG you will find the following list of followership qualities: Organizational understanding, decision making, communication skills, commitment, problem solving, integrity, adaptability, self-employment, courage, and credibility. These are all good qualities, but they are also qualities that make up good leadership. So, what is the difference? Instead of trying to explain the book answer, I‟ll give you a couple examples of "followership pitfalls" to avoid. The first pitfall I see is when people fail to change roles.

Have you ever heard someone say, "The boss said we have to do it" or "I don't make up the rules, I'm just doing what I'm told?" I‟ve heard this a lot during my career, and granted,

but we also lose it with our subordinates.

The second pitfall I see is related to priorities. Have you ever been frustrated with having to support an idea or task that seems unimportant to you, or goes against what you think is the right course of action? As a lieutenant, I can remember being frustrated when my boss told me to change my direction on a particular project, or forget what I was working on for a minute and take care of something else. It is important to always try to understand the big picture and think in terms of what is best for the team, not just your particular office. As followers, we shouldn't be afraid to ask questions if we need clarification, and as leaders we should never assume our sometimes there is no other subordinates automatically unway to get the point across. I remember once a few years ago derstand the big picture either. when I asked an NCO to corWhile you continue your time rect his Airman's uniform viola- in ROTC developing your leadtion. A few hours later his Air- ership skills, don't forget to man came to me and mentioned commit yourself to being a how he was now in compliance. good follower as well. Practice Instead of accepting responsiyour followership skills, have bility as this young Airman's the courage to stand up for leader, he told his Airman "the what is right, and set your priboss" wants you to correct the orities based on what is imviolation. Unfortunately, when portant to the team as a whole. we pass up the opportunity to take ownership in doing the right thing, we not only lose credibility with our superiors,

EDUCATION: 1993

Associates of Applied Science in Avionics Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

2001

Bachelor‟s degree in Industrial Technology, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois

2002

Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

2002

Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi

2004

Master‟s degree in Business Administration, Touro University International, Cypress, California

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: 

Air Force Commendation Medal (3 OLC)

Air Force Achievement Medal with (1 OLC)

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Iraqi Campaign Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION: 

Second Lieutenant - 15 Nov 2001

First Lieutenant - 15 Nov 2003

Captain - 15 Nov 2005

The “the talon” is published by the Communication Squadron led with excellence by Cadet 1st Lt. Vinge

Cover Shot A USAF Global Hawk Launched from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 13, 2010, to assist with the humanitarian aid mission in Haiti .

This publication is a joint publication between AFROTC Eagle Wing I and Eagle Wing II. If you have any questions or comments or corrections for the editor please direct them to: Mark Ishizu at mark.ishizu@und.edu or Samantha Mailhot at samantha.mailhot@ndsu.edu

Next Month look forward to an end of Semester Special Edition.

“This publication is published by the Board of Student Publications at the University of North Dakota. Opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of UND, Student Government, the Board of Student Publications or the administration, faculty, staff, or student body of the University of North Dakota.”

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