‘We got lucky’: Former Grand Forks Air Force Base resident recalls weathering Hurricane Irma’s wrath

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It was pretty intense, man. It was crazy.” A senior master sergeant and dental squadron superintendent at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Thorpe transferred in July from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Following, ‘We got lucky’: Former Grand Forks Air Force Base resident recalls weathering Hurricane Irma’s wrath Sep 12th, 2017 09:16 UTC, Thorpe, 42, his wife, Lisa, and kids Brecken, 10, and Katie 7, were without power Monday afternoon but otherwise fine after Hurricane Irma roared through the . He was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base from 2004 until 2010 and still has friends .

‘We got lucky’: Former Grand Forks Air Force Base resident recalls weathering Hurricane Irma’s wrath on 11th of Sep 2017, A master sergeant and dental squadron superintendent at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Thorpe transferred in July from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska.

KC-135 tankers take flight from Kansas storms at Grand Forks Air Force Base (since May, 2017), Jeremy Thiel, acting wing commander for the 319th Air Base Wing, said it was a bit of a nostalgic moment: He used to fly tankers into Grand Forks Air Force Base, swapping aircraft out of MacDill Air Force Base in south Florida.

MacDill loses out on economic boost from next round of KC-46 Pegasus aerial tankers (months ago), The five bases selected for the second round of Pegasus tankers were Dover Air Force Base in Delaware; Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington; Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota; Travis Air Force Base in California;

MacDill among best bases in rankings by Air Force Times (years back), MacDill, home to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the 927th Air Refueling Wing, the Joint Communications Support Element and other mission partners,

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