RESILIENCE SPOTLIGHT : True North Warriors Training Program

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At Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, active duty airmen, Department of Defense civilians and family members build connection and endurance through the 91 SFG & 5 MXG True North Warriors Training program. Three times per week, participants practice the martial art of jiu-jitsu, led by Security Forces own SSgt. Brandon Grimes and other active duty members ranging from blue to purple belts. SSgt. Chanel Jones coaches a weekly women’s self-defense class as well.

Attendance has ranged from 12 to 30 participants in a session. Members have gone on to compete in tournaments in Minneapolis and Fargo, earning multiple medals.

Those who are interested in participating in True North Warriors Training or establishing a similar program at another installation should contact MSgt Jacob Schulze, 5 MXG/HC, at 701-818-2396 for additional details.