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Sept. 1987 issue of Airmen's Magazine. (Courtesy photo) Off they went..!! AF’s women Airmen raised the bar
March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside by Congress to promote the study, observance and celebration of the role of women in American history. It is fitting, therefore, to recognize that throughout our country’s history, women in uniform, like Gosnell and Martiny, have raised the bar for present and future generations of Airmen by breaking through barriers and forging fresh paths. In doing so, these servicewomen in blue make valuable contributions to mission success, while playing a vital role in the Air Force’s legacy of honor and tradition of valor.
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Britni Baldwin a Summer Pathways intern at Joint Base Andrews, Md., poses for a photo in her office. Baldwin is currently interning with the 11th Security Forces Group. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew Davis)(Released) “Pathways” to success: Summer interns key contributors to AFDW mission
“Pride...Teamwork...Success.”  A group of young adults were able to experience, first hand, what it means to embody the Air Force District of Washington’s motto as interns working on the AFDW staff this summer.Hired on under the Federal Government’s “Pathways Programs” the group of students from high school through post-graduate school and recent
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Default Air Force Logo JBAB change of command symbolic of AFDW’s global mission
Colonel Wayne Blanchette took the reins today as Air Force Element Commander, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), District of Columbia, succeeding Colonel Kendall D. Peters.  Colonel Blanchette also serves as Vice Commander of JBAB.  On this day, as JBAB welcomes its new Air Force Element Commander, otherwise known as “AFELM,” this ceremony is a
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of United States Central Command speak with reporters as they conduct a press conference after hosting the ministers of defense and other senior leaders from nations of the counter-ISIL coalition and NATO to discuss the ongoing military campaign against ISIL at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 20 2016. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released) AFDW Supports SECDEF Counter Isil Ministerial

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Air Force Capt. Glenn Cook was a Vietnam War veteran whose plane was shot down near Nha Trang, Vietnam, Oct. 21, 1969. His remains were never found. He was honored by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard held a flag folding ceremony May 19, 2015, at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo) Vietnam veteran honored in D.C.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard hosted a  flag folding ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 19.The ceremony, for Air Force Capt. Glenn Cook, a Vietnam War veteran, preceded a memorial service in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Cook, born on Sept. 10, 1945, was a Forward Air Controller stationed in Cam Ranh
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The Vice Presidential Service Badge is awarded to Staff Sgt. Peter Velez, former 811 Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of vice presidential aircraft security, Staff Sgt. Leonard Antonio, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Staff Sgt. Sorhaindo Peter, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Senior Airman Albert Ritterbeck, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team members at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2015. Only 473 people have been awarded the VPSB since its establishment in July, 1970. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry) 811th Airmen awarded VP Service Badge
Four members of the 811th Security Forces Squadron have been awarded the Vice Presidential Service Badge for their mission support of the Vice President of the United States, May 21.The badge was awarded to 811th SFS members Staff Sgt. Peter Velez, former NCO in-charge of vice presidential aircraft security, Staff Sgt. Leonard Antonio, vice
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Kristen Basore, audition participant, studies music in Hangar Two as she prepares to audition for a Singing Sergeant soprano position at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., May 5, 2015. Basore is one of 13 finalists auditioning for a position in the U.S. Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant) Singing Sergeants seek skilled soprano
In a small windowless room lined with U.S. Air Force paintings and a long wood table sits six of 13 women in anticipation of their audition. A chance to wear the U.S. Air Force uniform.They wait quietly as they flip through pages of prepared music.The women are from all over the country; Oregon, Kentucky, and Illinois. Some have bachelor's degrees,
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Staff Sgt. April Spilde, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard formal training instructor, deadlifts 340 pounds during the 2015 Cincinnati Women’s Professional and Amateur Powerlifting Meet in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 11, 2015. Spilde is an award-winning amateur powerlifter and has been lifting for two years. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Spilde) Guardsman bares heavy weight
She steps up to the bar, her back braced and supported; her head band catches any trace of sweat.Her team is cheering, while her coach powerfully slaps her back, yelling:"LEAD FROM THE FRONT! SHOW ME WHAT YOU'RE ALL ABOUT APRIL!"At 165 pounds, she grips the metal barbell with her callused, chalked hands and prepares to deadlift a personal
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Trainees perform mountain climbers during United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team Training at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Md., Jan. 13, 2015. Six trainees volunteer eight, 60-hour weeks to learn to learn weapon maneuvers and calisthenics to gain a spot on the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes) Making the cut: drill team sharpens trainees
A duct-taped, 12-pound rifle fixed with an 11-inch blade launches up in the air, heightening tension, as it finds a drill team trainee's hand, arm or the ground, in preparation for its next movement.CLANK, CLANK, THUD!"Weapon down!" yells the trainee, as his heels clink together and he pops to attention.The trainees also halt their drill movements,
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Joint Base Andrews families attend the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 14, 2014. The seven month stateside tour began April 4 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and is slated to perform more than 200 shows at 69 bases by the end of October.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Aaron Stout/released) Sesame Street, USO help Team Andrews families prepare for PCS season
"5-4-3-2-1." Team Andrews families counted down the launch of a Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at the base theater here May 13 and 14. The performances, brought to them by the USO, told the story of Katie, a military child who just found out she will be relocating to a new place with her family. The character was created to help
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