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Marine Gunnery Sergeant Shannon Hyde, Marine Transport Squadron Andrews NCO in charge, speaks to Lance Corporals Samael J. FanesteEspina and Jean Henry, Marine Transport Squadron Andrews operations technicians,  about the different tools they can use as physical training leaders during their Lance Corporal’s Course here, Jan. 10. The course provides training in drill, Marine Corps history, codes of conduct, mentorship and many other classes geared toward improving the Marines before they take on the responsibility of becoming NCOs. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston) JBA Marines complete Lance Corporal's Course, excel as future leaders
As a military installation primarily made up of Air Force assets, the majority of missions coming out of Joint Base Andrews focus on its blue and white aircraft - to include Air Force One. However, unknown to the majority of personnel who live and work here, Andrews is also home to two U.S. Marine Corps squadrons.One squadron, Marine Transport
0 1/27
2012
Robert Jenkins, a 95-year-old Navy veteran and part-time bagger at the Andrews Commissary, sees Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a role model for all generations. (photo/Bobby Jones) Joint Base Andrews members reflect on MLK legacy
In the midst of celebrating the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial day, Joint Base Andrews members paused to reflect on what MLK's journey for civil rights meant to them at the newest monument on the Washington Mall -- "The Stone of Hope" memorial that commemorates Dr. King's contributions to racial equality. "Every day we are living
0 1/19
2012
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, presents Chuck Tsinnie, 11th Force Support Squadron marketing illustrator, with a parting gift for sharing his life story during an American Indian Heritage Month event at the Community Activity Center on Nov 30. (Photo/Bobby Jones)    AFDW civilian Airman shares his life as an American Indian
Joint Base Andrews members were educated by a resident Air Force veteran on what it's like to grow up as an American Indian on an Indian reservation during an American Indian Heritage Month celebration at the Community Activity Center here Nov. 30. This year's theme was entitled "Service, Honor and Respect: Strengthening our Cultures and
0 12/09
2011
Kialani, 8, daughter of Karl Briales from Lorton, Va., places an ornament on a Christmas tree during the Parents and Children Fighting Cancer holiday event in Hangar 3 on Dec. 3. This is the third year the family has attended the holiday event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones) Andrews spreads Holiday cheer with 'Parents and Children Fighting Cancer' party
Hangar 3 was transformed into a winter wonderland Dec. 3, with festive holiday décor for the annual Parents and Children Fighting Cancer holiday party. The yearly event started 24 years ago, inspired by a Team Andrews family with a child battling cancer. "The Family Support Center director, Jeanette Ruffing, thought it would be nice to throw a
0 12/09
2011
Airmen, Sailors and Marines scramble to get U.S. aircraft in the air or out of harm’s way as they come under attack on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. service members fulfilled their military missions while protecting their comrades-at-arms in the face of a surprise assault by an overwhelming enemy airpower, continuing a legacy of service that inspires new generations of military. (Courtesy Photo/National Archives and Records Administration) Paradise Lost: The Legacy of the 11th Bomb Group
Imagine you're an Airman stationed in Hawaii, sleeping in on a Sunday morning with a balmy December breeze that caresses your body with a whisper of wind. Suddenly, the loud retort of an explosion in the distance upsets the fragile tranquility. Then come many more explosions. Then you hear the air sirens and realize that you're about to be thrust
0 12/08
2011
The youngest chaplain in the Air Force, Chaplain (Capt.) Daniel Kamzan, 11th Wing Jewish chaplain, is currently stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle) Youngest Air Force Chaplain calls Andrews home
Chaplain (Capt.) Daniel Kamzan, 11th Wing Jewish chaplain, calls Joint Base Andrews home. Despite his short-lived Air Force career, the 27-year old chaplain is making a name for himself in the "Chief's Own." Revered as a leader by single Airmen during chapel-run retreats and regarded with respect and reverence by those to whom he offers counsel,
0 11/04
2011
From left to right, Airman 1st Class Katie Bumann, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology apprentice, Senior Airman Tamika Montgomery, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Togma Chauvin, 89th Communications Squadron client systems apprentice skim, through their copy of “Strength Finder, 2.0” by Tom Rath. During the five-day, wilderness retreat, Airmen participated in workshops which not only helped them build team camaraderie, but also gain insight and perspective into their own personal strengths they could bring to future team functions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle) AFDW Airmen achieve confidence, personal insight during Chapel Wilderness Retreat
When asked to describe how his day at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing in New Castle, Va., was going, Airman Basic Patrick Pendergast, 11th Operations Group ceremonial guardsman, chose just one word to define his day. "Awesome," said Pendergast."The time that I've been here has helped me and the rest of these Airmen actually get out and meet
0 9/30
2011
Col. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost 89th Airlift Wing commander, and Col.
Dale S. Holland, 89th Airlift Wing vice commander, along with wing senior
Leaders, sign pledge forms for the 89th Airlift Wing's Combined Federal
Campaign kickoff ceremony Sept 28.
Team Andrews kicks off charity campaign
Jobless rates are through the roof. Inflation and deficits are on the rise worldwide and many experts project nothing but downward trends for the economy. In these tough economic times, many families need help.Charities exist to lend a helping hand to families in need, and many federal employees are doing their part to help their fellow man through
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2011
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Tech Sgt. Michael Danylec, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, after presenting Danylec with the Purple Heart on Sept. 16.  Danylec was severly injured while disarming an improvised explosive device while deployed to the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey Beadle) Courageous Airman receives Purple Heart
Improvised explosive devices are a real threat to every service member deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of continued combat and reconstructive operations. American and coalition security patrols, reconstruction teams, supply convoys and even peoples native to the area are under constant threat by these hidden dangers, and deployers
0 9/22
2011
Master Sgt. Paul Grugin, left, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant and Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 102 president, chats with Master Sgt. Maurice Osborne, 1st Airlift Squadron flight attendant and AFSA legislative trustee, Sept. 12 about issues necessary for discussion at an upcoming AFSA meeting. Through legislative review, all issues brought to AFSA Chapter 102 members are evaluated by the special-interest group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle) Fighting for those who fight - Air Force Sergeants Association
"Paternity leave, patient travel reimbursement, a transferable Post 9/11 GI Bill and continued annual pay raises," said Master Sgt. Paul Grugin. "There's more too." The Joint Base Andrews Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 102 president is passionate about AFSA, and when asked to name recent legislative acts that AFSA has had direct influence
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2011
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