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Brig. Gen. Jimmy McMillian, headquarters director of Security Forces, and 2nd Lt. Sean Long, 11th Security Forces Squadron flight commander, lead the way during the Ruck March to Remember.  Team Andrews defenders marched the guidon more than 150 miles from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. (courtesy photo) AFDW defenders take part in Ruck March to Remember
More than two months ago, security forces Airmen tied their boots tight and armed up for a 2,000-mile journey to remembrance. Instead of carrying weapons, however, these defenders were carrying a guidon, pride and professionalism.The march began with 4th Security Forces Squadron members at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, who marched nearly 150 miles
0 9/08
2011
Tech Sgt. Jonathan Liska, 89th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight chief, uses an instrument that determines the ceiling, or height of the clouds, at Joint Base Andrews July 29.  The weather flight provides information for mission planning and execution, base activities and asset protection.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith) Whether the weather is hot or cold, the 89th Weather Flight is in the fight
Unlike the local news station weather person, who is typically expected to give slightly erroneous predictions nearly all the time, the meteorologists the 89th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight meteorologists don't have the luxury of low expectations.Supporting such assets and missions as Air Force One, the 1st Helicopter Squadron and the
0 8/16
2011
Photos of Dr. Reginald Grier showcase the beginning and near end of his extensive 30-year Army career. Having seen numerous countries and been deployed numerous times, Joint Base Andrews members are among greatness with Grier being a frequent visitor of the on-base facilities here. (Courtesy photos) Retired 82nd Airborne Commander is example for all JBA Airmen
A lifetime of Selfless Service - that's what Dr. Reginald Grier has. In addition to his extensive 30-year Army career, Grier is a man who has come away from the military with qualities which most Airmen on Joint Base Andrews only wish they could have achieved by the end of their enlistment.In 1946, a temporary reoccupation of the Philippines was
0 8/04
2011
Master Sgt. Michelle Tancrede, NCO in charge of mission operations, 779th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows Robert M. Simpson Jr., Jelly Belly Candy Company President and Chief Operating Officer, and Herman G. Rowland Sr., Jelly Belly Candy Company Chairman of the Board, the Heritage Wall during their tour of the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility here July 13. Simpson and Rowland participated in the Andrews Leadership Series, an initiative spearheaded by Col. Kenneth Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander. The series showcases high-profile military and civic members who are leaders in their respective field. The program also aims to educate servicemembers about the characteristics of being a leader and provides JBA members with the tools they need to become better leaders themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner) Cool Beans
Joint Base Andrews members satisfied their sweet tooth Wednesday when Mr. Herman G. Rowland Sr., Jelly Bean Candy Company Chairman of the Board, along with Mr. Robert M. Simpson Jr., Jelly Belly Candy Company, President and Chief Operating Officer, spoke here for the sixth installment of the Andrews Leadership Series.The Jelly Belly Candy Company
0 8/04
2011
Mr. Ted Leonsis, founder and chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment signs his Andrews Leadership Poster after the seventh installment of the Andrews Leaders Series in the Air Force Conference Center here Aug. 3. The monthly guest speaker forum provides a unique venue for nationally recognized leaders to motivate and inspire Joint Base Andrews military and civilian personnel. (Photo by Bobby Jones) Tips for Monumental Success shine through during Andrews Leadership Series
Building 1535 is home to a row of Andrews Leadership Series posters. The most recent installment highlights Mr. Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment. Among his signature on his poster, Leonsis encourages all who read it to "make your list," a poignant phrase uttered by Leonsis throughout his forum
0 8/04
2011
Mrs. Nancy Edelman, Fisher House Foundation vice chairman spends time with Master Sgt. Christopher Sweet and his family July 28, 2011, during the Sweet family’s visit to the Joint Base Andrews, Md., Fisher House. Sweet and his children stayed at the Andrews Fisher House while his wife, Tech Sgt. Jessica Sweet, received treatment for leukemia. Fisher Houses are homes where the families or friends of sick or injured military members receiving medical attention may stay as their “Home Away From Home.” Fisher House treats guests like family
Painted across the side of the staircase in the Fisher House on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., are the words "kind, thoughtful, warm, peaceful, friendly and caring." These words exemplify the attitude of everyone at the Fisher House, where guests are treated like family.Fisher Houses are homes where the families or friends of sick or injured military
0 7/29
2011
Newly-married Master Sgt. Christopher Sweet and Danielle Balmer pose for pictures on their wedding day, July 4th at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Hans and Nicole Photography) A bitterSweet love story - Andrews widow, widower find happiness after tragedy
Framed portraits line the edges of Master Sgt. Christopher Sweet's office desk. As if offering guidance from filter glass, loved ones watch over every decision made during the work day. Down and to the left, nearest the keyboard, one image offers up more than guidance to the Sergeant. Through this picture, absolute distress and heartache, along
0 7/21
2011
11th Wing Security Forces Airmen load a litter onto a static CH-60 Blackhawk as they train for airborne operations at Davidson Army Airfeild, Va. July 19.  Members of the 89th Communications Squadron from Joint Base Andrews, Md., 579th Medical Group from Joint Base Annacostia-Bolling, and the 55th Signal Company from Fort Meade, Md. also attended the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith) National Capital Region Servicemembers go airborne
The twin rotors of a Maryland Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter chopped the hazy, humid July air, blowing dust and grass into the faces of Airmen and Soldiers as they ran out to meet the giant craft, leaning into the tremendous rotor wash that earned the helicopter the nickname, "Big Wind."Members of the 11th Security Forces Squadron and
0 7/20
2011
Terry A. Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, and Col. Ken Rizer, commander of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., address motorcyclists at the JBA Motorcycle Safety Day July 15, 2011.  As a part of the Air Force's Year of Motorcycle Safety, the event was held for riders on JBA to increase their awareness of the need to ride safely.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Torey Griffith) Riders 'revved up' for motorcycle safety day
Service members, along with Department of Defense employees, retirees and civilians gathered for the Joint Base Andrews Motorcycle Safety Day here July 15.The event, which included a group ride through Maryland's Prince George's County, was designed to inform riders of all skill and experience levels on how to combine their passion for two-wheeled
0 7/18
2011
Airman 1st Class Richard Rodriguez, 811th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, stows a flight helmet in a pilot's locker after he inspected it for function and servicability.  AFE inspects and maintains other equipment as well, to include night-vision goggles, life preservers and survival kits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith)(released) An essential piece of the puzzle
The Air Force is often compared to a puzzle. There are thousands of integral pieces that must fit together flawlessly to complete the picture, or mission.One piece of the 1st Helicopter Squadron mission is comprised of the Aircrew Life Support team, and the important equipment they provide the Chief's Own UH-1N fliers."We are here to provide
0 6/15
2011
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