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  • Honoring Our Fallen, Supporting Their Legacy

    Whether it is in the warmth of spring or the cold of winter, the mission of an Air Force chaplain, their assistants and the Arlington Ladies never fades. This is the purpose of the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.; to honor our nation's fallen heroes and provide spiritual care for their loved ones. Arlington National Cemetery is a 624-acre stretch
  • JBA community prepares to SHARE

    A government shutdown can undermine a military or civil service family's ability to provide for themselves since paychecks may not be forthcoming. Other services will be reduced, if not suspended, for the duration of the disruption. But at Joint Base Andrews, the idea of the military family as a collective of many people who support each other when
  • Wellness without comes from within

    When a group of more than 30 Air Force Wounded Warriors came here to learn to overcome their various challenges and play sports they love, Team Andrews ambassadors responded in their typical no-fail fashion. 1st Lt. Seth Gunn, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron assistant operations officer, was one of those ambassadors who worked behind the scenes
  • Staff Sgt. relearns favorite hobby during Adaptive Sports Camp

    Staff Sgt. Thomas McAfee was one among more than Air Force Wounded Warriors to participate in the first-ever Air Force Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp held at Joint Base Andrews June 26 and 27. During the two-day competitive sports camp, McAfee and warriors like him were introduced to adaptive sports, designed to help the service members along their
  • A Nation's Tribute

    It's 7 a.m. and keyboards are clicking and printers are already humming in the command section of the 11th Operations Group at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Home to the group's command staff, this office is the epicenter for all operations concerning The U.S. Air Force Band, Honor Guard and Chaplaincy. Despite the fast-paced environment, it's here
  • Airman spends off time in top gear

    As women continue to break down gender barriers in the military, one Team Andrews Airman is also making her way off duty in what has been a predominantly male sport.Senior Airman Allison Hirsch, 744th Communications Squadron enterprise information management technician, may be relatively stationary at her desk during the duty day, but keeps things
  • Air Force rabbi 'one of her kind'

    Minutes before sunset on Friday, she lowers her head and covers her face in prayer. Her hands are illuminated by the faint glow of the Shabbat candles, each flame representing and honoring a family member.As the week comes to a close, Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., regularly invites
  • USAF HG female pallbearer honored to serve

    When Staff Sgt. Jennifer Powell, United States Air Force Honor Guard, joined the Body Bearers team, she was one of two women to do so since 1972.As a pallbearer, Powell is part of an eight-person team responsible for carrying the remains of deceased service members, their dependents, senior and national leaders to their final resting place at
  • Airman plays pivitol role in Chief's ceremony

    She was a statue. With eyes fixed forward, weapon perfectly presented, she stood motionless as the Air Force's top commissioned, enlisted and civilian leaders passed mere inches from her view.Airman 1st Class Krystal Chase, a Smyrna, Del. native, is a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard stationed at Joint Base
  • Inauguration Information: Team Andrews duo creates smartphone app

    Apple Inc. released a cellphone application Monday designed by two Airmen currently supporting Joint Task Force - National Capital Region Public Affairs.The program, called "Inauguration," is a free, user-friendly app that compiles news and other material related to the 57th Presidential Inauguration from a variety of official