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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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