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Senior Airmen Giovanni Espiritu and Zorryanna Karabin, 79th Medical Support Squadron, provide Emma  Head, wife of Master Sgt. (red.) Alve D. Head, with nutrition information and samples during the Retiree Appreciation Day luncheon Oct. 20. (US Air Force/TSgt Jason Edwards) Appreciation Day provides retirees with information, flu shots
On Saturday, Andrews AFB hosted the annual Retiree Appreciation Day. Again, this was another great event in support of our retirees. I wanted to personally thank 1st Lt. Matt Finnegan, 1st Helicopter Squadron; 1st Lt. Ricky Hopkins, 1st Helicopter Squadron; and Capt. Edward Kelly, 79th Medical Group for their leadership as project officers. Their
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Good hygene key to infection prevention
The recent death of a Virginia teen caused by a drug-resistant Staph infection has heightened concern among parents nationwide and has schools, hospitals and other institutions implementing or reviewing current infection controls processes. The bacteria known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly pronounced "MeRSA", is a type of
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Andrews to celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is an annual awareness campaign observed during the last week of October and is the oldest and the largest drug prevention program in the country. This year's celebration at Andrews began this past Tuesday through Tuesday and Team Andrews is commemorating this year's campaign with a unique community event. "The base Drug Demand
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2007
Sparky the Fire Dog and Staff Sgt. Nathaniel D. Reed, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, greet children at a Child Development Center visit where they talked about fire safety. (US Air Force/A1C Renae Kleckner) Fire Prevention Week teaches safety, awareness, fun

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2007
Elisha goes through a series of weaving drills during a training session with her teammates at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., prior to an upcoming game. (US Air Force/Bobby Jones) Andrews medic finds professional pastime
While the National Football League becomes entrenched in the regular season, pigskin enthusiasts gather around plasma televisions from the comfort of their homes and sports bars. Other fans that long to be closer drive to stadium parking lots in convoy-like fashion, blasting their team's tribal song, with the smells of traditional tailgate cuisine
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2007
Then Captain Yeager stands with his aircraft "Glamorous Glennis" (Courtesy Photo) First Mach flight propels Yeager, Air Force into history
It was just another test mission for Capt. Chuck Yeager. Captain Yeager arrived at Muroc Air Force Base, Calif., the morning of Oct. 14, 1947, for what would be his ninth powered flight piloting the Bell X-1. Each of the previous flights demonstrated incremental speed increases as the aircraft neared the theoretical threshold known as the sound
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2007
1st Lt. Sarah Brehm soaks in the pool to become comfortable with the water temperature during an early morning training session at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 8. (US Air Force/Bobby Jones) 457 AS Pilot helps set new swimming record
The repetitious splash-splash-splash sound broke the stillness of the chlorine scented air in the early morning hour. The water of the Mt. Vernon Community Pool in Alexandria, Virginia separates as 1st Lt. Sarah Brehm glides to pool's edge, all the while calculating how to launch sooner, how to kick smoother, or how to shave another tenth of a
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2007
Andrews AFB Honor Guard team members Airman 1st Class Timothy Poole, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron, Capt. Steve Skipper, Presidential Airlift Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Keith Moss, 316th Services Squadron and Senior Airman Jordon Enck, 744th Communications Squadron, post the colors Oct. 5 at the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon in the Community Activities Center. The honor guard is currently seeking to fill 20 positions on its team. People who are interested should coordinate their applications through their chain of command or contact Sergeant Moss via email at keith.moss@andrews.af.mil. The annual Honor Guard Recognition Ceremony is Oct. 30 at The Club at Andrews at 11 a.m. Contact Sergeant Moss for  tickets. (US Air Force/SSgt Suzanne Day) Posting the Colors

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Malcolm Grow Medical Center pharmacists highlight vital role in improving patient safety
Pharmacists at Malcolm Grow Medical Center will use the occasion of National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week, Sunday to Oct. 27, to underscore the many new and vital roles they now play in patient care. The evolution has been especially dramatic in recent years as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Youth Center hires new teen activities director
Matrice Adger, 316th Services Squadron Youth and Teen Center teen director, is busy at work in her new position revitalizing the teen program at the center. "It has been almost two years since the teens of Andrews have had a teen director-someone to focus on programs and events for them," said Ms. Adger. "My role as teen director is to build the
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2007
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