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Default Air Force Logo Carbon Monoxide: A small molecular compound with enormous impact
Unlike most things lethal to humans, it is unseen, unheard and nearly undetectable - until it's too late. It's not a stealth B-2 Spirit bomber or F-35 Lightning II fighter; it's a simple compound found everywhere on earth made of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom.Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that is a byproduct
0 2/03
2012
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
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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)    Joint Base Andrews member gives account of 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
Default Air Force Logo AFDW Commander discusses civilian workforce restructuring
Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Darren McDew held the first of four town hall meetings today to discuss Air Force-wide workforce restructuring following the Nov. 2, 2011, Air Force announcement that approximately 4,500 civilian manpower positions must be eliminated in calendar year 2012. [See related story.]The announcement
0 11/07
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
Airman 1st Class Carl Free, 744th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician; Senior Airman Jermaine Anderson, 744th CS official floor lead; and Master Sgt. Keith Moss, 744th CS quality assurance evaluator, ready their M-16’s under the supervision of Master Sgt. Eric Marsh, 11th Security Forces Group NCO in charge of training, as they head toward their defensive fighting positions during the annual 844th Communications Group Warrior Day Competition on Oct. 21. During this portion of the warrior day, 11th Wing Security Forces acted as opposing forces and led strategic attacks on the DFPs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bahja J. Jones) 844th Communications Group hosts Warrior Day
Airmen from around Joint Base Andrews came together to participate in and support the annual 844th Communications Group Warrior Day competition and exercise Oct. 21 near Freedom Park. The competition was made up of a number of exercises that challenged the Airmen to use skills such as Self Aid Buddy Care, unidentified explosive ordnance
0 11/04
2011
Republic of Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok, wave goodbye before departing the Joint Base Andrews flightline Oct. 14. President Lee Myung-bak was in the nation’s capital to attend a state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. During the visit, Presidents Obama and Lee Myung-bak welcomed a new trade deal and solidified close ties between the United States and the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keyonna Fennell) Andrews pays respect to Republic of Korea president
A visit to the United States concluded Oct. 14 for the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok, with a formal departure ceremony on the Joint Base Andrews flightline. The departure, complete with a 21-gun salute and the playing of the Republic of Korea national anthem by the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" herald
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2011
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