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Carbon Monoxide: A small molecular compound with enormous impact February 3, 2012 — 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 MORE

JBA Marines complete Lance Corporal's Course, excel as future leaders January 27, 2012 — 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 MORE

Joint Base Andrews members reflect on MLK legacy January 19, 2012 — 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 MORE

Joint Base Andrews member gives account of his life as an American Indian December 9, 2011 — 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 MORE

Andrews spreads Holiday cheer with 'Parents and Children Fighting Cancer' party December 9, 2011 — 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 MORE

Paradise Lost: The Legacy of the 11th Bomb Group December 8, 2011 — 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 MORE

AFDW Commander discusses civilian workforce restructuring November 7, 2011 — 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 MORE

Youngest Air Force Chaplain calls Andrews home November 4, 2011 — 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, MORE

844th Communications Group hosts Warrior Day November 4, 2011 — 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 MORE

Andrews pays respect to Republic of Korea president October 21, 2011 — 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 MORE

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