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Default Air Force Logo AFDW/CC: uniform changes coming at "right time" for NCR Airmen
Monday, Oct. 3, Air Force District of Washington personnel will be Air Force 'blue' more often, with the implementation of a new policy for Airmen within the National Capital Region. "Every Airman should feel a great sense of pride and espirit de corps wearing the blue uniform of the most powerful Air Force in the world. Our blues are part of our
0 10/04
2011
From left to right, Airman 1st Class Katie Bumann, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology apprentice, Senior Airman Tamika Montgomery, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Togma Chauvin, 89th Communications Squadron client systems apprentice skim, through their copy of “Strength Finder, 2.0” by Tom Rath. During the five-day, wilderness retreat, Airmen participated in workshops which not only helped them build team camaraderie, but also gain insight and perspective into their own personal strengths they could bring to future team functions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle) Airmen achieve confidence, personal insight during JBA Chapel Wilderness Retreat
When asked to describe how his day at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing in New Castle, Va., was going, Airman Basic Patrick Prendergast, 11th Operations Group ceremonial guardsman, chose just one word to define his day. "Awesome," said Prendergast."The time that I've been here has helped me and the rest of these Airmen actually get out and meet
0 9/30
2011
Col. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost 89th Airlift Wing commander, and Col.
Dale S. Holland, 89th Airlift Wing vice commander, along with wing senior
Leaders, sign pledge forms for the 89th Airlift Wing's Combined Federal
Campaign kickoff ceremony Sept 28.
Team Andrews kicks off charity campaign
Jobless rates are through the roof. Inflation and deficits are on the rise worldwide and many experts project nothing but downward trends for the economy. In these tough economic times, many families need help.Charities exist to lend a helping hand to families in need, and many federal employees are doing their part to help their fellow man through
0 9/30
2011
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Tech Sgt. Michael Danylec, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, after presenting Danylec with the Purple Heart on Sept. 16.  Danylec was severly injured while disarming an improvised explosive device while deployed to the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey Beadle) Courageous Airman receives Purple Heart
Improvised explosive devices are a real threat to every service member deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of continued combat and reconstructive operations. American and coalition security patrols, reconstruction teams, supply convoys and even peoples native to the area are under constant threat by these hidden dangers, and deployers
0 9/22
2011
11th Wing shield (color), U.S. Air Force graphic History of the Grey Geese
Pioneering the world's most iconic bombing platforms such as the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress and the B-52 Stratofortress, as the 11th Bombardment Group "Grey Geese," the 11th Wing's proud strategic bombing heritage has repeatedly been instrumental in establishing America's air superiority.The story of the 11th Wing begins in 1940 at
0 9/21
2011
Master Sgt. Paul Grugin, left, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant and Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 102 president, chats with Master Sgt. Maurice Osborne, 1st Airlift Squadron flight attendant and AFSA legislative trustee, Sept. 12 about issues necessary for discussion at an upcoming AFSA meeting. Through legislative review, all issues brought to AFSA Chapter 102 members are evaluated by the special-interest group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle) Fighting for those who fight - Air Force Sergeants Association
"Paternity leave, patient travel reimbursement, a transferable Post 9/11 GI Bill and continued annual pay raises," said Master Sgt. Paul Grugin. "There's more too." The Joint Base Andrews Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 102 president is passionate about AFSA, and when asked to name recent legislative acts that AFSA has had direct influence
0 9/15
2011
Brig. Gen. Jimmy McMillian, headquarters director of Security Forces, and 2nd Lt. Sean Long, 11th Security Forces Squadron flight commander, lead the way during the Ruck March to Remember.  Team Andrews defenders marched the guidon more than 150 miles from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. (courtesy photo) Team Andrews 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 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, with members of the 4th Security Forces Squadron who marched nearly
0 9/08
2011
Tech Sgt. Jonathan Liska, 89th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight chief, uses an instrument that determines the ceiling, or height of the clouds, at Joint Base Andrews July 29.  The weather flight provides information for mission planning and execution, base activities and asset protection.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith) 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
0 8/16
2011
Photos of Dr. Reginald Grier showcase the beginning and near end of his extensive 30-year Army career. Having seen numerous countries and been deployed numerous times, Joint Base Andrews members are among greatness with Grier being a frequent visitor of the on-base facilities here. (Courtesy photos) 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
0 8/04
2011
Master Sgt. Michelle Tancrede, NCO in charge of mission operations, 779th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows Robert M. Simpson Jr., Jelly Belly Candy Company President and Chief Operating Officer, and Herman G. Rowland Sr., Jelly Belly Candy Company Chairman of the Board, the Heritage Wall during their tour of the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility here July 13. Simpson and Rowland participated in the Andrews Leadership Series, an initiative spearheaded by Col. Kenneth Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander. The series showcases high-profile military and civic members who are leaders in their respective field. The program also aims to educate servicemembers about the characteristics of being a leader and provides JBA members with the tools they need to become better leaders themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner) Cool Beans - Team Andrews members delight in visit from Jelly Belly leadership
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
0 8/04
2011
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