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First Responders put to the test August 12, 2016 — Victims lay everywhere as first responders rush to the scene. Sirens wail in the distance as tensions mount. While it’s only a training scenario, a Major Accident Response Exercise is treated like a real emergency.Team Andrews executed a MARE scenario here, Aug. 11, as an annual training requirement that evaluates the base’s readiness. A wide range MORE

Flying over DC August 5, 2016 — The 1st Helicopter Squadron is the U.S. Air Force’s largest helicopter squadron, tracing its heritage back to 1955 and serving as the first Air Force rotary wing squadron within the Washington, D.C., area.The 1st HS conducts high-priority airlift missions in the National Capital Region and maintains the capability to provide defense support to MORE

National Night Out at JBA August 4, 2016 — The 11th Security Forces Group and Liberty Park hosted a 2016 National Night Out event at Liberty Park welcome center on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 2.National Night Out was established in 1984 and was developed as a crime prevention program that emphasizes building partnerships between the police and the community. NNO events are held MORE

Weapons systems training August 2, 2016 — Joint Base Andrews 11th Security Support Squadron combat arms instructors familiarized themselves with the M24 sniper weapon system and the M107 Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifle at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 26, 2016. MORE

Par for The Courses July 28, 2016 — Located on Joint Base Andrews, home of Air Force One, sits The Courses, an 11th Force Support Squadron asset, comprised of three 18-hole golf courses, three practice putting greens, two private practice areas and a driving range. “We have a very relaxed country club atmosphere,” said Mike Thomas, The Courses general manager. “The Courses hosts over MORE

Military children "Read for the Win" July 27, 2016 — Joint Base Andrews Library hosted an Olympic-themed parade and field day here, July 22. The event was part of the Department of Defense-Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2016 Summer Reading Program “Read for the Win,” a concept encouraging children to read during summer months.“It’s important to keep children reading throughout the summer,” said MORE

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