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11 CES sparks fire education on JBA October 13, 2016 — Sparky the Fire Dog, National Fire Protection Association official mascot, greets children during a Fire Prevention Week event at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 12, 2016. Families gathered during the event to learn about fire safety from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron. Activities included coloring in educational books, touring the inside of a MORE

JBA honors child as ‘Pilot for a Day’ October 7, 2016 — The day was filled with smiles and excitement as Kwami Penty, an 8-year-old diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, became a “Pilot for a Day” and partook in an in-depth tour of Joint Base Andrews, Oct. 6, 2016.The event, sponsored by the Check-6 Foundation, occurs biannually here to indulge children from Children’s National Medical Center in MORE

Be wise, immunize October 4, 2016 — Installation leadership received their immunization to kick-off the flu shot drive on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 3.Flu shots reduces a person's chances of contracting the influenza virus and military members are required to receive an annual vaccination.A base-wide vaccination drive for retirees, active duty and dependents is slated for Oct. MORE

11 CES suits up for HAZMAT training October 4, 2016 — Readiness and emergency managers and firefighters with the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron dressed in zip lock sealed suits, oxygen masks and rubber boots to kick off hazardous material training on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 29.The course is designed to teach emergency responders how to respond to HAZMAT leaks, spills and accidents capable of MORE

11 CES and 11 SFG conclude NPM with 5K September 30, 2016 — The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a National Preparedness Month 5k at the West Fitness Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 30, 2016.NPM provides a chance for emergency responders to reach out to the community and inform them of actions to take for situations such as a natural disaster, active shooter or terrorist attack.More than 50 MORE

11th Wing commemorates POW/MIA day, AF Birthday September 19, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force Band performs during the POW/MIA and Air Force Birthday event at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 16, 2016. More than 250 people came out to celebrate the 69th Air Force Birthday and honor military members. The event included multiple band and drill team performances. MORE

Secret gardens save AF money September 16, 2016 — The William A. Jones III building and the Air National Guard Readiness Center located on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, have approximately 83,000 square feet of rooftop space dedicated to environmentally friendly green roofs. MORE

JBA Airmen Climb to Honor Fallen 9/11 First Responders September 12, 2016 — Ninety pounds of equipment weighed on the backs of hundreds of first responders as they gradually climbed each flight of stairs, step-by-step.  To honor and remember the firefighters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Joint Base Andrews Fire Department and 11th Security Forces Squadron took part in the MORE

USAF Drill Team performs at Chicago Air and Water Show August 23, 2016 — The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performed at the 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in downtown Chicago Aug. 20 – 21, 2016.As part of the opening ceremonies, the drill team presented the colors during the National Anthem.“It was an honor representing the Air Force at the show,“ said Senior Airman Josh Blanton, USAF Drill Team MORE

Blood drive held at West Fitness Center August 18, 2016 — Members of Joint Base Andrews, Md., donated blood to the Armed Services Blood program at the West Fitness Center on JBA, Md., Aug. 16, 2016. MORE

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