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Nov. 5, 2019

New ground transportation facility brings 11th LRS back together

Earlier this summer, Joint Base Andrews started construction on a new building to house the 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

Oct. 31, 2019

America’s Airman: TSgt Winlon Doctor

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)What's your full name, job title and unit?Winlon Jamal Doctor, NCOIC, Force Management, 811TH FSSWhat's your hometown city and state (and country, if not U.S.)?Fitzgerald, GaWhy did you decide to serve in the military?I decided to join the military because a career was

Oct. 18, 2019

1 HS showcases JBA mission to Latin American cadets

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- More than 20 cadets from the Latin American Cadet Initiative toured the 1st Helicopter Squadron here, Oct. 16. The initiative, an Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs program, started in 2006 and invites the top two air force academy students from partnering Latin American countries to the

Oct. 18, 2019

America’s Airman: Senior Airman Tyler Trask

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community) Hometown?Milo, MaineWhy do you serve?I decided to join the military to be the first one of my family to join the Air Force and to better myself for the future.How does your job impact the wing’s mission?I think my job impacts the wings mission because security forces

Oct. 17, 2019

JBA Defenders host 25th anniversary for VSPA

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- The 11th Security Forces Group here hosted the 25th anniversary for the Vietnam Security Police Association, Oct. 10.“We do this to remember our fallen brothers and sisters,” said Jerry Nelson, Vietnam veteran and VSPA president. “We’ve existed for 25 years, and every year we find a time to come together.”  This year’s

Oct. 10, 2019

'No Heat, No Cool' fall 2019

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron will initiate an installation-wide "No Heat/No Cool" period to assist them in switching heating, ventilation and air conditioning units from cooling to heating modes.The start date for this period will be Oct. 15, 2019 with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 30, 2019 or later weather

Oct. 4, 2019

America’s Airman: Airman 1st Class Jose Avila

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?El Paso, TexasWhy do you serve?I tried school but didn’t like it and I didn’t want to be stuck doing nothing so I joined the Air Force to become more disciplined and better myself.How does your job impact the wing’s mission?I make sure our member’s at the

Oct. 3, 2019

Same team, different uniform: The story of an Iraqi translator who became an American Airman

In 2003, Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa was not Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa. He was a 21-year-old Iraqi student of technology at a university in Baghdad.That’s when American and coalition forces arrived to overthrow the Iraqi government, turning Baghdad a war zone. Like many young men and women in Baghdad, Shnawa fled the city, bound for western

Sept. 27, 2019

America’s Airman: MSgt Jennifer Bricker

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD. —America’s Airman: Master Sgt. Jennifer BrickerJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. –(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community) Hometown?East Jordan, MichiganWhy do you serve?Initially, I decided to join for the experience as a way out of my very small town. After 9/11, my motivation and desire to

Sept. 26, 2019

Project Search finds opportunities at JBA

Lt. Col. Wanda McDonald, 11th Mission Support Group deputy commander, hosted a tour for interns and members of Project Search here last month.