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Joint Base Andrews
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Retiree Appreciation Day
October 27, 2014
Inaugural Heritage Park Tattoo Event
May 14, 2014
— Col. Bill M. Knight, 11th Wing/JBA commander, welcomes the community to the free Inaugural Heritage Park Tattoo event slated for May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in front of the William A. Jones, III building.The event, first in series of three set to take place this summer, is a display of appreciation to the community for supporting JBA. It also provides...
24 Q&As about new Distracted Driving Policy on JBA
January 23, 2014
— Q: What qualifies as distracted driving? A: Distracted driving is defined as texting, talking, emailing or using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle without the use of a hands-free device. Q: What if I am stopped at a red light or a stop sign and not driving at the time? A: Distracted driving is applicable to any vehicle that is in the flow...
Don't Drive 'Intexticated'
December 31, 2013
— Accidents related to distracted driving have increased significantly across the Air Force over the past few years. In fact, studies show that driving while texting is just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Team Andrews is bucking this trend of driving while "intexticated" with a crackdown on distracted drivers.Beginning Jan. 6, 2014, members of...
AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size
December 12, 2013
— Air Force leaders announced force management programs Dec. 11 designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration.Fiscal 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget...
Andrews Golf Course named 2012 Golf Program of the Year
July 18, 2013
— The Courses at Andrews is the only 54-hole golf course within the Department of Defense. Located at Joint Base Andrews, Md., this three-course facility is also the only military golf course which can boast a patronage roster including U.S. heads of state, various high-ranking military and political leaders, and even President Barack H. Obama, on...
Putting boots down; getting business off the ground
June 6, 2013
— In effort to assist transitioning members to civilian life, each month, Team Andrews Military Family and Support Center offers an intensive two-day workshop for those interested in starting a business. The two-day sessions give participants in-depth information on writing a business plan market research, legal insight and financing."Our program,...
Barrier light sequence change effective July 1
May 7, 2013
— Attention Team Andrews: Headquarters Air Force is implementing a new lighting procedure to follow when entering and exiting gate barriers slated to begin July 1, 2013. Currently, vehicles go on flashing yellow and stop on red. When the change begins, vehicles will proceed through the barriers when no lights are present and they will stop on...
Get Fit at the WFC - 24/7
March 14, 2013
— Getting fit-to-fight at Team Andrews just became more convenient. As part of an Air Force Services Transformation Initiative test concept, JBA is one of six installations to implement 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week fitness center. Patrons of the West Fitness Center will have access to unmanned hours in the tacticle component area March 14.Registration...
New Air Force "Better Foods. Better Bodies." healthy-eating campaign pilots at three bases
March 12, 2013
— The Office of the Air Force Surgeon General and Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) Health Promotion office have launched a pilot campaign recently focused on motivating Airmen and their families to eat healthier. The campaign - which adopted the tagline "Better Foods. Better Bodies." (BFBB) - aims to raise awareness of healthy food...
Get fit at the WFC Tactical - 24/7
January 30, 2013
— Getting fit-to-fight at Team Andrews just became more convenient. As part of an Air Force Services Transformation Initiative test concept, JBA is one of six installations to implement 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week fitness center. Patrons of the West Fitness Center will have access to unmanned hours in the tacticle component area March...
Andrews closes in preparation for Sandy
October 28, 2012
— Col. William Knight, 11th Wing commander, has announced preparations for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.Joint Base Andrews will be under Hurricane Condition 2 as of 10 p.m. Oct. 28. Andrews will be closed to non-essential personnel as of 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Only mission-essential...
Commissary will close for store reset Oct. 21-23
September 26, 2012
— As part of the Defense Commissary Agency's ongoing effort to enhance the shopping experience, the Joint Base Andrews Commissary will close early Oct. 21 at 5 p.m., and will be closed through Oct. 23, while it undergoes a store "reset." It will reopen as regularly scheduled, Oct. 24. A reset is an agency-wide program that systematically changes how...
Andrews offers free flu vaccine
August 29, 2012
— Team Andrews members ages 18 and older, to include all DoD and Tricare beneficiaries, can receive a free flu vaccination at the Andrews Community Activity Center on Sept. 26 and 27, and Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m."The flu vaccine is mandatory for all military members and must be received no later than January first, 2013," said Maj. Troy Baker,...
Retiree Activity Office
April 9, 2012
— VA backlog Attacked - VA is on track toward meeting one of its top priorities: breaking the back of the disability claims backlog, according to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. "Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days." VA has been testing a new electronic system in Providence, R.I., and Salt Lake City. The department expects to...
Retiree Activity Corner
February 10, 2012
— New Numbers on ID Cards When current military-issued identification cards expire, the new cards will have a Department of Defense Benefits Number (DBN) in lieu of the Social Security Number. Dependents' cards will have their own number. Elimination of SSNs is a DoD response to an increasing need to protect privacy and identity. However, it may...
February 3, 2012
— More Insurance Available Veterans with Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) may increase their coverage to the maximum amount under the Service members' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program. Approximately 70 percent of veterans with VGLI are under age 60 and have less than $400,000 of coverage. Veterans can increase their coverage by $25,000 at each...
Retiree Activities Office Newsletter
August 25, 2011
— RAOS NEED YOUR HELP - Retiree Activities Offices at Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling are among 105 outlets at bases around the world offering assistance to military retirees and their families. Volunteers staffing these offices, through the Air Force Retiree Council, serve as eyes and ears of the retiree community for the Air...
Retiree Activities Office Corner - week of June 17 - 24
July 8, 2011
— Fisher House in 20th YearOn its 20th anniversary, the Fisher House Foundation isn't basking in past achievements. It opened its third house at the Bethesda, Md., National Naval Medical Center. Nine more are being built nationwide this year. The program started in 1991 as a modest endeavor, with Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher donating a house to...
Retiree Activities Office column: week of May 20 - May 27
May 17, 2011
— Some Transport Costs Paid by TricareWhen it comes to transport or transfer of Tricare patients, how much of the cost is covered by Tricare? Some costs included with Tricare services include: emergency transfers to or from a beneficiary's home, accident scene or other location to a hospital and transfers between hospitals; ambulance transfers from a...
Retiree Activities Office column: week of May 13 - May 20
May 11, 2011
— Partners in Cutting CostsAs Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presses for an increase in health plan premiums for working-age military retirees to help offset rising health care costs, Tricare reported on progress in improving efficiencies and the quality of health care services.Tricare Prime, the managed-care option that covers active-duty members...
Retiree Activities Office column: week of May 6 - May 13
May 2, 2011
— Council Meetings CancelledThe government's budget crisis - creating sharp belt tightening in all agencies - reached out and touched the Air Force retirement program in May. The annual Air Force Retiree Council meetings, scheduled at the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Tx., were canceled. It is only the second year the council has failed...
Retiree Activities Office column: week of Apr. 29 - May 6
April 26, 2011
— Many Receive VA Insurance DividendsMore than 820,000 veterans with service before 1956 who have maintained their government life insurance policies will share $240 million in annual dividends this year. No application to the Department of Veterans Affairs is necessary. Payments will continue throughout the year on the anniversary date of the...
11th Wing Safety Office - Driving in Hazardous Situations
March 30, 2011
— Car crashes are the leading killer of Americans between the ages of one to 24. More than three quarters of automobile wrecks are caused by driver errors. Here are a few techniques for coping with common driving hazards. Drivers who run traffic lights · Don't assume other drivers are going to obey the traffic light when it changes color.· If you are...
Retiree Activities Office column: week of Mar. 25 - Apr. 1
March 21, 2011
— The CRSC Application ProcessTo receive Combat Related Special Compensation you must submit your application through your parent military-service branch. Each service branch has the authority to determine your eligibility. In order to apply for CRSC, you first must have a Veterans Affairs disability rating. You may apply for CRSC after the VA...