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Joint Base Andrews News
Airman receives Black Belt Certification for innovation efforts
March 7, 2022
— Tech. Sgt. Jules Ponton, 316th Force Support Squadron manpower analyst and now a part of the Education with Industry program, was awarded a Black Belt Certification in continuous process improvement on Feb. 16, 2022, here. Less than 300 people in the Air Force have reached that level of training. This accomplishment required teamwork, demonstration of team leadership, striving for improvement and efficient outcomes and aligning their organization’s operations to its vision. “I had the honor and privilege of awarding Ponton with the Department of the Air Force Continuous Process Improvement Black Belt Certification,” said William Gautier, Spark Tank director. “This was not an easy accomplishment as it required application of Black Belt competency-level knowledge to a real problem our Airmen and Guardians face.” ...
USAF Honor Guard visits New York high schools
March 20, 2018
— The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard performed at Aviation Career & Technical Education High School in Long Island City, N.Y. and at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, N.Y., March 16, 2018. The event was part of the honor guard's U.S. northeastern outreach tour March 16-19...
Junior officers learn lessons of leadership
March 12, 2018
— More than 50 company-grade officers participated in the second annual Company Grade Officer Leadership Summit, hosted by the 11th Wing here, March 1...
CAG, Imagine Andrews host anti-bullying march
January 12, 2018
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Students from Imagine Andrews Public Charter School and local community members participated in the JBA Children’s March Against Bullying here today, as part of the 11th Wing's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special Observance.The 11th Wing Commander's Action Group, along with the wing Equal Opportunity office, is charged...
Commanders’ spouses learn about JBA military children educational options
October 31, 2017
— As part of Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson’s tour of Joint Base Andrews and its partners, his wife, Nancy Jacobson, along with Melonie Teichert, spouse of 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews Commander Col. E. John Teichert, visited JBA feeder school Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro and Imagine Andrews Public Charter School here earlier this month...
Every second counts: Plan two ways out!
October 17, 2017
— 11th Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire protection unit, made up of two fire stations and more than 80 firefighters, led Joint Base Andrews Fire Prevention Week 2017, Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, here...
Airmen of Note celebrate 70 years of USAF heritage on West Coast
October 12, 2017
— The U.S. Air Force Band premier jazz ensemble, Airmen of Note, toured California, Sept. 22 to Oct. 3.During the fall 2017 tour, the ensemble performed at more than 10 locations and brought Air Force musicians, who represent all Airmen, to West Coast audiences. “The bonds that the band is able to forge while traveling as musical ambassadors is great...
Hispanic heritage spices up month with culture, music, food
September 29, 2017
— Fall is officially here and pumpkin spice isn’t the only flavor of the season. National Hispanic Heritage Month started as base members got a spicy Latin introduction during a display event at the base theater on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 28...
America’s Airfield showcases 70 years of air superiority
September 18, 2017
— The 2017 JBA Air Show: America’s Air and Space Expo, which was held from Sept 15 to 17, commemorated the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Birthday by highlighting decades of breaking barriers...
Sunshine, swim and safety with JBA youth
August 14, 2017
— Swimming is enjoyed by many children during hot summer days. For parents, water safety is paramount. Due to the popularity and hazards of this activity, the Joint Base Andrews Youth Center and ZAC Foundation teamed up to host a four-day ZAC Camp for 107 children, ages five to nine, at JBA, Aug. 8-11. This is the second year in a row the camp was...
JBA recognizes LGBT Pride Month
June 30, 2017
— Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is recognized each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York. According to the library of Congress, the riots were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in the U.S.“The base celebrates this month to raise awareness of gay culture and promote greater diversity...
Motorcycle Safety Day is revved up by 11th Wing Safety Office
June 16, 2017
— A crash simulator, prize giveaways and a police-escorted off-base ride were a few of the activities at Joint Base Andrews’ Seventh Annual Motorcycle Safety Day here, June 15.“The reason we have a MSD is to prevent motorcycle safety briefings from becoming uninteresting,” said Master Sgt. Freddie Mims, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron operation...
CMSAF Speaks at ALS Graduation
May 17, 2017
— Graduates from the Joint Base Andrews Chief Master Sergeant Donald L. Harlow Airman Leadership School had the unique opportunity to listen to the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright as the keynote speaker during their graduation ceremony at The Club on Joint Base Andrews, Md. May 11.Wright, the 18th chief master sergeant of the Air...
JBA raises sexual assault awareness, prevention
April 17, 2017
— Base leaders and community members gathered for the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month kick-off and proclamation signing April 6, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews.SAAPM is recognized every April to raise cognizance about sexual harassment and violence, and inform military members how to prevent it.“This month is dedicated to providing...
JBA supports JROTC with base tour
February 21, 2017
Light up your Holiday, not your Tree
December 7, 2016
— Holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, hang up decorations and enjoy the cool weather, but this season also opens up the opportunity for many hazards.Some of the hazards that occur during the holidays are Christmas tree fires and car accidents. The Joint Base Andrews safety office recommends to incorporate risk management by watering your...
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...
11 CES talks preparedness
September 26, 2016
— To celebrate National Preparedness Month, the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency managers educated Joint Base Andrews members in the Base Exchange here, Sept. 23.“National Preparedness Month is an opportunity for emergency managers to get out and showcase what we do,” said Staff Sgt. Shaun Ouellette, 11th CES readiness and...
Checkout the Library
September 8, 2016
— The Joint Base Andrews Library held a pirate themed story time Aug. 31, for children and parents. “Pirates Love Underpants” by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort was one of several pirate themed children’s books read during story time.The event also involved singing and dancing between book changes followed by children playing with crafts and decorating...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Speaker's Forum planned for Oct. 16
October 13, 2015
— Breast cancer awareness month is celebrated every October to raise awareness through the use of special events and public education.As part of this effort, the 779th Medical Group, Women's Health Clinic, in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Support Group, will hold a speaker's forum on October 16 at 1 - 2:30pm in Café Malcolm at the Malcolm Grow...
MWDs help Andrews children 'Paws to Read'
July 24, 2014
— Members of the 11th Security Forces Support Squadron here demonstrated the Military Working Dog mission for a group of Team Andrews children and parents at the Andrews Library on July 23.The demonstration was the library's latest event to promote its "Paws to Read" summer reading program for children.To get the latest on library events, follow them...
Airmen take students under their wings
June 19, 2014
— Joint Base Andrews Airmen mentors and parents of the fifth-grade graduating class of Francis T. Evans Elementary School cheered on their students in the school's packed multi-purpose room as they walk across the stage, June 12.The students also completed the Area Coalition for Education-Excellence (ACE-E) mentorship program. The program connects...
School-age Programs transition into summer
June 17, 2014
— The Air Force School-Age Program, a before and after school program, has come to a close with the school year, but will be back following the summer months for military members with children ages five to 12.The mission of SAP is to provide a safe, supervised and healthy environment for children that supports success in school, literacy, community...
Do Your Part and Vote
June 11, 2014
— There is still time to exercise your right to vote. Please register and request your absentee ballot so that you can cast your vote even though you are away from home.Registering now will give you the opportunity to vote in most state's primary elections happening late this summer before the general election in November.As a general rule, people...
Voter registration easy, necessary requirement to participate in elections
June 11, 2014
— In order to vote in your state's primary or the general election, one must be registered to vote in that state and normally indicate which party they align themselves with for the primary.A common misconception is that your state keeps your voting information through PCS moves. This is not true, as voting information can--and often is--lost. As a...