Joint Base Andrews News

Category: Feature

First sergeant overcomes adversity; retires with former diamond
December 12, 2019
Bounce back

Monument dedication honors JBA namesake
May 9, 2018

Native warrior culture
November 21, 2017
Capt. Trueblood poses

AF Nurse receives bronze medal
May 12, 2017
A 779th Medical Group member is presented with a Bronze Star Medal during a commander's call at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 3, 2017. The individuals in the group were each presented a medal for their life saving work during a recent deployment. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

USAF family light it up blue
April 27, 2017
The Christi family poses for a photo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 27, 2017. Michael Christi, far right, son of Jeff Christi and Maj. Rebecca Christi, 799th Medical Group pediatrician, has autism spectrum disorder. The Air Force provides Michael with health and educational services, including Exceptional Family Member Program and Extended Care Health Options, which in turn provide therapies such as applied behavior analogy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. April is also Autism Awareness Month, which is meant to increase understanding and acceptance of autism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Prince George’s County, JBA support aircraft incident
April 14, 2017
JBA members discuss future operations in Clinton, Md., April 13, 2017.  Many JBA members are out here provideing support becasue of a F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 113th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md. crashed April 5, 2017 approximately six miles southwest from JBA.

Yoga instructor stretches JBA members' resiliency
March 10, 2017
Le Nguyen, West Fitness Center yoga instructor, holds her hands together during her yoga class at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 9, 2017. Nguyen has been volunteering at JBA as a yoga instructor since October 2015 and has been practicing yoga for eight years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Aiding Recovery through Movement
February 3, 2017
Staff Sgt. Kivynn Pabst, left, 779th Medical Group physical medicine technician, performs a stretch with Master Sgt. Christina Chislom, right, Malcolm Grow Medical Center patient, during a physical therapy appointment at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 2, 2017. Pabst gives Chislom treatment based on her unique needs.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Caretakers of Andrews’ furry warriors
December 22, 2016
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Valerie Garvin, Public Health Command District animal care specialist, budgets the Veterinary Treatment Facility income at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 20, 2016. As an animal care specialist, she manages and files everything in the facility including budgets, medications and patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Farewell to Chief Topa
December 21, 2016
Chief Master Sgt. Nathaniel Perry, left, 79th Medical Wing command chief master sergeant, hugs Chief Master Sgt. Beth Topa, right, retired 11th Wing command chief master sergeant, at her retirement ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 20, 2016. Topa officially retired on Dec. 9 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Chaplain guides LGBT community
June 30, 2016
Chaplain Countess Cooper, 113th Wing staff chaplain, from Joint Base Andrews, Md., is a Washington D.C. Air National Guardsman on a team of chaplains that provides religious support and accommodations to over 1200 Airmen and their families. She commissioned in the Air Force in 2010, has been working with the Department of Education for 24 years and with the Faith Temple Church in D.C. for 16 years, with a special ministry to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. (Courtesy Photo)

A Soldier's Tale
June 28, 2016
Former Army Private First Class Lisa Dickerson poses for a photo in her Army service dress uniform in December 1988. Dickerson served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1992 as military police officer before “don’t ask, don’t tell” and is a part of the LGBT community. (Courtesy photo)

Airman, Wingman, Gay Man
June 24, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Jeremiah Grisham, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight chief, oversees the daily activities and operations more than 20 EOD Airmen in one of the busiest EOD flights in the Air Force at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Grisham has served more than 18 years in the Air Force and is a member of the LGBT community. (U.S. Air Force photo by 11th Wing Public Affairs)

A Time to Tell: One Air Force Couple's Story
June 14, 2016
Staff Sergeant Jamie Engle (left) and her spouse Jamie Engle (right) shared a covert relationship until the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

MRI: below the surface
March 18, 2016
Staff Sgt. Adrian Solorzano, 779th Medical Group Magnetic Resonance Imaging section NCO in-charge, poses for a photo during an MRI scan at Malcolm Grow Medical Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 17, 2016. MRIs help diagnose a variety of disorders that could hinder the patients and ultimately the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan J. Sonnier/RELEASED)

"I have cancer; cancer doesn't have me"
October 28, 2015
The 779th Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic, along with the Breast Cancer Support Group, held a successful forum to educate patients and staff about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention at the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center on Joint Base Andrews, Oct. 16, 2015. Maj. Cristina Franchetti and Capt. Isami Sakai, both 779th MDG general surgeons, spoke about detecting lumps and abnormalities in the regions of the breast. (Photo by Airman 1st Class J.D. Maidens/Released)

Emergency services keep 2015 Air Show safe
September 19, 2015
Senior Airman Mika Le Henaff, 779th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, and Staff Sgt. Misty Chaar, 779th Dental Squadron oral surgery technician, discuss medical protocol on the flightline on Join Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 19, 2015. The 779th MDG provided medical support for the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls/Released)

Thunderbird 10
September 19, 2015
Captain Angelina Urbina, Thunderbirds personnelist, poses for a photo. (Courtesy photo)

Eye work on eyes
June 2, 2015
Olivia Morris, a Flight Medicine nurse, takes a Distance Visual Acuity Test at the Optometry Clinic on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 6, 2015. The test measures eyesight at various distances. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class J.D. Maidens)

Port Dawgs off the chain
April 20, 2015
A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst loaded with U.S. Army cargo bound for Romania sits on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 15, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

The 4th Floor
February 11, 2015

No snow days
January 29, 2015
A snow removal team from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron patrols for ice buildup on the Joint Base Andrews flight line, Jan 26, 2015. After snow and ice have been removed, heavy equipment patrols the flight line for newly-formed ice. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class J.D. Maidens)

Chaplain Assistants: assisting Chaplains
January 9, 2015

A legacy of love
September 26, 2014
(U.S. Air Force photo)

Warrior of the Week
September 25, 2014
Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn, USAF Band recording engineer and assistant producer, is the Warrior of the Week for the week of Sept 24, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews. DeVaughn is responsible for recording, editing and mixing live and studio performances of USAF Band musical flights. Devaughn was recently recognized for his audio mix of “America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute” with a Regional Emmy.