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Default Air Force Logo Turning the Corner
We celebrate another holiday season - already - and reflect on the end of a year and a decade. It has been a time of war and adversity, but it has brought out the best, strongest and bravest side of our military community. Moreover, Andrews looks back on a remarkable year - after determined pursuit of increased pride, teamwork and fitness, it is
0 12/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tips for holiday spending
As we approach the holidays, the air is filled with the sights and sounds of festivities, which help put us in the mood to make others happy. And, as we all know, it is not uncommon to do so by bestowing gifts on our loved ones. Gift giving is a great gesture, and as a leader, I encourage you take care of the ones close and dear to you. However,
0 12/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo The Crucible of Thanksgiving
We have seen a year of change in our nation, at Joint Base Andrews, and surely in our personal lives - and we should take this time to reflect. In doing so, we count our many blessings, old and new, because they give us perspective that can elude us amidst life's pains and losses. Do we take time to also reflect on these challenges and are we,
0 12/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Customer service is not a department
This past week we celebrated Veterans Day. While Memorial Day honors the memory of our fallen soldiers, on Veterans Day we honor the service of all of our military veterans. The freedom we take for granted has been paid for by the sacrifices made by our veterans. Sacrifice describes selfless good deeds accomplished for the benefit of others. These
0 12/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Service success tips
I'm often asked the question of what it takes to be successful in our Air Force. Honestly, that's a very difficult question to answer as there are so many things that could be considered critical to individual-or even team-success. Sure, performing our assigned duties and accomplishing the Air Force mission is priority one and we should all focus
0 12/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo The Pursuit of Excellence
In today's fast paced society it is often said that the average person's expectation is to have information, goods, services and all the little important things in life when they want them, and normally that is now. Of course, one must sometimes question whether it is reasonable to assume or maintain that expectation. Do we think of the things that
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Why are you here?
Well it's that time of year again. The leaves are changing color, the weather is becoming cooler and change is in the air. President John F. Kennedy once said, "The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable." This statement is most certainly true for our military. Over the past year, we have seen many changes... As I
0 10/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Passion In Everything We Do
"I ... do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States ..."These are more than just words to those of us in the profession of arms. Our oath commits us to a noble journey; a journey towards a more perfect union, to provide for our common defense, and to secure the blessings of liberty for our nation and our
0 10/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Make Good Choices
Much attention of late has been paid by Joint Team Andrews leadership on the dangers of inappropriate alcohol use with a focus on underage drinking. I also realize that some of our servicemembers who live in the dorms may feel they are being unfairly scrutinized regarding alcohol use on base. This if for good reason based on some concerning trends.
0 10/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo What is Naval Air Facility Washington?
Before I address the topic at hand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Col. Steven Shepro, 316th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, and his team of professionals, both military and civilian, for making the transition to Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, henceforth referred to as "Joint Base Andrews," as smooth as humanly
0 10/02
2009
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