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NEWS | Oct. 21, 2010

How Andrews fits into the social media scheme of things

By Airman 1st Class Kat Lynn Justen 11th Wing Public Affairs

New media is a powerful communication tool that has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. It is no wonder then, that the U.S. military has recognized its vast potential for connecting and communicating with servicemembers, their families, retirees and the general public. In light of this revolution, Andrews Air Force Base opened up its government personal computer systems to allow Andrews members access to social media sites earlier this year. Since then, units from Joint Base Andrews have collectively set up more than two dozen social media sites.

As a result, Joint Base Andrews members now have accessibility to a myriad of new media sites geared toward keeping them informed on base activities, exercises, clubs, news and entertainment.

The 11th Wing, the host wing at Joint Base Andrews, alone established and operates five social media sites to include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Photobucket and Wordpress.

The Joint Base Andrews Facebook page can be seen here: Anyone can post to the wall, comment, like, download photos and watch videos from our page.

The Joint Base Andrews YouTube page can be viewed here: and includes commander's calls, presidential speeches, mission and U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard videos.

The Joint Base Andrews Twitter page is currently reserved for some of our higher interest items such as major events, news, and exercises. You can become a follower here:

Our Photobucket site is populated with downloadable, free photos from around Andrews. Check out all of the Andrews imagery here:

Wordpress is a developing blog called "Just another day at Andrews ..." and includes commentary from Joint Base Andrews members, which can be seen here:

For more information on unit Facebook pages, check out the "Favorites" section on the Joint Base Andrews Facebook page.

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