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Paying it forward: Kaitlyn Rolli shares her journey as a military spouse
May 10, 2024
Kaitlyn Rolli, 316th Wing lead defense travel administrator, poses in front of a building for Military Spouse Appreciation Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 3, 2024.

Celebrating Women's History Month with Perseverance, Empowerment and Leadership
March 30, 2024
A video thumbnail featuring a silhouette a female service member, standing confidently in the foreground, against a dramatic sky with the sun low on the horizon behind them. They are seemingly overseeing a group of service members in the background who are engaged in a physical training activity. The setting has an early morning feel, with the sunlight casting long shadows on the ground. The composition suggests themes of leadership, fitness, and discipline within a military context.

A life-long pursuit of providing career and life enrichment
January 24, 2024
Members attend Federal Voter Assistance Program training at the Military and Family Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews.

Conquering catastrophe: Jessica Garcia's story of no excuses
August 7, 2023
A woman runs on a track.

Shooting for more than medals at the DoD Warrior Games
July 17, 2023
A man aims an air rifle at a target.

Master Sgt. ghosting Glenn Miller
October 3, 2016
Master Sgt. Andrew Axelrad, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1993 as a technical sergeant to become a Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note alto saxophonist. Axelrad performed and was featured with the Airmen of Note in front of his friends, family and home town one last time during the Labor Day 2016 weekend. Axelrad plans to retire from the Air Force after 24 years in February 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Philip Bryant)

11th MSG, proud to support
November 6, 2015
Airman 1st Class Austyn Helgeson and Senior Airman Scott Burdick, 11th Wing Civil Engineer firefighters, put out a fire during a live fire exercise at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 7, 2015. The exercise was part of the fire prevention week on JBA. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant/Released)

Balanced life
October 22, 2015
Master Sgt. Jermey Lawley, 11th Wing Equal Opportunity superintendent, and the West Fitness center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., in a double exposure photograph to represent the physical fitness pillar of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant/Released)

Vietnam Veteran honored in D.C.
May 26, 2015
Air Force Capt. Glenn Cook was a Vietnam War veteran whose plane was shot down near Nha Trang, Vietnam, Oct. 21, 1969. His remains were never found. He was honored the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard held a flag folding ceremony May 19, 2015, at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

811th Airmen awarded VP Service Badge
May 21, 2015
The Vice Presidential Service Badge is awarded to Staff Sgt. Peter Velez, former 811 Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of vice presidential aircraft security, Staff Sgt. Leonard Antonio, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Staff Sgt. Sorhaindo Peter, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Senior Airman Albert Ritterbeck, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team members at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2015. Only 473 people have been awarded the VPSB since its establishment in July, 1970. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Singing Sergeants seek skilled soprano
May 14, 2015
Kristen Basore, audition participant, studies music in Hangar Two as she prepares to audition for a Singing Sergeant soprano position at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., May 5, 2015. Basore is one of 13 finalists auditioning for a position in the U.S. Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

Guardsman bares heavy weight
April 14, 2015
Staff Sgt. April Spilde, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard formal training instructor, deadlifts 340 pounds during the 2015 Cincinnati Women’s Professional and Amateur Powerlifting Meet in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 11, 2015. Spilde is an award-winning amateur powerlifter and has been lifting for two years. (Courtesy photo/ Peter Spilde)

Air Force Home Makeover: JBA Edition
March 30, 2015
Joint Base Andrews volunteers gather equipment in preparation for home renovations in Bowie, Md., Jan. 29, 2015. Members gathered to help fix Tech. Sgt. Melvin Mateo’s home for his special-needs daughter. Mateo is an 89th Communications Squadron Government Network Operations Center crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan J. Sonnier)

Telling the future with 100% accuracy
March 26, 2015
Senior Airman Kyle Alexander, 89th Operational Support Squadron/Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster, is coined by Col. Brad Hoagland, JBA/11th Wing commander, at the weather flight office on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 13th, 2015. The 89 OSS/OSW is being recognized for correctly forecasted eight-out-of-eight winter weather system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

Black Flag first responders train with tunnel vision
March 19, 2015
Senior Airman Tony Pauline (center), gets geared up for a chemical agent training exercise with help from Staff Sgt. Yaoska Quintana (left) and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Moroz (right) in the Memorial Tunnel at the Center for National Response in Gallagher, WV., March 17, 2015. All three Airmen are members of the 779th Aerospace Medical Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Band AIMS to inspire students
March 10, 2015
Skyline High School students sing Journey’s, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” with Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Carson, U.S. Air Force Band Max Impact vocalist, during an educational outreach program in Mesa, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2015. Max Impact mentored, advised and educated students during an Advancing Innovation through Music clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

Making the cut: drill team sharpens trainees
January 21, 2015
Trainees perform mountain climbers during United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team Training at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Md., Jan. 13, 2015. Six trainees volunteer eight, 60-hour weeks to learn to learn weapon maneuvers and calisthenics to gain a spot on the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

457th Airlift Squadron, transporting senior leaders
January 16, 2015
1st Lt. Jeff Morrow, 457th Airlift Squadron pilot, looks out the cockpit window of a C-21 on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 9, 2015. The mission of the 457th AS is to transport the nation's leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan J. Sonnier)

Slopes for the folks of Andrews
January 9, 2015
Airman 1st Class Mark A. Claborne, 11th Security Forces Squadron member, poses for a photo with winter gear at the 11th Force Support Squadron's Outdoor Recreation, Jan. 9, 2015. Claborne is renting equipment for a trip he plans to attend. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery
November 19, 2014
Kai, a service dog, lays on the lap of Staff Sgt. August O'Niell during an Air Force wounded, ill or injured warrior sitting volleyball practice at the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18. O'Niell, a pararescueman, was wounded in July 2011 during a deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Wired Up, Fired Up
November 4, 2014
Airman 1st Class Ralph Fogg (right) and Senior Airman Robert Lewis, 744th Communication Squadron radio frequency technicians, examine motherboard components for a giant voice system at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Aug. 26, 2014. The 744 CS is responsible for land-to-mobile communications, the giant voice and public address system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Wingmen serve terminally ill ‘Pilots for a Day’
October 8, 2014
Ne’Veah Littleton with Lt. Col. Rob Balzano, 201st Airlift Squadron Operational Support Flight commander, during a day in which Ne’Veah was appointed a pilot for the Pilot for a Day program Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 22, 2013. Ne’Veah is a terminally ill child diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, which is a tumor on the brain stem.

EAS team is selected as Warriors of the Week
September 11, 2014
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Redcoats marched through Andrews to Battle of Bladensburg
August 22, 2014
(Historical reenactment photo courtesy Ralph E. Eshelman)

11th FSS: Taking care of Airmen
August 20, 2014