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Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, poses for a photo next to his aircraft after initially completing pilot training. Rizer is slated to retire in a dual change-of-command and retirement ceremony here July 6. (Courtesy photo) Retiring commander reflects on career, family, faith
After serving more than 25 years on active duty, Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, is slated to retire in a ceremony here on July 6. Surrounded by friends, family members and fellow coworkers, Rizer's dual retirement and change-of-command ceremony will commemorate his extensive Air Force career and highlight the many
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Team Andrews members enjoy arts and crafts, computer games, gift-bag giveaways and a smorgasbord of books during opening day of the Summer Reading program at the Joint Base Andrews library on June 18, 2012. The Summer Reading Program motivates, inspires and teaches individuals of all ages to read as much as possible.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell) Reading is so delicious!
Team Andrews community members of all ages appeared eager to ingest knowledge at the Joint Base Andrews library as they signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the kick-off party event held from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on June 18. The Summer Reading Program here lasts through Aug. 11.The theme for the DoD sponsored program, 'Reading is so Delicious,'
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Senior Airman Deborah Vives with the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq Financial Management team, assists a customer June 6 in Taji, Iraq. The OSC - I FM team travels to several sites in Iraq helping U.S. military personnel and civilian contractors with EagleCash and cash operations, setting up a new way to conduct financial services after the 2011 Armed Forces drawn down.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg C. Biondo) Team Andrews Airman helps bring cash flow back to Iraq
In August 2010, President Barack Obama announced the end of the combat mission in Iraq. In December 2011, images of the last U.S. servicemembers leaving the country flooded the media. But they weren't the last to leave. A handful of U.S. servicemembers, alongside a strong U.S. and international contractor presence, remain in the country to live and
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) MANning the Homefront links male military spouses
It has been said that spouses have the toughest job in the military. They support the military member and their children through frequent moves, long spans without their significant other due to deployments, and even learn a new language filled with acronyms, "hooahs" and the occasional "roger that."Military wives clubs have been around since the
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From left to right: Senior Airman Carl Free, Airman 1st Class Travis Yannell, Airman 1st Class Norbert Dudzic, Airman 1st Class Eli Cordy and Senior Airman Michael Wells, members of the 744th Communications Squadron's Airman Motivation Program (AMP), pose for a photo May 9 inside Building 1539. AMP encourages Andrews' base populous to seek self improvement through activities that foster teamwork, physical fitness and unit camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lindsey A. Porter)
744 CS's Airmen Motivation Program 'amps' up fellow service members
What could motivate you to wake up at 4:30 a.m.? Is it free food? A guaranteed spot in the HOV lane? The ever-dreaded mandatory unit formation? For most, it would probably take much more than mental fortitude to relinquish the comfort of warm bed sheets before the sun is up. But for some, the thought of waking up at 4:30 a.m. isn't even a thought
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Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, director of Air Force Public Affairs, and Maj. Christian Hodge pin rank insignia onto a life-size photo cut-out of Hodge’s wife, Maj. Lori Hodge, during a unique promotion ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2012.  The Hodges were both promoted from captain to the rank of major during the ceremony.  Lori, who is deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, participated via video teleconference.  The photo cut-out took her place during the pin-on portion of the ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Recent ceremony a 'major' deviation from the norm
From the most senior officer to the newest enlisted Airman, promotion is a milestone best celebrated standing alongside family and friends. Thanks to modern technology and a little ingenuity, a joint military couple serving thousands of miles away from one another was able to share in each other's special day during a double-promotion ceremony here
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Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews command chief, is slated to retire in a ceremony here June 8. Brinkley has served more than 28 years in the Air Force. (Courtesy photo)
Andrews command chief to retire
After serving in the Air Force more than 28 years, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 11th Wing/ Joint Base Andrews command chief, is slated to retire in a ceremony here on June 8. While serving as Andrews' command chief, Brinkley was responsible for the quality of life and installation support of more than 4,500 enlisted personnel assigned here.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force husband earns Military Spouse of the Year award
A husband who championed the progression of disability policy and the exceptional family member program received the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year Award in Washington, D.C., May 11. Jeremy Hilton, spouse of Air Force Lt. Col. Renae Hilton, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent here, received the award during a luncheon at the
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A group of students stop to converse with Bill Brentland during a field trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 17. Brentland is a retired WWII veteran who experienced the bombing of Pearl Harbor first-hand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Stout) Joint Base Andrews proud to host 11th Bombardment Group reunion
History was brought to life through stories from members of the 11th Bombardment group and their families during their reunion held here May 15-19. Their visit was filled with multiple events during their stay in the National Capital Region (NCR).The veterans and their families kicked off the reunion in a major way by participating in Military
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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference attendees are given a briefing in front of a CV-22 from the 8th Special Operations Squadron on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2012. JCOC attendees toured static aircraft as part of their visit to Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt)
Prominent leadership granted experience of a lifetime on JCOC 83
A diverse group of leaders from across the nation had a rare opportunity to experience life through the eyes of service members from each branch of the Department of Defense on a week-long tour to various military bases in the United States during the 83rd Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, which began April 22."The purpose of the JCOC is to
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