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March 10, 2015

Band AIMS to inspire students

The bell rings, gossip fills the halls and the U.S. Air Force rock band, Max Impact's tunes greet students as they file into their second period classes.The grinning elementary schoolers hit alarmingly high notes as they sing along during the band's assembly.While, some high school students draw their phones to start recording the performance,

Jan. 21, 2015

Making the cut: drill team sharpens trainees

A duct-taped, 12-pound rifle fixed with an 11-inch blade launches up in the air, heightening tension, as it finds a drill team trainee's hand, arm or the ground, in preparation for its next movement.CLANK, CLANK, THUD!"Weapon down!" yells the trainee, as his heels clink together and he pops to attention.The trainees also halt their drill movements,

Jan. 16, 2015

457th Airlift Squadron, transporting senior leaders

The 457th Airlift Squadron is stationed on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, but is a part of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.Although they are a geographically separated unit and a small squadron, their mission is essential to senior leaders and the Air Force."Our mission is to transport leaders, primarily within the

Jan. 9, 2015

Slopes for the folks of Andrews

When the weather outside is frightful, and a fire might be quite delightful. There is one place to go; Andrews Outdoor Recreation.With each passing week of the winter season the temperatures begin to drop and the hibernation season begins for many, including Airmen.The 11th Force Support Squadron's Outdoor Recreation does its best to give the Joint

Nov. 19, 2014

AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery

One would never know the twelve current and retired Airmen walking into the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18, were wounded, ill or seriously injured.Minutes later it is evident as the bleachers and floor fill with gym bags, volleyballs and prosthetic limbs, and two K-9s sit loyally on the sideline waiting for their owners to return

Nov. 4, 2014

Wired Up, Fired Up

Wired up and fired up, the unit responsible for establishing and maintaining communicative capabilities for Team Andrews is the 744th Communications Squadron. The main focuses of this squadron are land-to-mobile radio communications, the giant voice, and the public address system."Our mission is to ensure communication options are always ready and

Oct. 8, 2014

Wingmen serve terminally ill ‘Pilots for a Day’

Eight-year-old Ne'Vaeh Littleton transforms from brain cancer patient to pilot as he promises to "have as much fun as military regulations allow" in the Pilot for a Day program.Looking handsome in his personalized flight suit, 8-year-old Ne'Vaeh took his oath of office promising to "ask questions, smile a lot, and have as much fun as military

Sept. 11, 2014

EAS team is selected as Warriors of the Week

This week's Warriors of the Week are Staff Sgts. Marixsa Chicas (center) and Matthew Shortridge (not pictured), and Senior Airmen Michael Aguirre (right) and Brandon Marshall (left), 811th Security Forces Squadron executive aircraft security. EAS teams provide security for the President of the United States, the Vice President, the First Lady,

Aug. 22, 2014

Redcoats marched through Andrews to Battle of Bladensburg

Echoes of battles past whisper through the landscape of many military installations. But, 200 years ago, elements of the British army marched through the hills and woods of what is now Joint Base Andrews.The redcoats landed in Benedict, Maryland, under the command of Maj. Gen. Robert Ross in 1814 with the goal of sieging Washington's population of

Aug. 20, 2014

11th FSS: Taking care of Airmen

The 11th Force Support Squadron has the daunting task of servicing approximately 60,000 Airmen in the National Capital Region and Worldwide.With such a diverse population, different parts of the squadron aim to focus on the various needs families may have.Lt. Col. Colin Huckins, 11th FSS commander, said squadron's main priority is to serve the