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Warrior of the Week
November 6, 2013
Airman 1st Class Nicholas Giusti, United States Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, is this week’s Warrior of the Week at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The Frederick, Md. native has been a ceremonial guardsman for more than one year. As a body bearer, his primary responsibility is carrying the nation’s heroes to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Survivor: Ready to wear the pink ribbon
November 5, 2013
Brandi Jackson embraces her daughter Elsie while relaxing at their home on Oct. 29, 2013 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Jackson leaned on her family, friends and church family for support, ensuring her two children were taken care of while she received treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nichelle Anderson)

JBA Energy Action Month events emphasize everyone's role in conserving, cutting utility use
October 29, 2013
This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts personnel at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the total force to make a commitment to a continual change in organizational and personal energy use and help Airmen realize they can make a difference in overall Air Force energy efforts.

New SARC + SAPR upgrades = Zero tolerance
October 29, 2013
Special Victims' Counsel provides sexual assault victims legal assistance.

Joint Base Andrews Community Prepares to SHARE
October 15, 2013
A SHARE program participants pick up their food packages at the Military and Family Support Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 27, 2013.  The Self Help And Resource Empowerment (SHARE) program is an exchange of sorts where participants volunteer up to two hours per month of their time to their community in order to purchase a package of food at a discounted rate.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith)

811th Airman pursues cycling excellence abroad
September 26, 2013
Senior Airman David Flaten executes a "bunny hop” or lifting up of both wheels of the bike off the ground, then exploding upward to clear any obstructions in one’s path, during the 2013 Conseil International Sport Militaire (CISM) cycling competition. The 811th Security Forces Squadron protective service member was selected to represent the United States Armed Forces for the cycling championship event held Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, in Leopoldsburg, Belgium. (Courtesy photo)

Responder Demystifies Calling Military Crisis Line for Help
September 10, 2013
Suicide Prevention Photo

Grey Geese Teach USAPAT Soldiers Aircraft Security Tactics
September 6, 2013
Staff Sgt. Colin Meizel, center, demonstrates weapons takeaway techniques to U.S. Army Sgt. Frankie Chan, right, and Sgt. Myles Covington, during a Fly Away Security Team course, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 4. The course trains service members the tools and techniques to secure aircrafts globally. Both Soldiers are from the 212th Military Police Detachment at Fort Belvoir, Md.,  while Meizel is assigned to the 811th Security Forces Squadron executive aircraft security here. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Andrews Airmen 'Fuel the Fight" in Southwest Asia
August 28, 2013
Airman 1st Class Orlando Misaalefua installs a pitot tube cover on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a thru flight inspection at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Aug. 13, 2013. Misaalefua is a 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., and hails from Clarksville, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones)

Duty, Honor, Pride: Brig. Gen. Vaught speaks on women's equality at The Club
August 27, 2013
Retired Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, Women in Military Service for America president, speaks in honor of Woman’s Equality Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 23, 2013. Vaught served for more than 28 years and is one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. Air Force History. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)

Airmen and Soldiers bring heat to the kitchen
August 19, 2013
Army flight stewards brief their mission aboard an army aircraft during a joint service culinary training session on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2013. Army flight stewards and Air Force flight attendants conducted a training class to obtain and develop new skills from one another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin O’Shea)

Wellness without comes from within
July 3, 2013
Wounded Warriors learn to play wheelchair basketball during an Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Training Camp at the West Fitness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 26, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Main)

Staff Sgt. relearns favorite hobby during Adaptive Sports Camp
June 28, 2013
A service member participates in the archery portion of the Air Force Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp held at Joint Base Andrews June 26 and 27. As part of the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Program, the camp introduced adaptive sports to wounded warriors during the earliest stages of their recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Stout)

A Nation's Tribute
May 15, 2013
Col. Gina Humble, 11th Operations Group commander, left, and Lyn Gosman, Humble's hairdresser and professional painter, reveal "A Nation's Tribute" during a small ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Jan. 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith)

Coming soon to an undisclosed location near you
May 9, 2013
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Hannah, Air Force Central Command Band “Vector” audio engineer, perform on The Boardwalk at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 16, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)

Air Force Honor Guard female pallbearer honored to serve
March 13, 2013
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Powell, United States Air Force Honor Guard pallbearer, practices the presentation of the flag March 5, 2013 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington. Powell joined the Body Bearing team a year-and-a-half ago and was one of two women to do so since 1972. “To be one of the first female pallbearers is pretty cool,” Powell said. “But honestly, any female can do it if they want it and have the motivation and drive.” (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

'We can rebuild him - we have the technology'
March 12, 2013
Marine Corps Sergeant Cody Mongosa, Marine Corps Network Operations Security Command remains motionless as a Technolas Orbscan is taken of the patient's eye, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. the Orbscan measures the patient's anterior and posterior chamber of the cornea,
anterior and posterior corneal surface elevation maps, and regional pachymetry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Perry Aston)

Esther Blake: First enlisted woman in the Air Force
March 4, 2013
Staff Sgt. Esther Blake: First woman in the Air Force. (Graphic by Sylvia Saab)

Airman plays pivotal role in Chief's ceremony
January 29, 2013
Airman 1st Class Krystal Chase is a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones)

811th SFS supports superstorm victims
January 18, 2013

Inauguration Information: Team Andrews duo creates smartphone app
January 16, 2013
Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt and Staff Sgt. Christopher Bevins, both Air Force broadcast journalists currently supporting Joint Task Force, National Capital Region, a task force of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel stood up in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, put the finishing touches on a cellphone application, Jan. 14, that they designed from the ground up to provide real time information on the historic event. Burkhardt and Bevins have come from 11th Wing Public Affairs on their home station, Joint Base Andrews, Md. Their app, called "Inauguration," was released by Apple Inc., Jan. 14, and is currently available through the corporation's App Store. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

JBA - There's an app for that!
December 26, 2012
The new app for Joint Base Andrews released Dec. 11, 2012, is available worldwide on any iOS device. The device now has push notifications to alert users in the event of real world emergency situations, base closures and other command directed announcements.   (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt)

Father and Son Set to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 20, 2012
Chief Master Sgt. Ed Teleky, U.S. Air Force Band drum major, and his son Tony, drum line captain at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md., are slated to appear at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 22.  This will be Tony's second appearance with the Macy's All American Marching Band, and the first appearance for both Chief Teleky and the Air Force Band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith)

Andrews EST brings organized chaos to the force
November 16, 2012
Senior Airman Gabriell Vieira, 11th Security Forces Squadron elite guardsman and Andrews Emergency Services Team member, takes control of his sector of responsibility during an anti-hijacking exercise conducted Nov. 9, 2012, at the Joint Training Facility at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md. The exercise was a joint effort between the Andrews Emergency Services Team and the Raven team where they practiced tubular assaults during a mock hijacking scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones)

Singles Retreat to Bolger Center
November 13, 2012
WALDORF, Md. - Chaplain Capt. Denis Gueu, head chaplain, and Master Sgt. Matt Cagle, 744th Communication Squadron NCO in charge of cable maintenance, host a chapel sponsored singles retreat at Bolger Center Resort in Potomac, Md., Oct. 12-14, 2012. The retreat served to promote healthy and successful communication in male and female relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Amber Russell)