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Aug. 19, 2014

Airman, Actor, Nerd

After hours of shopping, stitching and crafting, a piece of work comes together. For former Tech Sgt. Randolph Sena, this work shows in his life as a civilian Airman and a recreational cosplayer. No matter the job or training, the Air Force has a philosophy that applies to all Airmen: attention to detail.Sena, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews chief of

July 30, 2014

Fix 'em, Fly 'em, Fuel 'em

Soaring 30,000 feet in the air, surrounded by 49 tons of aluminum and jet fuel, Tech Sgt. Chris McAlister watches the horizon curves behind him and the earth passing below. This is one perk for the 756th Airlift Squadron boom operator. As an in-flight refueling boom operator, his job is to transfer fuel from one plane to another."My dad was in the

July 24, 2014

Col. Brad Hoagland: 'We ARE Team Andrews'

With the summer move season among us, many new faces, experiences and renewed direction come to the 11th Wing.Col. Brad Hoagland, the newest 11th Wing and installation commander, has held multiple command positions since 1994 with his most recent as the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's vice commander in Southwest Asia."I have the appreciation for

July 2, 2014

Dorm Residents start "shootin' some b-ball outside of the school"

Joint Base Andrews dorm residents can enjoy outdoor sports in their own backyard with new basketball and volleyball courts completed just in time for summer. The courts were officially opened on June 26 after a ribbon cutting ceremony. Approximately 50 Airmen and Sailors attended the ceremony and participated in the first matches on the new

June 20, 2014

JBA Staff Sgt. earns NCOA Vanguard Award

Staff Sgt. Mark Cornett, 1st Helicopter Squadron special missions aviator instructor, won the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America Vanguard Award on May 7, 2014, for his heroic actions which resulted in saving the life of a fellow Airman. The Department of Defense's NCOA Vanguard Award recognizes enlisted members

June 13, 2014

Free Concerts Coming to Joint Base Andrews as Engineers Build New Heritage Park

Construction for Joint Base Andrews' Heritage Park began June 2 and is expected to be ready for a public concert scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2014. Heritage Park, located near the base's Allentown Rd. gate, will be designed to host community outreach events on the installation. "Heritage Park will allow us to personally thank our local

June 4, 2014

Hale saves lives

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hale, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection crew chief, was recognized as this week's warrior of the week. He protects people, property and the environment from fires and disasters, as well as provides fire prevention, firefighting, rescue and hazardous materials response.He was recognized for accomplishments on and

May 23, 2014

Air Force vet brings dream to life: Mission accomplished

Raised in an era where many people believed children should be seen and not heard, LaShanda Jones, 459th Air Refueling Wing chief of finance, said she harnessed her talent for writing as a means for self-expression."I was a quiet child, and I started writing when I was a teenager," Jones said. "I wrote a lot of poetry and songs to express

May 14, 2014

Sesame Street, USO help Team Andrews families prepare for PCS season

"5-4-3-2-1." Team Andrews families counted down the launch of a Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at the base theater here May 13 and 14. The performances, brought to them by the USO, told the story of Katie, a military child who just found out she will be relocating to a new place with her family. The character was created to help

May 12, 2014

Every hero needs a sidekick: a tale of two mothers

Mother's Day is observed to pay tribute to the nurturers, teachers, best friends and leaders who shape their children's development and prepare them for life's challenges. It has been said, "A man works from sun[rise]-to-sun[set], but a woman's work is never done."This sacrifice does not always go unnoticed.Airman 1st Class Samuel DeWitt and his