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May 5, 2014

Airman takes calm approach to explosive career

Men and women join the Air Force to become Airmen who fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. No matter the terrain, they are ready to hone their skills in service of their nation.Senior Airman Brian Mink joined the Air Force in January 2011, ambitious to enlist as a boots-on-the ground combat photographer. Since his first-choice career

May 2, 2014

Cool Skeens

Senior Airman Lauren Skeens, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis apprentice, has been recognized as Warrior of the Week here, April 30. She provides logistics service to many Team Andrews units, as well as Air Force One, the National Airborne Ops Center and the Pentagon. Skeens has been recognized for her hard work and

May 2, 2014

Band Brings Broadway to Midwest: Let's Take the Show on the Road

The U. S. Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants completed a 12-day Spring tour across the Midwest, covering Illinois, Indiana and Michigan from April 3-14. The performances were free and took place at high school and college venues. This was the Band's first tour in 16 months, a dramatic change from the pre-sequester days when they

Feb. 24, 2014

Shaping of the Force: Better Bodies, Better Life

He breaks 90 degrees at the elbow, making each push-up count; every gut-wrenching sit-up gets him closer to completion. For him, the hard part is over. He dons his headphones, relaxes his shoulders and sets his eyes on the horizon to finish the mile-and-half run in plenty of time to receive an excellent on his fit-to-fight test.This image of a

Feb. 19, 2014

Puranen Stands Out Amongst His Peers

Airman 1st Class Brian Puranen, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, is the warrior of the week.  This Hartland, Mich., native is being recognized this week due to his overhauling a crash fire truck and rear axle units in which he replaced all the axle seals in under seven hours as opposed to the normal 12. His actions

Feb. 5, 2014

Ganey shows leadership, initiative, professionalism

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Ganey, Andrews Regional Command Post junior controller, is the Team Andrews Warrior of the Week.Born and raised in Lake City, Fla., Ganey has been proudly serving in the Air Force since May 2002.Due to his impeccable work ethic, Ganey was put in charge of revitalizing the Command Post's COMSEC, or Communications Security. His

Feb. 3, 2014

Honoring Our Fallen, Supporting Their Legacy

Whether it is in the warmth of spring or the cold of winter, the mission of an Air Force chaplain, their assistants and the Arlington Ladies never fades. This is the purpose of the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.; to honor our nation's fallen heroes and provide spiritual care for their loved ones. Arlington National Cemetery is a 624-acre stretch

Jan. 31, 2014

IDS presents: Passport to a better relationship in 2014

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world."Being married or in a committed relationship often means you are someone else's world. If you're lucky, another person can be your best friend, true-love and/or life-long partner all-in-one. While being the world to someone may seem quite riveting, life's challenges

Jan. 28, 2014

"Snow" big deal

Some people get a day off when it snows, but for a select group of Team Andrews members, the job is just beginning.11th Civil Engineer Squadron, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Base Operations all assist on the flight line when it comes to clearing the snow from the runway.Preparation begins well in advance for the snow season, which ranges

Dec. 18, 2013

Victim Advocate Stands up for Sexual Assault Awareness

Tech. Sgt. Takisha Thompson, National Reconnaissance Office unit education and training manager, is this week's Warrior of the Week. The California native is responsible for formal, ancillary and upgrade training for the military and civilian personnel in her unit. She is also a victim advocate for the National Capital Region Sexual Assault