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Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer
October 31, 2012
Senior Airman Latisha Chong, 628th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Charleston S.C., was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Jan. 19, 2012. Chong went through chemotherapy for five months and was told she was cancer free June June 19, 2012. (U.S. Air Force  illustration/ Airman 1st Class Chacarra Walker)

Eternal courage remembered
October 11, 2012

Airmen help youth learn aviation at conference
October 11, 2012
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.- Airmen gather with members of the Federal Aviation Administration during the Air Traffic Control Association's 57th Annual Conference Exposition at the Gaylord Convention center, National Harbor, Md., Oct. 3, 2012. Service members and DoD employees from the National Capital Region volunteered chaperones for more than 1,000 students from 19 area schools. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Amber Russell)

Heal Your Heels
October 9, 2012

4-wheelin' provides active therapy for wounded warriors
September 28, 2012
Staff Sgt. John Purser, right, together with wounded warriors and volunteers prepare to pull a jeep out of a ditch during an off-road event in Gore, Va., Sept. 15, 2012. Purser, who is the president of 4 Wheel To Heal, is assigned to the command post of the 113th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Val Gempis)

CAC holds HAHM food tasting
September 25, 2012
Staff Sgt. Corina Hernandez, Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance and analysis specialist, displays Hispanic cultural attire with Master Sgt. Christina Packer, Air Force District of Washington command assistant manager, at a Hispanic-American Heritage Month celebration at the community activity center, Sept. 21, 2012. The event included a free ethnic-food tasting, a professional dancing demonstration, a live DJ and an opportunity for patrons to dance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell)

Department of Education schools Andrews on resources
September 19, 2012

Team Andrews member inspires taekwondo movie
September 17, 2012
Master Lynnette Love, gives a student one-on-one instruction during a scheduled class at the Love Academy at Andrews Youth Center on Aug. 14, 2012.. Love is an Olympic taekwando champion, and her story has inspired a movie called "Seoul, U.S.A.," which is being produced later this year. (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Chaplains provide support and comfort for families
September 13, 2012
Col. Charles Cornelisse provides words of comfort to the family of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Alison. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mills)

You've got Base Pride detail
September 13, 2012
Senior Airman Cornelie Hall, 779th Medical Support Squadron command support staff and Base Pride detail Airman, collects tree debris Aug. 16, 2012. Base Pride is a week-long detail that works to maintain installation cleanliness and uphold Andrews’ sanitation standards. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lindsey A. Porter)

Airman, Duathalete, demonstrates motivation
August 23, 2012
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. David Perez, works with the directorate of logistics at Fort Meade, Md. He has served in the Air Force for 11 years. (Courtesy photo)

Behind-the-scenes look at saving lives
August 23, 2012
Staff Sgts. Caleb Gibson, left, and Erick Bartels use patient simulator equipment to check Propaq Encore monitors at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 15, 2012. The Airmen are biomedical equipment technicians assigned to the Medical Logistics Flight of the 779th Medical Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Val Gempis)

Team Andrews ceremonial guardsmen respond to car crash, help save lives
August 20, 2012
Staff Sgt. Kody Whiteside, 779th Medical Operations Squadron medical 
technician; Senior Airman Sean Smith, 11th Security Forces Squadron elite gate 
guard member; Airman 1st Class Gil E. Gonzolez, 779th Dental Squadron dental 
technician; Senior Airman Antonio Hernandez, 779 MDOS cardiopulmonary 
technician; Senior Airman Marcus Mendez, 779th Surgical Operations Squadron 
radiology technician; and Senior Airman Danielle Robles, 779 MDOS aerospace 
medical technician.  These members of the Andrews Base Honor Guard were the 
first to respond to a single-vehicle accident while driving home from an Honor 
Guard ceremony Aug. 10, 2012. (U.S. AIr Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith)

Speed mentoring at The Club
August 17, 2012
Master Sgt. Sylvia Dieble, 1st Helicopter Squadron superintendent, educates and mentors junior enlisted Airmen at  a Speed Mentoring forum held at The Club at Andrews Aug. 16, 2012. Junior enlisted members were able to spend seven minutes at each table and bring their challenges and questions to leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell)

779th Medical Group essential to Vibrant Response 13
August 3, 2012
Army military policemen assigned to the 811th Engineer Company help simulated survivors evacuate a neighborhood involved in a simulated nuclear blast attack at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 26, 2012, during exercise Vibrant Response 13. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Terence Ewings)

Airman, MMA fighter, pulls no punches as Duathlon World Championship competitor
July 23, 2012
Air Force TSgt. David "De Fierro" Perez, elite endurance athlete and professional fighter, will represent the USA in the Duathlon World Championship set to take place Sept. 2. Perez is a Vehicle Management and Analysis craftsman at Fort Meade, Md(courtesy photo)

'Deebo' gets lifted with the 1st Helicopter Squadron
July 17, 2012
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, a character actor and professional wrestler widely known for his role as neighborhood bully Deebo in the “Friday” movie trilogy, visited Joint Base Andrews’ 1st Helicopter Squadron on July 12. The 1 HS flew Lister to Dover Air Force Base, Del., to visit the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Office, USO and troops there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Aaron Stout)

Capital Flyer takes final flight
June 28, 2012
A copy of the Springboard, one of the first on-base military newspaper publications distributed here, highlights the accomplishments of service members and families stationed on Camp Springs Army Air Base during World War II. Formerly known as Camp Springs Air Base, Joint Base Andrews has continually run a military newspaper publication since 1944. The Capital Flyer, the base's most-current publication, will cease distribution July 6, and be replaced by The Andrews Gazette, a combined military and civilian newspaper.

Retiring commander reflects on career, family, faith
June 28, 2012
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)

Reading is so delicious!
June 22, 2012
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)

Team Andrews Airman helps bring cash flow back to Iraq
June 15, 2012
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)

MANning the Homefront links male military spouses
June 14, 2012
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744 CS's Airmen Motivation Program 'amps' up fellow service members
June 7, 2012
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)

Recent ceremony a 'major' deviation from the norm
June 6, 2012
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)

Andrews command chief to retire
June 1, 2012
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)