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Senior Airman Brian Mink is shown in his explosive ordanance disposal protective gear at the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron on Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 21, 2014. Mink is an 11 CES EOD journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys) 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
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2014
Senior Airman Lauren Skeens, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis apprentice, has been recognized as Warrior of the Week here, April 30. Skeens has been recognized for her hard work and dedication while working the Vehicle Management Control Board (vehicle maintenance database that tracks maintenance for the entire base fleet).  Recently, the Control Board was moved to Customer Service in order to increase customer efficiencies.  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
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2014
Default Air Force Logo 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
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2014
The Joint Base Andrews, Md., Health and Wellness Center watches out for Airmen's well-being by offering the intertactive bi-monthly course, Better bodies, better lives.The course aims to help Airmen make healthy diet choices. The HAWC offers a variety of physical and mental health courses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English) (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Ms. Amber J. Russell) 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
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2014
Airman 1st class Brian Puranen, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, has been recognized as this week's Warrior of the Week here on Feb. 19, 2014. Puranen overhauled a crash fire truck and rear axel units in seven hours as opposed to the normal 12, as well as performed triage maintenance on a snow broom returning the vehicle to service in six hours and restored 25 percent of snow removal capabilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry) 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
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2014
Tech. Sgt.  Kyle Ganey, Andrews Regional Command Post junior controller, is this week’s Warrior of the Week. Ganey was recognized for the revitalization of the Command Post’s communications security program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st class Ryan J. Sonnier) 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
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2014
Arlington National Cemetery, Va. contains the gravesites of more than 400,000 service members, their families, military chaplains, nurses, confederate and union soldiers, former slaves, presidents and senators. The cemetery has the second largest number of burials of any national cemetery in the United States, with approximately 6,900 burials a year; just behind Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry) 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
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2014
Military couples watch, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage,” presented by Joint Base Andrews Integrated Delivery System during a couples retreat at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 30th, 2013. Colonel Daniel Waters and his wife Liz hosted this event called, “Your Passport to a Better Relationship in 2014." IDS is designed to integrate and implement community outreach and prevention programs to Team Andrews. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)
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
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11th Civil Engineer Squadron equipment operators clear snow from the flight line at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 23, 2014. As colder temperatures surround the installation, team members remain on-call and ready to assemble within moments. Nights before forecasted flurries, personnel arrive to work hours before precipitation hits, standing ready to move as soon as the first flake falls. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes) "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
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- 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
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