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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)

Air Force husband earns Military Spouse of the Year award
June 1, 2012

Joint Base Andrews proud to host 11th Bombardment Group reunion
May 23, 2012
A group of students stop to converse with Bill Brentland during a field trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 17. Brentland is a retired WWII veteran who experienced the bombing of Pearl Harbor first-hand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Stout)

Prominent leadership granted experience of a lifetime on JCOC 83
May 3, 2012
Joint Civilian Orientation Conference attendees are given a briefing in front of a CV-22 from the 8th Special Operations Squadron on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2012. JCOC attendees toured static aircraft as part of their visit to Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt)

Team Andrews encourages local elementary kids to Aim High at a Career Day event
April 27, 2012

Andrews home to the Elite
April 19, 2012
Elite Gate Guards Tech. Sgt. Scott Gero and Airman 1st Class Blake Miller pose in front of the Joint Base Andrews Main Gate April 16. Differences between Elite Gate Guards and Andrews’ original gate guards include a revamped uniform and higher standards of performance. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Porter)

1HS exhibits precision, dedication to excellence at Orioles opener
April 9, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -- A formation of 1st Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois from Joint Base Andrews, Md., fly in formation over the Camden Yards Stadium during the last note of The National Anthem at the Baltimore Orioles' season opener April 4.  These patriotic displays of military strength and precision require a considerable amount of advanced planning and coordination, but are an important part of showing the American people that their Air Force is the best in the world.   (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Endeavor Astronaut leaves Team Andrews audience seeing stars
April 5, 2012
Navy Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Naval Surface Warfare Center Caderock Division commander, addresses a Joint Base Andrews audience during an Andrews Leadership Series event at the Community Activity Center on March 29.  The background photo depicts Capt. Stefanyshyn-Piper serving as an astronaut during the space shuttle Endeavor mission in 2008.  (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Team Andrews family comes together after fire
April 5, 2012
Senior Airman Amy Breeden, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, organizes food and household items March 30. The items were donated to the Andrews Attic in support of families effected by a base housing fire that occurred March 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner)

Endeavor Astronaut leaves Team Andrews audience seeing stars
April 4, 2012
Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center commander, addresses a Joint Base Andrews audience during an Andrews Leadership Series event at the Community Activity Center on Mar. 29.  In the background is a slide of the space shuttle Endeavor, taken while Stefanyshyn-Piper served as an astronaut during the shuttle’s 2008 space mission.  (Photo/Bobby Jones)

It's Hammer Time at the Auto Hobby Center
March 28, 2012
Paul Faucheux, owner of Maaco of Waldorf, instructs Team Andrews members as they sand a car hood with a dual-action sander during a body shop class at the Andrews Auto Hobby Center on March 25.  Faucheux sponsored the class, which was an introduction to the fundamentals of basic body repair and refinishing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Torey Griffith)(released)

Team Andrews celebrates Women's History Month
March 26, 2012
From left to right, Capt. Margaret McCord, 1st Helicopter Squadron pilot, Maj. Tammy Mosley, 779th Medical Operations Squadron nurse and Maj. Jacqueline Jackson, 579th Medical Group flight nurse, proudly represent Joint Base Andrews at the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week’s Fly it Forward Day in Frederick, Md. on March 10. Giving Jackson an incentive flight on her birthday, McCord flew the UH-1N Iroquois to an air show where the women met up with Mosley and together enlightened local community members of the Andrews mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner)

Joint Base Andrews celebrates women of excellence during Women's History Month
March 21, 2012
Staff Sgt. Brittinie Alvarez gives Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, a brief on an upcoming event during a Wing Staff Agency meeting March. 8.

Pharmacy safety, options are priority for beneficiaries
March 7, 2012
Staff Sgt. Clifton Newell, (squadron) pharmacy vault custodian mixes a magic mouth wash solution for a patient at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center Main Pharmacy on March 6.  The mouth wash is used to soothe cankers, sore throats and other mouth irritations.                    (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Mustache March maximizes manliness
March 6, 2012
AFI 36-2903, Section states, “… male Airmen may have mustaches; however they will be conservative (moderate, being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) and will not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from both corners of the mouth. See Figure 3-1, reference points B, C, and D.” (U.S. Air Force Graphic/Senior Airman Torey Griffith)

Behind Oz's Curtain: Chief's Own Protocol runs the machine
March 2, 2012

Air Force reservist caretaker of Navy historical showpiece
March 2, 2012
Tech. Sgt. Daniel Glessner, 459thMaintenance Squadron machinist, shows skeletal structure of motorized mannequin, named after his son, Brian during some recent upgrades.  (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Chapel staff shares the love with a Chick-fil-A givaway
February 27, 2012
Chaplain (Capt.) Denis Geue, 11th Wing chaplain, distributes Chick-fil-a meals 
to a truck full of hungry Airmen from the 11th Civil Engineering Squadron 
during the Chick-fil-a giveaway at Chapel 1 on Feb. 17. The 11th Wing Chapel 
and Chick-fil-A worked together on the event.  Together, they distributed 500 
meals to show appreciation for service members and their dependents at Joint 
Base Andrews.  The underlying purpose for the show of love was to lead into 
the commencement of lent on Ash Wednesday.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior 
Airman Amber Russell)

"The Chief's Own" merit excellence
February 24, 2012
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Andrews Firing Range to close
February 16, 2012
Staff Sgt. Raymond Billups, 11th Security Forces Group combat arms instructor, gives pointers to a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) refresher-course student at the Andrews Firing Range Feb. 14. Refresher classes consist of students who need to re-qualify on their weapon for pre-deployment and security forces augmentee purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle)

Readying the Total Force
February 16, 2012
Capt. Meia Rabotaeu, 459th Aeromedical Squadron flight nurse, reviews her checklist during a training exercise aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 10. The standard aeromedical crew consists of two flight nurses and three aeromedcial technicians. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Aaron Stout)

Sister services work together to spruce up D.C. school
February 10, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Staff Sgt. Crystal Coleman, NCO in charge of knowledge operations for the Secretary of the Air Force, paints an entrance door at C.W. Harris Elementary School Feb. 4. Military personnel from the National Capitol Region and their families helped spruce up the school by painting the hallways and all of the doors, power-washing the exterior, removing graffiti and setting up classrooms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell)

Andrews Engineer dubbed 'Engineer of the Year'
February 9, 2012
Michael Butts, 11 CES electrical engineering technician, reviews a wiring control diagram inside Building 1207 Feb. 8. Diagrams such as this provide engineers with the information concerning the relays that operate lights on the Joint Base Andrews flightline. Recently, Butts was named Engineer of the Year for Modern Day Technology Leaders by US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle)

89th Aerial Port Squadron: Air Mobility Command’s cornerstone of excellence
February 3, 2012
Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, escorts President Barack Obama to Air Force One during an outbound mission here Jan. 25. The 89th Airlift Wing Special Air Mission Passenger (SAMPAX) element is the only one of its kind in the Air Force. SAMPAX is responsible for coordinating ground operations for aircraft transporting the President and Vice President and U.S. and foreign heads of state. (Photo/Bobby Jones)aircraft during a presidential-level mission here Jan. 25. (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Carbon Monoxide: A small molecular compound with enormous impact
February 3, 2012