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

JBA Marines complete Lance Corporal's Course, excel as future leaders
January 27, 2012
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Shannon Hyde, Marine Transport Squadron Andrews NCO in charge, speaks to Lance Corporals Samael J. FanesteEspina and Jean Henry, Marine Transport Squadron Andrews operations technicians,  about the different tools they can use as physical training leaders during their Lance Corporal’s Course here, Jan. 10. The course provides training in drill, Marine Corps history, codes of conduct, mentorship and many other classes geared toward improving the Marines before they take on the responsibility of becoming NCOs. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston)

Joint Base Andrews members reflect on MLK legacy
January 19, 2012
Robert Jenkins, a 95-year-old Navy veteran and part-time bagger at the Andrews Commissary, sees Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a role model for all generations. (photo/Bobby Jones)

Joint Base Andrews member gives account of his life as an American Indian
December 9, 2011
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Col. Ken Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, presents Chuck Tsinnie, 11th Force Support Squadron marketing illustrator, with a parting gift for sharing his life story during an American Indian Heritage Month event at the Community Activity Center on Nov 30. (Photo/Bobby Jones)

Andrews spreads Holiday cheer with 'Parents and Children Fighting Cancer' party
December 9, 2011
Kialani, 8, daughter of Karl Briales from Lorton, Va., places an ornament on a Christmas tree during the Parents and Children Fighting Cancer holiday event in Hangar 3 on Dec. 3. This is the third year the family has attended the holiday event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones)

Paradise Lost: The Legacy of the 11th Bomb Group
December 8, 2011
Airmen, Sailors and Marines scramble to get U.S. aircraft in the air or out of harm’s way as they come under attack on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. service members fulfilled their military missions while protecting their comrades-at-arms in the face of a surprise assault by an overwhelming enemy airpower, continuing a legacy of service that inspires new generations of military. (Courtesy Photo/National Archives and Records Administration)

AFDW Commander discusses civilian workforce restructuring
November 7, 2011

Youngest Air Force Chaplain calls Andrews home
November 4, 2011
The youngest chaplain in the Air Force, Chaplain (Capt.) Daniel Kamzan, 11th Wing Jewish chaplain, is currently stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle)

844th Communications Group hosts Warrior Day
November 4, 2011
Airman 1st Class Carl Free, 744th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician; Senior Airman Jermaine Anderson, 744th CS official floor lead; and Master Sgt. Keith Moss, 744th CS quality assurance evaluator, ready their M-16’s under the supervision of Master Sgt. Eric Marsh, 11th Security Forces Group NCO in charge of training, as they head toward their defensive fighting positions during the annual 844th Communications Group Warrior Day Competition on Oct. 21. During this portion of the warrior day, 11th Wing Security Forces acted as opposing forces and led strategic attacks on the DFPs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bahja J. Jones)

Andrews pays respect to Republic of Korea president
October 21, 2011
Republic of Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok, wave goodbye before departing the Joint Base Andrews flightline Oct. 14. President Lee Myung-bak was in the nation’s capital to attend a state dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. During the visit, Presidents Obama and Lee Myung-bak welcomed a new trade deal and solidified close ties between the United States and the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keyonna Fennell)

AFDW/CC: uniform changes coming at "right time" for NCR Airmen
October 4, 2011

Airmen achieve confidence, personal insight during JBA Chapel Wilderness Retreat
September 30, 2011
From left to right, Airman 1st Class Katie Bumann, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology apprentice, Senior Airman Tamika Montgomery, 779th Aeromedical Squadron aerospace physiology journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Togma Chauvin, 89th Communications Squadron client systems apprentice skim, through their copy of “Strength Finder, 2.0” by Tom Rath. During the five-day, wilderness retreat, Airmen participated in workshops which not only helped them build team camaraderie, but also gain insight and perspective into their own personal strengths they could bring to future team functions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle)

Team Andrews kicks off charity campaign
September 30, 2011
Col. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost 89th Airlift Wing commander, and Col.
Dale S. Holland, 89th Airlift Wing vice commander, along with wing senior
Leaders, sign pledge forms for the 89th Airlift Wing's Combined Federal
Campaign kickoff ceremony Sept 28.

Courageous Airman receives Purple Heart
September 22, 2011
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Tech Sgt. Michael Danylec, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, after presenting Danylec with the Purple Heart on Sept. 16.  Danylec was severly injured while disarming an improvised explosive device while deployed to the Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey Beadle)

History of the Grey Geese
September 21, 2011
11th Wing shield (color), U.S. Air Force graphic

Fighting for those who fight - Air Force Sergeants Association
September 15, 2011
Master Sgt. Paul Grugin, left, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant and Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 102 president, chats with Master Sgt. Maurice Osborne, 1st Airlift Squadron flight attendant and AFSA legislative trustee, Sept. 12 about issues necessary for discussion at an upcoming AFSA meeting. Through legislative review, all issues brought to AFSA Chapter 102 members are evaluated by the special-interest group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lindsey A. Beadle)

Team Andrews defenders take part in Ruck March to Remember
September 8, 2011
Brig. Gen. Jimmy McMillian, headquarters director of Security Forces, and 2nd Lt. Sean Long, 11th Security Forces Squadron flight commander, lead the way during the Ruck March to Remember.  Team Andrews defenders marched the guidon more than 150 miles from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. (courtesy photo)

Whether the weather is hot or cold, the 89th Weather Flight is in the fight
August 16, 2011
Tech Sgt. Jonathan Liska, 89th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight chief, uses an instrument that determines the ceiling, or height of the clouds, at Joint Base Andrews July 29.  The weather flight provides information for mission planning and execution, base activities and asset protection.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith)

Retired 82nd Airborne Commander is example for all JBA Airmen
August 4, 2011
Photos of Dr. Reginald Grier showcase the beginning and near end of his extensive 30-year Army career. Having seen numerous countries and been deployed numerous times, Joint Base Andrews members are among greatness with Grier being a frequent visitor of the on-base facilities here. (Courtesy photos)

Cool Beans - Team Andrews members delight in visit from Jelly Belly leadership
August 4, 2011
Master Sgt. Michelle Tancrede, NCO in charge of mission operations, 779th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows Robert M. Simpson Jr., Jelly Belly Candy Company President and Chief Operating Officer, and Herman G. Rowland Sr., Jelly Belly Candy Company Chairman of the Board, the Heritage Wall during their tour of the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility here July 13. Simpson and Rowland participated in the Andrews Leadership Series, an initiative spearheaded by Col. Kenneth Rizer, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander. The series showcases high-profile military and civic members who are leaders in their respective field. The program also aims to educate servicemembers about the characteristics of being a leader and provides JBA members with the tools they need to become better leaders themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Turner)

Tips for Monumental success shine through during Andrews Leadership Series
August 4, 2011
Mr. Ted Leonsis, founder and chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment signs his Andrews Leadership Poster after the seventh installment of the Andrews Leaders Series in the Air Force Conference Center here Aug. 3. The monthly guest speaker forum provides a unique venue for nationally recognized leaders to motivate and inspire Joint Base Andrews military and civilian personnel. (Photo by Bobby Jones)

A bitterSweet love story - Andrews widow, widower find happiness after tragedy
July 21, 2011
Newly-married Master Sgt. Christopher Sweet and Danielle Balmer pose for pictures on their wedding day, July 4th at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Hans and Nicole Photography)

National Capital Region Servicemembers go airborne
July 20, 2011
11th Wing Security Forces Airmen load a litter onto a static CH-60 Blackhawk as they train for airborne operations at Davidson Army Airfeild, Va. July 19.  Members of the 89th Communications Squadron from Joint Base Andrews, Md., 579th Medical Group from Joint Base Annacostia-Bolling, and the 55th Signal Company from Fort Meade, Md. also attended the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Torey Griffith)

Riders 'revved up' for motorcycle safety day
July 18, 2011
Terry A. Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, and Col. Ken Rizer, commander of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., address motorcyclists at the JBA Motorcycle Safety Day July 15, 2011.  As a part of the Air Force's Year of Motorcycle Safety, the event was held for riders on JBA to increase their awareness of the need to ride safely.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Torey Griffith)

Andrews Library 'opens the drawbridge' for summer reading fun
June 23, 2011