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Oct. 29, 2013

New SARC + SAPR upgrades = Zero tolerance

In the face of any unwanted sexual advance, assertively saying "no," is an inalienable human right. When someone's ability to give consent is impaired by intoxication, sleep or handicap; or someone is coerced, bribed or forced into a sexual situation, their power gets taken away. When a Team Andrews member reports such an atrocity, Andrea Verdino,

Oct. 15, 2013

Joint Base Andrews Community Prepares to SHARE

A government shutdown can undermine a military or civil service family's ability to provide for themselves since paychecks may not be forthcoming. Other services will be reduced, if not suspended, for the duration of the disruption. But at Joint Base Andrews, the idea of the military family as a collective of many people who support each other when

Sept. 26, 2013

811th Airman pursues cycling excellence abroad

A world away from his hometown in Eauclaire, Wis., Senior Airman David Flaten found himself tracking major trails above an old mining site during the 2013 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) cycling competition in Leopoldsburg, Belgium.Flaten, an 811th Security Forces Squadron protective service member, was one of nine athletes selected

Sept. 10, 2013

Responder Demystifies Calling Military Crisis Line for Help

When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service today.Tricia Lucchesi of Canandaigua, N.Y., said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to feel

Sept. 6, 2013

Grey Geese Teach USAPAT Soldiers Aircraft Security Tactics

Recently, five United States Army Soldiers, who support the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport unit, graduated Sept. 6 from the Fly Away Security Team course that took place here from Aug. 22 - Sept. 6. The course, led by the 811th Security Forces Squadron, instructs soldiers how to secure aircraft in austere environments and was modeled after the

Aug. 28, 2013

Andrews Airmen 'Fuel the Fight" in Southwest Asia

Editor's Note: Maj. Keith McCray, Tech. Sgt. Randy Suter, who are featured in this article are deployed the 459th Air Refueling Wing here.  Also of note, the author Senior Airman Bahja Jones is from our very own 11th Wing.   Providing over watch for ground forces to get much needed rest, airborne forces to include B-1B Lancers are their eyes in the

Aug. 27, 2013

Duty, Honor, Pride: Brig. Gen. Vaught speaks on women's equality at The Club

One of the most highly-decorated women in the U.S. Air Force appeared as special guest speaker, Aug. 23, at a Women's Equality Day event hosted by Col. Bill Knight, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, at The Club at Joint Base Andrews, Md.Retired Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught commemorated the occasion by sharing her experiences of 28 years

Aug. 19, 2013

Airmen and Soldiers bring heat to the kitchen

Air Force flight attendants from the 89th Airlift wing and stewards from the United States Army Priority Air Transport gathered for a first-ever joint culinary training session Aug. 14 at the USAPAT command building here.Six flight attendants from the 1st Airlift Squadron collaborated with three USAPAT stewards to improve their culinary skills and

July 3, 2013

Wellness without comes from within

When a group of more than 30 Air Force Wounded Warriors came here to learn to overcome their various challenges and play sports they love, Team Andrews ambassadors responded in their typical no-fail fashion. 1st Lt. Seth Gunn, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron assistant operations officer, was one of those ambassadors who worked behind the scenes

June 28, 2013

Staff Sgt. relearns favorite hobby during Adaptive Sports Camp

Staff Sgt. Thomas McAfee was one among more than 37 Air Force Wounded Warriors to participate in the first-ever Air Force Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp held at Joint Base Andrews on June 26 and 27. During the two-day competitive sports camp, McAfee and warriors like him were introduced to adaptive sports, designed to help the service members along