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Special Victims' Counsel provides sexual assault victims legal assistance. 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,
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A SHARE program participants pick up their food packages at the Military and Family Support Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 27, 2013.  The Self Help And Resource Empowerment (SHARE) program is an exchange of sorts where participants volunteer up to two hours per month of their time to their community in order to purchase a package of food at a discounted rate.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith) 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
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Senior Airman David Flaten executes a "bunny hop” or lifting up of both wheels of the bike off the ground, then exploding upward to clear any obstructions in one’s path, during the 2013 Conseil International Sport Militaire (CISM) cycling competition. The 811th Security Forces Squadron protective service member was selected to represent the United States Armed Forces for the cycling championship event held Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, in Leopoldsburg, Belgium. (Courtesy photo) 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
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Suicide Prevention Photo 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
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Staff Sgt. Colin Meizel, center, demonstrates weapons takeaway techniques to U.S. Army Sgt. Frankie Chan, right, and Sgt. Myles Covington, during a Fly Away Security Team course, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 4. The course trains service members the tools and techniques to secure aircrafts globally. Both Soldiers are from the 212th Military Police Detachment at Fort Belvoir, Md.,  while Meizel is assigned to the 811th Security Forces Squadron executive aircraft security here. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry) 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
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Airman 1st Class Orlando Misaalefua installs a pitot tube cover on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a thru flight inspection at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Aug. 13, 2013. Misaalefua is a 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., and hails from Clarksville, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones) 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
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Retired Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, Women in Military Service for America president, speaks in honor of Woman’s Equality Day at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 23, 2013. Vaught served for more than 28 years and is one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. Air Force History. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes) 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
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Army flight stewards brief their mission aboard an army aircraft during a joint service culinary training session on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 14, 2013. Army flight stewards and Air Force flight attendants conducted a training class to obtain and develop new skills from one another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin O’Shea) 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
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Wounded Warriors learn to play wheelchair basketball during an Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Training Camp at the West Fitness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 26, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Main) 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
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A service member participates in the archery portion of the Air Force Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp held at Joint Base Andrews June 26 and 27. As part of the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Program, the camp introduced adaptive sports to wounded warriors during the earliest stages of their recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Stout) 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
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