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May 15, 2013

A Nation's Tribute

It's 7 a.m. and keyboards are clicking and printers are already humming in the command section of the 11th Operations Group at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Home to the group's command staff, this office is the epicenter for all operations concerning The U.S. Air Force Band, Honor Guard and Chaplaincy. Despite the fast-paced environment, it's here

May 9, 2013

Coming soon to an undisclosed location near you

Whether you're trudging through another grinding work commute, stationed abroad away from family, or in need of a little daily reprieve, listening to music can often invoke feelings of comfort and raise morale - no matter where you're located. Recently, U.S. Air Forces Central Command tapped into this musical oasis with "Vector," an eight-person,

March 13, 2013

Air Force Honor Guard female pallbearer honored to serve

When Staff Sgt. Jennifer Powell joined the Body Bearers team, she was one of two women to do so since 1972.As a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard pallbearer, Powell is part of an eight-person team responsible for carrying the remains of deceased service members, their dependents, senior and national leaders to their final resting place at Arlington

March 12, 2013

'We can rebuild him - we have the technology'

The Warfighter Eye Center at the 779th Medical Wing's Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic on Joint Base Andrews Md., provides refractive surgery to all active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel from all branches of service who are stationed all over the world. The center also provides complete eye exams including diabetic evaluations, cataract evaluations,

March 4, 2013

Esther Blake: First enlisted woman in the Air Force

Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake has the distinction of being the "first woman in the Air Force." She enlisted in the first minute of the first hour of the first day regular Air Force duty was authorized for women on July 8, 1948. Blake originally enlisted in March 1944, in Miami in the Army Air Forces, served one year in the Alaskan division and

Jan. 29, 2013

Airman plays pivotal role in Chief's ceremony

She was a statue. With eyes fixed forward, weapon perfectly presented, she stood motionless as the Air Force's top commissioned, enlisted and civilian leaders passed mere inches from her view.Airman 1st Class Krystal Chase, a Smyrna, Del. native, is a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard stationed at Joint Base

Jan. 18, 2013

811th SFS supports superstorm victims

Superstorm Sandy caused billions of dollars of damage to infrastructure, buildings and homes in the Northeast. The power of this gale pushed portions of the Atlantic onto the eastern seaboard, indiscriminately destroying, anything in its path. With indiscriminate destruction, Sandy took a toll on the lives of people left in her wake. More than 20

Jan. 16, 2013

Inauguration Information: Team Andrews duo creates smartphone app

Apple Inc. released a cellphone application Monday designed by two airmen currently supporting Joint Task Force - National Capital Region Public Affairs.The program, called "Inauguration," is a free, user-friendly app that compiles news and other material related to the 57th Presidential Inauguration from a variety of official

Dec. 26, 2012

JBA - There's an app for that!

Need a personal trainer to keep up with Fit-to-Fight rigors? There's an app for that! Need to know the weather and travel conditions? There's an app for that! In the age of information having insight to the world around you is a mere touch screen away. Joint Base Andrews is officially part of this modern-day marvel. There is now an app for JBA.

Nov. 20, 2012

Father and Son Set to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

True to the adage "like father, like son," Chief Master Sgt. Ed Teleky and his son Tony share many similarities in personality and musical ability. Father is the drum major for the U.S. Air Force Band, and son is drum line captain for the North Point High School Marching Band in Waldorf, Md.This Thanksgiving Day, the two Telekys are slated to