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Col. Gina Humble, 11th Operations Group commander, left, and Lyn Gosman, Humble's hairdresser and professional painter, reveal "A Nation's Tribute" during a small ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Jan. 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith) 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
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Hannah, Air Force Central Command Band “Vector” audio engineer, perform on The Boardwalk at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 16, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas) 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,
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Staff Sgt. Jennifer Powell, United States Air Force Honor Guard pallbearer, practices the presentation of the flag March 5, 2013 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington. Powell joined the Body Bearing team a year-and-a-half ago and was one of two women to do so since 1972. “To be one of the first female pallbearers is pretty cool,” Powell said. “But honestly, any female can do it if they want it and have the motivation and drive.” (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) 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
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Marine Corps Sergeant Cody Mongosa, Marine Corps Network Operations Security Command remains motionless as a Technolas Orbscan is taken of the patient's eye, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. the Orbscan measures the patient's anterior and posterior chamber of the cornea,
anterior and posterior corneal surface elevation maps, and regional pachymetry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Perry Aston) '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,
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Staff Sgt. Esther Blake: First woman in the Air Force. (Graphic by Sylvia Saab) 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
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Airman 1st Class Krystal Chase is a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones) 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
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Default Air Force Logo 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
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Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt and Staff Sgt. Christopher Bevins, both Air Force broadcast journalists currently supporting Joint Task Force, National Capital Region, a task force of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel stood up in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, put the finishing touches on a cellphone application, Jan. 14, that they designed from the ground up to provide real time information on the historic event. Burkhardt and Bevins have come from 11th Wing Public Affairs on their home station, Joint Base Andrews, Md. Their app, called "Inauguration," was released by Apple Inc., Jan. 14, and is currently available through the corporation's App Store. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) 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
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The new app for Joint Base Andrews released Dec. 11, 2012, is available worldwide on any iOS device. The device now has push notifications to alert users in the event of real world emergency situations, base closures and other command directed announcements.   (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt) 
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.
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Chief Master Sgt. Ed Teleky, U.S. Air Force Band drum major, and his son Tony, drum line captain at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md., are slated to appear at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 22.  This will be Tony's second appearance with the Macy's All American Marching Band, and the first appearance for both Chief Teleky and the Air Force Band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith) 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
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