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Senior Airman Gabriell Vieira, 11th Security Forces Squadron elite guardsman and Andrews Emergency Services Team member, takes control of his sector of responsibility during an anti-hijacking exercise conducted Nov. 9, 2012, at the Joint Training Facility at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md. The exercise was a joint effort between the Andrews Emergency Services Team and the Raven team where they practiced tubular assaults during a mock hijacking scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones) Andrews EST brings organized chaos to the force
Blacked-out suits and weapons drawn, the Joint Base Andrews Emergency Services Team stormed the decommissioned Boeing 757 aircraft during a joint training exercise with the 811th Security Forces Raven team Nov. 9 at the Joint Training Facility at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Md. "Hands on your face! Hands on your face!" team members
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WALDORF, Md. - Chaplain Capt. Denis Gueu, head chaplain, and Master Sgt. Matt Cagle, 744th Communication Squadron NCO in charge of cable maintenance, host a chapel sponsored singles retreat at Bolger Center Resort in Potomac, Md., Oct. 12-14, 2012. The retreat served to promote healthy and successful communication in male and female relationships. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Amber Russell)
Singles Retreat to Bolger Center
The historic Bolger Center resort in Potomac, Md., just outside the affluence of the nation's capitol, seemed a world away from work, traffic and political sound bites on the airwaves. About 20 Airmen stepped out of there cars and into the autumn air as they arrived on the three-day, all inclusive retreat Oct. 12-14. In effort to help Airmen
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Senior Airman Latisha Chong, 628th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Charleston S.C., was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Jan. 19, 2012. Chong went through chemotherapy for five months and was told she was cancer free June June 19, 2012. (U.S. Air Force  illustration/ Airman 1st Class Chacarra Walker) Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer
 (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)"I was 21 years old and didn't think I was strong enough to beat two cancers -- I thought my life was over," said Senior Airman Latisha Chong.Chong, a flight kitchen specialist from the 628th Force
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POW/MIA Flag Eternal courage remembered
It is Air Force tradition to name installations, streets and even buildings after fallen hero Airmen who gave their life in service to their country.  The names of the streets and buildings that make up Joint Base Andrews are shared with those of other installations around the world.One such building, known as King Manor, will share its namesake
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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.- Airmen gather with members of the Federal Aviation Administration during the Air Traffic Control Association's 57th Annual Conference Exposition at the Gaylord Convention center, National Harbor, Md., Oct. 3, 2012. Service members and DoD employees from the National Capital Region volunteered chaperones for more than 1,000 students from 19 area schools. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Amber Russell) Airmen help youth learn aviation at conference
More than 80 volunteers from Joint Base Andrews, Md., Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., and the Pentagon helped children from 19 area schools glimpse the dynamic world of aviation during the Air Traffic Control Association's 57th Annual Conference Exposition here Oct. 3.This year's conference focused on the future of air traffic control, and the
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Default Air Force Logo Heal Your Heels
The human foot is an amazing piece of engineering. Your feet are actually shaped like bridges, and in the course of your day, the arch of your foot (the bridge structure) and your muscles and tendons and ligaments (the support structure) do a great job of moving you around and absorbing shock.Just like a bridge, though, too much repeated shock to
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Staff Sgt. John Purser, right, together with wounded warriors and volunteers prepare to pull a jeep out of a ditch during an off-road event in Gore, Va., Sept. 15, 2012. Purser, who is the president of 4 Wheel To Heal, is assigned to the command post of the 113th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md. (U.S. Air Force photo/Val Gempis) 4-wheelin' provides active therapy for wounded warriors
Airmen from the Washington area have found a unique way to help wounded warriors, one that takes them out of the daily grind, far removed from their normal surroundings.Tucked away in the backwoods of northwest Virginia, about 90 miles from Washington, a non-profit organization called "4 wheel to heal" provides wounded warriors with an outdoor
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Staff Sgt. Corina Hernandez, Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance and analysis specialist, displays Hispanic cultural attire with Master Sgt. Christina Packer, Air Force District of Washington command assistant manager, at a Hispanic-American Heritage Month celebration at the community activity center, Sept. 21, 2012. The event included a free ethnic-food tasting, a professional dancing demonstration, a live DJ and an opportunity for patrons to dance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell) CAC holds HAHM food tasting
In celebration of Hispanic-American Heritage Month, a free food tasting and cultural event was held at the community activity center, Sept. 21, 2012. Hosted by Col. William A. Knight, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, the event also included a professional-dancing demonstration, a live DJ and an opportunity for patrons to dance. According to
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Default Air Force Logo Department of Education schools Andrews on resources
More than $150 billion in Federal student aid is available to military members, dependents, and Joint Base Andrews community members who qualify, to help pay for college. However, taking initiative to sign-up is a must. Military life and life in general can distract individuals from meeting their educational goals. Knowing this, Dr. James Copeland,
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Master Lynnette Love, gives a student one-on-one instruction during a scheduled class at the Love Academy at Andrews Youth Center on Aug. 14, 2012.. Love is an Olympic taekwando champion, and her story has inspired a movie called "Seoul, U.S.A.," which is being produced later this year. (Photo/Bobby Jones) Team Andrews member inspires taekwondo movie
As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games spectacle ends in London, some U.S. Olympians will continue to bask in the promise of future endorsement deals prompted by their athletic achievements. Andrews' own Lynnette Love, a 1988 Olympic gold medalist and 1992 Olympic Bronze medalist, watched this year's Summer Olympic Games with warm thoughts, reflecting on
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