Tag: Joint Base Andrews

Dec. 12, 2019

First sergeant overcomes adversity; retires with former diamond

As Senior Master Sgt. Steven Bradley speaks during a resiliency lunch at the Club on Joint Base Andrews last month, the door in the back of the room slowly creaks open and a group of eager smiling faces walks in with gift in hand.Bradley, an 11th Medical Support Squadron patient, wasn’t aware but he was about to receive his diamond signifying him

Oct. 17, 2019

JBA Defenders host 25th anniversary for VSPA

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- The 11th Security Forces Group here hosted the 25th anniversary for the Vietnam Security Police Association, Oct. 10.“We do this to remember our fallen brothers and sisters,” said Jerry Nelson, Vietnam veteran and VSPA president. “We’ve existed for 25 years, and every year we find a time to come together.”  This year’s

Oct. 4, 2019

America’s Airman: Airman 1st Class Jose Avila

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?El Paso, TexasWhy do you serve?I tried school but didn’t like it and I didn’t want to be stuck doing nothing so I joined the Air Force to become more disciplined and better myself.How does your job impact the wing’s mission?I make sure our member’s at the

Aug. 8, 2019

Fire Explorer Academy

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron’s firefighter unit orchestrated a 6-day course to teach cadets, ages 14-18, the basics of fire safety, search and rescue, CPR, and other emergency response techniques here, July 22 – 27, 2019.On the first day of the program, cadets marched into a classroom for their first

June 4, 2019

New X-Ray system increases safety on JBA

On June 3, 2019, JBA installed a Z Portal Vehicle X-Ray, used to conduct a more thorough search of commercial vehicles entering the installation.

April 26, 2019

JBA celebrates Arbor Day with two more trees

Members from Joint Base Andrews and the local community joined 11th Wing leadership to celebrate Arbor Day at JBA, April 26, 2019.

April 18, 2019

Military veterans honored during DFW Honor Flight concert

Members of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed for military veterans during the DFW Honor Flight concert, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, April 13, 2019.

March 18, 2019

K9 Chronicles

How long have you been working with the dog?- February of 2018How do you like working with him? - I love it. I always have someone to talk to, whether he’s listening or not. I get to see the work we put in. If he has an issue with something, we spend time to fix the issue and you can see the progression of the work you put in.Take me through the

March 13, 2019

D.C. Air National Guard Airmen return from deployment

More than 250 D.C. Air National Guard Airmen recently returned from a successful deployment to the Indo-Pacific region in support of a theater security package designed to ensure warfighter capability and foster partnerships in the area.“We accomplished numerous security packages in the past with Australia and Guam, but the proximity of our

March 1, 2019

America's Airman: A1C Lee Edward Pricer

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?San Ramon, California.Why do you serve?To continue a family tradition of service that dates back to WWII, further my education, and be a part of something greater than myself. This is a second career for me after enlisting at 36 years old. I thought it was too