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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 22, 2018

Historic music brings nations together

From Maj. Glenn Miller’s Birthplace Museum in the town of Clarinda, Iowa: In 1944, three years into the U.S.’ involvement in World War II, Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band opened with their song “Moonlight Serenade” in a giant steel hangar on Thurleigh Army Air Force Base, Europe. Over 3,000 men with the Eighth Air Force sat on the dirt floor, on

May 16, 2018

Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic celebrates 60 years of patient care

Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center celebrated 60 years of patient care during an anniversary event here May 10, where service members recalled past accomplishments and looked to future ones. “I just owe so much thanks to the former commanders," said Col. Leslie Knight, 11th Medical Group commander. "It is the foundation they laid that

Nov. 17, 2017

JBA youth compete in Redskins program

Ashley Cottrell, left, Washington Redskins cheerleader, reads a book to Rodney Chapman, participant, during the Salute to Redskins Read at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 9, 2017. In an effort to make reading more fun for elementary students, the Redskins Charitable Foundation created the Redskins Read Program focusing on a playbook for students to

Oct. 19, 2017

Airmen team-up during 2017 Dorm Olympics

 JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – More than 100 Airmen from JBA participated in the first ever Dorm Olympics on base, Oct. 13. “The event was created as a morale event for dorm residents,” said Staff Sgt. Leighton Bryan, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron facility maintenance team NCO in charge. “It was aimed at creating competition, building team work and,

Sept. 15, 2017

JBA kicks off 2017 air show

Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, kicked off the 2017 Andrews Air Show: Air and Space Expo, Sept. 15.

Aug. 23, 2017

NCR home to USSSA Military World Series champions

Approximately 20 women from various U.S. Military branches and dependents from the National Capital Region, who make up the Lady Not Forgotten softball team, brought back the title from the annual U.S. Special Sports Association Military World Series in Augusta, Ga., Aug. 14.   The team played in several tournaments, both civilian and military, and

Aug. 2, 2017

JBA Fire Explorer Academy brings the 'heat'

Smoke bellows out of a building on a hot summer day as two teenagers dressed in full firefighting gear charge in as part of a Joint Base Andrews Fire Explorer Academy search and rescue exercise.The training was part of an FEA course here that allowed six cadets, from 14 to 18 years old, to experience what it is like to be an Air Force

March 16, 2017

Honoring trailblazing women in business and labor

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, U.S. Air Force Manpower, Personnel and Services deputy chief of staff, spoke to approximately 50 military members and DOD civilians attended the Women’s History Month luncheon at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, March 10.

Nov. 1, 2016

AF Band tour honors vets, inspires patriotism

The U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants Fall 2016 Tour concluded Oct. 29 after a 10-day performance-filled trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania.Tours are held biannually to connect with the American public in various ways.“We do these tours threefold,” said Maj. Matthew Henry, U.S. Air Force Band director of staff and associate conductor. “We