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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

Oct. 5, 2018

America's Airman: SrA Javon D. Tharps

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?Flagstaff, ArizonaWhy do you serve?I serve because I want to meet and interact with as many people, and cultures as I can in one lifetime. I believe that every act of genuine kindness can cause a ripple effect that will one day result in something huge, but

Sept. 26, 2018

America's Airman: A1C Kody E. Welsh

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?Honesdale, Pennsylvania Why do you serve?I decided to serve so I could travel as well as introduce myself to new and different opportunities.How does your job impact the wing's mission?I’m a firefighting and refueling vehicle technician responsible for

Sept. 21, 2018

America's Airman: A1C Jalene A. Brooks

(America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community) Hometown?St. Croix U.S. Virgin IslandsWhy do you serve?Like most people, I take pride in utilizing my strengths to help others. The Air Force has offered me both the training and a multitude of opportunities to accomplish that. For this I am grateful.       How does

Jan. 18, 2018

11th WG Airmen train during ATSO Rodeo

11th Wing Airmen took part in the Ability to Survive and Operate Rodeo full-spectrum readiness training here Jan. 18, 2018. The training is designed to enhance Airmen performance in emergency situations. The ATSO Rodeo was comprised of donning Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear, performing self-aid buddy care, defensive fighting positions and pre- and post-chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense attack simulations.

Oct. 16, 2017

MGMCSC hosts breast cancer awareness event

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is life altering. To increase your awareness and learn more about this disease, the 11th Medical Group will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Event at Bldg. 1050, Kathmandu Café, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.    Over the past 32 years, the rate of

Oct. 12, 2017

Golf demo tees-off awareness month

The Courses at Andrews and the Stand Up and Play Foundation worked together to host a golf demonstration for National Disability Employment Awareness Month on JBA, Oct. 6.   Anthony Netto, SUPF founder, created the foundation to help people with disabilities play golf. The event featured a Paramobile golf cart that was donated by the SUPF to the

Oct. 12, 2017

Airmen of Note celebrate 70 years of USAF heritage on West Coast

The U.S. Air Force Band premier jazz ensemble, Airmen of Note, toured California, Sept. 22 to Oct. 3.During the fall 2017 tour, the ensemble performed at more than 10 locations and brought Air Force musicians, who represent all Airmen, to West Coast audiences. “The bonds that the band is able to forge while traveling as musical ambassadors is great

Sept. 18, 2017

America’s Airfield showcases 70 years of air superiority

The 2017 JBA Air Show: America’s Air and Space Expo, which was held from Sept 15 to 17, commemorated the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Birthday by highlighting decades of breaking barriers

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