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Andrews Air Force Base is home to Air Force District of Washington’s 316th Wing — the base’s host wing — with several partner units on base including Air Mobility Command’s 89th Airlift Wing, the 79th Medical Wing, the Air Force Office of Special Investigation headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command’s 459th Air Refueling Wing, D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Wing, the Naval Air Facility, and Army and Marine Corps detachments.

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Andrews Air Force Base News

AFW2 helps Airmen take steps toward recovery

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November 19, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

One would never know the twelve current and retired Airmen walking into the Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 18, were wounded, ill or seriously injured.

Minutes later it is evident as the bleachers and floor fill with gym bags, volleyballs and prosthetic limbs, and two K-9s sit loyally on the sideline waiting for their owners to return from practice.

These Airmen are part of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Program, a fellowship of athletes, volunteers and coaches that use athletic reconditioning to help rehabilitate wounded, ill and seriously injured Airmen.  While also inspiring, the program helps Airmen build strength and endurance.
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“To the Colors”

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November 17, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Beginning Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 a.m., after the sounding of Reveille, another bugle call will play. This may not be familiar to those who have been assigned to Joint Base Andrews for a while.

That bugle call is named "To the Colors," and is sounded to pay honors to our nation, flag and service members who served before us in similar fashion to the national anthem.

I am sure that many people attended Veterans Day events last week, and realized it is important to remember the sacrifices our men and women have made. It is also important to preserve and perpetuate our traditions through the rendering of proper customs and courtesies with ceremonies such as reveille and retreat.
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Wounded Warrior sports program brings life back to wounded vets

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November 14, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Approximately 35 wounded warriors gathered at Joint Base Andrews West Fitness Center, Nov. 13-16, to participate in the Air Force Adaptive Sports and Reconditioning Program.

The program introduces and sustains participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities for wounded, ill and injured Airmen.

"Our objective is to help these Airmen find a sport or activity they can integrate into their healing process," said Tony Jasso, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Air Force warrior sports program manager.
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U.S. Honor Guard helps in fight to solve hunger

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November 10, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, began collecting food Oct. 20, in an effort to bring attention to the hunger that affects many in the National Capital Region.

The food bank serves nearly 500,000 people in the region struggling with hunger and distributes 45-million pounds of food, equivalent to 37.5-million meals, annually. The Capital Area Food Bank also aims to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.
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Wired Up, Fired Up

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November 6, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Wired up and fired up, the unit responsible for establishing and maintaining communicative capabilities for Team Andrews is the 744th Communications Squadron. The main focuses of this squadron are land-to-mobile radio communications, the giant voice, and the public address system.

"Our mission is to ensure communication options are always ready and available for the base and all the individual missions that take place here," said Airman 1st Class Jeshurun Marbury, 744 CS radio frequency transmissions technician.
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Airman aids Washington D.C. crash victim

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October 24, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

An 89th Communications Squadron Airman saved the life of a middle-aged Washington D.C. woman after witnessing her car crash on Interstate 495, Oct. 16, 2014.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith, a Hinesville, Ga., native stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., saw her car hit a tree before rolling, rushed to aid and extinguished the burning car, before helping stabilize the victim on the side of one the nation's busiest highways.

Smith was on leave that day and came to base for a retirement and was heading toward a shopping mall when he saw the accident unfold.
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Warrior of the Week

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October 24, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Ms. Diana Jones, 11th Force Support Squadron lead training and curriculum specialist, is the Warrior of the Week at Joint Base Andrews, Md., for the week of Oct. 22, 2014.

Jones is being recognized for ensuring the children's curriculum and classroom environments meet the requirements to provide families with the highest quality care.

She is responsible for training staff to work with children ranging from new born to 18 years of age. In addition to her normal duty, Jones spent 40 extra hours confirming that portfolios and classrooms in Child Development Center 1 met the requirements for accreditation.
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Aircraft incident at Joint Base Andrews – NAF Washington

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October 23, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

At approximately 1:22 P.M. a C-20 Gulfstream aircraft belonging to VR-1, United States Navy, slid to a stop on the Joint Base Andrews runway after experiencing an in-flight emergency prior to landing.

Emergency responders were on the scene. There were no injuries to the seven onboard, but as a precautionary measure, the individuals were transferred to Malcom Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center on JBA.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

For more information, please contact Naval Air Facility Washington Public Affairs, at 240-857-2552 or 2553.
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Chapel teaches Radical Resilience for ‘gnarly’ life

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October 22, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The 11th Wing Chapel on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, implemented a new dorm ministry called Radical Resilience, led by Chaplain Capt. Greg DuBow.

DuBow, an 11th Wing Protestant chaplain, is a Unitarian Universalist. He graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, which is a UU seminary.

"I feel like I have been very fortunate in my life and I wanted to bring those gifts and my ministry to people in the most honorable way I know," DuBow said in regards to joining the Air Force."[Serving people and my country] is the best of both worlds."
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CFC offers chance to support charities across nation

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October 14, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign has begun, providing members of the National Capital Region the chance to conveniently donate to international, regional and now even hometown charities.

"The CFC is a great program and this year it has gotten even better," said Master Sgt. Alfred Toney AFDW CFC coordinator. "In the past you could only support CFC charities in the region you currently lived in, but that limitation is now gone. Through Universal Giving, you can now support charities outside of your donation region. Now you can continue funding CFC-approved organizations you aided at prior assignments. You can even donate to a CFC-approved organization in your hometown."
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‘No Heat, No Cool’ soon underway at JBA

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October 10, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron will initiate an installation-wide "No Heat/No Cool" period in anticipation of switching from cooling to heating modes on heating, ventilation and air conditioning units from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2014 on Joint Base Andrews.

HVAC technicians will complete all equipment serving and startup preparations during this period. 

Team Andrews will also save a combined total of $57,302 in energy and natural gas consumption on base. These savings can potentially be re-invested into base operations.
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Marines host Joint PME Course

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October 8, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The Marine Transport Squadron Andrews is hosting a joint professional military education course on Joint Base Andrews, Oct. 5-18.

The Corporals Course was designed to provide students the basic knowledge and skills necessary to be successful small-unit leaders. This course is focused around instructor mentoring through application, instead of role memorization and testing. All E-4 service members than can pass an official Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, are eligible to attend the course.
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Wingmen serve terminally ill ‘Pilots for a Day’

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October 8, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Eight-year-old Ne'Vaeh Littleton transforms from brain cancer patient to pilot as he promises to "have as much fun as military regulations allow" in the Pilot for a Day program.

Looking handsome in his personalized flight suit, 8-year-old Ne'Vaeh took his oath of office promising to "ask questions, smile a lot, and have as much fun as military regulations allow."  So began one of the most magical days of his life. Those who have met him believe it is no coincidence that his name is "heaven" spelled backwards.
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Join the 11th Wing Speakers Bureau

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October 7, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

According Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, every Airman has a story. The 11th Wing Public Affairs Office is looking for Airmen who enjoy getting out in the community to share their Air Force stories.

The 11th Wing Speakers Bureau is now accepting requests for speakers from external public organizations. The purpose of the speakers bureau is to match senior 11th Wing leaders and Airmen from all ranks - civilian, officer and enlisted - with interested audiences in an effort to foster understanding of the Air Force mission. The bureau is focused on community outreach activities in and around the National Capital Region, and can be a valuable resource for clubs and organizations to learn more about the Air Force and the people who perform our mission.
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Smoke alarms save lives

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October 3, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Joint Base Andrews Fire Department will host Fire Prevention Week Oct.5 -11, 2014, to raise awareness on a critical safety tool; fire alarms.

This year, in hopes to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke detectors, the slogan for Fire Prevention Week is 'Working smoke alarms save lives, test yours every month!'

"Working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire," said Timothy Pitman, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department chief. "According to the NFPA, smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half. Additionally, the data also shows that home fires killed more than 2,300 people in 2012. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection."
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