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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

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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“Why would I see the IG?”

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September 26, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

"Why would I see the Inspector General?" The simple answer is that you should see the IG to solve any problem that you cannot resolve through your chain of command.  We are in the people business. We are here to eliminate problems or concerns that hinder our fellow Airmen from accomplishing their mission.

As the 11th Wing IG, the number one question I get from the Airmen is, "what is a valid IG complaint?"  The IG is designed to look into violations of governing directives, instructions or policy. That being said, our first question will always be, "have you used your chain of command?" Unless your chain of command is the problem, you should always start there. 
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Warrior of the Week

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September 25, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn, USAF Band recording engineer and assistant producer, is the Warrior of the Week for the week of Sept. 24, 2014 at Joint Base Andrews.

DeVaughn is responsible for recording, editing and mixing live and studio performances of USAF Band musical flights. Devaughn was recently recognized for his audio mix of "America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute" with a Regional Emmy.
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Andrews UCC contributes to safety, well-being 24/7

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

The 779th Medical Group Emergent Care Center here provides emergency medical services and transports patients to other facilities if necessary.

The presence of the ECC contributes to the immediate health and well-being of each member on Andrews by tending to patients with urgent conditions after hours.
"We see approximately 60 patients per day for issues that can range from a sprain to cardiac issues," said Maj. Joseph Thomas, 779th Medical Group Emergent Care Center flight commander.
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DFAC – Nourishing Andrews’ Airmen

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September 16, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The Freedom Hall Dining Facility at Joint Base Andrews has the task of serving an average of 700 people a day with a variety of food choices.

Donny Walker, a dining facility second cook, said that the team starts prepping food four hours before the beginning of a shift. Walker's passion for cooking came from his time in the Army from 1986-1993.

"I didn't know I liked to cook until the Army," Walker said. "When I got out, I wanted to continue to do it."

Walker isn't the only worker at the DFAC with a military background and an interest for food. Honre Batie, Freedom Hall food service officer, retired from the Navy in 2009 as a culinary specialist.
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Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture

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September 15, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.

The program's goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness.

The new AFI 90-506, published April 2, establishes flexibility for commanders and community support coordinators to facilitate resilience events and/or coordinate resiliency skills training in conjunction with or independent of commander-themed wingman days.
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Suicide Prevention Month: A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

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September 15, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

All Airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities.

While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone's 24/7, 365-day responsibility to be a true Wingman. That means knowing our fellow Airmen, family members, coworkers and what is happening in their lives, as well as being willing and able to support them when they are facing challenges that test their resilience.
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The day America lost its innocence

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September 11, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

I was nine years old. I looked up into the blue, September sky, and saw a plane flying overhead. I thought about the people inside, who they were, where they were going, and why they weren't about to go to school like me. I often looked at planes; this was not out of the ordinary for a child who had been deemed "easily distracted." In the hours to follow, America's attention would be captured in a most horrific manner, and I would cease to gaze up in childlike wonder.

The events occurring that day would shake the foundation of our country, pulling us together to fight a war that seemed to have no end in sight.
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