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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

Enlisted retention board to convene in June

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December 31, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

An enlisted retention board will convene here in June to consider eligible senior airmen through senior master sergeants for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

The enlisted retention program is one of several expanded force management programs that have been or will be implemented this year, said Lt. Col. Rick Garcia, the AFPC Retirements and Separations Branch Chief.

Other fiscal 2014 programs include a chief master sergeant retention board, officer force shaping board; enhanced selective early retirement boards; a reduction in force board and officer and enlisted voluntary separation pay incentives.
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“Zuhls’ Rules” – Synthesizing Leadership & Management

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December 23, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

This is the third of a three part series which explores leadership, management and synthesis, or combining, of the two. The purpose is to make us better problem-solvers in our 21st Century Air Force.

As we discussed in the previous two articles, to be a successful leader one must understand and employ basic management principles. The best leaders I've seen in action had the ability to both lead their people and manage the resources entrusted to them through synthesis. This article provides ideas on how we can further synthesize these skills with the goal of becoming better 21st Century Air Force leaders and managers.
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Officials announce 2014 military housing allowance rates

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December 20, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The 2014 basic allowance for housing rates for service members released Dec. 17, represent an average increase of 5 percent, or up to $75 to $80 per month, the Defense Department's BAH program manager said.

The new rates will take effect Jan. 1 at a cost of about $20 billion for the Defense Department program, which will affect nearly 1 million service members, Cheryl Anne Woehr said. The allowance differs by pay grade, location and whether or not service members have dependents.

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AIR FORCE PREPARES TO SEPARATE 25,000 IN SERVICE’S LARGEST DRAWDOWN

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December 19, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Hundreds of Airmen gathered at the base theatre here Dec. 18 and 19, to get smart on programs the Air Force will use to conduct the largest force reduction in the service's history. Budget cuts stemming from sequestration are driving the force management in effort to meet congressionally-mandated end strength and mission requirements.

Col. Bill Knight, 11th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, and members of the 11th Military Personnel Section conducted briefings for officers and enlisted Airmen, discussing the 18 programs consisting of both voluntary and involuntary options being used to slim the force. The Air Force is the first service to provide its members the information on force management programs.
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First Sergeants “ham it up”

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December 19, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The Joint Base Andrews First Sergeant's Council handed out more than 100 free hams to Airmen Dec. 18 at the Commissary.

Hormel donated the hams as part of "Hams for Hunger" to give back to the community.

"As a first sergeant, it's truly an honor to be able to give back to our Airmen and their families, especially during the holiday season," said Master Sgt. Jeremy Peagler, 779th Medical Operations Squadron's First Sergeant.

Tom Murray, Hormel's military business manager, expressed the same sentiment.
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Zuhls’ Rules – Management

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December 19, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series designed to explore leadership, management, and synthesis of the two. The purpose is to make us better 21st Century Airmen.

In the first commentary in this series, we recognized our Air Force needs leaders capable of dealing with the complex and dynamic issues facing us today. Additionally, we discussed some successful leadership traits and outlined ideas on how we can become better leaders. In this article, we'll explore some successful management principles that have stood the test of time.
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Victim Advocate Stands up for Sexual Assault Awareness

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December 18, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Tech. Sgt. Takisha Thompson, National Reconnaissance Office unit education and training manager, is this week's Warrior of the Week.

The California native is responsible for formal, ancillary and upgrade training for the military and civilian personnel in her unit. She is also a victim advocate for the National Capital Region Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program.

Thompson joined the Air Force in 1998 for many of the traditional reasons service members cite when asked about their motives for enlistment.
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Medical Clinic at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling announces holiday closures

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December 17, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

The Medical Clinic at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling will be closed on the following dates:

Dec. 25 - Christmas Holiday
Dec. 26 - Family Day
Dec. 31- Family Day
Jan. 1 - New Year's Holiday

There will be no appointments on these days. The pharmacy will be closed.

Prescription refills called in before noon Dec. 24 will be available for pickup after noon Dec. 27.

All other refills requested after Dec 24 will be available for pickup on after nooon Dec. 30.
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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

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December 13, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

James provided testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 19, before the full Senate voted on her confirmation. Now the president must appoint her before she can assume her new position.

"I view this opportunity as the privilege and an honor of a lifetime. I will work very hard to insure that I live up to what is an enormous amount of trust that may be placed in me," said James during her confirmation hearing. "My goal would be to leave our Air Force some years from now on a path toward greater capability and better affordability for our taxpayers, and with the people who underpin everything who are second to none."
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Zuhls’ Rules – Leadership

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December 12, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Editor's note: This is the first of a three part series designed to explore leadership, management, and synthesis of the two. The purpose is to make us better 21st Century Airmen through reflection and action.

People around the world are saying our country is in "trying times" and that we've "lost our role as the world leader." Perhaps we've slipped a little in some people's eyes, but I'm confident we're as strong as ever. Our country has seen trying times before. We've faced many challenges in our history such as: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Great Depression, two world wars, a cold war, and a Global War on Terrorism. We've persevered with strong civilian leadership executed at the right time; think Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan and Bush (both of them).
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AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size

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December 12, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Air Force leaders announced force management programs Dec. 11 designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration.


Fiscal 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget reduction requirements.

Air Force leaders made the decision to announce the overall strategic plan now so that Airmen have the necessary time to consider all their career options.
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Airman goes above and beyond

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December 5, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Airman 1st Class Christopher Brown, 811th Operation Support Squadron host aviation resource manager, is the Team Andrews Warrior of the Week.

Born in Merced, Calif., raised in Atwater, Calif., Brown has been proudly serving in the Air Force since April 2010.

"I joined the Air Force to serve my country, live a new and exciting lifestyle and to get an education," said Brown. "My first deployment was to Southwest Asia in 2011."

This is Brown's second duty location. His first was the 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.
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Team Andrews fulfills 8-year-old’s dream

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December 3, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Team Andrews hosted its annual Pilot for a Day Program here Nov. 22.

Ne'Veah Littleton, 8-years-old, was diagnosed with stage four Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a tumor on the brain stem. He was diagnosed in April 2013. The average survival of children diagnosed with DIPG is approximately nine months. The one-year survival rate is about 30 percent and the two-year rate is less than 10 percent, according to a website for DIPG patients, www.riahsrainbow.org.
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USAF Ceremonial Guardsman shows true colors

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November 27, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Airman 1st Class Jason Black, USAF Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, is this week's Warrior of the Week.

The Stockton, Calif., native joined the Air Force on June 19, 2012. While currently serving his first assignment with the Honor Guard, he hopes to pursue a successful career in Special Vehicle Maintenance.

In the ceremonial flight, he serves in a selectively manned/nominative position representing every Air Force member, past and present. Black performs ceremonial duties across the Military District of Washington to include: joint service and Air Force ceremonies, as well as honors funerals in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Chapel 1 kicks off JBA holiday season

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November 27, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

People of different faiths gathered to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony here Nov. 26.

The Christmas lighting celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, said Chaplain (Capt.) Aaron D. Reynolds, 11th Wing Protestant chaplain.

"In very ancient times, evergreen trees like this were considered a symbol of eternal life," said Reynolds. "Perhaps that symbolism is why it was adopted as a Christian symbol commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ."
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