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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

Joint Base Andrews inducts seven new Honorary Commanders

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March 13, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Joint Base Andrews welcomed seven community and civic leaders into the 2014 Honorary Commanders Program during an induction ceremony luncheon here March 7 at The Club.

The Joint Base Andrews Honorary Commander Program encourages an exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as friendships between key leaders of the base's surrounding communities, JBA commanders and Airmen. In addition it allows base commanders and their units to learn more about local leaders and the local community.
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The Doctor is in the M&FSC

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

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go."
~ Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut"

The Military and Family Support Center celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss, American writer, poet and cartoonist, by hosting a week of family fun activities beginning on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, and ending with a "Green Eggs and Ham" breakfast, Hearts Apart event for deployed families on March 8.
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Hard never means impossible

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

A staff sergeant stands firmly at attention, rifle at his side, waiting to receive the next order from his evaluator. His hope is to become part of the United States Air Force Honor Guard's firing party element.

Airman 1st Class Grace Taylor, Air Force Honor Guard training flight instructor, will determine if his skills are proficient enough to be on the team.

Taylor is the only female tech school instructor for the honor guard.
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Shaping of the Force: Better Bodies, Better Life

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

He breaks 90 degrees at the elbow, making each push-up count; every gut-wrenching sit-up gets him closer to completion. For him, the hard part is over. He dons his headphones, relaxes his shoulders and sets his eyes on the horizon to finish the mile-and-half run in plenty of time to receive an excellent on his fit-to-fight test.

This image of a prepared Airman taking on a physical training test is not always the case. And while the Air Force is committed to shaping its force by meeting the maximum number of personnel authorized by Congress, the Joint Base Andrews' Health and Wellness Center is committed to helping fuel the fight in Airmen who fail or are struggling with the abdominal circumference component of the fitness assessment.
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Service members celebrate first quarter birthdays

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February 20, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Service members celebrate first quarter birthdays during a meal at Freedom Hall Dining Facility on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 18. The meal celebrated the birthdays of service members grade E-6 and below that born between the months of January to March. The meal consisted of lobster tail or fried shrimp and steak, a baked potato, corn, broccoli, side salad and cake.The event is free of charge takes place each quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Joshua R.M. Dewberry)
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Puranen Stands Out Amongst His Peers

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

Airman 1st Class Brian Puranen, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, is the warrior of the week. 

This Hartland, Mich., native is being recognized this week due to his overhauling a crash fire truck and rear axle units in which he replaced all the axle seals in under seven hours as opposed to the normal 12. His actions not only restored 100 percent firefighting capability, but also preserved the $6,000 components.

Additionally, he recently performed triage maintenance on a snow broom hood returning the vehicle to service in six hours and restored 25 percent of snow removal capabilities.
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Air National Guard: another chance for Airmen affected by force shaping

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

The Air Force is currently implementing force management programs to meet budget reduction requirements. Nearly 25,000 Airmen will be affected by these programs over the next few years.

The Air National Guard is an option for the Airmen who are separating from active-duty, depending on service history with the Air Force.

"We have at least one unit in every single state," said Master Sgt. Sylvia Kirchner, Air National Guard in-service recruiter, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. "We even have stations in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands."
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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in the Reserve

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

More than 25,000 Airmen will be searching for a new career path in the coming year as the entire DoD tightens its belt in the wake of sequester-driven budget cuts.

For the active-duty Airmen here who don't want to hang-up their uniforms for good, opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve.

"Force management has made many Airmen question if they will be able to stay on active duty," said Master Sgt. Jerry Harms, the Air Force Reserve In Service Recruiter here. "Although they may not be able to stay active duty, they can continue their career in the Air Force Reserve as Citizen Airmen."
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744th Improves Network Security

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

Technicians from the 744th Communications Squadron will begin migrating Joint Base Andrews and Anacostia-Bolling workstations, network users and e-mail to the Air Force Network or better known as AFNet beginning Feb. 10.

For the majority of users, most of the changes will be transparent and should not cause any interruption to network access or normal day-to-day operations.

As the Air Force continues transforming its cyber operations, the Air Force Network Integration Center and 24th Air Force will establish one Air Force network for all bases and users, managed by a group of communications professionals.
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Former 1HS Airman laid to rest at Arlington

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February 18, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Tech Sgt. Dale Mathews, who passed away in a helicopter crash off the coastal marshes of eastern England on Jan. 7, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb 5, 2014. Mathews was a special mission aviator with the 56th rescue squadron at Lakenheath Air Base. Mathews was honored by former service members he was stationed with at Andrews in 2004 and is survived by his four children, wife and parents.
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AAFES; Top choice for hiring military spouses in 2014

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February 12, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Many employers across the nation assure their military support through their hiring efforts. This year, one business venture stood out among the competition by earning the 2014 Military Spouse Employer title; the Army and Air Force Exchange. The title was bestowed on AAFES by Victory Media, G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse, publisher.

"I think it's tremendous, it shows what we are about as a company, what our mission is, what we do and how we reciprocate benefits back to military communities," said Tony Pares, Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia Bolling AAFES general manager.
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Hennessey joins Freedom Hall for Love Feast

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

This Valentine's Day, evaluators from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) are scheduled to make their third stop of a world-wide tour to the Freedom Dining Hall here for the Air Force 58th Annual Hennessy Trophy Awards Program Competition tour.

"It is an honor to be nominated," said Honre Batie, Freedom Dining Hall food service officer. "This is the first time, since I've been here, that we've been nominated."

Batie, a retired Naval culinary specialist, has been working at the facility for the past three and a half years.
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Ganey shows leadership, initiative, professionalism

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February 5, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Ganey, Andrews Regional Command Post junior controller, is the Team Andrews Warrior of the Week.

Born and raised in Lake City, Fla., Ganey has been proudly serving in the Air Force since May 2002.

Due to his impeccable work ethic, Ganey was put in charge of revitalizing the Command Post's COMSEC, or Communications Security. His program now boasts a new training program, inventorying at each shift change, two-person accountability, five checklists and two operating instructions.
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Honoring Our Fallen, Supporting Their Legacy

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February 4, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

Whether it is in the warmth of spring or the cold of winter, the mission of an Air Force chaplain, their assistants and the Arlington Ladies never fades. This is the purpose of the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.; to honor our nation's fallen heroes and provide spiritual care for their loved ones.

Arlington National Cemetery is a 624-acre stretch of land that was founded during the American Civil War with gravesites containing the remains of deceased service members, their families, military chaplains, nurses, confederate and union soldiers, former slaves, presidents and senators.
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IDS presents: Passport to a better relationship in 2014

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February 4, 2014 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world."

Being married or in a committed relationship often means you are someone else's world. If you're lucky, another person can be your best friend, true-love and/or life-long partner all-in-one. While being the world to someone may seem quite riveting, life's challenges occasionally make receiving help from the outside world necessary.

Several organizations from the Joint Base Andrews Integrated Delivery System (IDS), took a proactive approach to reach out and help service members with a couples workshop event, held at the Jacob E. Smart building hosted by Colonel Daniel Waters,11th Wing/JBA vice commander and his wife Mrs. Waters, JBA Key Spouse program lead.
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