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  • Earth Wind and Fire: Reservists own the skies

    For the first time in the nearly 70-year history of the Air Force Reserve, all three special mission units have been called to action simultaneously due to a series of catastrophic events that have affected wide swaths of the U.S.Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the country are conducting weather reconnaissance, aerial spray and airborne
  • Air Guard and Reserve join forces to outrun Hurricane Irma

    Although not faced directly with Hurricane Irma’s dangerous effects, Airmen with the 459th Air Refueling Wing here had a positive impact on their National Guard counterparts who were in the storm’s path.   Prior to the monthly unit training assembly weekend, aircraft maintainers from the 459th ARW were preparing three of its KC-135R Stratotanker
  • Local employers take to the skies

    Civilian employers of Reservists and Guardsmen based at Andrews flew in a KC-135R Stratotanker refueling aircraft here Sept. 9 during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve-sponsored flight. The flight was an ESGR effort to thank supportive employers of 459th Air Refueling Wing Reservists and 113th Wing D.C. Air National Guardsmen.
  • The 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo

    After a one year hiatus, the Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo, is returning Sept. 15 to 17 as a way to build upon the longstanding relationship between JBA members and the local community.
  • NCR home to USSSA Military World Series champions

    Approximately 20 women from various U.S. Military branches and dependents from the National Capital Region, who make up the Lady Not Forgotten softball team, brought back the title from the annual U.S. Special Sports Association Military World Series in Augusta, Ga., Aug. 14.   The team played in several tournaments, both civilian and military, and
  • 459th hosts Individual Ready Reserve muster

    Working on behalf of the entire installation, the 459th Air Refueling Wing hosted an Individual Ready Reserve muster at the Base Theater on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 19, 2017.  The 459th Force Support Squadron and Communication Flight were integral to Air Reserve Personnel Center's accountability tasking to ensure 120 personnel were ready
  • Col. Kimberly McCue takes command of 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron

    Col. David Owens, commander, 459th Air Refueling Wing, passes the squadron guidon to Col. Kimberly McCue, new commander, 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Aug. 5, 2017. McCue will be responsible for the training and readiness of 140 medical personnel who ensure patients are medically and administratively prepared
  • All Secure! Checkrides ensure cargo safe, in place

    Master Sgt. Mark Edwards (left) evaluates Senior Airman Steven Nicklas (second from left), boom operators from the 756th Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, while he directs the driver of an 25K-Loader as part of his cargo checkride Aug. 1, 2017. Boom operators are required to pass an annual cargo-loading and offloading evaluation
  • Refueling mission linchpin in allied training

    It was a clear August morning on the Joint Base Andrews airfield when crews with the 459th Air Refueling Wing geared up for a flying mission almost a year in the making. As early light streamed into the dimly lit cockpit of one of the Wing’s eight KC-135R Stratotankers, pilots and boom operators went over preflight checklists, while maintainers