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  • K-9 competitors honor National Police Week

    To honor law enforcement members during National Police Week, the 11th Security Support Squadron here hosted a K-9 competition May 14-15.
  • Maj. Autry takes command of MXS

    Major Danah Autry (right) takes the 459th Maintenance Squadron guidon from Col. Roger Law, 459th Maintenance Group commander (left), during a change of command ceremony at the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 5, 2018. Lt. Col. Kenneth Jensen is the outgoing 459 MXS commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andreaa
  • LRS welcomes new leadership with command change

    Major Octavia Nelson (right) takes the 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon from Col. Randy Stoeckman, 459th Mission Support Group commander (left), during a change of command ceremony at the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 6, 2018. Nelson was previously the operations officer for the 69th Aerial Port Squadron. (U.S.
  • Alpha Warrior ‘Battle Rig’ comes to JBA

    Alpha Warrior professionals took a tour of Joint Base Andrews before demonstrating the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig obstacle course to JBA Airmen during a meet and greet tour. The demo allowed Airmen to get used to the new workout equipment that will be coming to JBA in the fall. The Alpha Warrior program is an Air Force-wide initiative to incorporate a functional fitness approach for Airmen to tackle the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness: physical, mental, social and spiritual.
  • Joint Base Andrews hosts 2018 Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony

    Joint Base Andrews welcomed 10 community and civic leaders into the 2018 Honorary Commanders Program during an induction ceremony here May 2.The honorary commanders program gives local community leaders the opportunity to understand the mission of the Air Force and the role of JBA in the Department of Defense’s overall mission. It also allows
  • JBA celebrates 75th anniversary

    JBA celebrated its 75th anniversary of serving the National Capital Region by hosting an event for service members here, May 2. The event, which featured guest speakers and performances by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team and the U.S. Air Force’s Premier Rock Band Max Impact, commemorated the installation’s history of readiness and response.
  • JBA raises awareness for child abuse prevention

    In addition to being National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child, April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the JBA Family Advocacy Program has been busy. To increase attention on the cause, the folks there have been planting pinwheel gardens around the base, teaching students in the child development centers about emotional awareness and providing information to service members and their families on the services that the FAP provides.
  • AFRC, Army aerial porters train to ensure expeditionary success

     The 459th Air Refueling Wing’s mission is to provide combat-ready Citizen Airmen anytime, anywhere. Reservists here take this standard very seriously and train hard to ensure success in real-world and deployed environments. Members of the 69th Aerial Port Squadron conducted joint inspection and aircraft load planning with the Army’s 25st Infantry
  • Airman revives JBA designated driver program

    Airman 1st Class Nala Cormier was 11 years old on the day she heard sudden, frantic noises of hysteria and dismay outside her Church Point, Louisiana, home. She followed the sounds until she found the source – her older sister holding her toddler son in her arms, wailing. “A drunk driver swerved into our yard,” Cormier said. "They hit my nephew and kept driving. He was only three years old. He didn’t make it.”
  • Alcohol Awareness Month

    What is alcohol? For some, it is the cornerstone of a good weekend or an occasional indulgence attached to special occasions and holidays. However, for some, alcohol is a problem-causing beverage linked to negative memories or used as a coping strategy.