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  • 1 HS celebrates 50th anniversary at gala event

    The 1st Helicopter Squadron here celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala on base Dec. 6, 2019. The 1st HS has approximately 120 aircrew members, 22 helicopters and flies over 5,000 mission hours. July 1, 1969 the U.S. Air Force activated the 1st HS to assume control of a proud past of helicopter operations at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, and JBA. Since its activation, the unit has provided local airlift for senior military, civilian leaders, high-ranking dignitaries, distinguished visitors, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and emergency medical evacuation.
  • First sergeant overcomes adversity; retires with former diamond

    As Senior Master Sgt. Steven Bradley speaks during a resiliency lunch at the Club on Joint Base Andrews last month, the door in the back of the room slowly creaks open and a group of eager smiling faces walks in with gift in hand.Bradley, an 11th Medical Support Squadron patient, wasn’t aware but he was about to receive his diamond signifying him
  • Administrative Law Judge enlists in AF Reserve to get the “military experience”

    In today’s military, many people join for different reasons to include educational benefits, retirement, medical insurance, etc. One Airman with a very successful law career made the decision to join the Air Force Reserve to get the military experience she always wanted.Senior Airman Ivory Lai is an administrative law judge for the State of New
  • JBA Airman finds happiness in AFW2 program

    As Capt. Jennifer Hays, wounded warrior and 11th Medical Support Squadron patient, sits in a chair waiting to begin an adaptive sports event at the 2019 Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast Warrior CARE Event on Joint Base Andrews, she thinks about two quotes, over and over.“It's okay to fall down and lose your spark, just make sure when
  • 459th LRS Airman saves life during annual tour

    “I can’t let him drown, If I panic, we could both possibly lose our lives; focus, breathe, and get him to shore.”These thoughts that ran through Tech Sgt. Kyle Waddy-Jordan’s head as he fought to get his wingman safely to shore.Waddy-Jordan is a material management craftsman with the 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron. While on annual tour with his
  • Required financial readiness training for Reserve coming in November

    Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Airmen at defined key points throughout their military career.“In an effort to improve or sustain the financial readiness and literacy of all Airmen, the Air Force has directed that all military members will receive financial readiness training at key points throughout
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • Thrift Savings Plan 2020 Contributions Limit increases

    Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) places limits on the dollar amount of contributions that can be contributed to the Thrift Savings Plan(TSP). The limit for regular contributions (traditional and/or Roth) is referred to as the elective deferral limit, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 402(g). For 2020, the elective deferral limit is
  • JBA to host AF Wounded Warrior CARE event

    JBA is scheduled to host the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast CARE event Nov. 15-23. The AFW2 Program provides personalized care and services for wounded, ill, or injured Airmen through adaptive sports programs, caregiver training and strategies, post-military transition assistance as well as benefits and entitlement assistance.  This
  • New ground transportation facility brings 11th LRS back together

    Earlier this summer, Joint Base Andrews started construction on a new building to house the 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron.The new complex will move all of the squadron’s ground transportation operations into one central location and improve mission effectiveness.Roughly three years ago, the original 11th LRS building caught fire, which resulted