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  • ICESR participates in first ever event in the U.S.

    The International Conference on Employer Support of the Reserves recently came to Joint Base Andrews to participate in a mini air show featuring reserve component air power.The ICESR is a biennial event that brings together Reserve Forces Leaders, employers, government and non-government partners, and other stakeholders from around the globe. The
  • The general election is quickly approaching on 6 November 2018!

    Election day is about a month away, and if you plan to mail in your vote, please continue reading.   If you requested an absentee ballot, you should receive your ballot by early October. Vote and send it back by October 13, 2018 if you’re outside the United States or October 26, 2018 if you’re in the U.S. It is recommended that military members
  • Air Force Reserve accepting Mandatory Separation Date and High Year of Tenure extension requests

    Air Force Reserve announced a temporary initiative for Reserve Citizen Airmen to request to serve beyond their Mandatory Separation or High Year of Tenure Date.“The extension requests are part of Human Capital Management initiatives being instituted by the command to address anticipated growth, recruiting challenges and to meet Air Force Reserve
  • 'No Heat, No Cool' starts soon

    The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron will initiate an installation-wide "No Heat/No Cool" period to switch heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units from heating to cooling modes from April 15 to May 15, or later weather permitting.During this "No Heat/No Cool" period, HVAC technicians will complete all equipment servicing and startup
  • JBA goes purple for Month of the Military Child

    Team Andrews kicked off the Month of the Military Child with a "purple" parade at Child Development Center Three, April 7, 2016.Month of the Military Child, established in 1989 by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, is a month long celebration to honor military youth for the role they play in contributing to the strength of the military
  • Tactical Combatives Course: real training, real confidence

    Unsettled dust swirls in the air as U.S. Air Force and Army service members rush through rooms of an abandoned prison in northern Virginia during the Tactical Combatives Course, a class ran by the U.S. Army Combatives School, recently."When training soldiers to use skills in a combat situation, there is simply no substitution for the real thing,"
  • Breaking Barriers

    Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson as the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command (pending Congressional confirmation).The General is currently serving as the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Washington, D.C. She
  • Chaplain's Team hosts Annual Prayer Breakfast

    More than 150 reservists from the 459th Air Refueling Wing packed the headquarters auditorium for the unit's Annual Prayer Breakfast April 3.The breakfast was organized by the 459th ARW Chapel Team, led by Maj. Joshua Kim, 459th ARW head chaplain. The event's goal was to help Airmen and their families focus on the spiritual side of their fitness
  • Citizen Airmen critical to NSS guest arrival

    Members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing stepped up to the international plate this week to support flight line staging operations for the arrival of 20 heads of state on their way to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.  Citizen Airmen from across the 459th helped augment critical mission requirements of the 11th Wing to include
  • It's a wild world!

    Preventing health hazards, reducing damage to property and providing base-wide pest control is a normal day on-the-job for the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron's pest management shop.Health hazards increase the risk of work stoppage and with warmer weather brings an increase in pests. Entomology frequently works with safety, public health,