Washington Commanders visit Joint Base Andrews
The Washington Commanders football team demonstrates various plays used in their games as service members and families watch at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 12, 2022. The visit showed the appreciation that the Washington Commanders have for the armed forces community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Essence Myricks)
Aug. 12, 2022 - The Washington Commanders football team visited Joint Base Andrews today for a pre-season practice that served to show their appreciation for the United States Armed Forces...

AFAS Falcon Loan increases by $500 for emergency needs
A laptop display that Air Force Aid Society link on the 316th Force Support Squadron's webpage sits on a desk at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 4, 2022. The Military and Family Readiness Center works directly with the Air Force Aid Society to provide Airmen and Guardians with emergency financial assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isabelle Churchill)
Aug. 5, 2022 - The Air Force Aid Society recently increased the Falcon Loan from $1,000 to $1,500 to better support Airmen and Guardians in need of emergency financial assistance...

316th CES Fire Dept. hosts 2022 Fire Explorer Program cadets
The 2022 Fire Explorer Program cadets and instructors, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, pose for a photo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 30, 2022. The cadets experienced a simulated structure fire scenario where they applied their training from throughout the week to a real life situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Matthew-John Braman)
Aug. 1, 2022 - The 316th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Fire Department hosted its 2022 Fire Explorer Program training for eight 14 to 18-year-old cadets from around the National Capital Region at Joint Base Andrews, Md., from July 25-30, 2022...

DAF Women's 7s Rugby Team
Aug. 1, 2022 - TSgt. Cheryl Johnson and TSgt. Irinieta Tabuyaqona, stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., speak about playing rugby for the Air Force and representing women, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The team...

Monkeypox declared public health emergency: What Airmen and Guardians need to know
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. (Courtesy graphic)
July 28, 2022 - The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency on July 23. With more than 4,000 cases in the United States, Airmen and Guardians should know the risks and how to stay safe...
COVID-19 updates
  • HPCON Alpha

    Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions you can take in response to a health threat.

  • JBA Operating Conditions






    Main Gate: OPEN 24/7

    • Virginia Gate: OPEN Monday - Sunday, 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
    • Pearl Harbor Gate POV Lane:  OPEN Monday - Sunday, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.; CLOSED on AFDW Family Days and associated holidays.     
    • Pearl Harbor Gate Commercial Lane: OPEN Monday - Sunday, 5:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
    • Pedestrian Gate: OPEN Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • North Gate Outbound: CLOSED 

    JBA is currently under HPCON Alpha. For more information on facilities and services, please visit the Base Services Activity Status page.

    All JBA personnel and patrons will comply with CDC and installation guidance: Face masks are required while indoors on Joint Base Andrews at all Medical Group Facilities, Child Development Centers, and if you have symptoms/exposure or a positive COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status.

    The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all beneficiaries. For additional information, location, and hours of operation please call the COVID-19 vaccine information line at 240-612-4866 or visit https://andrews.tricare.mil and click the blue banner.  

    For the most current information on all things JBA, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


    See the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) current status:



    OPM / Medical Appointments  / Inclement weather FAQs 

    Local Media

    Television: WJLA (ABC), WTTG (FOX), WRC (NBC)
    Radio: 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, 820 AM, 630 AM




Contact Us

Base Operator: 301-981-1110

Click here for frequently called numbers.

316th Wing Public Affairs does not act as an operator service and does not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices.

Studio Photography: The 316th Wing Public Affairs Office offers services to all members stationed on Joint Base Andrews. Military members stationed outside Joint Base Andrews should contact their respective Public Affairs office to schedule a studio appointment.

Pentagon PA Studio: (703) 695-2603
JBAB PA: (202) 284-3250

We provide limited support for official Visa/Passports, ISOPREP, Official Air Force Biography, Full Length, and Special Duty Assignment packages every Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment ONLY, effective Jan. 5, 2022. Appointments are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments MUST be made online by clicking:

Studio Photos Button

Please call (240) 612-4430 or e-mail 316WG.PA.COMMANDINFORMATION@us.af.mil for any questions.

The PA studio is located in the William A. Jones III Building 1500 West Perimeter Road, Suite 2330, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.

Please bring your own colored collared shirts. NO WHITE COLLARED SHIRTS! If you are getting both Visa and Passport photos, you will need two different colored shirts.

If you need to reach the Public Affairs office regarding issues of public importance or concern, please call:

Public Affairs Inquiries    240-988-9234

Common links

Base Tour Program
Marquee Request Form 
Photo/Video Request Form
Hometown News Release
Noise Complaints and Citizen Concerns Form
PAR Program EIS
2021 Water Quality Report

Base Partners
Air Force District of Washington   89th Airlift Wing   113th Wing
459th Air Refueling Wing Air National Guard Readiness Center Naval Air Facility Washington

Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo

Base Access Procedures

ID Card appointments

Newcomers information

Studio Photos button


Consolidated Calendar of Events

Liberty Park