First joint Spark Tank fosters creative solutions
The SparkX Cell Innovation and Idea Center on Joint Base Andrews held its first ever joint 316th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing Spark Tank on March 26, 2021. The event provided a forum for presenters to bring forward innovative ideas to wing leadership in hopes of improving base operations and quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cary Smith)
April 7, 2021 - The SparkX Cell Innovation and Idea Center on Joint Base Andrews held its first ever joint 316th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing Spark Tank on March 26, 2021...

Honors, recognition given to Vietnam Veterans at JBA during national observance
Members from the 316th Wing honor Vietnam War veterans on base for Vietnam War Veterans Day, Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 29, 2021. The veterans represented most of the military branches; many arrived by bus from the Old Soldiers’ Home in Washington. The observance day was established in 2012 as the day to honor the millions of veterans who returned from war to their home country and did not receive assistance or respect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cary Smith)
April 5, 2021 - Members from the 316th Wing honored Vietnam War veterans on base for Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, 2021...

Civic leaders become honorary JBA commanders in virtual ceremony
Ms. Aletha Frost, 316th Wing Public Affairs Specialist, announces the new Andrews Ambassador inductees during the virtual Honorary Commanders Program ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 25, 2021. The mission of the Honorary Commanders Program is twofold; one, to educate key community leaders about a unit’s mission and to foster a supportive relationship with the community, and two, to increase military involvement in civic endeavors and organizations and make members of the local community feel part of the unit. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
April 1, 2021 - Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, welcomed 24 new community leaders into the honorary commander civic leaders program during the first ever virtual induction ceremony here, March 25...

HAF/DSI hosts virtual Total Force Integration Symposium
From left, Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, Air National Guard director, Lt. Gen. Timothy Fay, Air Force Director of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve chief, sit together as guest speakers during the virtual Total Force Integration Symposium at the Jacob Smart Conference Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 23, 2021. The meeting was hosted on Zoom, a streaming platform, to mitigate COVID-19 exposure while still reaching a large audience.
March 26, 2021 - The Headquarters Air Force Directorate of Total Force Integration (HAF/DSI) hosted a virtual Total Force Integration Symposium via streaming platform Zoom, featuring Air Force senior leaders such as Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, Air...

Not today COVID: Volunteers help administer vaccines to base community
Volunteers with the 316th Medical Group check in patients who are receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations at Joint Base Andrews Md., March 12, 2021. Currently, retirees, front-line emergency responders and personnel with certain prior medical conditions may get vaccinated at JBA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Essence Myricks)
March 22, 2021 - Members from the 316th Medical Group and volunteers administered COVID-19 vaccine doses at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 12, 2021. The 316th MDG has followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines...

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

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, JBA is currently under HPCON Bravo. For more information, please visit JBA's dedicated COVID-19 resource page.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered to all beneficiaries 16 years of age and older at Joint Base Andrews. If you are eligible, you can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting our COVAX portal at covidvaccine.sparkxcell.com.


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Local Media

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


Mission Partners

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

Frequent Links



Liberty Park

ID Card appointments

Consolidated Calendar of Events

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: During COVID-19, we provide limited support for official Visa/Passports and ISOPrep and Special Duty Assignment packages only every Wednesday. 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. Walk-in hours: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. No appointments available.

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

Public Affairs Inquiries    240-988-9234
Photo Studio                   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