COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


New Year's Message from Joint Base Andrews Installation Commander
Jan. 12, 2021 - It is truly a privilege to serve beside you as we execute our critical missions across Joint Base Andrews and throughout the entire National Capitol Region.

COVID-19 survivor continues recovering, recommends vaccinations
Tech Sgt. Lloyd Tumbaga toured the Pentagon in July 2019. (Courtesy Photo)
Jan. 5, 2021 - Six months ago this week, he began experiencing severe shortness of breath.

JBA first responders are base’s first recipients of historic COVID-19 vaccine
A Member of the 316th Medical Group draws out the new Moderna vaccination with a syringe at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 30, 2020. Approximately 12 individuals representing the 316th MDG, 316th Security Forces Group, and 316th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Fire Department were vaccinated on the first day of Phase One vaccinations on base. Within a month, these individuals will receive the second Moderna booster vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cary Smith)
Dec. 31, 2020 - Members from the 316th Medical Group administered the new Moderna COVID-19 vaccine here, Dec. 30, 2020.

316th MDG learns about casualty care for military working dogs
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Catherine Vodel (left), Marine Helicopter Squadron One military working dog handler, and U.S. Army Capt. Carli Williams (right), course instructor and veterinarian at Ft. Belvoir, Va., pet Ory, military working dog, during an annual Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 12, 2020. The training course is designed to teach medical professionals how to quickly aid wounded MWDs in deployed conditions.
Dec. 7, 2020 - Members from the 316th Medical Group participated in an annual Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course, a training course for teaching medical professionals how to aid wounded MWDs in deployed conditions, at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 12, 2020. Intended for service members from all military branches, the course aims to share knowledge about how to quickly aid MWDs during emergency situations in deployed environments.

Col. Schaff and CMSgt. Ross wish the JBA community a happy holiday season
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Dec. 4, 2020 - Col. Tyler Schaff, JBA and 316th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ezekiel Ross, command chief, have a holiday message for the Joint Base Andrews community:

JBA Operating Conditions





Main Gate: OPEN 24/7

  • Virginia Gate: OPEN 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Pearl Harbor Gate POV Lanes: CLOSED 
  • Pearl Harbor Gate Commercial Lanes: OPEN Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 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.

For questions about access to specific places on base, please visit our Base Services Activity Status for an evolving list of closures and changes in services.


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Radio: 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, 820 AM, 630 AM


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Contact Us

Base Operator: 301-981-1110

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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.

NOTE: The Studio will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

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

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