The history of Joint Base Andrews dates back to the Civil War when the Union occupied a small country church as its headquarters for soldiers camped nearby. Today, that church is known as Chapel Two, and the base community still uses it for worship services. Read the full history of Joint Base Andrews.
Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews was one of the most influential leaders behind the creation of today's modern Air Force. General Andrews was a significant figure in the early days of the Army Air Corps. He was often called "Marshall's Airman," referring to General of the Army George C. Marshall, who was the Army Chief of Staff. General Andrews was General Marshall's main advisor concerning aviation matters. Although General Andrews died in 1943, his influence with General Marshall and other senior military leaders played a pivotal role toward the ultimate establishment of a separate and independent Air Force. Read more about General Andrews.
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Joint Base Andrews History
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Reporting Sexual Assault
Transition Assistance Program
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.
If you need to reach the Public Affairs office regarding issues of public importance or concern, please call:
Base Tour Program
Marquee Request Form
Photo/Video Request Form
Hometown News Release
Noise Complaints and Citizen Concerns Form
PAR Program EIS