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FACTSHEET | June 12, 2020

316th Wing

The 316th Wing is the host wing for Joint Base Andrews providing security, personnel, contracting, finance and infrastructure support for 5 Wings, 3 Headquarters, more than 80 tenant organizations, 148 geographically separated units, 6,500 Airmen in the Pentagon, as well as 60,000 Airmen and families in the National Capital Region and around the world. The 316th Wing supports contingency operations in our nation's capital with immediate response rotary-assets. It also provides security for the world's highest visibility flight line.



Mission Statement

Project airpower and enable diplomacy through ready Airmen who respond, defend, support and care


Wing Vision

TEAM GRIFFIN: Resilient, adaptive, and ready for tomorrow's challenges



America's Airfield


Wing Priorities

• Support the Joint Base Andrews, National Capital Region in daily and contingency operations

• Forward deploy Airmen to support missions around the world

• Sustain and improve our greatest operational asset, America's Airmen


Strategic Imperatives

Train- Develop today's Airmen for tomorrow's challenges

Engage- Deliver extraordinary service

Accelerate Change- Modernize to keep a competitive edge

Mission- Ready to execute anytime and anywhere


Joint Base Andrews Basics

First AF Flight: May 2, 1943

Total Force Strength: Approximately 14,000

Military (Active-duty, Guard, & Reserve): Approximately 12,000

Civilians: Approximately 2,300

Economic Impact: Approximately $1.2 billion

Total Acreage: 6,853


316th Aircraft

UH-1N Huey


316th Wing Staff Agencies

• Chaplain

• Command Post

• Commander's Action Group

• 316th Comptroller Squadron

• Equal Opportunity

• Historian

• Information Protection

• Inspector General

• Judge Advocate

• Plans and Readiness

• Protocol

• Public Affairs

• Safety

• Sexual Assault Response & Prevention

• Drug Demand Reduction Program

• Community Support


316th Mission Support Group 

• 316th Force Support Squadron

• 316th Civil Engineer Squadron

• 316th Contracting Squadron

• 316th Logistics Readiness Squadron

• 316th Force Support Squadron


316th Medical Group

• 316th Dental Squadron

• 316th Medical Squadron

• 316th Medical Support Squadron

• 316th Medical Operations Squadron

• 316th Aerospace Medical Squadron

• 316th Surgical Squadron

316th Operations Group 

• 316th Operations Support Squadron

• 1st Helicopter Squadron


316th Security Forces Group

• 316th Security Forces Squadron

• 316th Security Support Squadron

• 816th Security Forces Squadron


Major Tenants

Air Force District of Washington

Naval Air Facility, Washington D.C.

89th Airlift Wing

113th Wing (D.C. Air National Guard)

459th Air Refueling Wing (Air Force Reserve Command)

Air National Guard Readiness Center

744th Communications Squadron

844th Communications Group

Army Jet Detachment

Civil Air Patrol - Andrews Composite Squadron

HQ D.C. Air National Guard

National Guard Bureau

Naval Communications Security Material Systems

VMR, Detachment Andrews (United States Marine Corps)


Partner Aircraft

C-20D/G (89th Airlift Wing, Army Jet Detachment and Naval Air Facility)

C-32A (89th Airlift Wing)

C-37A/B (89th Airlift Wing, Army Jet Detachment and Naval Air Facility)

C-40B/C (89th Airlift Wing/113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard)

C-130 Hercules (Naval Air Facility)

F-16 Fighting Falcon (113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard)

KC-135R Stratotanker (459th Air Refueling Wing)

UC-12 Huron (Naval Air Facility and VMR, Det Andrews)

UC-35 (Army Jet Det, Naval Air Facility and VMR, Det Andrews)

VC-25, Air Force One (89th Airlift Wing)

Joint Base Andrews Fact Sheets


This page contains links to fact sheets related to Joint Base Andrews, including base and unit information. For additional Air Force fact sheets and other related information, including biographies, special interest topics and other reading material, please visit the Information page on Air Force Link, the official Web site of the U.S. Air Force.


316th Wing

89th Airlift Wing

Joint Base Andrews History

Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews

NAF Washington History

Reporting Sexual Assault

Air Force District of Washington

Air Force District of Washington AFDW is the parent command to the 316th Wing and 844th Communications Group at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and the 11th Wing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. AFDW provides personnel and support for Air Force activities within the National Capital Region (NCR) and approximately 33,000 Airmen and civilians performing duties in more than 500 locations across more than 100 countries. The 316th Wing provides base-level services for three headquarters, five wings, more than 80 tenant organizations, and 60,000 Airmen/family members in the NCR and globally. The 11th Wing is home to the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard missions, and as the host unit, executes critical national security mission support for approximately 70 mission partners. Finally, the 844th Communications Group at Andrews provides communications, information technology systems, services and management to the Department of the Air Force, AFDW, the National Military Command Center, and their tenant units. For more information, visit AFDW's website and fact sheet.

Joint Base Andrews Aircraft

Aircraft Fact Sheets