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April 7, 2021

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.

April 5, 2021

Honors, recognition given to Vietnam Veterans at JBA during national observance

Members from the 316th Wing honored Vietnam War veterans on base for Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, 2021.

April 1, 2021

Civic leaders become honorary JBA commanders in virtual ceremony

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.

March 26, 2021

HAF/DSI hosts virtual Total Force Integration Symposium

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 National Guard director, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Air Force Chief of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve chief, to discuss various military-related topics ranging from TFI priorities to their future goals at the Jacob Smart Conference Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 23-25, 2021.

March 22, 2021

Not today COVID: Volunteers help administer vaccines to base community

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 regarding proper procedures to mitigate and combat the spread of COVID-19. Currently, retirees, front-line emergency responders and personnel with certain prior medical conditions may get vaccinated at JBA.

March 19, 2021

JBA Honor Guard all-female colors team performs at the Women’s Memorial

A four-woman ceremonial colors team with the Joint Base Andrews Honor Guard poses for a photo at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington, Va., March 5, 2021. The five Honor Guards' women, Senior Airman Tasha Delong, Senior Airman Kaitlyn Stone, Airman 1st Class Daphanie Barnes-Dixon, and Airman 1st Class Gabriella Martinez, presented the colors and performed a ceremonial flag fold for the retirement ceremony of Lt. Col. Lisa Christensen, 89th Deputy Group commander of the Presidential Airlift Squadron at JBA. They were hand-picked to be in the JBA HG from their respective career fields.

March 10, 2021

CMSAF gets immersed in JBA’s innovations

From left, Chief Master Sgt. Nathaniel Perry, U.S. Air Force first sergeant special duty manager, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ezekiel Ross, 316th Wing command chief, attend briefings by various members of JBA senior leadership at the SparkX Cell Innovation and Idea Center during the CMSAF’s tour, Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 4, 2021. Senior leadership from multiple squadrons such as 316th Security Forces Group and 316th Medical Support Group came to brief on their mission roles and innovative ideas they would like to push.

March 4, 2021

President's Wing celebrates its first all-black crew heritage flight

“Only 2 percent of Air Force pilots are black. I didn’t meet a black pilot in the Air Force until I was in college and that same pilot encouraged me to fly when I wouldn’t have otherwise. That is why representation is paramount in inspiring young dreamers to take on a career in aviation,” said Maj. Saj El-Amin, a 99th Airlift Squadron pilot and coordinator for the heritage flight. “We wanted to accomplish great training with the crew, celebrate Black history along our flightpath through American history and show representation in an underrepresented career field.”

March 2, 2021

Retired chief talks about resilience

Airmen from the 316th Wing attended an in-person and virtual professional development seminar Feb. 26, 2021, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Feb. 16, 2021

AFDW, medical leaders champion vaccine rollout program

The Air Force District of Washington vaccination program is successfully underway at Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. AFDW is prepared to rapidly expand distribution capabilities as vaccine supply increases to support partner organizations, tenant units, and geographically-separated service members within the National Capital Region.