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Joint Base Andrews News
Joint Base Andrews hosts 2023 Warrior CARE Week
December 4, 2023
— A compilation of all photo and video coverage of the 2023 Warrior CARE Week hosted by the Air Force Wounded Warrior program at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 22, 2023...
Special Observance Committees Recognized by Base Leadership
December 3, 2023
— Commanders across Joint Base Andrews gathered to thank committee members for each of the 2023 Department of Defense-approved Cultural Observances and Awareness Events, Nov. 30. ...
Joint Base Andrews Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting: ‘Tis the season
December 2, 2023
— The annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony was held at Chapel one, Nov. 30, 2023. The event commenced with holiday music performed by The U.S. Air Force Band, followed by introductions from chapel event coordinators detailing the scheduled activities that included food, toy giveaways, and free holiday groceries. The event ended with the lighting and final remarks by U.S. Air Force Col. Todd E. Randolph, 316th Wing and installation commander...
Preventative Law Tips: Holiday Scams
December 1, 2023
— With Americans expected to spend an average of $1,000 this Holiday season, scammers are hard at work targeting holiday shoppers with the latest identity theft and hacking scams. Follow these tips to stay safe this season!...
Non-technical Phantoms excel at Massachusetts Institute of Technology artificial intelligence program
November 27, 2023
— A select few Airmen from across the world have emerged from the shadows to tackle a variety of different artificial intelligence projects for the Department of the Air Force. What they share in common is their desire to bridge the digital divide and bring AI back to their home units to solve problems. Not all of these Airmen are engineers or programmers...
Malcolm Grow Medical Center celebrates 136 years of healing
November 22, 2023
— The 316th Wing Medical Group gathered to commemorate the 136th birthday of Maj. Gen. Malcolm Grow, the namesake of the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, Nov. 20...
Joint Base Andrews celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November 17, 2023
— In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the base hosted retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Samuel J. Cox, Naval History and Heritage Command director, to share stories of Native American service members’ accomplishments throughout U.S. military history with personnel, Nov. 14. Cox spoke of Cmdr. Ernest Evans, the first Native American Medal of Honor recipient in the Navy, who earned the medal for valor in a solo, daylight-torpedo run on a Japanese naval force. Cox said that Navy historians consider this to be one of the most gallant efforts in the history of the U.S. Navy...
Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at Joint Base Andrews
November 17, 2023
— Service members and families from across the installation came together to see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for the last stop on its journey to Washington, D.C., and to be a part of a night of celebration, Nov. 16. Each year a different national forest provides a tree to light up the U.S. Capitol building's West Lawn for the holiday season. This year’s 63-foot-tall Norway Spruce came from Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia...
Safety first: 316th Security Forces Group enhances preparedness with active shooter training at base school
November 17, 2023
— Earlier this year, the base was alerted of an incident involving a potential armed individual in base housing, prompting a robust response from Security Forces. As a proactive approach to bolster security measures and strengthen relations with administrative staff, students, and parents of children on base, the 316th Security Forces Group conducted an active shooter training session at the Imagine Andrews Public Charter School, Nov. 7. The training familiarized security personnel with the school's layout to decrease response time and to increase coordination between school faculty and law enforcement during an emergency. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tyler J. Hughes, 316th Security Forces Squadron commander, explained the training’s significance and emphasized the need for new Defenders to be acquainted with the school's facilities before an emergency occurs. ...
Local Defender awarded Airman's Medal for saving child's life
November 6, 2023
— On Oct. 10th, 2023, Senior Airman Matthew B. West was awarded the Airman’s Medal for his heroic actions of saving a young girl’s life during a dog attack on base, Oct 26, 2022...
Joint Base Andrews hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month special observance
November 2, 2023
— Military and local community members recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month during a special observance at the Community Commons, Oct. 30. The event featured Larysa Kautz, Melwood CEO and a 459th Air Refueling Wing honorary commander, who spoke about her life experiences, having family members with disabilities and the overall impact of what Melwood does for local communities and those with disabilities. Melwood is a leading employer and advocate for people with disabilities headquartered in Maryland, according to Kautz...
Honorary commanders tour 459th Air Refueling Wing
October 30, 2023
— The Joint Base Andrews honorary commander program held an immersion tour to match civic leaders with 459th Air Refueling Wing leaders and provide commanders a means to educate participants about the armed forces on Oct. 24...
Defenders answer challenge in the Chihuahuan Desert, crown winners
October 27, 2023
— FORT BLISS, Texas – Air Force Defenders gathered in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains Oct. 23-27 to represent their major commands from around the globe in the 2023 Defender Challenge at the Doña Ana Range Complex. Eleven teams of five — four competitors and one alternate — were timed and tested through three areas of competition: combat...
Air Force District of Washington commander visits 316th Wing
October 23, 2023
— U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Daniel A. DeVoe, Air Force District of Washington commander, Chief Master Sgt. Charmaine N. Kelley, AFDW command chief, and other AFDW staff members, visited units from the 316th Wing as part of an immersion tour Oct. 17-18...
Joint Base Andrews welcomes arrival of all-electric aircraft after historic flight
October 19, 2023
— AFWERX, in collaboration with one of its primary division partners, BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company, landed an ALIA conventional take-off and landing, all-electric aircraft at Andrews during a multi-stop flight from Vermont to Florida, Oct. 18. AFWERX, an innovation program of the Department of the Air Force, and BETA are collaborating in the development of advanced electric vertical takeoff and landing, eVTOL, aircraft for potential military applications. This partnership leverages BETA's knowledge in eVTOL design and AFWERX's network to advance the development of zero-emission aircraft for military operations. ...
316th Security Forces Squadron K-9 training reaches new heights
October 9, 2023
— The 316th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section at Andrews collaborated with the Maryland State Police Aviation Command to familiarize the base's MWDs with operational aircraft during a training exercise, Oct. 5...
‘Journey to the past’: 844th Communications Group opens 50-year-old time capsule
October 2, 2023
— On Sept. 28, the 844th Communications Group unearthed a time capsule sealed for a half-century by the base commander at the time, Air Force Col. K. I. Gunnarson. The time capsule, sealed on Sept. 18, 1973, revealed a treasure trove of memories and artifacts, offering a poignant glimpse into the past...
Joint Base Andrews welcomes top enlisted service member for Hispanic Heritage Month
September 28, 2023
— Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón "CZ" Colón-López spoke to Airmen during a National Hispanic Heritage Month event, Sep. 26. During his speech, Colón-López began with his humble Puerto Rican childhood and the struggles that he faced after moving to the United States. “When I got to Bridgeport, Connecticut, I didn't speak English. I was fresh out of friends, and I had to learn a new way of life,” said Colón-López...
Joint Base Andrews hosts 76th Air Force Ball
September 19, 2023
— Members of the military community throughout the National Capital Region celebrated the U.S. Air Force’s 76th Birthday Ball at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Sep. 16...
Joint Base Andrews battles Fort Belvoir at Nationals Park
September 12, 2023
— Softball teams from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, played in the fourth annual Battle of the Bases championship game at Nationals Park, Sep. 9...
'Never forget': Joint Base Andrews holds 9/11 memorial ceremony in honor of victims
September 11, 2023
— Members of Joint Base Andrews, Prince George's County Police and Fire Departments, and the base's honorary commanders gathered during a memorial ceremony Sept. 11 to pay their respect to the nearly 3,000 individuals lost on 9/11...
316th Wing Fire Emergency Services gain virtual reality tool to train for real-world disaster
September 7, 2023
— The 316th Wing Inspector General and Fire Emergency Services trained with a new tool, the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, at Fire Station 1, Aug. 29-31. The training kicked-off a two-day scenario covering emergency situations such as aircraft fires, building fires and medical emergencies...
Joint Base Andrews celebrates Women's Equality Day
August 31, 2023
— In observance of Women’s Equality Day, a multi-part program, which included a panel and keynote speaker, was held Aug. 31, 2023 at The Club to highlight women’s increased representation and discuss recent and future opportunities for improvement in the military...
Security Forces Airmen gear up for first Defenders Challenge since pandemic pause: 'Don’t call it a comeback'
August 31, 2023
— Defenders from across the National Capital Region honed their skills in preparation for the 2023 Defender’s Challenge, Aug. 28-30. The training and tryout sessions were geared towards the upcoming larger competition at Fort Bliss, Texas, scheduled for Oct. 23-27, that pits major command teams against each other during tests of physical endurance and core operational skills...
'Serving during a consequential time': Top enlisted leader engages with Airmen at Joint Base Andrews
August 31, 2023
— Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass discussed current and future challenges for Airmen while speaking with base personnel, Aug. 30...