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Joint Base Andrews News
Civic leaders become honorary JBA commanders in virtual ceremony
April 1, 2021
— 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...
HAF/DSI hosts virtual Total Force Integration Symposium
March 26, 2021
— 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...
Not today COVID: Volunteers help administer vaccines to base community
March 22, 2021
— 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...
JBA Honor Guard all-female colors team performs at the Women’s Memorial
March 19, 2021
— 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...
CMSAF gets immersed in JBA’s innovations
March 10, 2021
— 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...
President's Wing celebrates its first all-black crew heritage flight
March 4, 2021
— “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.” ...
Retired chief talks about resilience
March 2, 2021
— Airmen from the 316th Wing attended an in-person and virtual professional development seminar Feb. 26, 2021, at Joint Base Andrews, Md...
AFDW, medical leaders champion vaccine rollout program
February 16, 2021
— 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...
POTUS gives farewell speech at JBA
January 21, 2021
— President Donald J. Trump and his family arrive at Joint Base Andrews, Md., for Trump's farewell ceremony, Jan. 20, 2021...
Annual Department of Defense housing satisfaction survey running through Feb. 5
January 19, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force is asking residents of privatized and government-owned housing to weigh in with their personal experiences and opinions via the DOD Tenant Satisfaction Survey...
New Year's Message from Joint Base Andrews Installation Commander
January 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
January 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
December 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
December 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
December 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:...
316th Operations Group hosts immersion tour for CMSAF Bass
November 24, 2020
— The 316th Operations Group hosted an immersion tour for Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, at the 1st Helicopter Squadron, Nov. 23, 2020. The tour included briefs about the organizations, missions, and responsibilities of the 1st Helicopter Squadron, 316th Operations Support Squadron, and the 316th OG...
JBA hosts multiagency forensic training
November 20, 2020
— The 2nd Field Investigative Squadron, 7th Field Investigative Squadron, 316th Wing Security Forces Group and Judge Advocates from the 316th Wing Legal Office participated in a two-day multiagency forensic and witness testimony training at Joint Base Andrews on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2020...
A word from the CC about COVID-19 and the holiday season
November 20, 2020
— A WORD FROM THE CC | Hello Griffins and valued mission partners! As the holiday season approaches I am excited, not only for myself, but for our entire community to be able to spend valuable time with family, friends and loved ones. I hope each Joint Base Andrews member takes the time to reflect and be thankful for what is most important to them...
SparkX Cell open house showcases cutting-edge technology
November 19, 2020
— The SparkX Cell Innovation and Idea Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md., works with Tesseract, an Air Force maintenance-run program, to develop life-like 3-D models such as this vertebrae part to help medical students in the Air Force train for procedures and understand the human body. The SparkX Cell Center’s Phase Two Open House on Nov. 13, 2020, was intended to showcase the newly added equipment and their capabilities, build networks with different teams and businesses across the National Capital Region, and promote a growth mindset...
Woman Warrior: Battling breast cancer in the military
October 29, 2020
— October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, for U.S. Air Force Maj. Jessica Brooks, breast cancer awareness is important every day of every year. Sharing prevention methods, information, and stories about breast cancer is something she’ll do at any given opportunity...
Military and Family Support Center hosts base tour for new JBA military spouses
October 27, 2020
— Joint Base Andrews Military and Family Support Center hosted their first "Windshield Tour", a quarterly event that escorts military spouses by bus to significant historical attractions on JBA, Oct. 23, 2020. The event was created this year, exclusively for JBA’s new military spouses, to help familiarize them with the base, to share JBA’s historical role and to promote the Military and Family Support Center...
"No Heat, No Cool" Fall 2020
October 8, 2020
— The 316th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) will initiate an installation-wide "No Heat/No Cool" (NHNC) period to enable the switching of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units from cooling to heating mode...
JBA mental health clinic treats pandemic-related emotional pain
October 6, 2020
— From one-on-one psychological therapy to psych testing to couples counseling, the Joint Base Andrews 316th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron mental health flight provides a variety of resources, which are especially important when individuals are facing stress and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.An August 2020 study from the Centers for...
JBA offers helpful voting tips for service members
October 6, 2020
— It’s election season and the Joint Base Andrews Military & Family Support Center’s voter assistance office is here to help. Erika Patterson, installation voting assistance officer, has answers to some common voting questions. ...
Staff sergeant selects announced
September 28, 2020
— Air Force officials released the names of senior Airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant Sept. 24, including 177 Airmen here...