News | Sept. 20, 2021

Joint Base Andrews honorary commanders tour 113th Wing

By 316th Wing Public Affairs

Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, hosted a tour of the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard for the JBA Honorary Commanders (HCCs) Program on Sept. 14, 2021. The tour consisted of a brief on the mission of the 113th Wing D.C. Air National Guard, a static display viewing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and lastly a visit to the 201st Airlift Squadron to tour a C-40 Clipper and learn the Very Important Person Special Airlift Mission (VIPSAM). The visit concluded with a luncheon that provided an opportunity for 316th Wing leadership to engage with civic leaders. The community outreach event increased awareness and understanding of JBA’s role in national security through meaningful exchanges and dialogue with civic leaders. The mission of the Honorary Commanders Program is twofold; one, to educate key community leaders about a unit’s mission and to foster a supportive relationship with the community, and two, to increase military involvement in civic endeavors and organizations and make members of the local community feel part of the unit.