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Joint Base Andrews
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Released detainees arrive at JBA
May 10, 2018
— Three Americans detained in North Korea arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and were greeted by President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania, and a host of service members, May 10...
Monument dedication honors JBA namesake
May 9, 2018
— Officials unveiled a memorial monument May 3 dedicated to Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews and crew members of the B-24 Liberator, “Hot Stuff,” which crashed on nearby Mt. Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 75 years before...
Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at JBA
December 1, 2017
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Team Andrews gathered to welcome the Capitol Christmas Tree as it arrived here, Nov. 26. The Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as “the people’s tree,” has been a national tradition since 1964 with a different national forest being chosen each year to provide one. The 79-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce from Montana’s Kootenai...
Warrior CARE week shows strength through teamwork
November 17, 2017
— Team Andrews partnered with the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program for the North East Warrior CARE Event, held at Joint Base Andrews and Oxon Hill, Maryland, Nov. 13 through 17...
Airmen team-up during 2017 Dorm Olympics
October 19, 2017
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – More than 100 Airmen from JBA participated in the first ever Dorm Olympics on base, Oct. 13. “The event was created as a morale event for dorm residents,” said Staff Sgt. Leighton Bryan, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron facility maintenance team NCO in charge. “It was aimed at creating competition, building team work and,...
Combat photographer receives Bronze Star with Valor
October 5, 2017
— Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace, 89th Airlift Wing public affairs chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the fourth highest military decoration signifying heroism, on August 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews...
America’s Airfield showcases 70 years of air superiority
September 18, 2017
— The 2017 JBA Air Show: America’s Air and Space Expo, which was held from Sept 15 to 17, commemorated the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Birthday by highlighting decades of breaking barriers...
AFRH: Happy 70th Birthday U.S. Air Force!
September 14, 2017
— Joint Base Andrews members and veterans celebrated the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7...
Saying goodbye to C-20 aircraft
August 31, 2017
— A 99th Airlift Squadron C-20 aircraft, tail number 60206, is parked on the flightline during its retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 30, 2017. The aircraft came into service at JBA in 1983 and is now retiring from the Air Force after 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)
Sunshine, swim and safety with JBA youth
August 14, 2017
— Swimming is enjoyed by many children during hot summer days. For parents, water safety is paramount. Due to the popularity and hazards of this activity, the Joint Base Andrews Youth Center and ZAC Foundation teamed up to host a four-day ZAC Camp for 107 children, ages five to nine, at JBA, Aug. 8-11. This is the second year in a row the camp was...
Eyes, ears of America’s Airfield
June 12, 2017
— The 89th Airlift Wing’s Special Air Mission provides transportation for the U.S. president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and other senior military leaders as tasked by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and Air Mobility Command. Members of Joint Base Andrews’ 89th Operations Support Squadron airfield management...
JBA supports JROTC with base tour
February 21, 2017
89th APS named Air Force Large Terminal of the Year
February 16, 2017
— The 89th Aerial Port Squadron won the Air Mobility Command’s Large Terminal of the Year award for operations from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016...
Upgraded C-40Bs bring state-of-art communications to VPOTUS airlift
February 14, 2017
— The 89th Airlift Wing recently received a C-40B back from a lengthy depot maintenance cycle where the aircraft communication systems were completely revamped, bringing state-of-the-art communication onto the jet. The modifications were tested during a four-day off-station training mission from Feb. 4-7, 2017. Imagine a scenario where the...
President Trump boards Air Force One at JBA
January 26, 2017
— President Donald Trump salutes service members as he exits Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 26, 2017. Trump departed for Philadelphia to address the Congressional Grand Old Party Retreat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariah Haddenham)
President-Elect Arrives at JBA
January 19, 2017
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.— President-Elect Donald Trump and his family, arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Jan. 19, 2017, one day before taking office as the 45th President of the United States...
Eaton assumes command of 'Air Force One' Wing
June 21, 2016
— With a brisk salute and four words, "Sir, I assume command," Col. Casey D. Eaton took command of the 89th Airlift Wing from Col. John C. Millard in a ceremony here June 17, 2016.Eaton joins the home of Air Force One, known as Special Air Mission Foreign team, or simply SAM Fox, after serving as the commander of the 515th Air Mobility Operations...
Bold dreams propel war-torn child to AF flight engineer
June 17, 2016
— Growing up, Master Sgt. Kristofer Reyes and his cousins would use rubber and rocks from a nearby recycling center and create games. He was born to a poor family in Luzon, Phillipines. His parents divorced when he was 2 years old and his mom moved to the U.S. That left him and his siblings stuck in poverty, with only access to one meal a day coming...
3 JBA Airmen to compete at 2016 DoD Warrior Games
June 9, 2016
— Three Joint Base Andrews Airmen were selected to represent the Air Force and compete against the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 16-22.Competing from JBA are: Master Sgt. Miguel Acevedo, 99th Airlift Squadron...
Team Andrews vital to Nuclear Security Summit
April 5, 2016
— Team Andrews' members recently welcomed more than 20 foreign leaders traveling to the U.S., March 29 - 31, 2016.Joint Base Andrews acted as a travel hub as the leaders transitioned to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C."It is amazing to work an event like this. Nowhere else in the Air Force will you get these opportunities," Lt. Col...
Andrews Airmen enable Obama's historic Cuba visit
March 21, 2016
— President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on the iconic Air Force One on March 20, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in nearly 90 years.While world leaders and citizens tuned into national news broadcasts of the visit, the men and women of the 89th Airlift Wing continued their no-fail mission, executing a variety of...
Installation leadership uses new tool to receive suggestions
December 15, 2015
— Joint Base Andrews is set to activate a new tool on its base website Dec. 16, 2015, called, "QOLCOMM."The Quality of Life Communication feedback tool allows users to make suggestions to base leadership that will improve the quality of life on JBA and track the progress of approved suggestions."These are ideas from members of JBA, instead of ideas...
Taya Kyle speaks at JBA
September 30, 2015
JBA pays tribute on 9/11
September 11, 2015
— Members of Joint Base Andrews and their families paid their respects for Patriot's Day at Heritage Park on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 11, 2015.This year marks the 14th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001."We should take time to reflect on those who gave their lives that day, modern day heroes, and the service of countless Airmen,...
DOD Announces Winners of the 2015 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
July 7, 2015
— Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today the 2015 recipients of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence:U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, GeorgiaMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North CarolinaNaval Air Station Pensacola, FloridaJoint Base Andrews, MarylandDLA Distribution Susquehanna,...