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Joint Base Andrews News
Joint Base Andrews
316th Wing celebrates previous year’s achievements, legacy
February 23, 2024
— The 316th Wing held its 2023 annual awards ceremony, where its members gathered to celebrate the organization’s achievements, Feb. 22...
There is 'snow' stopping the snow barn
January 26, 2024
— Despite a heavy snowfall in the early days of January, the base’s mission had to continue. And, it is members of the 316th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Pavement and Equipment section, known during the winter months as the "snow barn", who are entrusted with the duty of ensuring inclement weather does not stop operations on base by clearing America’s Airfield of snow and ice...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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...
VC-140B #89001 briefly returns to the wild blue yonder
August 21, 2023
— The 316th Civil Engineer Squadron and contract workers relocated a static U.S. Air Force Lockheed JetStar C-140B display aircraft to its new location next to the 89th Airlift Wing headquarters building at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, August 17-18, 2023...
CSAF, Tuskegee Airmen recognize 75 years of trailblazing
July 27, 2023
— The event recognized the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and their impact of ensuring Airmen as well as other service members can serve to their full potential...
Joint Base Andrews launches environmental cleanup outreach
April 6, 2023
— The Department of the Air Force and Joint Base Andrews leaders are asking community members for input to determine if there is interest in establishing local environmental restoration advisory boards at JBA, the Brandywine Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office site, or the Davidsonville Fuel Oil Spill site...
Joint Base Andrews welcomes new honorary commanders
March 3, 2023
— Joint Base Andrews welcomed 16 community and civic leaders into the 2023 Honorary Commanders Program during an induction ceremony at The Club at Andrews, March 2. The JB Andrews Honorary Commander Program has been in existence for almost 20 years to allow communication and partnerships between key leaders of the base and surrounding community...
Joint Base Andrews hosts Quality of Life Council
March 1, 2023
— Joint Base Andrews hosted multiple organizations and helping agencies from across the installation to speak on the various ways people can get involved and feel connected here—all with a vision to improve the quality of life for the base community, Feb. 27...
JBA bolsters Airman combat skills
December 2, 2022
— Approximately 50 Airmen from the 316th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing participated in Airman Combat Skills Training at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 1-2, 2022...
JBA leadership prepares for winter
November 8, 2022
— Approximately 40 senior leaders from across Joint Base Andrews gathered for an in-depth discussion about preparations and responsibilities for the upcoming winter season at JBA, Md., Nov. 7, 2022...
Noise starts tomorrow at JBA
September 15, 2022
— The Joint Base Andrews 2022 Air & Space Expo is taking off tomorrow, Sept. 16, 2022, beginning with a day devoted to the Department of Defense...
316th Security Support Squadron completes SMC training
August 25, 2022
— Five members of the 316th Security Support Squadron completed their annual weapons proficiency training in an exercise known as “shoot, move, communicate,” or SMC, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 23, 2022...
30 days and counting ‘til the 2022 Air & Space Expo is back at JBA!
August 18, 2022
— After three years, the Joint Base Andrews 2022 Air & Space Expo is finally back! The free show will take place Sept. 16-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The first day is for common access card holders only, while the 17th and 18th will be open to the general public.The 2022 Air & Space Expo will allow attendees to get up close and personal with...
Honorary commanders visit America's Airfield
August 17, 2022
— The 89th Airlift Wing hosted an immersion event for honorary commanders on Aug. 16, 2022, at Joint Base Andrews, Md...
JBA and 316th Wing change command
June 30, 2022
— Col. Todd Randolph accepted command of the 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, Md. from Col. Tyler Schaff during a change of command ceremony at JBA on June 30, 2022...
316th MSG welcomes new commander
June 22, 2022
— Col. Nate Somers accepted command today of the 316th Mission Support Group from Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews installation commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 22, 2022...
JBA hosts 11th Annual Motorcycle Safety Day
June 3, 2022
— Service members and personnel across the installation participated in the 11th Annual Motorcycle Safety Day, June 3, 2022 at Joint Base Andrews...
Joint Base Andrews moves to Health Protection Condition Bravo
February 7, 2022
— Due to a decrease in COVID-19 numbers throughout Maryland and the National Capital Region, Joint Base Andrews moved to Health Protection Condition Bravo today...
CSAF visits JBA to engage with America’s Airmen
November 18, 2021
— On 17 Nov., 2021, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. visited JBA to engage with America’s Airmen...
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...
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...
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:...