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Joint Base Andrews News
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...
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...
AFDW commander visits 316th Wing, recognizes Airmen
January 25, 2023
— Maj. Gen. Joel Jackson, Air Force District of Washington commander, visited units from the 316th Wing to get a better understanding of their missions and to recognize outstanding performers across the base...
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...
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...
DAF Women's 7s Rugby Team competes in Armed Forces, Cape Fear Tournaments
June 26, 2022
— The Department of the Air Force Women’s 7s Rugby Team competed in the Armed Forces and Cape Fear tournaments, June 24-26, in Wilmington, North Carolina...
316th SFG changes command
June 24, 2022
— Col. Michael Morales accepted command today of the 316th Security Forces 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 24, 2022...
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...
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...
DISA renews antivirus software license agreement helping teleworkers keep machines safe at home
March 26, 2020
— The DOD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active Department of Defense employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use...
USAF Band kicks off 2020 Guest Artist Series
January 27, 2020
— The U.S. Air Force Concert Band performed with classical and jazz pianist Aaron Diehl for the first installment of the Guest Artist Series Jan. 23, 2020, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va...
Fire Explorer Academy
August 8, 2019
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron’s firefighter unit orchestrated a 6-day course to teach cadets, ages 14-18, the basics of fire safety, search and rescue, CPR, and other emergency response techniques here, July 22 – 27, 2019.On the first day of the program, cadets marched into a classroom for their first...
Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary
May 22, 2019
— She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”...
Air Force leaders strengthen community ties, engage students at JB Andrews Air & Space Expo
May 16, 2019
— Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivered opening remarks for this year’s biennial three-day event, which focused on JB Andrews’ partnership and mentorship with local schools against a backdrop of more than 30 STEM exhibits designed to engage and inspire some 7,000 students...
March 18, 2019
— How long have you been working with the dog?- February of 2018How do you like working with him? - I love it. I always have someone to talk to, whether he’s listening or not. I get to see the work we put in. If he has an issue with something, we spend time to fix the issue and you can see the progression of the work you put in.Take me through the...
18 AF leadership visits 89 AW Airmen
December 14, 2018
— Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Petzel, 18th AF command chief, visited the 89th Airlift Wing at JBA, Md., Dec. 11-13...
Watch that C-4
June 28, 2018
— The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted a simulted unexploded ordnance exercise here June 26, 2018. The tranining was to help them prepare for a potential chemical leak when handling explosive ordnance. EOD Airmen are trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosives and support and execute Department of Defense contingencies worldwide...
JBA Airmen and Sailors ready to slug their way to Armed Services Classic Championship
June 1, 2018
— Several members from Joint Base Andrews are scheduled to play for the Air Force and Navy National Capital Region softball teams during the free to attend preliminary rounds of the Armed Services Classic at Ryan Zimmerman Field in Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2-3...
Air Force Band, Honor Guard perform in Memorial Day events across country
May 31, 2018
— "On Memorial Day," President Donald J. Trump said in his 2018 proclamation, "we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in service to our great Nation."...
JBA encourages members to protect base, home
May 16, 2018
— On average, approximately 50,000 individuals walk, fly or drive onto JBA during a typical work week. That's why the 11th Security Forces Group defenders work day and night to ensure workplace and residential safety.Still, the threat of an attack remains. That's why the 11th SFG is asking for help from JBA personnel.“[Everyone] can participate in...
JBA celebrates 75th anniversary
May 4, 2018
— JBA celebrated its 75th anniversary of serving the National Capital Region by hosting an event for service members here, May 2. The event, which featured guest speakers and performances by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team and the U.S. Air Force’s Premier Rock Band Max Impact, commemorated the installation’s history of readiness and response. ...
USAF performs in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 29, 2017
— NEW YORK – Millions of people watched the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard march through the streets of New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 23. Being a part of the world’s largest parade gave both a chance to make an impact on people in the U.S. and around the globe. “Performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was a...
His own Air Force song
October 26, 2017
— From a young age, Staff Sgt. Kymon Carriker had a love for singing. In the car or at home, it didn’t matter -- he sang all day, every day.“My mother always tells me that I didn’t cry as a baby; I came out singing,” said Carriker, 11th Wing Command Chief executive assistant. His fondest childhood memory was singing ‘Oh Happy Day’ at church in...
JBA remembers 9/11
September 11, 2017
— Members of Joint Base Andrews and their families paid their respects during Patriot Day with a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Heritage Park on base, Md., Sept. 11, 2017. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a day still fresh in the minds of service members stationed in the area at the time. Dean Markos, 11th Wing...
811 OG passes the guidon
July 10, 2017
— Members of the Joint Base Andrews Base Honor Guard display the colors during the 811th Operations Group change of command ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 7, 2017. Col. Scott A. Grundahl relieved Col. Fred C. Koegler III as commander of the 811th OG. The group consists of the 811th Operations Support Squadron and the 1st Helicopter...