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Aug. 8, 2019

Fire Explorer Academy

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

May 22, 2019

Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

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.”

May 16, 2019

Air Force leaders strengthen community ties, engage students at JB Andrews Air & Space Expo

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

K9 Chronicles

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

Dec. 14, 2018

18 AF leadership visits 89 AW Airmen

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.

June 28, 2018

Watch that C-4

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.

June 1, 2018

JBA Airmen and Sailors ready to slug their way to Armed Services Classic Championship

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.

May 31, 2018

Air Force Band, Honor Guard perform in Memorial Day events across country

"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."

May 16, 2018

JBA encourages members to protect base, home

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

May 4, 2018

JBA celebrates 75th anniversary

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.