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Joint Base Andrews News
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...
Putting the mind in MindGym
February 15, 2024
— A sensory deprivation, bio-responsive mindfulness Lumena MindGym was installed on base at the West Side Fitness Center, Feb. 9...
Joint Base Andrews Airmen ready to embrace Air Force changes
February 13, 2024
— U.S. Air Force Col. Todd E. Randolph, Joint Base Andrews installation and 316th Wing commander, joined members of the 316th Wing to virtually watch the opening keynote address at this week’s Air Force Association Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 12...
Washington Nationals, military leaders honor Black History Month at Arlington National Cemetery
February 6, 2024
— Leaders from Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, along with representatives from the Washington Nationals, gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Black History Month to honor the legacy and contributions of Black Americans to the nation and its military, Feb. 2...
316th Medical Group takes off with new live-flight Tactical Combat Casualty Care training
February 2, 2024
— The 316th Medical Group held a live-flight Tactical Combat Casualty Care training event with the organization’s Ground Surgical Team and Critical Care Air Transport Team, Jan. 25...
Master the art of 3D printing: Spark X Cell starts new course
December 18, 2023
— Spark X Cell, an innovation laboratory at Andrews, provides services to the installation such as 3D printing, laser engraving, and software and web development. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chad Bohr, a Spark X Cell innovator, taught during the base’s first Spark X hosted 3D printing class, Dec. 1, 2023...
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...
Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at Joint Base Andrews
November 17, 2023
— Service members and families from across the installation came together to see the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for the last stop on its journey to Washington, D.C., and to be a part of a night of celebration, Nov. 16. Each year a different national forest provides a tree to light up the U.S. Capitol building's West Lawn for the holiday season. This year’s 63-foot-tall Norway Spruce came from Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia...
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 hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month special observance
November 2, 2023
— Military and local community members recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month during a special observance at the Community Commons, Oct. 30. The event featured Larysa Kautz, Melwood CEO and a 459th Air Refueling Wing honorary commander, who spoke about her life experiences, having family members with disabilities and the overall impact of what Melwood does for local communities and those with disabilities. Melwood is a leading employer and advocate for people with disabilities headquartered in Maryland, according to Kautz...
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...
316th Wing Fire Emergency Services gain virtual reality tool to train for real-world disaster
September 7, 2023
— The 316th Wing Inspector General and Fire Emergency Services trained with a new tool, the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, at Fire Station 1, Aug. 29-31. The training kicked-off a two-day scenario covering emergency situations such as aircraft fires, building fires and medical emergencies...
Security Forces Airmen gear up for first Defenders Challenge since pandemic pause: 'Don’t call it a comeback'
August 31, 2023
— Defenders from across the National Capital Region honed their skills in preparation for the 2023 Defender’s Challenge, Aug. 28-30. The training and tryout sessions were geared towards the upcoming larger competition at Fort Bliss, Texas, scheduled for Oct. 23-27, that pits major command teams against each other during tests of physical endurance and core operational skills...
Joint Base Andrews leaders sign Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation
March 15, 2023
— Joint Base Andrews senior leaders signed a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month on March 15...
Students experience Joint Base Andrews Aerospace Summit
March 10, 2023
— Future engineers, scientists and inventors from local area schools filled the bay area of hangar three on March 9, for the 5th Annual Aerospace Summit. Sponsored by the Patriots Training Technology Center, JBA’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math annual event is an opportunity for young students to learn about the many facets of aviation careers and operations while sparking curiosity with aircraft tours and exciting competitions...
Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling rideshare program goes live
February 28, 2023
— Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., paired together to kick off a new program allowing the rideshare company Uber to transport passengers with installation access to and from the bases starting March 1. ...
316th Medical Group prepares for MHS Genesis
February 22, 2023
— On March 25, 2023, the National Capital Region Military Health System will transition to MHS GENESIS, a new electronic health record and patient portal. The 316th Medical Group at JBA and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., will be impacted by this major transition...
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...
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 honors Warrior of the Month- Senior Airman Desmond Terry
October 26, 2022
— Joint Base Andrews honored Senior Airman Desmond Terry, 316th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, as Warrior of the Month for October, 2022...
JBA honors Warrior of the Month- Master Sgt. Timothy Boykin
October 26, 2022
— Joint Base Andrews honored Master Sgt. Timothy Boykin, 459th Force Support Squadron sustainment operations chief as Warrior of the Month, for October 2022...
JBA battles Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall for softball title
October 25, 2022
— Teams from Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall battled it out on the softball field at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., Oct. 24, 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 Comptroller Squadron changes command
June 27, 2022
— Maj. Trivendhiran Pillai accepted command today of the 316th Comptroller Squadron from Col. Tyler Schaff, 316th Wing and Joint Base Andrews installation commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 27, 2022...