The 11th Wing is the host wing for Joint Base Andrews providing security, personnel, contracting, finance and infrastructure support for 6 Wings, 2 Headquarters and more than 80 tenant organizations, as well as 40,000 Airmen and families in the national capital region and around the world. The 11th Wing supports contingency operations in our nation's capital with immediate response rotary-assets. It also provides security for the world's highest visibility flight line and is responsible for ceremonial support with the United States Air Force Band, Honor Guard and Air Force Arlington Chaplaincy. Visit their website and read the wing's full fact sheet.
The Honor Guard is a selectively manned unit with more than 210 ceremonial guardsmen and support personnel assigned. Organizationally, the Honor Guard consists of three ceremonial flights, made up of Colors, Bearers, and Firing Party qualified personnel. The USAF Honor Guard also operates the Drill Team. To visit their official site, click here.
U.S. Air Force Band
The U.S. Air Force Band inspires citizens to heightened patriotism and service; strengthens relations with Allies, coalition partners and international friends; and pays tribute to those who have given their "last, full measure of devotion." Utilizing the powerful medium of music, The U.S. Air Force Band helps forge new bonds between the United States and the worldwide community, transcending language and connecting people. The excellence demonstrated by the professionals on stage is a reflection of the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by Airmen stationed around the globe. They are proud to represent these warrior Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms Americans enjoy. To visit the official site of the U.S. Air Force Band, click here.
U.S. Air Force Chaplaincy
The United States Air Force Chaplain Corps serves as a visible reminder of the Holy by providing spiritual care and the opportunity for Air Force members and their families to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of religion. To view the official site of the Air Force Chaplaincy, click here.
AFDW is the parent command to the 11th Wing, 844th Communications Group, and two ceremonial elements. The 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., provides contingency rotary-wing airlift and base operating support to more than 50 tenant organizations. Through the U. S. Air Force Band and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, the 11th Wing also provides ceremonial and musical support throughout the NCR and worldwide. Additionally, the 11th Medical Group consolidates the Air Force's NCR medical assets into one organization, that provides regional care and support to JFHQ-NCR and JTF-CapMed operations. Finally, the 844th Communications Group at Andrews provides enhanced communications reliability, survivability, information capabilities, and user support in the NCR. For more information, visit AFDW's website and fact sheet.
The Naval Air Facility Washington, D.C., is one of only five Navy Reserve bases in the United States. Its objective is to ensure Navy reservists have full access to the most current weapons systems available. NAF Washington has consolidated the functions of an Air Facility, a Naval Operational Support Center, and a Readiness Command under the umbrella of NAFW to ensure Navy Reservists mobilization is effective and efficient. The NAFW mission is to provide training and readiness support for four Navy squadrons, two aviation detachments, and 133 reserve units - consisting of more than 3,900 personnel. For more information, click here.
The 89th Airlift Wing is responsible for worldwide special air mission airlift, logistics and communications support for the president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and other senior military and elected leaders. Visit their website and read the wing's full fact sheet.
Operated by the District of Columbia Air National Guard, the 113th Wing is unique among all Air National Guard. Known as the "Capital Guardians," the wing provides air sovereignty forces to defend the nation's capital, and also provides fighter, airlift and support forces capable of local, national and global employment. For more information, visit the 113 WG website and factsheet.
The mission of the 459th Air Refueling Wing is to recruit, train and equip its Citizen Airmen to fly and maintain the KC-135 Stratotanker to help the Air Force protect its interests in air and space power. Visit their website and their fact sheet page.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033, is part of the Civil Air Patrol National Capitol Wing. The Civil Air Patrol is a U.S. Air Force auxiliary component.
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