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Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, the home of Air Force One. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Andrews Air Force Base (11th Wing Public Affairs) and Air Force District of Washington.
tabAir Force Mission 
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
tabAir Force District of Washington 
Air Force District of Washington Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) is composed of three wings and one group. The 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base, and the 79th Medical Wing and 11th Wing at Andrews Air Force Base. Also under AFDW is the 844th Communications Group. The 79th Medical Wing and 844th Communications Group both have specialized missions where they will be the single Air Force voice in the National Capital Region (NCR) for their respective fields of expertise. Both the 11th and 11th Wings will fulfill duties as the host base organization of Bolling and Andrews, respectively, while also supporting AFDW requirements. For more information, visit AFDW's website and fact sheet.
tab11th Wing 
11th WingThe 11th Wing is the host wing for Joint Base Andrews providing security, personnel, contracting, finance and infrastructure support for six Wings, two Headquarters and more than 50 tenant organizations, as well as 60,000 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.

Honor Guard
U.S. Air Force Honor Guard badgeThe 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

U.S. Air Force Band Badge 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

U.S. Air Force Chaplaincy BadgeThe 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.
tabDept. of the Air Force 
The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.

The Air Force also has more than three dozen field operating agencies and direct reporting units which directly support the mission by providing unique services.

Together with Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.

The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah Lee James, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. Mark A. Welsh, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. Larry O. Spencer, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF James A. Cody.

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11th Wing Public Affairs DOES NOT act as an operator service or base locator. They DO NOT have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for these services
Base Operator               301-981-1110
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Public Affairs Inquiries    240-612-4428
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