Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews Relocation Information
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Welcome to Joint Base Andrews!
Joint Base Andrews is a unique duty station due to its high visibility on the world stage and its proximity to the nation's capital. Often called the military's premier joint base, Andrews is home to Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units.
Joint Base Andrews is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 316th Wing. Known as America’s Airfield, Joint Base Andrews is home to Air Force One and often plays host to the President and Vice President of the United States, congressional delegations, foreign heads of state, and many other dignitaries and distinguished visitors.
Located in the National Capital Region (NCR), Joint Base Andrews has an ideal Mid-Atlantic location and four distinct seasons. Area residents have access to year-round adventures in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland that include river, bay, and ocean excursions, cultural activities of every kind and sporting events, not to mention government and historic buildings to tour.
A scene of District of Columbia is captured during a 1st HS flyover- image via JBA Facebook page
You won’t get bored living near Washington, D.C.! You’ll find something for everyone: festivals, museums, food, wine, and sports. Major events like the Cherry Blossom Festival, Marine Corps Marathon, and National Christmas Tree Lighting require advance planning. Remember, tourists visit from across the globe to see the sights, so you’ll always have company as explore.
Read local publications like the Washingtonian, The D.C. Patch, and military family Facebook groups to stay up to date with activities. Like the pace in D.C., everything moves quickly here. Realize that downtown attractions like the iconic Smithsonian museums easily take weeks to explore. Plan well in advance for visits to the White House or Pentagon.
Those stationed at Joint Base Andrews will also find plenty of recreation outlets within a 2-3 hour drive, including neighboring Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Air Force One image via Joint Base Andrews Facebook page
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Frequently Asked Questions About Joint Base Andrews
1) In what county is Joint Base Andrews located?
Joint Base Andrews is located in Prince George's County, Maryland.
2) What is the zip code for Joint Base Andrews?
The zip code for Joint Base Andrews is 20762. Other nearby zip codes include 20748, 20745, 20735, and 20746, among others.
3) What is the BAH for Joint Base Andrews?
The BAH for Joint Base Andrews ranges from $2,655 for E-1 to $3,408 for E-9 with dependents, and $2,706 for O-1 to $3,963 for O-7 with dependents per the Defense Travel Management Office. See the housing section below for more information.
4) Where is Joint Base Andrews?
JBA is located approximately 10 miles outside the Washington, D.C., city limits and 15 miles from the state of Virginia in Maryland.
5) What is Joint Base Andrews known for?
Joint Base Andrews is often called the military’s premier joint base and is home of Air Force One. The base is home to Air Force, Navy, and Marine units, and also hosts a chapter of the Civil Air Patrol.
6) How many people are stationed at Joint Base Andrews?
The 316th Wing provides base-level services for three headquarters, five wings, more than 80 tenant organizations, and 60,000 Airmen/family members in the NCR and globally.
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash
Base Location and Information
Joint Base Andrews Base Map from jba.af.mil
Joint Base Andrews is located in the Southeast corner of the Washington Metropolitan area, 10 miles outside the Washington, D.C., border. The city centers of Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia are approximately 10 and 18 miles to the east of the base. The city of Bowie, Maryland is approximately 18 miles to the north while Waldorf, MD, lies about 20 miles to the south. The address to the Joint Base Andrews Visitor Control Center located at the Main Gate is 1832 Westover Drive, Andrews AFB, MD 20762.
Military Installations near Joint Base Andrews
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Joint Base Andrews has a long history dating back to the Civil War when the Union occupied a small country church as its headquarters for soldiers camped nearby. Today, that church is known as Chapel Two, and the base community still uses it for worship services.
The base was originally called Camp Springs Army Airfield prior to World War II. It became Andrews Air Field in 1945. It was named for one of the Air Force's founding fathers, Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews who died in an aircraft accident on May 3, 1943. Shortly after the Air Force became a separate service in 1947, the base's name changed to Andrews Air Force Base. It became the home of the presidential aircraft under President John F. Kennedy. On Oct. 1, 2009, Andrews Air Force Base, along with Naval Air Facility Washington, became a joint base known as Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, or Joint Base Andrews.
Image via Joint Base Andrews Facebook Page
Some units located at Joint Base Andrews include the 16th Wing, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Air Force District of Washington, Naval Air Facility Washington, 89th Airlift Wing , 113th Wing D.C. Air National Guard, 459th Air Refueling Wing, and Civil Air Patrol Andrews Composite Squadron.
Joint Base Andrews is known as “America’s Airfield” and “The President’s Wing” and supports multi-million dollar nationally significant mission assets including Air Force One, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the KC-135 Stratotanker, and the UH-1N Huey.
Cities Near JB Andrews from Military Town Advisor
For reservations with children and for pet-friendly rooms, contact the Lodging office directly.
Image via JBA Lodging
Joint Base Andrews Lodging Information
The Presidential Inn, Bldg 1380 California Ave.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762
Website: Presidential Inn
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Joint Base Andrews Housing
Image via Liberty Park at Andrews
Spanning over 4,000 acres in central Prince George’s County, Maryland, Joint Base Andrews offers a variety of housing options for military families and has a residential on-base population of approximately 2,600. At Joint Base Andrews, military family housing is privatized. Liberty Park at Andrews owns the family housing.
Joint Base Andrews Housing Office
Liberty Park at Andrews
2097 San Antonio Blvd
Joint Base Andrews , MD 20762
Phone: (866) 944-7504
Joint Base Andrews Off-Base Housing
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Joint Base Andrews BAH
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Joint Base Andrews is near Washington, D.C.; Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA, and many other cities with options to buy or rent. Some sample Joint Base Andrews BAH rates for zip code 20762:
- E-1 with dependents: $2,655
- E-1 without dependents: $2,124
- E-9 with dependents: $3,408
- E-9 without dependents: $2,862
- O-1 with dependents: $2,706
- O-1 without dependents: $2,652
- O-7 with dependents: $3,963
- O-7 without dependents: $3,354
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Area Weather & Climate
JBA Flightline image
Joint Base Andrew’s weather patterns include a little bit of just about every phenomenon: cold winters with an occasional blizzard, a blustery and wet spring season, very humid and hot summers, with the potential for hurricane residue from the coast, and a colorful but temperate and short-lived fall season. It is partly cloudy year-round. The best times of year for warm-weather activities are for the entire month of June and from early August to early October.
- Summer: July high is around 87 degrees.
- Winter: January low is around 28 degrees.
- Rain: About 43 inches of rain per year.
- Snow: About 14 inches of snow per year.
Get ready to go shopping! In and around the National Capital Region, you’re going to need all the gear, from shorts and bug spray to shovels and winter boots. The good news is that if a heat wave or cold front sets in, you can expect it to head out in a week or two.
Golfing at the Courses at Andrews
- Weather forecasters often use I-95 as a dividing line to describe transitioning weather.
- Areas north and west of Washington, D.C., take on weather from the Shenandoah Mountains.
- East of the city, weather is influenced by coastal weather patterns.
Joint Base Andrews Area Schools
Support for Military and Families
The Washington, D.C., area is inundated with entities that provide support systems of various types. From employment to education and recreation, there is a group eager to share opportunities with military families. Some recognizable names include: Military Officers Association of America, National Military Family Association, Hiring Our Heroes, and Blue Star Families.
In the National Capital Region, careers in politics, PR and communication, military, economics, security, tourism, and hospitality have the most availability, but there are plenty of other options, including health and education. To help you narrow choices, check out the JBA Employment Assistance Program.
Area Higher Education:
Joint Base Andrews Youth Center Info
4700 Yuma Road (89 SVS/SVYY), Andrews AFB, Maryland 20762
Phone: 301-981-KIDZ (5430), 301-981-TEEN (8336), 301-981-5636
Joint Base Andrews CDC
Bldg 4783 San Antonio Blvd. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 20762
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Things to Do Near Joint Base Andrews
The Capital Wheel, image by Ron Cogswell
There is so much to do around Joint Base Andrews! Create your top 10 must-see list before the time slips away. Of course, if this is your first time to the NCR, you’ll have the entire must-see and do list of classic Washington, D.C., sites like the Smithsonian and all the monuments, but here are a few ideas for exploring:
College Park Aviation Museum: Opened in 1998 and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Contains historic and reproduction aircraft associated with the history of the airfield, as well as hands-on activities and interpretive areas for children of all ages.
Glen Echo Park: Home to resident artists, a nature and aquatic life program for kids, a restored 1921 Dentzel Carousel, as well as free summer concerts and special events.
National Harbor: National Harbor is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River. Home to 160 stores, 40 restaurants, the iconic Capital Wheel and the best sunsets in the D.C. area.
Top Golf: A sports entertainment complex featuring climate controlled hitting bays and music, plus food and beverages.
Via Roma Pizzeria: A special new kind of pizza with a thin, crunchy and airy Roman-style pizza nobody else has in the DMV area. Also has a coffee shop open early in the day for coffee and pastry.
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