Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility. The base is a combination of the United States Air Force Andrews Air Force Base and the United States Navy Naval Air Facility Washington which were merged on October 1, 2009.

The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW).


Joint Base Andrews is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It is 10 miles outside the Washington, D.C. city limits and 15 miles from the state of Virginia. It is physically located in the town of Camp Springs, MD.

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The history of Andrews Air Force Base dates 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.

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. In October, 2010, the 316th Wing was inactivated and the 11th Wing, formerly the host wing at Bolling Air Force Base, was re-designated the host wing here at Andrews.


To provide safe and reliable worldwide airlift and logistical support for the President, the Vice President, Cabinet members, the Congress and other high ranking U.S. and foreign officials. It is not unusual to have 20-30 Distinguished Visitor (DV) movements per week, including an average of one head of state DV movement per day. In addition, more than 60 partner (tenant) units and special missions are also located here.

Population Served

  • Active Duty Air Force: 5,791
  • Active Duty Navy: 234
  • Active Duty Marines: 16
  • Active Duty Army: 55
  • Family Members: 10,000

Base Transportation

At this time there is no base shuttle service.


If you have not yet requested a sponsor, you must do so through your Local Military Personal Flight (MPF). Tel: (202) 404-3281 or (240) 857-5257

Temporary Quarters

Base lodging is available through the Presidential Inn. You can make advance reservations via the Internet, or by calling the Presidential Inn (DSN 312-858-4614 or 301-981-4614).

Relocation Assistance

Contact the Community Readiness Consultant (CRC)/Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) Manager at your current base, or the Andrews CRC/RAP Manager (301-981-7087 or DSN 312-858-7087) for assistance.

Contact Information

The base operator’s phone number is 301-981-1110 or DSN 312-981-1110.

Base Operator               301-981-1110
Public Affairs Office   240-612-4428
Photo Journalism       240-612-4429
Photography                 240-612-4430
Broadcasting                 240-612-4431