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Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews is the premier joint base in the National Capital Region; home to the 316th Wing, 89th Airlift Wing and Air Force One, 79th Medical Wing, 113th Wing, 459th Air Refueling Wing and Naval Air Facility Washington.

316th Wing

The men and women of the host wing, the 316th Wing, deliver contingency response capabilities critical for the protection of our National security. We ensure emergency reaction rotary-wing air power for the National Capital Region, combat-ready Airmen to Air & Space Expeditionary Forces, a secure and robust infrastructure that supports the President, national leadership, 50 mission partner organizations and the well-being of our Joint Team and their families.


89th Airlift Wing

With an Air Expeditionary Force combat-ready force of over 1,000 personnel, the 89th Airlift Wing provides global Special Air Mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and other senior military and elected leaders as tasked by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and Air Mobility Command. The 89th Airlift Wing maintains 24/7 alert, operating the Executive Airlift Training Center and Government Network Operation Center.

Mission: Enabling national interests through global transportation for America’s senior leaders … “Safe, comfortable, reliable, connected and protected!”

79th Medical Wing

The 79th Medical Wing has oversight for medical care at Air Force bases and work sites across Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Activated on May 10, 2006, it is one of three medical wings in the Air Force.

One of the unique capabilities of the Wing is the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility, serving as the primary East Coast hub for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from Europe to the United States.

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