Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW). In 2009, Andrews Air Force Base and Naval Air Facility Washington were merged to form Joint Base Andrews.
The base is named for Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884–1943), former Commanding General of United States Forces in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Andrews is widely known for serving as the home base of two Boeing VC-25A aircraft with the call sign Air Force One when the President is on board, that serve the President of the United States.
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE HISTORY
On 1 October 2010, following the recommendations of Base Realignment and Closure, 2005, the Air Force completed the merge of the 11th Wing and the 316th at Joint Base Andrews. The 11th Wing became the host base organization for Joint Base Andrews.
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE LOCATION
Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE FACTS
Elevation: 280 ft.
Runway length available: 01R/19L 9755×150 ft. :: 01L/19R 9300×200 ft.