FACEBOOK LIVE WITH THE COMMANDER AND COMMAND CHIEF
Join us for the next 11th Wing Commander’s Facebook LIVE Q&A on
September 10. Just log into Facebook and head to JBA’s page at www.facebook.com/jointbaseandrews/ to have your questions answered directly by Colonel Andrew Purath and Chief Tom Daniels.
Do you have questions you want answered? You can either write them in the comments section during the live event, or you can send a private message to JBA’s Facebook account prior to the broadcast.
Have a suggestion to improve the quality of life at JBA?
The Quality of Life Communication feedback tool will help get your ideas to base leadership, click the QOLCOMM link above.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.jba.af.mil/About-Us/LiveSafe
JBA Social Media
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Chapel 1 is hosting a free Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop, September 24 and 25, from 0730-1630. For more information click here.
Active-duty only clinical teams in family health clinics
The Air Force Medical Service, including the 11th Medical Group, is changing. Starting July 1, they will have active-duty only clinical teams. Find out more information about the change here.
JBA Pool Closure
As summer approaches, many patrons will be looking to cool off at a local pool. After careful evaluation of costs and benefits, we decided not to open the Joint Base Andrews pool and to keep it closed permanently. Each year, an average of $200,000 and 950 man-hours is spent on major repairs and maintenance just to make it safe to open. Additionally, an average of 30 people per day, and 65 people during peak periods such as holidays and weekends, used the pool in 2018. These attendance numbers, coupled with the wide variety of alternative swimming locations available in other communities, do not support continued investment of limited resources.
Our Liberty Park residents are welcome to continue to use the Liberty Park pool and their new patio area adjacent to it.
For those who do not reside on base, other local options in the area include several pools run by Prince George County Parks and Recreation. These include but are not limited to:
Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park
7210 Allentown Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
5 miles from base
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774
9 miles from base
North Barnaby Splash Park
5000 Wheeler Road
Oxon Hill, MD
10 miles from base
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Stop by the Public Affairs office (Jones Bldg. Suite 2330) to pick up a 2019 Base Guide.
Airman Safety App (ASAP)
This application provides a simple-to-use touch-point for anyone to report a hazardous condition or event. You may also retrieve popular, top-level safety data and access tools and information to make your life and workplace safer. Airman Safety Action Report. Initiate a safety report just by answering a series of simple questions. It only takes a few minutes. Check out the flyer here.
Weapons, Health and Your Feelings Survey
Service members are requested for a 5-8 minute anonymous online survey about weapons use, health, and feelings. All levels of weapons experience (including none) are welcome. This study aims to understand the relationship between blast, overpressure and long term outcomes. Please visit this link to participate: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4165326/blast or call 301-319-7305 for more information. See theflyer for more details.
Alpha Warrior Rig at Tactical Fitness Center
The Alpha Warrior Rig has arrived at YOUR Tactical Fitness Center! The rig is great for functional fitness and overall physical readiness. It is the same rig that American Ninja Warrior celebrities, Kevin Klein and Barclay Stockett, demonstrated for us during their visit to JBA in the summer. See below link & scroll to “Alpha Warrior Battle Rig.” https://alphawarrior.com/
Interested in Retraining
If interested in retraining into the Air Force Manpower career field (AFSC 3F3X1), contact TSgt Fabian Garcia at 301-981-9386 at the Manpower and Organization Office. Qualifications are as follows: a minimum 5-skill level in any AFSC, minimum aptitude of General 66, current proficiency in algebra and a sincere desire to ensure Air Force resources are efficiently used.
Green Belt Training
Air Force Green Belt Training can provide you with the tools and techniques to streamline your work processes, eliminate waste and help you maximize the time that you have.
Military & Family Support Center
For information on installation leader training for new Commanders and First Sergeants click here.
Professional Development & Leadership Training
SparkX Center Schedule
Monday – Friday
0830 – 1630
Welcome all Officers, Enlisted and Civilians get familiar with the Cell’s space & tools.
Escape SparkX Cell
Open to all military and DoD civilian employees. Signup via https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44abaf2da6ff2-spark
SparkX Leadership/Professional Development
Submit ideas via SparkX SharePoint Site SparkX Submission
Afterhours access to the SparkX Cell via Common Access Card (CAC) is now available for those who have submitted projects as well as those who have been identified as trusted agents and facilitators.
SparkX Cell will like to brief at your next Commanders’ or All Calls, please contact the Cell to schedule.
Submit ideas via SparkX SharePoint Site https://11wg.sharepoint.afncr.af.mil/spark-xcell/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx
11th FSS Events
For more information about the FSS Events below, check out our website to view our Force Support Squadron’s Spotlight Magazine.
ID Card Section (MPF) 301-981-1776
Assignments Out-processing (Appointment Only): Mon, Wed, & Fri at 0900
Initial Assignment Brief (Appointment Only): Tues & Thurs at 0900
Retention & Article 137 Brief (Walk-in): Tues & Thurs at 1000
MPF Closures: 29 August. ID Card section open for appointments and CAC pin resets.
Reminder: Hours and contact information for Military Personnel Flight
DEERS appointments are available daily from 0730-1600. Please go to https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil to schedule your appointment.
ID Cards by Appointment ONLY. Mon-Fri 0730-1600.
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, only open for ID Cards, 0830-1530. For appointments visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil .
Get Fit, Stay Fit Incentive Program
24 Hour Fitness Available – Register your CAC at the Front Desk at the Tactical and the East Side Gyms
Register your ID Card for Access to Fitness Center – Flyer
Universal Orlando Service Member Savings
Want to be in the know for fun ITT activities? Join the ITT mailer list by emailing email@example.com
Professional Sporting Events tickets can be purchased at ITT.
27 August – 0800-1600: VA Benefits and Services
28 August – 0800-1100: Pre-separation Counseling
24 August – 1000-1200: Indoor Skydiving at iFly – Flyer
31 August – 0600-1200: Charter Fishing – Flyer
Calendar of Events for August – Flyer
The DFAC offers breakfast items during lunch time on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Calendar of Events for August – Flyer
16 August – 15 September – Pro Shop End of Summer Sale – Flyer
Check out the Force Support Squadron’s website and FSS Facebook to see what other upcoming events they have scheduled. Subscribe to our FSS weekly via the website homepage, to see upcoming events for the month.
MDG Classes and Closures
Bldg. 1191 Menoher Dr.
Please call to sign up as seating is limited: 240-857-9680
In-Flight Wellness Weekly Newsletter
Wellness Tips to Better your Life. The Joint Base Andrews Health Promotion Team debunks myths about health and provides helpful information about how to eat and live healthy. Check out the newsletter here.
For enrollments to TRICARE East, billing and benefit inquiries please contact Humana Military at 1-800-444-5445
All patient/staff parking next to the old hospital, Bldg. 1050, will be CLOSED as construction on the new clinic and dental clinic progresses.
Patients and staff should park in the covered parking garage or the adjacent surface parking lot by the clinic, Bldg. 1060. Spaces are also available in the Chapel parking lot. Please plan accordingly or have someone drop you off at the entrance of Bldg. 1050 for ease of entrance.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Class
1st and 2nd Tuesday each month 0800-1230: 11th MDG Family Health Clinic Conference Room
POC: Ms. Deborah Enriquez (240-612-1371)
Healthy Heart Class
2nd Monday each month 0900-1200: 11th MDG Family Health Clinic Conference Room
POC: Ms. Deborah Enriquez (240-612-1371)
Tobacco Cessation Classes
Tuesdays 1500 -1630: Bldg. 1050 (old hospital), 4th Floor, Rm A4-7
Behavioral Medicine Services: 240-857-8942
Health Promotion Office: 240-612-1745
Behavioral health consultants at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgical Center are offering a Marriage Checkup as part of a research study sponsored by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC). The Checkup is offered to active-duty members and their spouses who would like to find out more about the health of their marriage. The Marriage Checkup will give you the tools and resources to strengthen your connection.
Call 301-539-9736 or email marriagecheckupJBA@gmail.com