Weekly Events at JBA (June 14-June 20)


Have your voice heard; go to The Front Porch and provide your opinion, questions or inputs directly to the 11th Wing Commander.  Questions will be answered by Colonel Purath directly.


**DISCLAIMER: “The Front Porch” forum is only accessible via government computers**

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 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

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Andrews Theater



The Joint Base Andrews’ Safety Office is scheduled to host the 9th Annual Motorcycle Safety Day on June 20th. It will be at the motorcycle training pad across from the base theater. Registration and opening comments start at 0800, and the event will end at 1445. Questions and concerns may be directed to MSgt Harold Morris at harold.r.morris4.mil@mail.mil or DSN 612-6380.


On June 21, from 0900-1200 on Spokane Lane across from the Youth Center, Operation K*I*D MODE will take place allowing military children to see what their service members do when they deploy. The event includes K9 and EOD demos, fire and ambulance displays, a helicopter display, and a performance from the USAF Honor Guard. For more information, check out the flyer 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

Bickford Natatorium

301 Largo Road

Largo, MD  20774

9 miles from base

North Barnaby Splash Park

5000 Wheeler Road

Oxon Hill, MD

10 miles from base

Please reach out to usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.11-fss-tasker-workflow@mail.mil  for comments or questions.

Base Guides

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 the flyer 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. The Manpower Office offers a 3 day course, please click the link for class information.


SparkX Center Schedule

Open Tinker

Monday – Friday

0830 – 1630

Welcome all Officers, Enlisted and Civilians get familiar with the Cell’s space & tools.


Date: 14 & 21 Jun 19

Time: 1330 – 1400

Purpose: Open group innovation forum for the purpose of identification and solution ideation

SparkX Leadership/Professional Development 

Date: 19 Jun 19

Times: 0800 – 1200

To see class details, click here: SparkX Calendar

To sign up, click here: SparkX Leadership Sign Up

If anyone is interested in learning to become a leadership facilitator for these classes or if you have any questions, email MSgt Silcott at james.b.silcott.mil@mail.mil.

3D Prototype Training

Date: 20 Jun 19

Time: 0930 -1030

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

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. 

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:  13 & 27 June for training. 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 .

Fitness Centers 301-981-7101
2019 Sports & Fitness Calendar – Flyer

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

24 June – Unmanned Hours: Register your ID Card for Access to Fitness Center – Flyer

Community Commons 301-981-4041

15 June – 0800-2300: Ocean City Bus Trip – Flyer

Information, Tickets and Tours 301-981-4041
Universal Orlando Service Member Savings 
Want to be in the know for fun ITT activities? Join the ITT mailer list by emailing ittjba042015@gmail.com
Professional Sporting Events tickets can be purchased at ITT.

Military & Family Support Center 301-981-7087

14 June – 0900-1100: Retirement Benefits Briefing

14 June – 0800-0900: Disable Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) Briefing

19 June – 0800-1100: Pre-separation Counseling

21-22 June – 0800-1630: TAP GPS – 5 Day Workshop

21 June – 0900-1200: Operation KID MODE – Flyer

Outdoor Recreation 301-981-4109/5663

15-16 June – 0800-1700: Overnight Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail at Annapolis Rocks – Flyer


Calendar of Events for June – Flyer

15 June – 1200-1600: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party – Flyer

21 June – 1800-2000: Summer Movie Series – Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse – Flyer

Education & Training 301-981-6377

18 June – 1300-1400: Career Skills Program Briefing

19 June – 1300: Commissioning Briefing

20 June – 1300: Airman Higher Education Briefing

DFAC 301-981-6661
The DFAC offers breakfast items during lunch time on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

The Club at Andrews 301-568-3100
Calendar of Events for June – Flyer

Youth 301-981-5636 and CDC 301-981-3055
Fall Registration: Please submit your application at www.militarychildcare.com

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

Family Advocacy

2019 Class Schedule

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 -1630Bldg. 1050 (old hospital), 4th Floor, Rm A4-7

Behavioral Medicine Services: 240-857-8942

Health Promotion Office: 240-612-1745

Marriage Check-up

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