Weekly Events at JBA
June 7 – June 13
Liberty Park Events
12 June- Father’s Day Ice Cream Social at the Liberty Park Welcome Center 4PM-6PM
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
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.
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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
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The Joint Base Andrews’ Safety Office presents the 9th Annual Motorcycle Safety Day. It will be at the motorcycle training pad across from the base theater. Registration and opening comments start at 8, and the event will end at 1445. Questions and concerns may be directed
to MSgt Morris, Harold at email@example.com, 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 performance from the USAF Honor Guard and a helicopter display. For more information, check out the flyer here.
NATIONAL PARKS…. FREE?
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, Greenbelt Park reminds military families that the National Park Service offers an annual pass offering free entrance to all national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. Greenbelt Park rangers have visited our local military installations in the past two years and will continue to reach out to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland to distribute military passes. Our next visit to Joint Base Andrews will be Wednesday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the BX/Food Court.
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 use of 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 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.