Weekly Events at JBA (November 16 – November 21)


Join us for the next 11th Wing Commander’s Facebook LIVE Q&A on Nov. 18 @ 1100. 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.

If you read the weekly emailer and would like to see it stick around, email jacob.a.richmond.mil@mail.mil.

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


Cookie Drive

Spread some holiday cheer to the Airman in the dorms by making some home-made cookies. For more information click here.

CFC 5K Run

The CFC has partnered with 11th Force Support Squadron to put on the CFC 5K Run, Tuesday, Nov. 19, starting at 0700 at the Tactical Fitness Center. For more information contact your local CFC representative. This week’s cause is #environmentalprotection. Because of human activity, the environment is changing rapidly, and it’s up to us to protect it. Show some love and make your pledge to charities working on this cause in your area and ask your colleagues to join you.


AF Connect App

Download the AF Connect App on your Apple or Android App store, then add Joint Base Andrews to your favorites to stay updated on directory and base information.

Legal office hour changes

Changes to the walk in hours for legal assistance and wills are as follows; Tuesday: 1200-1400, Thursday: 1000-1200. The new day for drafting and executing wills and medical power of attorneys is Wednesday.

Active-duty only clinical teams in family health clinics

The Air Force Medical Service, including the 11th Medical Group, created active-duty only clinical teams on July 1, 2019. Find out more information about the change here.

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.

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.


Military & Family Support Center

For information on installation leader training for new Commanders and First Sergeants click here.

Professional Development & Leadership Training

For more information on professional development click here. For dates and times click here.

SparkX Center Schedule

Open Tinker

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


Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44abaf2da6ff2-sparkx

SparkX Leadership/Professional Development 

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44abaf2da6ff2-spark

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 https://usaf.ideascalegov.com/a/sso/login

11th FSS Events

For more information about the FSS Events below, check out our website to view our Force Support Squadron’s Spotlight Magazine.

24 November – 1530-1830 – Ice Skating with the Capitol Christmas Tree – Flyer

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: ID Card section open for appointments and CAC pin resets.

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

Register your ID Card for Access to Fitness Center – Flyer

19 November – 0700: Turkey Trot – Flyer

Information, Tickets and Tours 301-981-4041
ITT Fall & Winter Trips – Flyer

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

November & December Workshop Calendar – Flyer

16 November – 1700: Hearts Apart Dinner @ Bond 45 National Harbor – Flyer

18 November – 0800-1500: Welcome to Andrews Newcomer Orientation

Library 301-981-6454

Calendar of Events for November – Flyer

23 November – 1000: Jr. Creative Writing Club– Flyer

23 November – 1100: Creative Writing Club – Flyer

DFAC 301-981-6661
18 November – 2015: Chiefs at Chargers on Monday Night Football – Flyer

The DFAC offers breakfast items during lunch time on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

Education & Training 301-981-6377

18-19 November – 1100-1200: CMSAF #8 Parish visits ALS

19-21 November – 0800-1600: T-GPS Education Track

The Courses at Andrews 301-981-4653
Every Friday – 1600-1800: Social Hour – Flyer

8 September-15 December – Sunday Redskins Football Food and Drink Specials

0630-1030 – Saturday Breakfast Pancake Special – Flyer

1-27 November – Thanksgiving Meal Pick Up – Flyer

23 November – 0830: Turkey Trot – Flyer

Youth Center 301-981-5363 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

 Flu Vaccine

The Immunization Services Clinic is offering a Fast-Track Flu Line at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center from 12 November – 22 November 2019.  The flu line will be open from 0800 – 1500 in the 1st Floor Atrium of the building, by the main entrance.  The only exception to these days is on 14 November 2019, when we will be open from 0800-1200 only.  If anybody is unable to attend the flu line, they can receive their vaccine in the Immunizations Clinic on the 2nd floor, but they may experience longer wait times.  See below for all pertinent details.

WHEN: Weekdays, 12 to 22 November 2019 (0800-1500)

WHERE: Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center (1060 West Perimeter Road), 1st floor by the main entrance

WHO: All DOD/Tricare beneficiaries, 11 years or older (Children 6 months old to 10 years old can receive their vaccination in the Immunizations Clinic)

Please take advantage of this great opportunity to receive your flu vaccine now, to take care of yourself and your loved ones.  For more information, please call the Allergy/Immunizations Clinic at 240-612-1580.  Thank you!

New Satellite Pharmacy Location

The Satellite Pharmacy has moved to the new Base Exchange inside the West Entrance. For more information, click here.

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

 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