FACEBOOK LIVE WITH THE COMMANDER AND COMMAND CHIEF
Join us for the next 11th Wing Commander’s Facebook LIVE Q&A on
October 15. 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
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The National Hispanic Heritage Month Special Observance committee is hosting this year event Wednesday, October 9 from 1100-1200 at JBA Community Commons (Potomac room).
This year event will include: FREE Food Sampling | Cultural Display | Guest Speaker [Lt Col Angel Lugo, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Integration]
The event is free and open to all DoD ID card holders, Military, Spouses, and Dependents. For more information click here.
NCO career assistance program
Located at the community commons on Oct. 22, 1300-1530
Retiree Appreciation Day
The 2019 retiree appreciation day will be held on Oct. 26. For a map and list of events click here.
The 2019 CCAF Graduation will be held in the Base Theater Nov. 7, at 1300. For more information click here.
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.
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, created active-duty only clinical teams on July 1, 2019. Find out more information about the change here.
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.
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
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.
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 & Article137 Brief (Walk-in): Tues & Thurs at 1000
MPF Closures: 15 October. 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 .
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
9-11 October – 0800: Alpha Warrior FREE Certification – Flyer
17 October – 1630: JBA 8th Annual Strongman Challenge – Flyer
Community Commons 301-981-4041
19 October – 1200-2400: Hershey Park Bus Trip – Flyer
Universal Orlando Service Member Savings
Want to be in the know for fun ITT activities? Join the ITT mailer list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Sporting Events tickets can be purchased at ITT.
September & October Workshop Calendar – Flyer
11 October – 1200-1300: Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn
15 October – 0800-1600: VA Benefits and Services
16 October – 0800-1100: Pre-separation Counseling
16 October – 1230-1300: Thrift Savings Plan/Retirement
17 October – 0900-1100: Franchising: Your Next Career Alternative
18 October – 1300-1700: Fall Harvest Festival – Flyer
Calendar of Events for October – Flyer
12 October – 1000-1100: Kids’ Creative Writing Club – Flyer
12 October – 1100-1200: Creative Writing Club
12 October – 1330-1600: Fall Crafternoon
18 October – 1730-1845: Tapas & Trivia – Flyer
11 October – 1600-1800: Social Hour – Flyer
16 October – 1800-1930: Comedy Show: Ivan Pecel – Flyer
19 October – 1500: Costume Night Golf Tournament – 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
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