Weekly Events at JBA (17 Mar – 23 Mar)

Liberty Park:

April  22 – 0800- Liberty Park Spring Cleanup of outside of the housing areas


We value your opinion and request your feedback on a 12 question survey to help us to improve the quality and effectiveness of our programs.  By filling out this survey, you can help the 11th Force Support Squadron assess our current programs and need for future services.  It’s also an opportunity to give us feedback on desired programs and events to enhance the quality of life on Joint Base Andrews.  Please take a moment of your time to fill out this survey by following the link



“Have your voice heard; go to the Dragon’s Lair and provide your opinion, questions or inputs directly to the 11th Wing’s Commander, “Dragon”.  Questions will be answered by Dragon directly.”


**DISCLAIMER: The “Dragon’s Lair” forum is only accessible via government computers.**



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

More Info:

Women’s History Month Events

17 March/0700: WHM  Workout of the Day – Led by Col Grundahl/West Fitness Center

23 March/0830: Civil Rights/Humanitarian – Ms. Sheyann Webb-Christburg/Smart Center

31 March/1130: Closing Luncheon – Lt Gen Stayce Harris/JBA Club


Army Community Service Hiring Event

24 March 1000-1300/ JB Meyer Hendersen Hall Community Activity Center


Blended Retirement System Training

The Department of Defense recognizes that quality financial education is key to making an informed decision as to whether a service member should opt-into the blended or remain under the current system. More than 740,000 currently serving active-duty members and 176,000 drilling Reserve and National Guard members are expected to opt in to the New Blended Retirement System when the choice becomes available in 2018.

28 March: 0800-1100

29 March: 0800-1100

30 March: 0800-1100

06 May: 0800-1100

20 May: 0800-1100


Training is open to all DoD members – if interested, please email Joshua.giang@navy.mil

 POCs:    Petty Officer Joshua Giang, NOSC Washington DC, USN

 Technical Sergeant David Riddick, 11th Wing, USAF

Ms. Connie Moore, 113 WG HQ, Airman & Family Program Manager

Petty Officer Ernesto Hernandezfonte, NAF Washington, USN


Civilian “Brown Bag” Mentoring Opportunity

March 17: 1130 – 1230 at JBA Community Commons

Open to all NCR/DOD Civilians


Speaker: Darrin DeReus, Ph. D.

Senior Operations Research Analyst

Dept. of Homeland Security


 Stress Management Classes

Held Tuesdays 1300-1400/ Family Practice Trailer, Bldg 107 Conf Rm

1st Tues – Controlled Breathing

2nd Tues- Muscle Base Relaxation

3rd Tues- Imagery

4th Tues – Mindfulness Meditation

5th Tues – No Class


Tobacco Cessation Classes

Held Tuesdays 1130-1300

Family Practice Trailer, Bldg 107, Conf Rm

Register by Calling Health Promotion Office: 240-612-1874 or Clinical Health Psychology: 240-857-8942


Free USAF Band Concert with Peter Erskine

23 March: Jazz Heritage Series



Women’s Mentorship Forum

24 Mar/1200-1300: The Acid Test of Leadership at the Community Commons


79th MDW Training Day Closure

79 MDW is closed on the First Wednesday of every month for training


Flu Shot

Open to all DOD/Tricare Beneficiaries ages 6 months and older

Immunization Clinic Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1530, Building 1060, 2nd Floor, West Wing

Pediatrics Walk-in Shot Clinic: Mon-Fri 0830-1100 and 1300-1530, Building 1060, 2nd Floor, West Wing


Diabetes Self-Management Education Class

A two-part program for newly diagnosed or long-term diabetics the First and Second Tuesday of Each Month (1st 0800-1200 and 2nd 0800-1230)

For questions call Miss Yolanda Smith (240) 612-1248


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 and their spouse 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

Family Advocacy Programs- **To access link, ensure the internet browser is open**


**For Your Information: Subway and Dominos on East Side** Please Be Advised

Subway and Dominos on the East side will remain open until 24 April. The construction that was originally scheduled to shut down the two establishments has been postponed until the beginning of May.

  Andrews Theater is now showing movies Movie Link

**DISCLAIMER: In order for the “Movie Link” to work properly, please have your internet browser open**

Fri. 17 Mar 17: Beauty and the Beast 1900 (PG)

Sat. 18 Mar 17: Beauty and the Beast 1400 (PG)

Sat. 18 Mar 17: Beauty and the Beast 1900 (PG)
Sun.19 Mar 17: Beauty and the Beast 1400 (PG)

FSS Events

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

Blended Retirement System Workshop: Unit Focused Workshops Available – Flyer

Military Personnel Section 301-981-1776  
23, 24 March & 3 April: MPS Closures and Official Function Hours – Flyer

MPS Appointment Program
70 appointments daily, please go to https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are still welcome on a first come, first served basis
(Active Duty personnel in uniform have priority) – Flyer

AFPAAS Reminder
What is AFPAAS? The Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System is the Air Force’s web-based tool for initial accounting and ongoing support of Airmen after a disaster event.  As a reminder, all personnel (active duty, guard/reservists on AD, DoD & NAF civilians, drilling / paid reservists) should log in and ensure their contact information as well as family/dependent information is correct.  Units should incorporate into unit in/out processing checklists and Unit Commanders are responsible to brief personnel in their units of the importance and assistance in utilizing the system.  Questions?  Contact the 11 FSS Installation Personnel Readiness at usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.11-fss-fsoxi-ipr@mail.milor via phone at 981-5922.  Update your information at: https://afpaas.af.mil.

The Club at Andrews 301-568-3100
17 March: St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Buffet and Drink Specials
March Madness Games will be shown in Tatum’s Lounge!
Taco Tuesday now at The Club on Tuesdays during lunch! – Flyer
Is your Unit interested in hosting First Friday? Contact The Club for more information.

Community Commons 301-981-4041
17 March – 1800-2100: St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock Fun Run – Flyer

Information, Tickets and Tours 301-981-4041
1 April – 0600-2400: D.C. Cherry Blossom and Kite Festival Bus Trip – Flyer
Ringling Brothers Tickets– Flyer 
Want to be in the know for fun ITT activities? Join the ITT mailer list by emailing ittjba042015@gmail.com

Fitness Centers 301-981-7101
Get Fit, Stay Fit Incentive Program – Flyer

Outdoor Recreation 301-981-4109/5663
1-2 April – 0800: Overnight at Luray Caverns – Flyer
15 April – 1000-1600: Go Ape Zipline – Flyer

Library 301-981-6454
18 March – 1300-1800: Game Club

Youth 301-981-5636 and CDC 301-981-3055
18 March – 1300-1700: S.T.E.M. Saturday at the Youth Center
27-31 March: National Boys & Girls Club Week at the Youth Center
Now – 7 April: Baseball and Spring Sports Registration at the Youth Center
Now – 1 May: Summer Day Camp & Youth and Teen Camp Registration Open

Military & Family Support Center 301-981-7087
March/April Briefing Schedule

Check out the Force Support Squadron’s website and FSS Facebook to see what other upcoming events they have scheduled.

Joint Base Andrews Chapel Services:

Catholic Service: Tues-Thurs, 1200 & Sundays, 0900 @ Chapel 1

Traditional Service: Sundays, 0930 @ Chapel 2

Protestant Service: Sundays, 1100 @ Chapel 1