Joint Base Andrews, or Andrews Air Force Base as it has traditionally been known, is one of America's most important military bases and is the prestigious home of Air Force One, the fleet of aircraft serving the American President. Located in Prince George's County, the name of the Maryland base was officially changed to Joint Base Andrews on October 1, 2009, when United States Air Force's Andrews Air Force Base was merged with the United States Navy's Naval Air Facility Washington by Congressional decree. To learn more about Joint Base Andrews, visit http://www.andrews.af.mil.
Joint Base Andrews Hotel -
Perfectly located nearby Joint Base Andrews, the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center is located just 2 miles away. The Clinton, Maryland hotel offers a superb location near Joint Base Andrews and a comforting array of travel amenities designed for military travelers. Guests of the hotel are treated to complimentary deluxe breakfast, newly renovated guest rooms and suites with flat screen televisions and free Wi-Fi, on-site dining, relaxing lounge, room service, complimentary hotel shuttle to Joint Base Andrews, full service meeting space and conference center featuring audio-visual equipment, fitness center, spa, sauna, and indoor pool.
Joint Base Andrews Tours -
Joint Base Andrews holds public tours for groups of at least 10 people and for up to 50 people at a time. To request a tour for your group, a request form must be filled out and emailed directly to the base through the 11th Wing Public Affairs Office. Requests for tours of Joint Base Andrews may be placed up to six months in advance but must be arranged at least one month in advance. Base tours are conducted weekdays starting at 9am. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted on public tours of Joint Base Andrews and no tours of Air Force One are allowed. To learn more about arranging a group tour of Joint Base Andrews, visit www.andrews.af.mil/questions/topic.asp?id=1809.
Andrews Air Force Base in History & Today -
The history of United States Air Force's Andrews Air Force Base dates to World War II. First opened in 1943, the base was later named in honor of Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews, Commanding General of United States Forces in the European Theater of Operations, who was killed in a B-24 plane crash the same year in Iceland. The name Andrews Air Force Base or Andrews AFB actually replaced the base's first name, which was Camp Springs Army Air Base, in 1945. Today, the Maryland base is officially known as Joint Base Andrews and is home to the 11th Wing (11 WG) (AFDW), the 89th Airlift Wing Air Mobility Command (Presidential Airlift Group), the Air Force District of Washington, and the 79th Medical Wing. To learn more about the history and units serving at Joint Base Andrews, visit www.andrews.af.mil/library/factsheets/index.asp.