Andrews Air Force Base


Andrews Air Force Base (Andrews AFB, AAFB) is the airfield portion of Joint Base Andrews, which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force. In 2009, Andrews Air Force Base merged with Naval Air Facility Washington to form Joint Base Andrews. Andrews, located near Morningside, Maryland in suburban Washington, D.C., is the home base of two Boeing VC-25A aircraft with the call sign Air Force One when the president is on board, that serve the President of the United States, and the President is typically flown in and out of Andrews when traveling from Washington, D.C. by plane.

The host unit at Andrews is the 316th Wing, assigned to the Air Force District of Washington. It is responsible for maintaining emergency reaction rotary-wing airlift and other National Capital Region contingency response capabilities critical to national security and for organizing, training, equipping and deploying combat-ready forces for Air and Space Expeditionary Forces (AEFs). The 316th Wing also provides installation security, services and airfield management to support the President, Vice President, other U.S. senior leaders and more than 50 tenant organizations and federal agencies.

The 316th Wing provides security, personnel, contracting, finance and infrastructure support for five wings, three headquarters, more than 80 tenant organizations, 148 geographically separated units, and 6,500 airmen in the Pentagon, as well as 60,000 airmen and families in the national capital region and around the world. The 316th Wing supports contingency operations in the capital of the United States with immediate response rotary-assets. It also provides security for the world's highest visibility flight line and is responsible for ceremonial support with the United States Air Force Band, Honor Guard and Air Force Arlington Chaplaincy.

The wing commander is Colonel Tyler R. Schaff, and the command chief master sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant Thomas C. Daniels.

For statistical purposes the base is delineated as a census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of the 2010 census, the resident population was 2,973.

Andrews Air Force Base at a Glance

Homes (on base)

  • Barracks
  • Military Housing


  • Andrew's Air Force Base (is its own census designated place)
  • Morningside Maryland is the closest neighborhood to AAFB

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Spotlight Features of the Community

Minutes to D.C. and More!

  • Only a block away from bus stops
  • Large lots
  • Central suburban location
  • Minutes from the mall and grocery stores


  • Metro accessible. A short ride to both Naylor Road station and Suitland metro stations.
  • 12 minutes to National Harbor and Tanger outlets.
  • Right outside of Washington D.C.

Andrews Air Force Base Attractions

The Details on Andrews Air Force Base

Shopping & Dining

Getti's Island Spyce Restaurant & Lounge
Ad· (92) · Restaurant
3548 Crain Hwy
Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
Nick's Riverside Grill
Ad· (836) · $$ · Seafood restaurant
3050 K St NW
Open ⋅ Closes 1AM
Club At Andrews
(250) · Restaurant
1889 Arnold Ave
Smokehouse 54
(31) · Barbecue
4442 W Perimeter Rd
Temporarily closed
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
(9) · $ · Restaurant
1811 G St
Casual, health-conscious chain cafe featuring custom smoothies, sandwiches & wraps.
Dine-in·Curbside pickup·No delivery
Charleys Cheesesteaks
(44) · $ · Cheesesteaks
Main Exchange Food Court, 1811 G St · In Joint Base Andrews Exchange
Counter-service chain offering a range of Philly-style cheesesteaks, loaded fries & lemonades.
Dine-in·Takeout·No delivery
Hideaway Clinton
(650) · $ · Grill
Clinton, MD · In Clinton Square


Andrew's Information, Tickets & Tours
(3) · Event ticket seller
1442 Concord Ave
In-store shopping·In-store pickup
Andrews Theater
(108) · Movie theater
1674 D St
Outdoor Recreation
(41) · Recreation center
1234 Menoher Dr
Club At Andrews
(250) · Club
1889 Arnold Ave
No delivery
Youth Center
(2) · Youth center
4700 Yuma Rd
1st Helicopter Squadron
(8) · Helicopter tour agency
1910 Arnold Ave
The Courses at Andrews
(360) · Event venue
4442 W Perimeter Rd
"Also entertaining to watch the planes above as you cart from hole to hole."
Joint Base Andrews Visitor Control Center
(490) · Visitor center
1832 Robert M Bond Dr
Joint Base Andrews Disc Golf Course
(7) · Disc golf course
Open now
Jacob Smart Conference Center
(76) · Conference center
1359 Arkansas Rd
East Fitness Center
(69) · Gym
Bldg 3705, Fetchet Ave
Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM Thu
Tactical Fitness Center
(72) · Gym
Building 1444, Concord Ave
Online classes
Joint Base Andrews Exchange
(1,174) · Army & navy surplus shop
1811 G St
In-store shopping·In-store pickup
Freedom Park Pavilion
(7) · Park
Clinton, MD

Local Transit

  • Branch Ave Metro Station (Green Line)

4704 Old Soper Rd, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746

  • Multiple Metro Bus Lines to D.C. and Virginia

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