About Joint Base Andrews, MD
Joint Base Andrews, of which Andrews AFB was one part, was created in 2009 when Andrews AFB was merged with Naval Air Facility Washington. Operated by the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews is located in Prince George's County, Maryland, which borders the eastern part of Washington.
Joint Base Andrews is massive, but has a relatively normal base resident population of just under 3,000. The base is arguably most famous for serving as the host to a pair of Boeing VC-25 aircraft, which are known as Air Force One when the President of the United States is onboard the plane.
Joint Base Andrews' host wing is the 11th Wing, a non-flying wing responsible for maintaining contingency and emergency response capability critical to national security. Andrews AFB, which constitutes one part of Joint Base Andrews, was built in 1945 but had roots going as far back as the Civil War.