14 May 2010

Andrews Air Force Base Air Show 2010

Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, formerly and popularly known as Andrews Air Force Base is a USAF base in Prince George’s County, Maryland just east of Washington DC.

The host unit at Andrews Air Force Base Air Show 2010 this weekend, May 14 through May 16 will be the 316th Wing (316 WG), assigned to the Air Force District of Washington. Andrews Air Force Base was established in 1942 as Camp Springs Air Base and is named for Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews (1884–1943), former Commanding General of United States Forces in the European Theater of Operations during WWII

Air Force One is located there. Frequently the President and VP, congressional delegations, foreign heads of state, and others, use the air facilities- this is why the name is so well known, but by the traditional moniker "Andrews Air Force Base".

More than 60 other separate units and special missions are located there. Andrews AFB is adjacent to Camp Springs, in Prince George County, Maryland, and is 10 miles (16 km) Southeast of Washington, DC. The base covers 4,320 acres (1,750 ha). There are more than 20,000 active duty military people, civilian employees and family members.


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