Ready the Base…Enable Partner Capabilities…Build on our Heritage
Our Nation’s premier Joint Base for National Security readiness, world-class partnerships, and heritage –
Sentinels of the Capital!
My warmest welcome to you and your family, and congratulations on your assignment to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). This is an extraordinary time to be joining our team, and we're extremely excited to have you here! JBAB is an installation with a rich history, and you are joining a team that adds to that legacy every day. I hope you find this assignment the best you’ve ever had.
Much has changed on JBAB in the last year as the Air Force District of Washington and counterpart Navy commands laid plans for the base transfer from Navy to Air Force responsibility. We officially transferred base authority on October 1, 2020, in the Department of Defense's first-ever service lead transfer. Today, we are in "Initial Operating Capability" as we continue standing up our wing, its processes and programs, and we are working toward "Full Operating Capability" by October 1, 2022. What you see today is a far larger Air Force footprint than what the base had last year, and we're continuing to grow both in personnel size and in mission capability.
If your future assignment is with the 11th Wing, you'll be joining "The Chiefs Own" and aiding your leaders and teammates in standing up your respective units. You will be an Airman assigned to an Air Force wing just recently activated on a previously Navy-run base. You'll be helping organizations build the foundational unit processes that each of us is familiar with in our respective Air Force squadrons. In building this foundation, there will be great opportunities to create a premier wing with a focus on Readiness, Partnerships, and Heritage, and laying the groundwork for what I fully expect will be the best wing and installation in our United States Air Force.
To those of you whose assignment is with any of our approximately 70 mission partners on the installation, you should expect to receive exemplary base support from the outstanding teammates who make up "The Chiefs Own." We are continuing to build on lasting relationships with each of our mission partners. Your success in your respective unit is a success for the 11th Wing as the host unit to the installation and for all of Team JBAB.
To every JBAB teammate, what you do matters. Never forget how impactful you are, and I ask that you do everything with H.E.A.R.T. – Honesty, Effort, Attitude, Respect, and Teamwork. Through these actions, we create a healthy environment and culture for everyone to thrive. You are part of multiple critical missions for the DoD with worldwide reach and impact. Just as we rely on our hearts for life every second of every day, the Nation relies on you to be the best you can be in your respective mission sets here in the heart of the National Capital Region.
I look forward to meeting you and learning more about you as we bring Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling into the future - together.
CATHERINE M. LOGAN, Colonel, USAF