News

Aug. 25, 2020

JBAB, 11th Operations Group NCO named Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Portia Short, 11th Operations Group United States Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, was selected for one of the Air Force’s biggest honors. She earned recognition as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year (OAY) for 2020. Every year an Air Force selection board considers nominees for the OAY award who demonstrate superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements. The Airman must earn the annual award at all subordinate unit tiers starting at the squadron level. If earned at the group, wing and major command levels, they then move on to compete at the Air Force level.

Aug. 25, 2020

Meet Deuce: A leader born and raised to serve

One of the more common questions service members are asked is, “Why do you serve?” Some answer because of patriotism and for the love of the United States of America. Some answer because of opportunity, college or travel. For Col. Erica Rabe, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and 11th Wing vice commander, the answer lies in a long family lineage of service members and a community that surrounded her family before, during and after her father's battle with cancer.

Aug. 21, 2020

Goose View: sharing our leader perspectives

In order to better communicate with the JBAB Family, Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf and will host a regular segment called Goose View, providing a leadership perspective on key issues at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Goose View will be delivered in two formats: a recorded video/audio podcast and a regular live video broadcast on the official JBAB Facebook page.

Aug. 6, 2020

Meet Goose Chief: A hard-working, family-centered, faith-filled, resilient leader

For Chief Master Sgt. Christy L. Peterson, the command chief master sergeant for the 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., the journey to serving in the top enlisted rank started even before she joined the Air Force 24 years ago.

July 22, 2020

Meet Goose: Colonel Mike Zuhlsdorf shares personal past, priorities, vision for JBAB

For Col. Mike “Goose” Zuhlsdorf, commander of the 11th Wing, assuming command of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a strategically located base in the Nation’s capital, provides an incredible opportunity to use his experience as an Air Force officer, leader and career civil engineer.

June 30, 2020

11th Wing hosts 4 assumptions of command: CPTS, CONS, CES, SFS

The 11th Wing commander hosted a ceremony encompassing four assumptions of command at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., June 26, 2020. The 11th Wing hosted the ceremony to officially activate the 11th Comptroller Squadron, 11th Contracting Squadron, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron and 11th Security Forces Squadron. The 11th Wing and subordinate units are standing up in preparation for the wing to take lead service responsibility of JBAB from the U.S. Navy by October 2020.

June 29, 2020

JBAB reduces health protection condition to BRAVO, plans to reopen some services

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is decreasing the Health Protection Condition for the installation from CHARLIE to BRAVO effective June 29. To lower the risk to the JBAB Team, many facilities on the installation have been closed for more than two months. Some JBAB facilities will reopen as they are determined to be able to do so safely. All facilities and services that reopen will still need to adhere to social distancing guidelines and other procedures to help ensure the well-being of all patrons.

June 25, 2020

Air Force, Navy sign memo establishing Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling service-lead transfer

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed June 24 transferring the lead responsibility of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., from the Navy to the Air Force.

June 15, 2020

Air Force Elite Gate Guard, Navy civilian police join forces at JBAB

Navy civilian police and the U.S. Air Force Elite Gate Guard began joint gate operations June 12 providing physical security for the installation. The integration of the Elite Gate Guard into Navy installation access operations provides an opportunity for both the Air Force Defenders and the Department of the Navy civilian police officers to learn the others' culture and ensure a smooth transition in October when the Navy transfers lead service responsibility for the base to the Air Force.

June 12, 2020

11th Wing activates on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling; preparation continues to transfer base to Air Force responsibility

The 11th Wing – The Chief’s Own returned to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in an activation and assumption-of-command ceremony June 12 at the Bolling Club on base. Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, also the JBAB installation commander, assumed command of the wing. Zuhlsdorf was previously the vice commander of the installation and assumed command from Navy Capt. Jose Rodriguez in a June 11 ceremony.