Jan. 27, 2021

Air Force signs lease for LEARN Charter School on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

The U.S. Air Force signed a leasing agreement Jan. 26 allowing the LEARN D.C. Charter School to operate on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.

Jan. 26, 2021

11th Wing honors traditions, supports 59th Presidential Inauguration

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington D.C. – It was a break in, but also a keeping of, tradition as The United States Air Force Band and Honor Guard prepared for an unprecedented 59th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20.

Jan. 22, 2021

Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Charter School

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington — Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (United States Air Force (USAF)) announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact to develop and operate a Charter School in partnership with Lawndale Educational and Regional Network. The USAF evaluated an Alternative that was not analyzed in the original Environmental Assessment (EA). The USAF adopts the EA that was previously conducted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, which yielded a Finding of No Significant Impact in September 2020. Inquiries regarding this Final SEA and FONSI should be sent to Ms. Erica Hahn, JBAB, 370 Brookley Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20032 or by email to

Jan. 21, 2021

Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.

Jan. 6, 2021

Air Force Surgeon General visits Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, receives COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to U.S. Air Force Lt. General Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. As initial quantities of

Dec. 30, 2020

JBAB begins limited, phased COVID-19 distribution

The 316th Medical Squadron at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling administered the first locally available COVID-19 vaccines to JBAB first responders Dec. 30. As initial quantities of the vaccine are limited, medical, fire department and security forces professionals are the first to be offered the vaccine in line with the Department of Defense phased prioritization plan. The vaccine, made available under an Emergency Use Authorization, will remain voluntary until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides full and final approval.

Dec. 23, 2020

JBAB Chapel serves community during holidays, year-round

The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Chapel is bustling as the holidays approach, hosting events to bring cheer in the upcoming season and sharing with the JBAB community their overall mission. “We want people to know more about who we are,” said Capt. Wesley Sneed, 11th Wing chaplain. “We love to serve, and we’re a part of the readiness and resiliency of the base.”

Dec. 14, 2020

National Medal of the Arts

At a special ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band, accepted the National Medal of Arts on behalf of all Air Force band members, past and present, from both active duty and the Air National Guard. The award was presented by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles Q. Brown. In 2019, President Donald J. Trump awarded the National Medal of Arts to the musicians of the United States Military “for personifying excellence in music and service to country. From concert halls to war zones, these extraordinary patriots have inspired and uplifted their fellow Americans over generations with their incredible courage and breathtaking musical talent.” On Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the White House, Army Staff Sergeant Jan Knutson, a guitarist who is a member of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” accepted the award from President Trump on behalf of all military musicians.

Dec. 8, 2020

First Lady visits JBAB for 2020 Toys for Tots

Since 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps has been collecting and donating toys during the holiday season, providing a tangible sign of hope to children at Christmas. First lady Melania Trump joined U.S. Marines stationed on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to meet families for the Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” program.

Dec. 4, 2020

JBAB Goes Virtual for Annual Tree Lighting

As with everything in 2020, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s Tree Lighting Ceremony was a little different this year. Even amidst the challenges of current COVID-19 restrictions, the 11th Wing was still able to share its holiday spirit with a virtual offering. As a tribute to military tradition, those in attendance stood reverently as retreat sounded to signify the end of the work day. After a brief moment of silence, the stillness was broken by festive music performed by the Ceremonial Brass Quintet from The United States Air Force Band.