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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.

Nov. 16, 2020

2020 Supplemental Environmental Assessment

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (United States Air Force (USAF)) announces the availability of a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to develop and operate a Charter School in partnership with Lawndale Educational and Regional Network.  The USAF is seeking to evaluate an Alternative that was not analyzed in the original Environmental

Nov. 4, 2020

Graves Cater: finding a family

Long past his bedtime, a young boy lost in his own world plays on his computer. He didn’t have much and lived in a low-income neighborhood in Kansas City, but was happy with what he did have. There is a knock on the door. His three older siblings walk into the room, their heads down and quiet. “Mom died,” said the oldest sister. The child looks up from the computer not fully understanding until everyone in the room starts to cry. His mother is never coming home.

Oct. 26, 2020

11SFS fosters renewed sense of community on JBAB

Entering into a new fiscal year, there are plenty of changes on the horizon for JBAB, some of which have already taken effect. On Oct. 1, the Air Force officially became the lead service of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, taking over from the Navy after 10 years. The switch marks the first time any joint base transferred control.