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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center
118 Brookley Avenue, Bldg 13
Washington, DC 20032
About 53% above the national average with housing costs accounting for much of the index. The closer to D.C. you live, the more expensive it is to live.
Telephone Access for JBAB
DSN 312-22X-XXXX if commercial number is 703-69X-XXXXDSN 312-425-XXXX if commercial number is 703-588-XXXX
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312/484 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Our Mission: Ready the Base...Enable Partner Capabilities...Build on our Heritage
Our Vision: Our Nation's premier Joint Base for National Security readiness, world-class partnerships, and heritage -- Sentinels of the Capital!
The 11th Wing is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Force District of Washington. It was stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland where it was the host unit. The 11th Wing was one of the largest wings in the Air Force. It is known as "The Chief’s Own", an honorific originally intended to reflect that the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force personally created the organization. The 11th Wing moved to its previous home, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington, D.C. on 12 June 2020.
In May 2019, the Air Force and Navy Service Secretaries signed a memorandum directing the transfer of JBAB lead service responsibility from the Navy to the Air Force. A joint team then drafted an extensive Memorandum of Agreement detailing how we would transfer and align resources to fulfill those joint base mission requirements.
By 2020, more than half of the activity at Anacostia–Bolling fell under the US Air Force. Consequently, it was decided that installation management and support at the base would transfer from the US Navy to the Air Force. To facilitate the change, on 11 June 2020 the 11th Wing inactivated as the host wing at Joint Base Andrews and reactivated as the 316th Wing. After fifteen years of being based at Andrews, the 11th Wing returned to Anacostia-Bolling on 12 June 2020 and activated as the host wing at the base. A memorandum of agreement was signed between the Navy and the Air Force on 24 June 2020 which formalized the transition, however the Air Force did not officially take control until 1 October 2020. For more history visit Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) homepage.
JBAB has active duty, family members, civilian employees, guard reserve and retirees as part of their community.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is responsible for providing installation support to 70 mission partner units on the installation, and more than 17,000 military and civilian employees and their families throughout the National Capital Region. The 1,000-acre installation is home to a range of military and civilian agency mission partners including Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the White House Communication Agency, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Defense Intelligence Agency, United States Coast Guard Station Washington, and Navy Ceremonial Guards and Air Force Honor Guards.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) is located in the Southeast section of Washington DC, on the east bank of the Potomac River. It is adjacent to I-295, which is accessible from I-95, I-395 or I-495. The base operator's phone number is 703-545-6700.
There are three Airports that service the DC area. Reagan National Airport is the most convenient to the base. There are not any Base shuttles that run from the airports. Reagan National does have a Metro Station within the Airport. The Metro can be taken from there to the Anacostia Station where shuttles do run to the base.
Directions from Ronald Reagan National Airport
Follow directions to Washington, DC traveling North on Route 1 across the 14th Street Bridge (I-395), exit to I-295 south and take exit #2, Bolling AFB. Though it seems longer, JBAB is only about 4 miles away from National Airport.
Directions from Dulles International Airport
Dulles is approximately 35 miles from JBAB (travel time about 45 minutes to an hour). There is construction taking place near Dulles, causing delays in traffic and parking. Please take this into consideration, when making reservations for lodging or vehicle rental. Personnel with late afternoon flights should secure hotel reservations and vehicle rentals with a credit card. From the Airport take the Washington-Dulles Access Toll Road--which begins at Dulles Airport--from this point there are two different options:
Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
This airport is approximately 30 miles (travel time 45 minutes to an hour) from JBAB. Exit the airport and follow the signs to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295), south. Stay on I-295S and take Exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB.
Directions Driving to JBAB from the South
Take I-95 north towards Baltimore. Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge leaving Virginia and take the first exit after the bridge, I-295 North to Washington DC. On I-295 take exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB. Loop around to the right, and turn right onto Malcolm X Blvd. JBAB's Main Gate is straight ahead.
Driving to JBAB from the North
Take I-95 south toward Richmond. Before crossing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge take the I-295 exit to Washington, DC. On I-295 take exit #2, Malcolm X Blvd, Bolling AFB. Loop around to the right, and turn right onto Malcolm X Blvd. JBAB's Main Gate is straight ahead.
Driving to JBAB from the West
Take I-395 north, exit to I-295 south, take exit #2, Bolling AFB, Malcolm X Blvd. At the stoplight make a right hand turn onto JBAB.
JBAB has three entrances: The Main Gate (Arnold Gate),the South Gate (which is also known as the Visitor's Gate) and the Firth Sterling Gate. The South Gate is the only location for visitors without military ID cards to access the base.
While there is no shuttle bus service on JBAB, The Department of Defense does provide shuttle bus service to and from the Pentagon and the Navy Yard Monday through Friday. This service is not for domicile to duty transportation but for personnel who conduct routine business between JBAB and the Pentagon (South Parking, Stop E) Use link https://my.whs.mil/services/Pentagon-DoD-Shuttle-Schedules-0. Any questions or comments, contact Vehicle Management Section, Vehicle Dispatch at at 202-685-1738.
Contact LRS Transportation at 202-284-3037/3038 for route 11 for JBAB.