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Maryland, United States 20762-0001
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Joint Base Andrews (often referred to as Andrews Air Force Base, or Andrews AFB) is a United States military facility located in Prince George's County, Maryland. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 316th Wing, Air Force District of Washington (AFDW).

The base is named for Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews (1884–1943), former Commanding General of United States Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. It is widely known for serving as the home base of two Boeing VC-25 aircraft which have the call sign Air Force One while the President of the United States is on board.

The facility is also well-known for hosting other special air missions, providing medical services for the war wounded, offering ceremonial and special airlift support to the U.S. government, and providing security for Washington, D.C.

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