The 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo

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  • By Senior Airman Delano Scott
  • 11th Wing Public Affairs

After a one year hiatus, the Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo, is returning Sept. 15 to 17 as a way to build upon the longstanding relationship between JBA members and the local community.  

This year’s air show features a variety of aerial demonstrations, including performances by the Air Force Thunderbirds, Army Golden Knights and the Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team. Featured static displays will include an F-16 Fighting Falcon, C-17 Globemaster III, and a NASA Super Guppy – a new addition to the JBA Air Show.

 The air show kicks off Friday, Sept. 15, with a full program open to Department of Defense cardholders and special invitees only. There will be special parking on base for DOD cardholders and their guests. Please contact 11th Wing public affairs office at 240-612-4428 for the most current information.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 to 17, JBA will open it's gates to the public.

 No general admission tickets are required to see the show. Attendance is free and open to the public.

DOD-Only Day:

Sept. 15 is open to valid DOD ID cardholders and their guests. Base access requires any form of standard issued ID that would grant admission to the installation on a normal day. Personnel with a valid DOD credential can escort up to 10 personnel in the same vehicle as the cardholder on to the base.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. each day.

 On the DOD-only day of the air show, attendees should follow security forces instructions and posted signs to the designated parking areas.

Air Show Sept. 16 to 17:

On Saturday and Sunday, the 2017 JBA Air Show is open to the public.

 No public parking is available on the base.

 Shuttles to the Andrews Air Show will run from FedEx Field. In-bound buses to the event will begin shuttling guests at 8 a.m. and stop running at 1 p.m. The Morgan Boulevard Station on the Silver or Blue Line is the closest station to the stadium.  

For FedEx parking, those requiring Americans with Disabilities Act parking access are encouraged to use the Morgan Boulevard entrance to the arena.

Pedestrian Entry to the Air Show:

 Valid ID cardholders walking onto JBA can escort 10 personnel through the pedestrian entry; visitors must remain with escorts.

Personnel without DOD ID cards will be directed to FedEx Field.

Prohibited Items at the Air Show:

Guests will not be able to bring food or beverages. Both will be available for purchase as well as hydration stations where free water will be available.

Drones and radio scanners will not be permitted on the installation.

Any illegal items or substances, and items perceived to pose a threat will not be allowed.

Please contact 11th Wing public affairs office at 240-612-4428 with any questions. The most current information can be found on our Facebook and website.\

Federal law enforcement agents may arrest anyone for possession of marijuana on federal property, which includes military bases. The THC contained in marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, and not permitted on base.