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Established in 1942, Andrews Air Force Base was used primarily for pilot training and as an air defense base du ing the war years. Among its present functions, the base is used for special missions and Presidential airlift, and is th main port of entry to foreign militaiy and government officials coming to the United States.
Andrews AFB is home for three major units of the Military Mobility Command; the 1776th Air Base Wing; the 89th Military Airlift Wing and Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center. Also on Andrews is the Naval Air Facility, the D.C. Air National Gua; Marine and Air Force Reserve units, and six major tenants. It is adjacent to the Capital Beltway, Route 1-95. The base contains 2,080 housing units for officers and enlisted. Information: (301) 981-4424.
Public Transportation: Metro service 5:30 a.m. 1011:15 p.m. to north gate only. Service to PotomacAve. or Addison Rd. Metrorail Station, along Mariboro Pike and Pennsylvania Ave.Public Schools: Students attend elementary, middle and high schools located off base. (See County Profile.) Tl base operates a day care center. Prince Georges Community College offers management and liberal arts courses he at the base.
Library: The base maintains I library (34,000) volumes) with complete facilities.
Recreational Facilities: The base maintains park, playground and picnic facilities, baseball and football fields, 10 tennis courts, volleyball and handball facilities, lake for fishing, swimming pools, 2 fully equipped gymnasiums, a youth center, arts and craft shops, officers' and NCO dubs, and many other facilities for military members and their dependents.
Places of Worship: Chapel programs on base include Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Orthodox services.
Medical Facilities: United States Air Force, Malcolm Grow Medical Center is on base. A 235-bed hospital with every type of surgery performed except open-heart and neuro-surgery.
Shopping: In addition to the commissary and exchange facilities on base, there is excellent shopping, accessible by public transportation, at Landover Mall, 8 miles away, lverson Mall, 5 miles away, St. Charies Town Center, 13 miles away; and small shopping center at base entrance.