JB Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington (JBA-NAFW) Helicopter Maintenance

Amentum Maintains Helicopter Transport for our Nation’s Leaders

The Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington (JBA-NAFW) Helicopter Maintenance program is a world-class helicopter maintenance service requirement that supports the mission of the 316th Wing. The 316th Operations Group provides continuous rotary-wing contingency response capability to the National Capital Region (NCR) while simultaneously supporting regional and global customers with critical airfield infrastructure and aviation services. The group consists of two squadrons of highly skilled, experienced, and motivated aircrew and support personnel.

The 1st Helicopter Squadron executes the Air Force District of Washington’s only flying mission and conducts distinguished visitor airlift missions. The 1st Helicopter Squadron (1 HS) is the Air Force’s largest operational helicopter squadron. The 1 HS operates 22 UH-1N Iroquois “Huey” aircraft and provides contingency response in the NCR. We provide O-, I, and limited D-level maintenance. This high-profile mission demands 24/7/365 fleet readiness for alert aircraft. The squadron traces its helicopter heritage back to 1955, serving as the first Air Force rotary-wing squadron within the Washington, D.C. area. The unit’s primary mission is to maintain the capability to provide defense support to civilian authorities in the event of a disaster.

The 316th Operations Support Squadron supports the no-fail contingency airlift mission and provides aviation related services to joint customers and aircrew world-wide. The 316 Wing, as well as their customers, count on these services to provide world-class transportation services. We are also responsible for establishing a partnership/teamwork approach with the contracting Officer, 316th Operations Group Functional Commander, Contracting Officer Representatives, operations personnel, and other applicable contractors.

Project Highlights:

  • Our maintenance team rapidly adjusted to the COVID-19 environment with zero impact to operations that enabled the 1st helicopter Squadron to maintain immediate alert response posture in support of multiple USNORTHCOM tasked missions
  • 3,000+ sorties supported annually
  • The DI team at JB Andrews has earned the prestigious FAA Diamond award 19 years in a row.
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