WashSpeak: Joint Base Andrews

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Colonel Steven M. Shepro, 316th Wing commander, greets Chinese President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Nov. 14, 2008, for the two-day G20 Summit at the White House in Washington. The summit, hosted by U.S. President George W. Bush, will bring together world leaders to discuss the increasing global financial crisis, its causes and efforts to resolve it.
Colonel Steven M. Shepro, 316th Wing commander, greets Chinese President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Nov. 14, 2008, for the two-day G20 Summit at the White House in Washington. The summit, hosted by U.S. President George W. Bush, will bring together world leaders to discuss the increasing global financial crisis, its causes and efforts to resolve it.

We still cheat and say “Andrews Airforce Base” but technically the home airport of President Obama and Air Force One is known as “Joint Base Andrews.” Andrews is also the air base of choice for foreign leaders.

President Hu Jin Tao landed there Tuesday night to start his state visit to the United States.

The Joint Base Andrews Website has a great gallery of arrivals on their Web site.

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