All Members are invited to attend our Bi-Annual National Convention Event on May 2-5, 2019 at The Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center, 6515 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.
We are allowed to arrive up to three days early or stay up to three days after the MOFW event to enjoy more time with your Family and friends in the Orlando Area at our guaranteed convention room rate.
Dear MOFW Members in the Maryland, DC and Virginia Areas,
2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show
A variety of presentations from military services and other organizations will be present including the KC-135, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the UH-1N Iroquois.
The air show kicks off Friday, May 10, with a full program open to the Department of Defense cardholders and special invites only.
On Saturday and Sunday, May 11 to 12, JBA will open its gates to the public.
Free public parking will be available at FedEx Field with shuttles taking attendees to the base from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from the base to FedEx Field until 5 p.m. No public parking will be available on Joint Base Andrews.
No general admission tickets are required to see the show. Attendance is free and open to the public.
VIP tickets are available for May 11-12.
Check back for an updated schedule of events.
**ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
DoD / DV Day (DoD ID Cardholders only) STEM Field trip
9 a.m.: ramp open
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
11:30 – Noon Aerial Demonstrations
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Blue Angels
1:30 – 3 p.m. Aerial Demos
3 – 4:30 p.m. Thunderbirds
5 p.m.: ramp closed
9 a.m.: ramp open
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:45 a.m.ï¿½- Noon Aerial Demosï¿½
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Thunderbirds
1:30 – 3 p.m. Aerial Demos
3 – 4:30 p.m. Blue Angels
5 p.m.: ramp closed
– General Public
– 9 a.m.: ramp open
– 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
– 10:45 a.m.- Noon Aerial Demonstration
– Noon – 1:30 p.m. Blue Angels
– 1:30 – 3 p.m. Aerial Demos
– 3 – 4:30 p.m. Thunderbirds
– 5 p.m.: ramp closed
DoD ID Cardholders: on base all 3 days
All others: FedEx Field, shuttle bus service (handicap accessible) – Please allow enough time to find parking and take the 20 minute bus ride to JBA.ï¿½
Coolers (Exception are 12″x12″ or smaller for Medical Purposes, must have identification to verify medical status)
Narcotics & Paraphernalia
Camera bags larger than one cubic foot
Roller Blades, Skates and Skateboards
Weapons of any type
All Food (unless Diabetic, with ID to verify)
No Beverages, opened or closed (exception is Baby Formula)
Commemorative Air Force P-51 Redtail
Shockwave Jet Truck
Air Combat Command A-10 Demo
USAF Heritage Flightï¿½
Oracle Flight Team
Tora Bomb Group (Pyrotechnics)
CAF Redtail P-51
More to come!
STEM: Hands-on, interactive, educational displays geared toward a high-school audience. Open to surrounding schools as a field trip, May 10.
Check for updates on the Facebook page.
Contact the base operator at 301-981-1110
To reach the Public Affairs office call 240-612-4428
Disabled Veterans Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) Participants
WMATA is offering Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID cards to Veterans with a VA disability rating of 60% or greater. Obtaining a Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID can reduce costs by as much as 50% on Metrorail, Metrobus, MARC, MTA, and other participating providers. Rather than requiring a trip to Metro HQ, WMATA is offering additional opportunities to apply for their Disability Reduced Fare Program at the Pentagon Metro Station on the dates listed below.
Anyone qualified for a Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID card including, but not limited to, Veterans with a 60% disability rating or greater. You do not need to be a federal employee to qualify, so please share with friends, contractors, and others who may be eligible for this discount. Reduced fares will be applied to all trips, even those outside of your commute to/from work, when using a Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID card.
WHERE & WHEN?
Starting February 6, 2019, a WMATA representative will be available to process Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID card applications at a table within the Pentagon Metro Station (underground) on the following Wednesdays.
. February 6, 2019
. February 20, 2019
. March 6, 2019
. March 20, 2019
. April 3, 2019
. April 17, 2019
. May 1, 2019
. May 15, 2019
. May 29, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Veterans with a 60% or greater disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs qualify for the Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID cards. Qualifying Veterans must complete Part A of the application, but do NOT need to have their healthcare provider complete Part B or C. Additionally, they must appear in person with both:
. A valid photo ID
. The original letter of disability notification issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a downloaded letter from the DVA website, or their Uniformed Services ID Card for 100% disabled Veterans (DD Form 2765).
*Please note that Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the application.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
202-962-2700 (Option 1) or TTY 202-962-2033
FOLLOW-UP FOR MTBP PARTICIPANTS
Once you receive a Reduced Fare SmarTrip ID card, please submit a CHANGE application reflecting your eligibility for a reduced fare program, reduced fares within the expense worksheet, and the new card serial number via the following website: https://mtbp.whs.mil/application
*** New Benefit for Disabled Veterans in the NDAA ***
I wanted to inform everyone of a new updated benefit in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act which allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on military aircraft.
Veterans will be assigned a travel priority of Category 6, the lowest priority available, along with retirees and their dependents.
Dependents of disabled veterans are not eligible for Space-A travel.
Authorized disabled veterans can travel in the continental United States (CONUS) or directly between CONUS and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
Disabled veterans must have a DD Form 2765, Defense Department ID Card (Tan), in order to fly Space-A.
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) remains vigilant to locate and identify over 1,625 American service members that are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil or call 703-699-1420.