Pentagon Investigating Security at Joint Base Andrews

Person who gained unauthorized access detained.

The U.S. Air Force launched an investigation after a man gained unauthorized access to Joint Base Andrews on Thursday, a Pentagon spokesperson said. That is the military installation in Maryland that houses Air Force One and other aircraft used by high-ranking officials.

The individual made it past the flight line and entered a C-40 aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing. He was detained by security forces on the base.

The security investigation will also look at installations worldwide and the security protocols across the force.

“The security of our installation is paramount,” Colonel Roy Oberhaus, the vice wing commander of the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, said in the release. “This was a serious breach of security and Joint Base Andrews is investigating the incident to determine how this happened so it doesn’t happen again.”

The man was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections as he had an open warrant stemming from Virginia. He has no known links to any extremist groups.

A White House official said the intruder was “nowhere near” Air Force One, which President Biden used Friday to fly to Delaware.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For those who are charged with maintaining security at all U.S. military installations.
  • For the investigation into how the intruder was able to gain access beyond the flight line and onto aircraft.
  • For U.S. officials as military base security protocols are evaluated.

Sources: The Hill, Military Times


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