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Breach at Air Force One Base

On Monday, Joint Base Andrews in Maryland was the site of a security breach. At around 11:30 a.m., a man managed to gain access to a base housing area. However, a resident of the base took action and fired at the intruder. The security personnel then arrived and arrested the man.

Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries or property damage as a result of the breach. Joint Base Andrews is a highly secure facility that houses a fleet of blue and white presidential aircrafts, including the infamous Air Force One. The base also houses Marine One and a “doomsday” 747 airplane that can serve as an airborne nuclear command and control center in case of an emergency.

This is not the first time that Joint Base Andrews has experienced a security breach. In February 2021, a man managed to pass a military checkpoint and get through secure fenced areas to enter a C-40, which is the military’s 737-equivalent aircraft that flies government officials. However, he was quickly arrested after an observant airman noticed the “mouse ears” cap he was wearing and became suspicious.

The incident is currently under investigation by law enforcement.