Joining together Naval Support Facility Anacostia and the Air Force’s Bolling Field, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling supports a multitude of units in the surrounding area. Located in southeast Washington D.C., the base has served a vital historical role in securing American freedoms.
In its history the base oversaw the beginning of the first airmail routes, was home Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis” on its return from a successful transatlantic crossing, housed Air Force One, and serves as the aerial gateway for the nation’s capital.
Currently, the Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling is responsible for providing installation support to 17,000 military, civilian employees and their families, 48 mission and tenant units, including ceremonial units (United States Air Force Honor Guard, USAF Band, USAF Chaplains, the Navy Ceremonial Guard), various Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Joint Service commands and other DOD and federal agencies.
Bolling Air Force Base units also provide ceremonial support to the White House, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Air Force Chief of Staff, mainly through 11th Wing, the United States Air Force Honor Guard and The United States Air Force Band.
This coin is minted from solid bronze, and imbued with bold colored enamel on each side, this medallion is dedicated to the tireless service of the men and women stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The obverse features a depiction of the United States Capitol building. The reverse displays the emblem of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, which celebrates the relationship between the United States Navy, the Air Force, and the Capitol.
Each coin measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.