Spouse of Air Force’s Top Enlisted Person Confronts Home Intruder


WASHINGTON D.C. — The spouse of the top enlisted person in the Air Force confronted an intruder at their Joint Base Andrews residence, firing on him in the process, according to reports.

The incident occurred Monday, Feb. 6, according to CBS News.

According to JoAnne Bass, who holds the rank of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, her residence had been breached by an intruder who was able to get on base property undetected.

A statement by Joint Base Andrews stated that the intruder was apprehended after being fired upon by a resident. Bass verified her husband’s involvement in the incident.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support we received after this incident. I can confirm that my husband, Rahn, was involved, and is safe, thanks to the quick response and professionalism of our Security Forces Airmen,” Bass said according to CBS.

Joint Base Andrews houses Air Force One and the National Airborne Operations Center plane, also known as the “doomsday plane.” This is not the first incident in which an unauthorized person gained access to the base, the last incident occurring in February of 2021, according to CBS.

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