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Courtesy photo AFDW commander presents Purple Heart to WWII vet
Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosted a Purple Heart award ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. Jacobson presented the prestigious award to 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano for wounds he incurred during a forced march as a World War II prisoner of war in Germany.
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Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, commander, Air Force District of Washington, answers questions about his vision for AFDW, June 23, 2017, after taking command of the unit. Taking care of Airmen while maintaining constant readiness -- thoughts from the new AFDW Commander
“My job, as the commander, is to work for the Airmen of the Headquarters, Air Force District of Washington, and the Airmen within AFDW writ large,” said the new Air Force District of Washington Commander, Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, while sharing his initial thoughts about the command, its mission and, most importantly, its people.During the
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Maj. Gen. James Jacobson (right) assumes  command of the Air Force District of Washington during a ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md. June 20, 2017. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson (left) presided over the ceremony where Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke relinquished command to Jacobson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)(released) Maj. Gen. James Jacobson takes command of AFDW
Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson officially took command of the Air Force District of Washington during a change of command ceremony here, June 20. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the ceremony and passed the guidon to Jacobson, signifying the official departure of Maj. Gen. Darryl W. Burke as the outgoing
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Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke (left), Air Force District of Washington commander, receives the 79th Medical Wing guidon from Col. Sharon Bannister, former 79th Medical Wing commander, during an in-activation ceremony June 16, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Bannister had led the wing since assuming command 2015 and its approximately 1,500 Air Force health care professionals operating in eight locations and providing Air Force medical forces for expeditionary deployment, homeland defense operations and operations worldwide. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) 79th Medical Wing inactivates, 11th Medical Group continues mission
Col. Sharon Bannister relinquished command of the 79th Medical Wing during an in-activation ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke, Air Force District of Washington commander, here, June 16.
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Rear Adm. David A. Lane (fourth from right), National Capital Region (NCR) Medical Directorate director, Defense Health Agency, meets with 779th Medical Group leaders May 24, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. During the meeting, They discussed the director's vision regarding how Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center fit into the NCR construct,  how the National Defense Authorization Act will affect the region's medical services and how he can support the 779th Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) NCR Medical Directorate director visits 779th MDG

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Heritage to Horizons Heritage to Horizons Concert
Heritage to Horizons Concert
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 79th Medical Wing's Airmen finalize preparation for Vibrant Response Exercise
Members of the 779th and 579th Medical Groups finalized their deployment process before beginning the Vibrant Response training exercise April 19, 2017, at the base theater at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The Airmen, who will make up the expeditionary medical support contingent during the U.S. Army North’s 2017 nuclear attack training program, spent
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The U.S. Air Force Memorial, located at 1 Memorial Way, Arlington, Virginia, honors the service of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations. Some construction work is in progress in March 2017 to fix security bollards at the Memorial’s entrance way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) AFDW to manage AF Memorial daily operations
The Air Force District of Washington is taking a more active role in the Air Force Memorial’s daily operations beginning in April 2017 as part of AFDW’s mission to provide ceremonial honors to the National Capital Region and worldwide.
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Ms. Yolanda Felder, Deputy Director of Contracting, Air Force District of Washington, briefs conference participants on the opportunities offered by AFDW to contracting professionals at the Smart Conference Center on Joint Base Andrews, Mar. 16, 2017. The conference was organized and hosted by Felder as a way to improve civilian retention through education on opportunities for career growth and broadening available in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Katy Blessing) AFDW emphasizes contracting professional development
The Air Force District of Washington’s Deputy Director for Contracting hosted a first-of-its-kind in the region Air Force Contracting Civilian Development Symposium for contracting professionals from across the entire National Capital Region on Joint Base Andrews, Mar. 16, 2017. Ms. Yolanda Felder, AFDW’s Deputy Director for Contracting, organized
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Presidential materials are loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 15, 2017. The Joint Records Team (JRT) made up of Airmen assigned to the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division "The Old Guard" worked in concert with Presidential Material Handlers from the National Archives and Records Management (NARA) over several months to ensure the safe movement of the records and artifacts gathered during the eight years of President Obama's administration. The JRT was tasked with helping to inventory, prepare for shipping, palletize and load several tons of paper records, terabytes of electronic records, and thousands of artifacts. Along with several truck shipments the bulk of the materials were loaded onto and Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft brought in from Dover Air Force Base, Del., and were then flown to Chicago, Ill., where they were placed in secure storage until completion of Obama's Presidential Library. The library is part of the presidential library system, which is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) (released) AFDW oversees movement of presidential records
With every inauguration of a new American President, a key but generally unnoticed part of the presidential transition of power process is the movement of the outgoing president’s paper, records and artifacts.  This critical role is part of the Air Force District of Washington’s mission. Airmen from AFDW, the 82nd Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB,
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2017
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