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Master Sgt. Lee Pierce (right), 11th Security Force Squadron, helps a customer at Bolling's Joint Vistors Center April 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandre Montes) JVC makes policy change for signing visitors on base
After a policy change on April 1, visitors are no longer required to provide their Social Security number on entry authorization lists for events held on Bolling. "This is in an effort to minimize the security concerns associated with providing Social Security numbers," said Maj. Richard W. DeMouy, 11th Security Forces Squadron commander. Guests
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- First Lt. Brent Mundie, Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, leads Maj. Gen. Robert Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, through the arrival cordon before beginning the Air Force Review ceremony held April 14 at the Air Force memorial.  AFDW commander hosts Air Force Review
In true "Heritage to Horizons" style, the Air Force held an event that took a more than 300-year-old military-review ceremony and presented it to a modern audience. Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Smolen hosted the Air Force Review April 14 at the Air Force Memorial, featuring the U.S. Air Force Band and U.S. Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Chaplains Provide Honored Service
On a cold and windy day in Arlington, Va., Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Black reads a few words to the small crowd gathered around a casket in Arlington National Cemetery -"We gather today, in the shadow of our Nation's Capitol, to show our respect and to honor one who was prepared to give his life, if need be, so that we and the generations
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Members of the Air Force community dance the night away at the fourth annual Air Force Charity Ball March 24 at the Bolling Clubs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Donna H. Parry) AF Charity Ball raises $500,000 for AFAS
The fourth annual Air Force Charity Ball was the most successful fundraiser since its conception, raising more than $500,000 for the Air Force Aid Society March 24 at the Bolling Clubs. "We received fantastic support from the Air Force and our corporate sponsors in raising money for our Airmen and their families," said Christine Bickel, Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo A special visit to National Naval Medical Center’s wounded service members
Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, Mrs. Smolen and other AFDW staff visited wounded Service members at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD on Mar. 12. Gen. Smolen and guests were escorted through the hospital by Chief Petty Officer J. D. Wilson, NNMC casualty affairs representative where he and
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L to R, front:  Maj Gen Smolen, Ms Ana DaSilva, Civ of Yr Cat III; Capt Alexander Ackerman, CGO of the Yr; Ms Celina Baird, Civ Vol of Yr; Mr Michael Fry, Civ of the Yr Cat II; Chief Monroe

L to R, back:  Mr Jason Murphy, Civ of Yr Cat I; SSgt Gabriel Urdaneta, Amn of Yr; MSgt Darilberto Zednik, NCO of the Yr; MSgt Brian Woodbury, Mil Vol of Yr; MSgt Gregory Wooten, 1st Sgt of Yr.

Air Force District of Washington names headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners
Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, congratulated headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners at a luncheon on Mar. 8 in the Bolling Clubs. After the announcements, Gen. Smolen told AFDW personnel that the awards ceremony was a historic occasion, because it marked AFDW's first anniversary since its official
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Default Air Force Logo Bolling, Pentagon set AFAF contribution goal of $25,515
The Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign begins on Bolling and the Pentagon March 12, with a goal of 100 percent face-to-face contact, and to raise $25,515 in donations. The campaign, now in its 34th year, raises funds for four affiliate organizations, the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village
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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, awarded to units which have outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above of national or international significance, combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States, or military operations involving conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign force. Air Force Awards and Decorations (enhance color), U.S. Air Force graphic, AFNEWS/PAND.  The JPG image is a stylized version whereas the EPS version is a two-dimensional line art illustration. 11th Wing presented Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
The 11th Wing has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for outstanding performance from Oct. 1, 2003 until Sept. 30, 2005, the Air Force Personnel Center announced March 5. All Airmen assigned to the 11th Wing during the specified period are authorized to immediately begin wearing the associated ribbon. According to AFPC, The Air Force
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Major General Robert L. Smolen, AFDW commander (third from left) and Colonel Kim M. Johnson, 844th communications group commander (first from right) pose with the 2006 AFDW Communications and Information annual award winners.  (U. S. Air Force photo/Dennis Thomas, 844CG)
Air Force District of Washington communications and information announces annual award winners
AFDW Commander, Major General Robert Smolen hosted AFDW's first annual Communications and Information Awards Ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Bolling Clubs. "It's an honor and a real privilege for me to present these first-time AFDW annual awards to our communications and information team today," said Gen. Smolen. "AFDW's smooth standup and continuing
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Chaplain (Capt.) James A. Hamel celebrates Mass at Ali Base, Iraq, where he was deployed from September 2006 to January 2007. Father Hamel, a Catholic chaplain assigned to the 11th Wing at Bolling, said he found troop morale at Ali Base the best he has encountered in his three deployments to the region, which included postings to Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Bolling chaplain returns from Ali Base, Iraq; says troop morale best in region
As he approached the eight-year mark of his priesthood in 1999, ministering to the faithful in the staid suburban diocese of Newark, N.J., in towns like Maywood, Westfield and North Bergen, the Rev. James A. Hamel came to the growing realization that God had called him to more than the safe and predictable life of the American parish priest. His
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