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Courtesy photo JBA’s medicine clinic offers superb medical care to flying Airmen, sr leaders
The PFM Annex is the DoD’s first dedicated presidential support clinic whose mission is to provide premier healthcare, rapid access and superior customer satisfaction to over 1,200 active duty and civilian members assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group and other units in the region performing presidential support duties. The clinic collaborates closely with the White House medical staff to ensure that those working closest to our Commander-in-Chief are able to meet the most stringent medical suitability standards. The Annex also serves senior leaders and other personnel who need flexibility in scheduling to meet their unique mission requirements.
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2017
John S. Baxter, M.D., Director, 779th Medical Group Pentagon Flight Medicine Clinic May 23, 2017. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) 779th MDG's Flight Medicine Clinic delivers superior care to Pentagon beneficiaries
The 79th Medical Wing has medical assets positioned across the National Capital Region, delivering 42 world-class healthcare specialties to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries. One of those assets is the 779th Medical Group’s Pentagon Flight Medicine Clinic that, for the last 40 years, has provided care to countless service members assigned to the Pentagon, regardless of rank, service or seniority status.
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2017
(courtesy photo) America’s Capital Medics deliver trusted care everywhere
Since assuming command of the 79th Medical Wing in 2015, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible work being done by the more than 1,500 exceptional men and women who make up our healthcare provider workforce.
0 5/05
2017
U.S. military leadership march during the Department of Defense inaugural parade dress rehearsal in the District of Columbia, Jan. 15, 2017. Approximately 5,000 service members participated in the musical elements, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons for the parade rehearsal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez) AFDW: We stand ready
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty… If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” -- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Col. Charles Yancey, Jan. 6, 1816.   Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, was a federal holiday for most people in the National Capital Region. While most
0 4/27
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone, Air Force District of Washington Command Chief, visits with Airmen from the 11th Wing Force Support Squadron Management Section Feb. 24, 2017. Words Matter - So Think Before You Speak
How often do you say something you wished could be taken back the moment it left your mouth? Those situations happen all of the time, and to nearly everyone. Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s most influential leaders and speakers, once stated, “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” It is so easy to let
0 3/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Happy Independence Day!
Team AFDW,Happy Independence Day!  As we prepare to spend a long weekend with our families and friends, I would like to take just a moment to reflect on why Independence Day is such an important day to us as Airmen and Americans.The tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).  In June 1776,
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2016
Kevin M. Greene, 79th Medical Wing Chief of Safety Inappropriate short cuts cost
We've been getting injury prevention advice for years. So much so, that some don't give it much thought anymore.  It may be because societal influences continue to bombard us with what we consider to be desired social norms or it may be because social media has inundated us with "hey watch this" videos. But how often have we seen someone taking
0 6/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness
Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with you how the Air Force is
0 4/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo Overcoming failures
You will fail. The question is, how will you respond?This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee.A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled three pots with water and placed each on a
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2015
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force issued me my 'kids'
While I've decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force -- and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage.Let's be honest: As children do, they totally cut into my "me time."In all
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2015
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