Public Affairs

Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
1500 West Perimeter Rd. Suite 5790
Joint Base Andrews, Md. 20762-7002
Comm: (240) 612 - 6464
DSN: 612 - 6464

AFDW Public Affairs does not act as an operator service or base locator. They do not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for these services:
Joint Base Andrews: (301) 981-1110
DoD-wide: (703) 545-6700

Command Staff


Air Force District of Washington is comprised of a headquarters staff, three wings, one group and two specialized units: the 11th Wing, 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, 79th Medical Wing and 844th Communications Group, The United States Air Force Band and The United States Air Force Honor Guard.

The 79th Medical Wing and 844th Communications Group both have specialized missions as the single Air Force voice in the National Capital Region for their respective fields of expertise. The 11th Wing is the host unit on Joint base Andrews, Md. The AFDW headquarters staff is located on Joint Base Andrews.

11th Wing

As the host wing for Joint Base Andrews, Md., the 11th Wing is responsible for maintaining emergency reaction rotary-wing airlift and other National Capital Region contingency response capabilities critical to national security and for organizing, training, equipping and deploying combat-ready forces for Air and Space Expeditionary Forces (AEFs). The 11th Wing also provides installation security, services and airfield management to support the President, Vice President, other U.S. senior leaders and more than 50 tenant organizations and federal agencies. For more information, visit the wing's Web site.

79th Medical Wing

The 79th Medical Wing has oversight for medical care at Air Force bases and work sites across Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Activated on May 10, 2006, it is one of three medical wings in the Air Force. Click here to visit their website.

844th Comminications Group

Located at Joint Base Andrews, Md., the 844th Communications Group provides communications and information support to Air Force National Capitol Region warfighters, including Headquarters Air Force District of Washington, the 11th Wing , 79th Medical Wing and various other organizations throughout the NCR. For more information, read the group's fact sheet.

U.S. Northcom/JFHQ-NCR

United States Northern Command
Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region

Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), based at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., is responsible for land-based homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities and incident management in the National Capital Region, drawing together the existing resources of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) into a single-point headquarters.