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  • AFDW Chaplain Corps hosts immersion, awards presentation at JBA

    The Air Force District of Washington Command Chaplain Corps’ office paired with the 316th Wing Chaplain Corps to host their annual educational immersion course and awards ceremony to recognize the Air Force District of Washington Chaplains and Religious Affairs Airmen on May 18, 2021, at Joint Base Andrews.
  • “Flags-In” at Arlington National Cemetery

    First time visits to Arlington National Cemetery are breathtaking. Row after row of white, marble headstones mark the final resting place of those who served our country. For Airman 1st Class Michael Hester, a ceremonial guardsman with the United States Air Force Honor Guard, his first visit was similarly awe-inspiring.“For me, this is my first
  • Risk Management - the key to a safe and enjoyable summer

    The Department of the Air Force reminds Airmen and Guardians to apply sound risk management when enjoying outdoor and recreational activities with family and friends this summer. The summer focus period runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • AFW2 Announces Team Air Force for Warrior Games 2021

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is proud to announce the 2021 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 45 primary and 15 alternates, a combination of active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen and veterans, after their 2021 Virtual Air Force Trials competition. The 45-person team will go on to compete at the
  • AFDW Contracting Directorate focuses on communication, transparency, predictability at Industry Week

    Air Force District of Washington’s contracting directorate hosts an annual Industry Week to let companies know what the needs of the government are. This year, the event was April 13 -16, and contracting squadrons from the 11th Wing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews participated. The event organizers
  • Celebrate military children in April, year round

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Each year, communities worldwide look to April as an important month for children who have one or both parents or guardians serving in uniform. Considered the military’s youngest heroes, in many ways children serve too. That’s why we honor them during the observance of Month of the Military
  • Promotion ceremony reunites family

    Col Chelsea Bartoe, who serves as Judge Advocate General Corps Investigations, Inquiries, and Relief division chief in the Military Justice and Discipline domain at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, brought her promotion ceremony hundreds of miles to Minnesota in order for her family to participate.
  • AFDW member candidly recounts suicidal ideation, recovery 

    One year ago, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. The world shut down as people lost loved ones, became separated from their families, workplaces and friends with no idea when the nightmare would be over.The effects of this pandemic affect us all in different ways. Many of us have
  • The Air Force seeks to accelerate efficiency

    As modern warfare continues to evolve, the Air Force has renewed its focus on maintaining secure fuel networks and optimizing operations for maximized combat capability. Over the past year, the Air Force Operational Energy office targeted specific initiatives that aim to increase operational efficiency, incorporate modern technology and processes, and improve sustainment. Furthermore, these efforts have an added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a critical aspect of the Secretary of Defense’s climate change prioritization. Read the breakdown of our latest accomplishments and how we’re bringing 21st century energy solutions to the Air Force.
  • AFDW, medical leaders champion vaccine rollout program

    The Air Force District of Washington vaccination program is successfully underway at Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. AFDW is prepared to rapidly expand distribution capabilities as vaccine supply increases to support partner organizations, tenant units, and geographically-separated service members within the National Capital Region.