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  • Air Force District of Washington salutes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

    Each May, Air Force District of Washington joins the nation in recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Notable dates include May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrant traveled to the United States, and May 10, 1869, when Chinese immigrants comprised the majority of workers who helped complete the transcontinental
  • WHYTANK professional development speaker series debuts at AFDW

    With innovation and an ever-evolving learning culture at the heart of modern Air Force endeavors, Air Force District of Washington presented the first in a new series known as WHYTANK May 17, featuring the Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr., the proclaimed global ambassador for changemakers.
  • Air Force leaders strengthen community ties, engage students at JB Andrews Air & Space Expo

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivered opening remarks for this year’s biennial three-day event, which focused on JB Andrews’ partnership and mentorship with local schools against a backdrop of more than 30 STEM exhibits designed to engage and inspire some 7,000 students.
  • Propelled for success

    U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Joshua Lucas, 1st Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, prepares for flight in a UH-1 Huey during the opening ceremonies at the Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo, May 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jessica Cicchetto)
  • Squadron Commander and Spouse Orientation Course wraps as benchmark program

    The 2019 Air Force District of Washington Squadron Commander and Spouse Orientation Course recently concluded, and unit principals and staff said they aim to set the standard for an interactive, immersive experience in priming emerging leaders.
  • NFL labor organization director shares insight at AFDW Squadron Commander and Spouse Orientation Course 

    As part of ongoing efforts to convey leadership principles, Air Force District of Washington tapped into its partnership with the executive director of the National Football League Players Association to mentor and advise attendees at the 2019 AFDW Squadron Commander and Spouse Orientation Course. 
  • Leaders discuss readiness, retention at AFDW Squadron Commander and Spouse Orientation Course

    As part of ongoing efforts to develop well-trained, responsive Airmen in support of local and global missions, Air Force District of Washington senior leaders emphasized the value of risk, retention, and readiness at the 2019 Squadron Commanders and Spouses Course in the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center April 15.
  • April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness month

    U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Message
  • Trumpeter Randy Brecker joins Airmen of Note

    Tech. Sgts. Kristian Baarsvik, right, and Michael Cemprola, Airmen of Note alto saxophonists, perform during a Jazz Heritage Series concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Northern Virginia Community College campus in Alexandria, Va., March 22, 2019. The Airmen of Note are the U.S. Air Force Band's premier jazz
  • World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy at Pentagon, Capitol Hill

    When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath the rally cry, “We Can Do It!” grew over time to represent millions of women who stepped up to fill various stateside labor-intensive jobs once held by men, now tapped to fight German and Japanese forces.
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