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  • Rupp assumes command of AFDW as Air Force vice chief presides

    Military members and civilians gathered to watch leadership shift as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the Air Force District of Washington change of command ceremony here July 9.
  • A Gentleman’s Farewell: 5 Q&A with Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson will soon head to U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Pentagon, Arlington, Va., where he will serve as the Director of Training and Readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. The directorate, encompassing seven divisions and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, is responsible for policy, guidance, and oversight of Air Force operational training, officer and enlisted operations career field management, operational readiness and reporting, and aircrew management.
  • Innovation Summit welcomes new ideas

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, writes a suggestion in the Jones Building lobby during the first AFDW Innovation Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 12, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller)
  • Farewell to the chiefs

    Chief Master Sgts. Melanie K. Noel, Air Force District of Washington command chief, and Michael D. Noel, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, held their combined retirement ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., May 31, 2019. The couple shared a combined 50 years of military service.
  • Cadets on tour

    ROTC cadets visit with Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson during their tour of the Washington area May 22.
  • 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.
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