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  • Sinks assumes command of 844th Communications Group

    Joint Base Andrews, Md. -- Col. Michael A. Sinks accepted command of the 844th Communications Group from Col. Rocky A. Favorito during a change-of-command ceremony June 28 on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland."I have to admit this is a surreal situation in that I was first stationed here back in the mid 80’s manning gates and guarding Air Force One,"
  • Decorated Air Force pilot reflects on nearly 30 years of military service

    After almost 30 years of active duty Air Force and Reserve military service, Col. Elizabeth Larson announced she is retiring.
  • Mentor promotes ROTC graduates twice, nearly two decades apart

    A promotion at the Air Force Memorial May 5 marked the culmination of nearly two decades of mentorship and friendship that two West Virginia University Air Force ROTC cadets carried with them under now-retired Col. Richard G. Evans’s tutelage from their pin-on as lieutenants in 1999 to their pin-on as colonels at the Air Force Memorial in 2018.
  • Immersive AFDW Squadron Commanders Course wraps

    The Air Force District of Washington hosted the 2018 Squadron Commanders Course at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center here May 14-18. The immersive, hands-on course presented to 16 field grade officers and several of their spouses command and leadership principles through guest speakers, site visits, media training workshops, and mentor guidance.
  • Future first sergeants hone leadership skills at symposium

    Dozens of National Capital Region technical and master sergeants attended the Joint Base Andrews/Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling First Sergeant Symposium at the Smart Center here May 7-11. The event featured leadership perspectives from Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melanie K. Noel, AFDW command chief, among others. The symposium is designed to instill critical thinking, enforce Air Force core values, and prepare attendees to lead Airmen.
  • ‘Berlin for Lunch Bunch’ bridges Air Force history to modern times

    In what appeared to be routine, uneventful trips, cargo and imagery aircraft crews frequently flew in and out of West Berlin using three routes in what some assert was the most significant, sustained, and effective military reconnaissance program of the entire Cold War. Decades later, the Berlin for Lunch Bunch alumni and their families recently met for their latest biennial reunion at the Air Force Memorial.
  • AFDW begins paid summer hire internship program

    Air Force District of Washington opens its doors for federal government careers through summer hire internship program.
  • Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series wraps with Branford Marsalis

    Jazz legend Branford Marsalis was the final guest for this season's Jazz Heritage series put on April 5 by Airmen of Note at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus. Each month, The Air Force Band's premiere jazz ensemble welcomes a jazz artist to sit in with the troupe and bring a unique concert opportunity to the public.
  • Air Force ROTC Detachments visit for tour, commander’s candid perspective

    About 30 North Carolina-based Air Force ROTC cadets toured the National Capital Region for mission briefings and chats with leadership from Joint Base Andrews and Joint Anacostia-Bolling.
  • AFDW molds newest enlisted leaders at 2018 Chiefs’ Orientation Course

    Thirty-nine of the national capital region’s newest eight-stripers and selects gathered at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Center here March 12 for the 2018 Air Force District of Washington Chiefs’ Orientation Course.
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