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  • AFDW Around the World: Meet Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Noyes

    The Air Force District of Washington encompasses more than 30,000 Airmen in 1,758 units stationed at 500 locations in 108 countries. AFDW Airmen execute varied missions around the world alongside service members and civilians from different Air Force major commands, joint units and international organizations. AFDW will highlight Airmen in these unique missions in an “AFDW Around the World” series. Meet Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Noyes
  • ICYMI: CMSAF talks leadership during last WHYTANK Culture event

    Last month, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright was the featured guest for the last WHYTANK Culture event at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 20. Focused on leadership, team-building, mentorship, and empowerment, WHYTANK is designed for junior and mid-grade Airmen and civilians to redefine goals and create new inroads to
  • Unlimited potential: AFDW observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Did you know? Each year Oct. 1-31 is established by Public Law and Presidential Proclamation as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. AFDW joins the nation in this observance so that Americans may reaffirm their commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens and so that they may pay tribute to the accomplishments of men and
  • Air Force Honor Guard, Band shine during general's immersion tour

    As part of their ongoing immersion tours, AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, AFDW Command Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Yevchak, and their spouses, Charlotte Rupp and Julie Yevchak, witnessed the precision, dedication, and sheer talent of the United States Air Force Honor Guard and The United States Air Force Band, including ensembles Airmen of Note, the Singing Sergeants, and Air Force Strings stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Oct. 1.
  • Same team, different uniform: The story of an Iraqi translator who became an American Airman

    In 2003, Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa was not Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa. He was a 21-year-old Iraqi student of technology at a university in Baghdad.That’s when American and coalition forces arrived to overthrow the Iraqi government, turning Baghdad a war zone. Like many young men and women in Baghdad, Shnawa fled the city, bound for western
  • Having a field day: coin toss, recognition highlights at Redskins game

    D.C. Air National Guard F-16s fly over FedEx Field in the opening ceremony of the NFL Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys game, September 15, 2019. The Washington Redskins recognized the Air Force throughout the game to honor the Air Forces 72nd birthday. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Erica Flores)
  • Shoulders of giants: AFDW command chief speaks at Air Force Retirement Home

    Chief Master Sgt. Christopher M. Yevchak, Air Force District of Washington command chief, speaks during the 72nd Air Force birthday event at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C., Sept. 13, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller)
  • Rupp delivers guest speech at Defense Threat Reduction Agency for Air Force's 72nd birthday

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency hosted the U.S. Air Force’s 72nd birthday celebration in the McNamara Headquarters Complex September 12 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
  • Terribly fond farewell: AFDW sends off vice commander in style

    Staffers and family members gathered yesterday for a Pittsburgh Steelers-themed send off at Air Force District of Washington headquarters in honor of outgoing Vice Commander Col. Kevin Eastland Sept. 5.
  • Competing of the minds: Air Force Spark Tank 2020 open for submissions

    A respirator with a built-in two-way communication system. A semi-truck trailer that can reduce aircraft deployment from 72 hours to five hours. A chemical agent detection device that runs on renewable energy.