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  • 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.  
  • Equal Rights: AFDW recognizes Women's Equality Day

    The observance recognizing Women's Equality Day was established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's
  • One Airman at a Time: new AFDW commander seeks to lead, listen in person

    As the new commander of Air Force District of Washington, Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp has spent has spent his first month focused on getting know the AFDW's Airmen and civilians -- face to face.
  • Walk this way

    Airmen at Joint Base Andrews started football season right today with a special walkthrough practice and visit from the Washington Redskins. The event is part of the NFL team’s continued Redskins Salutes efforts presented by USAA. Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp shakes hands with Washington Redskins defensive end
  • No place like home plate

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp joined his Airmen for the Salute to Service event at Nationals Park Aug. 13. The Airmen enjoyed club house hospitality, premium home plate seating, and a third inning shout out on the NatsHD Scoreboard as they waved their caps in support of the Washington Nationals, who face off
  • AFDW commander attends Selva retirement

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp attended the retirement ceremony honoring the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 July 31.
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