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  • Groundbreaking: satellite command, control site takes form

    As work gets underway to build the new Joint Air Defense Operations Center satellite site here on Joint Base Andrews, Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp and his staffers went out July 29 to inspect the location and meet with civil engineers and mission support personnel. The site will complement the main location at
  • Strike up the band

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, and his wife, Charlotte, attended the U.S. Air Force Band’s latest Heritage to Horizons performance at the Air Force Memorial July 26. The recurring ceremonial event features a unique set of themed concerts with events scheduled to occur monthly through August.Heritage to Horizons
  • Behind Home Plate - Salute to Service honors AFDW Airmen

    Air Force District of Washington Airmen wave their red baseball caps in front of the Delta Sky360 Club as part of the Salute to Service event July 25. The Washington Nationals offer year-round experiences as thanks and quality-of-life outreach for service members and their families in the Washington region. Around the third inning, honorees are
  • 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.