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  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • AFDW commander presents Purple Heart to WWII vet

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosted a Purple Heart award ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. Jacobson presented the prestigious award to 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano for wounds he incurred during a forced march as a World War II prisoner of war in Germany.
  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
  • Taking care of Airmen while maintaining constant readiness -- thoughts from the new AFDW Commander

    “My job, as the commander, is to work for the Airmen of the Headquarters, Air Force District of Washington, and the Airmen within AFDW writ large,” said the new Air Force District of Washington Commander, Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, while sharing his initial thoughts about the command, its mission and, most importantly, its people.During the
  • Maj. Gen. James Jacobson takes command of AFDW

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson officially took command of the Air Force District of Washington during a change of command ceremony here, June 20. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the ceremony and passed the guidon to Jacobson, signifying the official departure of Maj. Gen. Darryl W. Burke as the outgoing
  • 79th Medical Wing inactivates, 11th Medical Group continues mission

    Col. Sharon Bannister relinquished command of the 79th Medical Wing during an in-activation ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke, Air Force District of Washington commander, here, June 16.
  • Heritage to Horizons Concert

    Heritage to Horizons Concert
  • 79th Medical Wing's Airmen finalize preparation for Vibrant Response Exercise

    Members of the 779th and 579th Medical Groups finalized their deployment process before beginning the Vibrant Response training exercise April 19, 2017, at the base theater at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The Airmen, who will make up the expeditionary medical support contingent during the U.S. Army North’s 2017 nuclear attack training program, spent
  • AFDW to manage AF Memorial daily operations

    The Air Force District of Washington is taking a more active role in the Air Force Memorial’s daily operations beginning in April 2017 as part of AFDW’s mission to provide ceremonial honors to the National Capital Region and worldwide.