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  • AFDW: Home of a Diverse and Complex Legal Practice

    Every Air Force commander understands the importance of, and relies upon, his or her judge advocate (JA) office to help navigate legal matters. For the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) commander, who serves as the Air Force's single voice for planning and implementing joint solutions within the National Capital Region (NCR), his JA is
  • International Senior Leaders gather for Summit

    The senior-most enlisted leaders from 36 countries gathered for a summit here, July 12-15. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody hosted the summit, which also included multiple Air Force command chiefs.The gathering provided a setting for attendees to meet and discuss issues and initiatives that affect the international community of
  • AFDW's Command Chief Now on Facebook!

    Air Force District of Washington's Command Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone is now on Facebook! Be sure to like his page, "AFDW Command Chief."Chief Mazzone took over the position as AFDW's Command Chief in April 2016. As the command chief, he is the senior enlisted leader responsible to the commander on matters concerning the welfare, effective
  • Happy Birthday AFDW!

    As we recover from the festivities, fireworks and long holiday weekend in celebration of our Nation's Independence and 240th birthday, the Air Force District of Washington will now celebrate its 11th Anniversary on Thursday. The Air Force District of Washington was reactivated as a fully-capable, independent Air Force unit July 7, 2005 with our
  • Airman, Wingman, Gay Man

      JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – While the LGBT community remains a minority in the military, they serve in the same positions of excellence and roles of responsibility as any other service member. One such Airman is Senior Master Sgt. Jeremiah Grisham, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight chief.  “I am an Airman, a wingman, a
  • Green Dot Implementers coined.

    Green Dot is a civilian program adapted by the Air Force to help reduce the amount of interpersonal violence through a culture change strategy. More specifically though, a Green DOT is a single moment someone takes to perform a simple act to prevent an act of interpersonal violence.  Stalking,Dating/Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault are the three
  • Macy's Aims High

    Sunset, Air Force memorial, and the U.S. Air Force Band! The gathering crowd prepared for a memorable evening, the band prepared for a special announcement.After the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard presented the colors, Air Force leaders and Wesley Whatley, director of the band program for the Macy's Day Parade, approached the microphone."We're here
  • A Time to Tell: One Air Force Couple's Story

    Before 2011, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' kept everyone in the dark. If a service member was gay, they held on to that secret tighter than a tourniquet on the battlefield, or risked discharge.According to Department of Defense Directive 1304.26, issued Dec. 21, 1993, military personnel were prohibited from discriminating against or harassing closeted