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  • Sinks assumes command of 844th Communications Group

    Joint Base Andrews, Md. -- Col. Michael A. Sinks accepted command of the 844th Communications Group from Col. Rocky A. Favorito during a change-of-command ceremony June 28 on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland."I have to admit this is a surreal situation in that I was first stationed here back in the mid

  • Mentor promotes ROTC graduates twice, nearly two decades apart

    A promotion at the Air Force Memorial May 5 marked the culmination of nearly two decades of mentorship and friendship that two West Virginia University Air Force ROTC cadets carried with them under now-retired Col. Richard G. Evans’s tutelage from their pin-on as lieutenants in 1999 to their pin-on

  • Immersive AFDW Squadron Commanders Course wraps

    The Air Force District of Washington hosted the 2018 Squadron Commanders Course at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center here May 14-18. The immersive, hands-on course presented to 16 field grade officers and several of their spouses command and leadership principles through guest speakers, site

  • Future first sergeants hone leadership skills at symposium

    Dozens of National Capital Region technical and master sergeants attended the Joint Base Andrews/Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling First Sergeant Symposium at the Smart Center here May 7-11. The event featured leadership perspectives from Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington

  • ‘Berlin for Lunch Bunch’ bridges Air Force history to modern times

    In what appeared to be routine, uneventful trips, cargo and imagery aircraft crews frequently flew in and out of West Berlin using three routes in what some assert was the most significant, sustained, and effective military reconnaissance program of the entire Cold War. Decades later, the Berlin for

  • Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series wraps with Branford Marsalis

    Jazz legend Branford Marsalis was the final guest for this season's Jazz Heritage series put on April 5 by Airmen of Note at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus. Each month, The Air Force Band's premiere jazz ensemble