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  • Medical civilian personnel transition in NCR

    The Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon England, has decided that civil service employees of military medical facilities under JTF CAPMED will be best served by becoming Department of Defense civilians, rather than continuing to work under Service Personnel Systems. This decision is a result of BRAC and its impact on military medical facilities in
  • Inaugural support Web sites online

    Armed forces personnel throughout the District of Washington are preparing once again to provide ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration during the 10-day inaugural period in January 2009 as part of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, or AFIC. Historically, more than 5,000 servicemembers have participated in the celebration on and
  • 2009 Scholarships for Military Children Program opened Nov. 3

    The 2009 Scholarships for Military Children Program opened Nov. 3 in commissaries worldwide and online through a link at https://www.commissaries.com and directly at http://www.militaryscholar.org.  The program kickoff each year in November coincides with National Military Family Month, and the scholarships are a great way for commissaries to get
  • Airmen train Afghan cops

    An Air Force District of Washington Airman from the 11th Security Forces Squadron and two others trained and graduated 900 Afghan National Police in Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar and Lagman provinces, an area also called N2KL. Staff Sgt. Kevin Krouse, 11th Security Forces Squadron, and his team provided a secondary level of professional police officer
  • Chili cook-off and pumpkin carvin' contest winners announced

    Following a 'heated' contest featuring 15 different chili recipes with names like All American 'Kick-Butt' Hot Chili and Analyzing the Evidence Chili, the judges had a hard time picking just one winner of the 2008 Air Force District of Washington Chili Cook-off Contest . After many minutes of deliberation and numerous glasses of water to put out
  • Veterans, military in civilian clothes may salute during national anthem

    Veterans and active-duty members of the military not in uniform may now render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem based on a provision included in the Fiscal 2009 defense authorization act that became law earlier this month. A provision in the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 modified Title 4 of
  • New technology provides Airmen with TV on their PC

    The Air Force District of Washington Communications Directorate and the 744th Communications Squadron are proud to announce the newest addition to the capabilities and services provided to Andrews: Internet Protocol Television. IPTV uses streaming video through the base local area network to allow national capital region network users on Andrews to
  • Free money: Grant slated to give away thousands

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center and the Air Force Aid Society announce the commencement of the annual General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program, a scholarship opportunity for military dependents that awards $2,000 to selected applicants. "The 'Hap Arnold Grant,' is one of the programs that the Air Force Aid Society is most proud of,"
  • Servicemembers make a difference

    Thirty-six Bolling Airman along with another 140 servicemembers from the Air Force District of Washington, Naval District of Washington and Military District of Washington spent four hours at Kenilworth Aquatic Garden (KAQ) Oct. 25 winterizing the park. Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors from the National Capitol Region spent 704 volunteer-hours cleaning
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