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  • CMSAF Cody kicks off AFDW's Capital Airmen Seminar

    The Air Force District of Washington's sixth annual Capital Airmen Development Seminar began today with an address by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody at the General Jacob E. Smart Center.Thirty participants, including one Air Force spouse, from across the National Capital Region are attending the four-day conference, designed to
  • Learning how to get that perfect smile!

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews. This year's campaign slogan is "Sugar Wars" to educate children of all ages about fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. It also demonstrates
  • Installation VAP helps members vote

    Americans will be heading to polling booths for several elections in 2016, including primaries, caucuses and the general election in early November.For service members and their families, that means making sure they're registered to vote in time for the upcoming elections.One of the main avenues to receive help in the voting process here is the
  • Leading with humility and selfless service

    As a captain, she attended a Dining In during which a two-star general who had flown with her dad greeted her when he recognized her from family pictures in her father's cockpit. Her father, an F-4 backseater, was shot down three days before her sixth birthday.Col. Sharon Bannister, the 79th Medical Wing commander, aspires to be the type of leader
  • Staff arming protects AFDW Airmen

    An active shooter scenario can be a very real threat for today's military. Whether you are at the BX with family or at your work center, there is unfortunately always a chance of becoming part of these types of incidents. The Air Force has established a new program that allows Security Forces members on staff to combat that threat.Staff arming
  • Mission Ready is Inspection Ready

    Members of the Air Force Inspection Agency visited the Air Force District of Washington to help the Headquarters remain mission-ready, 13-14 January. The inspection is part of a new Air Force Inspection System established to change the culture of Air Force inspections."Instead of a unit beginning to prepare for an inspection several months before,
  • Capital Airman Wayne McCray

    Wayne McCray, an Air Force District of Washington Capital Airman, is an essential contributor to the Air Force communication mission within the National Capital Region. McCray's support with the 844th Communications Group also has a direct impact on the global Air Force mission.McCray is an education specialist for AFDW's A6 and the 844th CG. He is
  • Let's get combative

    Bare feet shuffle across blue mats as Airmen and Soldiers find themselves in a battle of vigilance and reflexes during the Basic Combatives Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Jan. 4-8.The course supports the "total solider concept" producing well-rounded, skilled and more confident service members with approximately 10 students participating in the
  • So you got a drone for Christmas…

    On Christmas morning, you tore open a new "Invader 700" drone, complete with a digital camera sending immediate videos to your iPad. Now that the holiday excitement has died down, you are anxious to get outside and fly your new machine! You can read up on the instructions and safety rules later. You don't even plan to leave your own backyard.Hold
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