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  • NCR Airmen volunteer at D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

    More than 70 Airmen and civilians from across the National Capital Region volunteered to support athletes competing in the D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship Feb. 25 in Hyattsville, Md.The event, part of the D.C. Special Olympics Winter championships, brought together more than 150 athletes from 15 local schools.Volunteer Airmen are crucial
  • Capital Airman Tech. Sgt. Marcie Strickland-King

    Tech. Sgt. Marcie Strickland-King, an Air Force District of Washington Capital Airman, helps uphold legal integrity within the National Capital Region and across the world. Strickland-King is the NCOIC of military justice in the AFDW Judge Advocate Directorate.The Mississippi native originally joined the military to help pay for school, and her
  • Capital Airmen Seminar Concludes

    Thirty Airmen completed the Air Force District of Washington's sixth annual Capital Airmen Development Seminar today at the General Jacob E. Smart Center.The professional development opportunity, which included briefings by senior Air Force leaders, candid discussions, and a tour of the U.S. Capitol building, was designed to increase participants'
  • Pilot for a day

    Airmen from across Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, came together to host a Virginia teenager with a rare chronic illness during a Pilot for a Day event here, Feb. 5, 2016.Michael Oliver, diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a disease with no known cure, experienced what it is like to be a pilot for a day along with friends and family."This has
  • 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,