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  • Redskins opening locker room to veterans for free health screenings

    In recognition of Veterans Day, the Washington Redskins, GlaxoSmithKline, Men's Health Network, Prostate Cancer Education Council and the American Heart Association are hosting a unique health screening and education event in the Redskins team locker room at FedEx Field to encourage men and women military veterans to be proactive about their
  • AFDW Quarterly Award winners announced

    Air Force District of Washington announced its Quarterly Award winners for the third quarter during a luncheon here Oct. 23 at The Club on Andrews. The winners, who were honored for their performances from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2008, are: · Airman of the Quarter - Senior Airman Arnez Smith, AFDW Knowledge Operations Center information
  • School bus safety week highlighted throughout AFDW

    The national school bus safety campaign began October 19 and runs through October 25. The 11th Wing Safety office is helping to educate Bolling adults and children on the safety and precautionary measures for children riding the school buses. "Our intent is to highlight school bus safety through awareness and monitoring is important." said Tech.
  • The biggest untold mortgage crisis: Help for families facing military foreclosures

    More and more military families are finding themselves in the middle of a mortgage nightmare. Soldiers are returning after several tours of duty, only to find they are on the verge of losing their homes. While trying to rebuild their lives, they face the additional pressure and stress of a looming foreclosure. According to one recent study, the
  • Air Force Art Program displaying 200 new works at Bolling AFB

    The Air Force Art Program will display more than 200 new paintings from approximately 150 artists at the Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., Officers' Club Oct. 21-24. The art was created by artists from around the country and donated to the Air Force, bringing the total number of paintings in the Air Force collection to more than 9,400. The exhibit at
  • End-of-year planning pays off for AFDW units

    Planning, hard work and the ability to quickly execute the mission paid big dividends for the Air Force District of Washington during the fiscal year 2008 end-of-year closeout.AFDW received and obligated millions of dollars in end-of-year money within days to support five command priorities: Combat Air Power, Taking Care of Our People, Taking Care
  • U.S Air Force Band teams up with music legends for Veterans Day TV special

    The world-renowned United States Air Force Band will be in the national spotlight in a Veterans Day extravaganza when the Symphony Orchestra and Singing Sergeants join a dazzling lineup of celebrities and recording artists to present "America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute." The program premieres Nov. 10 on public television stations from coast to
  • Airmen of Distinction help build homes from the ground up

    Hammering nails, painting walls, shingling a roof, and framing houses was all in a day's work as members of the Airmen of Distinction from Bolling AFB volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make