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  • Chaplains Provide Honored Service

    On a cold and windy day in Arlington, Va., Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Black reads a few words to the small crowd gathered around a casket in Arlington National Cemetery -"We gather today, in the shadow of our Nation's Capitol, to show our respect and to honor one who was prepared to give his life, if need be, so that we and the generations
  • AF Charity Ball raises $500,000 for AFAS

    The fourth annual Air Force Charity Ball was the most successful fundraiser since its conception, raising more than $500,000 for the Air Force Aid Society March 24 at the Bolling Clubs. "We received fantastic support from the Air Force and our corporate sponsors in raising money for our Airmen and their families," said Christine Bickel, Air Force
  • A special visit to National Naval Medical Center’s wounded service members

    Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, Mrs. Smolen and other AFDW staff visited wounded Service members at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD on Mar. 12. Gen. Smolen and guests were escorted through the hospital by Chief Petty Officer J. D. Wilson, NNMC casualty affairs representative where he and
  • Air Force District of Washington names headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners

    Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, congratulated headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners at a luncheon on Mar. 8 in the Bolling Clubs. After the announcements, Gen. Smolen told AFDW personnel that the awards ceremony was a historic occasion, because it marked AFDW's first anniversary since its official
  • Bolling, Pentagon set AFAF contribution goal of $25,515

    The Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign begins on Bolling and the Pentagon March 12, with a goal of 100 percent face-to-face contact, and to raise $25,515 in donations. The campaign, now in its 34th year, raises funds for four affiliate organizations, the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village
  • 11th Wing presented Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The 11th Wing has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for outstanding performance from Oct. 1, 2003 until Sept. 30, 2005, the Air Force Personnel Center announced March 5. All Airmen assigned to the 11th Wing during the specified period are authorized to immediately begin wearing the associated ribbon. According to AFPC, The Air Force
  • Air Force District of Washington communications and information announces annual award winners

    AFDW Commander, Major General Robert Smolen hosted AFDW's first annual Communications and Information Awards Ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Bolling Clubs. "It's an honor and a real privilege for me to present these first-time AFDW annual awards to our communications and information team today," said Gen. Smolen. "AFDW's smooth standup and continuing
  • Bolling chaplain returns from Ali Base, Iraq; says troop morale best in region

    As he approached the eight-year mark of his priesthood in 1999, ministering to the faithful in the staid suburban diocese of Newark, N.J., in towns like Maywood, Westfield and North Bergen, the Rev. James A. Hamel came to the growing realization that God had called him to more than the safe and predictable life of the American parish priest. His
  • Airmen of the 11th Wing visits the Armed Forces Retirement Home

    Several 11th Wing Airmen joined Col. Kurt F. Neubauer, 11th Wing Commander, during a visit with residents at the Armed Forces Retirement home in Washington D. C., Feb. 13. Since the visit coincided with the monthly ice cream social, during the stop at the retirement home, the 11th Wing staff donned gloves and served hundreds of scoops of ice cream