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  • Installations meet on NCR contingency expectations

    Installations are the "combat power" the military brings to the homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities missions and are being looked at in the same sorts of ways military organizations are in judging their readiness. That is at least one message one could take from first-ever Installation and Base Commanders Conference for the
  • AFDW commander congratulates "Chief's Own" on UCI Results

    Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, publicly congratulated one of AFDW's wings on the "excellent" rating it received in its unit compliance inspection last week. "The 11th Wing's excellent rating is a fantastic accomplishment that reflects not only on the Wing's great leadership, but also on every member of
  • Dormitory residents get crash course in cooking

    Eight Bolling Airmen attended the first dormitory cooking classes held at Blanchard Barracks Jan. 8. Two general officer enlisted aides held two 90-minute classes to teach Airmen how to better shop for, handle and prepare their own food. The cooking class was the idea of Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery K. Bowes, 11th Wing command chief. "With the closing
  • An Air Force legend returns: the Gremlins are back

    During World War II, a special wartime publication, limited to 5,000 copies, brought some welcome light in the Allies' darkest days. But this "rarest of the rare" books appealed to more than just yesterday's Airmen--it charmed their children. Now, after 63 years, and the hard-fought efforts of one Air Force historian, the book will again be made
  • 11th Wing quarterly awards winners announced

    The 3rd Quarter 11th Wing award winners were announced Oct. 26 at the Bolling Clubs. Military and civilian nominees are selected on the basis of leadership and job performance in primary duties, significant self-improvement, and base and community involvement. The volunteer awards are based on total number of hours volunteered, specific
  • 38 Bolling members promoted

    Thirty-eight Bolling members will be promoted to a higher rank during the 11th Wing's monthly promotion ceremony today in the Washington Dining Room of the Bolling Clubs. Promotees will be accompanied by their squadron commanders and another guest of choice to assist them during the ceremony. The invited guests help each member don their service
  • Bolling readines for trick or treat night

    Bolling trick or treaters will be on the prowl for candy Tuesday night in conjunction with the base's annual Halloween Parade. Led by none other than Uncle Sam, the 1.3 mile parade will begin at 5 p.m. from Geisboro Park and proceed along Arnold Avenue to Tinker Street and cross Chappie James Blvd to Luke Avenue. After a left turn on Luke Avenue
  • Wing observes Native American Heritage Month

    This year's monthly observance of Native-American Heritage features a trip to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and an open fair, according to the heritage committee chair. "The Native-American Heritage Committee has been working hard to create interesting events for this year's observance," said Master Sgt. Ramona Davis,
  • Arrival ceremony first to be held at AF memorial

    Under the spires of the newly dedicated Air Force Memorial another historic ceremony was held there Tuesday - the first foreign dignitary arrival ceremony. The arrival ceremony, hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, welcomed nine Pacific air chiefs from Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand and
  • Silent, contemplative act serves as closing for Air Force Memorial dedication

    With just a day having passed since introducing its new memorial to the world, the Air Force completed one final commemorative act, one likely to set the tone for the Memorial for decades to come. On the morning of Oct. 15 and in a setting more silent and solemn than the dedication activities of the day prior, Air Force leaders and members of the