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  • 11th Medical Group becomes 579th MDG

    It was standing room only in Hangar 3 on Andrews May 12 during a change-of-ceremony that deactivated two medical groups and stood up the Air Force's second medical wing.Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington Commander, presided over the historical event where he both received and relinquished command of the 11th and the 89th
  • AFDW military personnel readiness chief earns Air Force Manager of Year award

    Capt. Marc Adair, whose outstanding leadership and performance contributed significantly to the successful standup of the Air Force District of Washington and Air Force-National Capital Region last year, has been named the 2005 Outstanding Air Force Personnel Manager of the Year in the headquarters-level junior manager category. The winners of the
  • 316th WG activation completes AFDW

    The 316th Wing became a part of the Air Force District of Washington when the wing was formally activated during a ceremony at Andrews AFB June 22. AFDW, headquartered here, is commanded by Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen and includes the 79th Medical Wing, headquartered at Andrews, and the 11th Wing and newly redesignated Air Force Pentagon
  • Air Force Pentagon Communication Agency restructures under AFDW

    The Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency, commanded by Col. Kim M. Johnson, was realigned under the Air Force District of Washington Wednesday in a ceremony at Bolling.Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, AFDW commander, served as the presiding official for the ceremony."Today, the men and women of the Air Force District of Washington will observe the
  • Andrews and Bolling medical assets to combine, form new wing

    The 89th Medical Group from Andrews AFB, Md., and the 11th Medical Group on Bolling are scheduled to combine into the 79th Medical Wing May 12 at 9 a.m. in Hanger 3 on Andrews.Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, the Air Force District of Washington commander, will preside over the wing activation ceremony, during which 89th MDG Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas
  • Triple change of command ceremony to be held at Bolling

    Bolling is preparing for a triple change-of-command ceremony scheduled for April 14 at 9 a.m. on the Bolling ceremonial lawn.During the ceremony, the Air Force District of Washington, Air Force National Capital Region and 11th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Duane A. Jones will relinquish command of AFDW and AFNCR to Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen. General
  • Colonel Jones hosts last combined AFDW/11th Wing commander's call

    Air Force District of Washington and 11th Wing Commander Col. Duane A. Jones held a commander's call Aug. 19 in the Bolling Clubs, covering topics such as the new AFDW and the potential effects of base realignment on Bolling.Colonel Jones opened with information about the AFDW change of command."We're in the phase right now where we are separating
  • Air Force District of Washington moves to full operational capability

    The Air Force District of Washington, which reactivated provisionally in January, assumed full operational capability in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn on Bolling July 7.Grasping the AFDW guide-on, Col. Duane A. Jones assumed command of AFDW. He is currently also the commander of the 11th Wing, AFDW's subordinate wing, and Air
  • AFDW supports 55th presidential inauguration

    President George W. Bush was inaugurated for his second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 20, as hundreds of members of the 11th Wing from Bolling Air Force Base participated in the time-honored inaugural tradition of rendering ceremonial support to the commander in chief.On a cold but sunny winter morning in Washington, hundreds of
  • New AFDW will be provisional in beginning

    The Air Force District of Washington, which will reactivate at Bolling Jan. 1, 2005, will first stand up provisionally, the 11th Wing commander announced to the wing staff Dec. 13.This provisional status will facilitate an initial operational capability and enable a transitional period to full operational capability in July 2005."Here's where we