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  • Walk this way

    Airmen at Joint Base Andrews started football season right today with a special walkthrough practice and visit from the Washington Redskins. The event is part of the NFL team’s continued Redskins Salutes efforts presented by USAA. Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp shakes hands with Washington Redskins defensive end
  • No place like home plate

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp joined his Airmen for the Salute to Service event at Nationals Park Aug. 13. The Airmen enjoyed club house hospitality, premium home plate seating, and a third inning shout out on the NatsHD Scoreboard as they waved their caps in support of the Washington Nationals, who face off
  • AFDW commander attends Selva retirement

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp attended the retirement ceremony honoring the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 July 31.
  • Groundbreaking: satellite command, control site takes form

    As work gets underway to build the new Joint Air Defense Operations Center satellite site here on Joint Base Andrews, Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp and his staffers went out July 29 to inspect the location and meet with civil engineers and mission support personnel. The site will complement the main location at
  • Strike up the band

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, and his wife, Charlotte, attended the U.S. Air Force Band’s latest Heritage to Horizons performance at the Air Force Memorial July 26. The recurring ceremonial event features a unique set of themed concerts with events scheduled to occur monthly through August.Heritage to Horizons
  • Behind Home Plate - Salute to Service honors AFDW Airmen

    Air Force District of Washington Airmen wave their red baseball caps in front of the Delta Sky360 Club as part of the Salute to Service event July 25. The Washington Nationals offer year-round experiences as thanks and quality-of-life outreach for service members and their families in the Washington region. Around the third inning, honorees are
  • Rupp assumes command of AFDW as Air Force vice chief presides

    Military members and civilians gathered to watch leadership shift as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the Air Force District of Washington change of command ceremony here July 9.
  • A Gentleman’s Farewell: 5 Q&A with Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson will soon head to U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Pentagon, Arlington, Va., where he will serve as the Director of Training and Readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. The directorate, encompassing seven divisions and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, is responsible for policy, guidance, and oversight of Air Force operational training, officer and enlisted operations career field management, operational readiness and reporting, and aircrew management.
  • Innovation Summit welcomes new ideas

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, writes a suggestion in the Jones Building lobby during the first AFDW Innovation Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 12, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller)
  • Farewell to the chiefs

    Chief Master Sgts. Melanie K. Noel, Air Force District of Washington command chief, and Michael D. Noel, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, held their combined retirement ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., May 31, 2019. The couple shared a combined 50 years of military service.
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