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  • 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
  • Bolling steps into the future as AFDW stands up

    The Air Force District of Washington was reactivated at Bolling Air Force Base in an official ceremony held here Jan. 5."This is a big day for AFDW. This is a big day for the Air Force," said Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the vice chief of staff of the Air Force, who officiated the brief ceremony.The reactivation of AFDW followed the September 2004
  • Air Force command post 'superstar' controller comes to AFDW

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Air Force District of Washington commander, announced this week that the "best of the best Air Force command post controllers" has just been recently assigned to the AFDW command post at Bolling.Staff Sgt. Paul Q. Piper was honored as the Air Force's Command Post Airman of the Year for 2005 while assigned as a search and
  • What exactly is an 'A' staff anyway?

    The November announcement that the Air Force District of Washington was being reactivated at Bolling has brought many new challenges and questions. Timely exchange of information has helped answer some of them.With the release of the initial AFDW staff structure, the big question has centered on what the A-staff designators, the letter "A" followed
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