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  • 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
  • The tangled web of homeland security

    The Air Force District of Washington's new homeland security priorities in the National Capital Region will resemble a tangled web until the operational and communication layers are sorted out.With the official stand-up of the Joint Task Force Headquarters-National Capital Region in October 2004 and the reactivation of the Air Force District of
  • AFDW commander speaks on command issues

    While Airmen in the National Capital Region face concerns of transformation through force shaping, the Air Force District of Washington commander is confident they are able to meet each challenge while successfully adapting to change. With AFDW being the new Air Force war-fighting component under Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, it
  • When information takes flight, AFDW's imagination soars

    Colonel Scott Chesnut, Air Force District of Washington vice commander, observed a day-long Civil Air Patrol search and rescue exercise as a guest of the Maryland CAP Wing in Middle River, MD, on Sept. 16."I was truly amazed at the diversity I saw all around me during my visit to the Maryland wing," said Colonel Scott Chesnut, AFDW vice