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  • 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
  • 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