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  • Through the pane: Airman describes quarantine from family, newborn son

    No cough, no fever, no body aches. Nothing really out of sorts other than a slightly diminished sense of taste and smell that made the dinner his wife had prepared seem a little bland. Unbeknownst to him, Master Sgt. Matthew Alejandro was sick with coronavirus.
  • PRESS RELEASE: Twin newborns medically evacuated from Korea land at Joint Base Andrews to receive care at Walter Reed

    Twin newborns medically evacuated from Osan Air Base, South Korea, landed at Joint Base Andrews in a C-17 Globemaster III this evening. The pair were then transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for advanced neonatal care.
  • PRESS RELEASE:Joint Base Andrews to increase health protection condition

    Joint Base Andrews will increase its health protection condition (HPCON) at 5 a.m. tomorrow in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the direction of Col. Andrew Purath, the commander of the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, the base will shift from HPCON Alpha to HPCON Bravo.
  • DOD Officials Explain New Coronavirus Domestic Travel Restrictions

    Defense officials announced restrictions on domestic travel for service members, Defense Department employees and family members in response to the new coronavirus, or COVID-19.
  • Defense Department releases statement on Domestic Travel Restrictions

    On March 13, Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, Defense Department civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
  • DOD Halts Travel To, From COVID-19 Affected Countries

    In response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, Defense Department officials are looking to safeguard the health and safety of military and civilian personnel and their families.
  • 'I dropped to my knees in the street': A command chief's road to recovery after his daughter's suicide

    Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels was no stranger to stage fright. So, when the polite round of applause from the sea of senior non-commissioned officers beckoned him to the stage, he wasn't surprised by his ensuing anxiety. As he began addressing the crowd, the familiar question stuck in the background of his mind: "Does anyone else notice?” He
  • AFDW Airmen help out at Special Olympics DC Bowling Tournament

    Air Force District of Washington Airmen volunteered for the Special Olympics DC Adult Bowling Tournament in Hyattsville, Maryland, March 4. The event is just one part of a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day through the empowerment and joy of sport.
  • Air Force develops hard-hitting Defender Challenge 2020 drills for Security Forces

    The U.S. Air Force Defender Challenge will pit Security Forces teams against each other in San Antonio, Texas, May 11-15, 2020. Defenders will prove their abilities in dismounted skills, endurance, agility, individual weapons, and military working dog (MWD) teams through a series of gut-testing challenges. This year, Security Forces expanded the competitor pool to 19 teams from across the U.S. Air Force major commands, U.S. Army Military Police, and with our coalition partners.
  • AFDW Airman volunteers for Close Up development panel

    On a panel of service members, Air Force District of Washington's Tech. Sgt. Doug Galmish, 1st Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, appeared before nearly 200 high school students at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., to field questions pertaining to educational opportunities, deployments, world issues, and more. The students are part of the Close Up - Washington D.C. Educational Programs, the nation’s largest nonprofit citizen education organization in which more than 25,000 high school juniors and seniors from around the country enroll each year and travel to the National Capital Region to learn about different government agencies. AFDW Airmen are volunteering to speak as a panel members weekly through June. Close Up is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that seeks to provide participants with a stronger understanding of government institutions, history and current issues, and their roles as citizens. Since 1971, over 900,000 students, teachers, and parents have participated in Close Up’s Washington, DC-based programs.