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  • AFDW observes Women's History Month

    In observance of National Women’s History Month, celebrated in March of each year, Air Force District of Washington joins all Americans to salute the pioneers who led the way for military and civilian women alike to positively impact the nation's history and future.
  • SAM I Am: 89th Airlift Wing showcases Special Air Mission during tour

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp took an immersion tour Feb. 28 for a firsthand look at the combat-ready force of more than 1,100 Airmen and civilians who provide airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the presidential administration, combatant commanders, and other senior military and elected leaders as tasked by The White House, the United States Air Force Chief of Staff, and Air Mobility Command.
  • Semper fi: Rupp visits a few good Airmen at Marine Corps University

    Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp met with Air Force students and AFDW Air Force Element leadership last week at the prestigious Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.
  • AFDW to transition to cloud-based enterprise services

    The Air Force District of Washington will soon experience changes to email, file sharing, and collaboration services as the Air and Space Forces adopt cloud-based technology.
  • Honoring the past: nurse-turned-sculptor inspires FDR coin design

    (In observance of Black History Month, Air Force District of Washington recognizes achievements by Black Americans and honors their central role in U.S. history. Throughout the month, AFDW will provide historical facts about Black Americans who made significant impact during pivotal points in the nation’s sociopolitical history.) Many people might recall growing up with piggy banks to save their allowance, and some may wonder about the inspirations of the designs on coins they deposited. A nurse-turned-sculptor, most famous for inspiring the likeness of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the U.S. dime, had a profound impact on American history.
  • Shore thing: teamwork, collaboration abound at ShOC

    Naval District of Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Carl Lahti; Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp; Air Force Element Commander and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., Vice Commander Col. Michael J. Zuhlsdorf; and AFDW Logistics Director Col. Christoff Gaub toured the Shore Operations Center, ShOC, at Naval District of Washington Headquarters, D.C., Feb. 6.
  • Air Force Optometry History in 2020: “The Year of Optometry”

    Air Force Optometry came into existence around the same time the Air Force Medical Service stood up July 1, 1949 and has been caring for the vision of aviators and warfighters ever since.  Prior to that, even during World War II, enlisted hospital corpsmen without any formal training were providing limited vision care using crude equipment.  Between 1950 and 1960, the Air Force saw great improvements in both the type and quality of equipment available for optometry services and commissioned optometrists were added to the Medical Service Corps. 
  • AFDW&You - Spotlight Series

    The Air Force District of Washington encompasses more than 30,000 Airmen in 1,758 units stationed at 500 locations in 108 countries. AFDW Airmen execute varied missions around the world alongside service members and civilians from different Air Force major commands, joint units and international organizations. AFDW highlights Airmen in these unique missions in its series, “AFDW&You.”
  • Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to brigadier general

    On Feb. 4, retired Col. Charles E. McGee found himself in the Oval Office at the White House being promoted to brigadier general by President Donald Trump.
  • Overcoming obstacles: A first sergeant’s struggle to seek help

    Throughout his 31-year career in the Air Force Reserve, Senior Master Sgt. Michael Tesoriero, was the go to guy for all Airmen. As a first sergeant. his passion was to help his people at his home base as well as in deployed locations, even if it meant neglecting his own needs at times. He always made sure to make his Airmen’s life as good as possible. What he was not expecting was for his life to take a downward spiral into depression where he would contemplate the value of his life.
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