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  • National Harbor honors DoD branches with statues on Veterans Day

    Art and history intersected at the National Harbor, Md. Nov. 11, where government officials, military leaders, and spectators honored service members past and present on Veterans Day.
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I end

    This Sunday marks the official observance of Veterans Day, but it also marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 that ended World War I.More than 16 million people perished in the Great War, and World War II would later claim more than 80 million lives, leading to our current observance honoring all U.S. veterans who have served
  • Air Force Band, Honor Guard support Ukrainian air chief counterpart visit

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted his Ukrainian counterpart, Gen.-Col. Sergii Drozdov, during a four-day tour that showcased U.S. Air Force capabilities.
  • Air Force Honor Guard, Air Force Band shine in Canadian counterpart wreath-laying

    The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein welcomed his counterpart, Royal Canadian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Al Meinzinger.
  • AFDW Airmen celebrate AF birthday at Nationals baseball game

     The Washington Nationals dedicated their game against the New York Mets to honor the Air Force's 71st birthday on "U.S. Air Force Day" at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., Sept. 20, 2018.
  • Joint effort supports dignified transfer of U.S. senator

    The flag-draped casket of Sen. John McCain arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 30, 2018. U.S. Department of Defense DoD personnel are honoring the former senator, and retired U.S.Navy Captain, by providing ceremonial support to his congressional funeral events. The highest honor the military and the public can give to a senator is a congressional funeral. The men and women of the Department of Defense are proud to be a part of this historical event.
  • Sinks assumes command of 844th Communications Group

    Joint Base Andrews, Md. -- Col. Michael A. Sinks accepted command of the 844th Communications Group from Col. Rocky A. Favorito during a change-of-command ceremony June 28 on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland."I have to admit this is a surreal situation in that I was first stationed here back in the mid 80’s manning gates and guarding Air Force One,"
  • Decorated Air Force pilot reflects on nearly 30 years of military service

    After almost 30 years of active duty Air Force and Reserve military service, Col. Elizabeth Larson announced she is retiring.
  • Mentor promotes ROTC graduates twice, nearly two decades apart

    A promotion at the Air Force Memorial May 5 marked the culmination of nearly two decades of mentorship and friendship that two West Virginia University Air Force ROTC cadets carried with them under now-retired Col. Richard G. Evans’s tutelage from their pin-on as lieutenants in 1999 to their pin-on as colonels at the Air Force Memorial in 2018.
  • Immersive AFDW Squadron Commanders Course wraps

    The Air Force District of Washington hosted the 2018 Squadron Commanders Course at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center here May 14-18. The immersive, hands-on course presented to 16 field grade officers and several of their spouses command and leadership principles through guest speakers, site visits, media training workshops, and mentor guidance.