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  • Honoring the past, securing the future

    Each February, Air Force District of Washington joins the nation in celebration of Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, to recognize achievements by Black Americans and honor their central role in U.S. history.Throughout the month, AFDW will provide historical facts about Black Americans who made significant impact
  • Protect yourself: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) facts

    The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness issued a memorandum Jan. 30 regarding force health protection guidance for the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) follows regularly updated CDC​, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for this outbreak.
  • Department of the Air Force Civic Leader Annual Conference wraps up

    Key communicators and advocates for the Department of the Air Force gathered at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Center on Joint Base Andrews Jan. 30, the final day of the three-day Department of the Air Force Civic Leader Annual Conference.
  • AFDW&You: Meet Senior Airman Ana Jovanovic

    AFDW&You: Meet Senior Airman Ana Jovanovic. Airman Jovanovic is a Personnel Management Journeyman assigned to the Air Force District of Washington Headquarters Commander’s Support Staff at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
  • AFDW commander, command chief welcome Air Force’s newest Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Yevchak, Air Force District of Washington command chief, center left, and Maj. Gen. Ricky Rupp, AFDW, center right, stand with 37th Training Wing leadership and Air Force Basic Military Training instructors before a BMT graduation ceremony Jan. 10, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Rupp and Yevchak visited BMT to
  • Air Force medics bring Army Special Forces background to 501st

    A setup of two separate medical clinics under one wing – the 501st Combat Support Wing – is a unique aspect to an already unique mission. But even more unique are the two commanders who lead them and the similar backgrounds they share. Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hoettels, commander of the 423rd Medical Squadron, and Lt. Col. Robert Heil, commander of the 422nd Medical Squadron, are both prior Army soldiers, both came from a Special Forces background, and both are now serving squadron command tours at the 501 CSW. The chances seem quite unlikely.
  • Setting the foundation for an energy-optimized and lethal Air Force

    As 2020 approaches and the Air Force prepares to take on the challenges of the next decade, we must also review our successes and lessons learned. For Air Force Operational Energy, 2019 was a year for laying the foundation to build a more optimized and lethal force in the years to come.  By collaborating with several partners, we made some important strides in developing and executing our strategy and were able to set the groundwork for many of our operational energy initiatives.
  • AFGSC establishes new detachment for MH-139 testing

    Air Force Global Strike Command will stand up Detachment 7 later this month at Duke Field, Florida, to support testing and evaluation of the command’s new MH-139A helicopter. The MH-139A is the first service-unique helicopter acquired by the Air Force and the first aircraft ever acquired by AFGSC. It will replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Hueys” which
  • AFDW&You: Meet Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Ransic

    The Airman: Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Rasnic, NCO in charge of personnel programs at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Her hometown is Storrs, Connecticut.
  • AFDW: There’s an app for that

    Whether you’re moving to the Air Force District of Washington team or moving away, there’s one app you can download with pertinent information on where you are and where you’re going. Service members and civilians associated with the Air Force District of Washington, or those interested in learning more about the unit, can now connect to the recently released AFDW content on the AF Connect app.