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  • JBA Highlights STEM at Air Show

    Sept. 15-17, the Air Force will celebrate its 70th birthday with the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Demo.
  • Air Guard and Reserve join forces to outrun Hurricane Irma

    Although not faced directly with Hurricane Irma’s dangerous effects, Airmen with the 459th Air Refueling Wing here had a positive impact on their National Guard counterparts who were in the storm’s path.   Prior to the monthly unit training assembly weekend, aircraft maintainers from the 459th ARW were preparing three of its KC-135R Stratotanker
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • Partnerships within the NCR

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, commander of the Air Force District of Washington, AFDW, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., met with Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, on Aug., 14, 2017, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C., to discuss the agencies’ partnership.
  • Media Release: Joint Base Andrews Air Show

    Joint Base Andrews is holding an air show free to the public featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and entertainment for all ages Sept. 16 and 17, 2017.Aerial demonstration acts include the Golden Knights, F-22 Demo Team, Geico Skytypers and more.A variety of presentations from military services and other organizations will be present
  • Portraits in Courage Airmen honored during concert

    The National Anthem, followed by an A-10 and F-16 flyover and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, kicked off the Air Force’s final Heritage to Horizons summer concert at the Air Force Memorial Aug. 4, 2017. The theme for the special event was “Portraits in Courage.”
  • AFDW's newest SNCOs wrap leadership course

    Airmen assigned to Air Force District of Washington listen attentively to mentors sharing their perspectives as senior enlisted members during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course Aug. 2, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. During the course, the Airmen listening were a group of newly-promoted master sergeants and master
  • AFDW conducts HQ-level emergency response exercise

    Airmen assigned to Air Force District of Washington participated in a headquarters-level Continuity of Operations Exercise this week while working from dispersed locations within the National Capital Region, Maryland and Virginia. As the exercise played out, senior planners injected scripted scenarios that tested the participants’ abilities to resolve issues that impacted mission-related operations amidst less-than-normal working conditions
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • AFDW commander presents Purple Heart to WWII vet

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosted a Purple Heart award ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. Jacobson presented the prestigious award to 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano for wounds he incurred during a forced march as a World War II prisoner of war in Germany.
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