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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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