• Modern Military Women Aviators 50 / 30 Years of Service

    Women Airforce Service Pilots Legacy for Modern Military Women Aviators  Many know about the Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), a group of women who flew every military aircraft in the WWII inventory. Eighty-one years ago, in 1942 there were two programs placing women pilots in military aircraft

  • I Am Witnessing Black History

    The level of accomplishment by Black Airmen in my 18 years of service in the Air Force is nothing less than astonishing. It is essential to recognize the many achievements of great Black historical figures, but many may not realize we are witnessing Black History right before our eyes. As a young

  • Always Have a Plan B

      There’s a saying among cyber professionals: “People generally tend to put a good backup plan in place the day after they’ve lost all their data.” Unfortunately, what used to be a minor inconvenience can now lead to the serious loss of time, money, and energy trying to recoup critical information.

  • Keep mobile devices cyber safe

    Did you know that cybercriminals and hackers are always thinking up clever new ways to exploit your devices? Cybercrime damages are forecast to cost $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, and there were 153 million malware examples from March 2021 to February 2022[i]. In this article, we'll share some of

  • Staying cyber safe over Memorial Day weekend

    Officially, Memorial Day in the United States is the day we set aside to remember and honor those members of the Armed Forces who have fallen in battle defending our liberty. Unofficially, though, many people see this weekend as the start of the summer travel season, and will be hitting the beach to

  • Department of Defense Launches New Cyber Awareness Campaign

     The first email in history was sent in 1971, by a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson. Later that same year the first computer virus, a simple worm-type program named Creeper, was written and released by Bob Thomas. For the few months in between, none of the very few people who had access to

  • AFDW Commander: JBAB transfer to bring great opportunities

    There are big changes at work for the Air Force District of Washington and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. These changes mean incredible opportunities to enhance the Air Force’s service to the National Capital Region.

  • Technology, accessibility promote leadership adaption

    COVID-19 has forced the incorporation of technology into almost everyone’s daily lives. We are living in unchartered times and have transformed and adapted the way we conduct business. It is my belief that many of these lessons learned will stick and become the new normal as we power through this

  • AFDW celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Col. Elizabeth S. Larson is the Director of Operations, Plans and Requirements, assigned to Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md. In this position, she serves as the primary advisor to the AFDW commander and his staff, providing policy and planning for all operational matters