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  • 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 epidemic. Senior leaders have never been so close

    It all starts with a mammogram. Don’t wait. Go get yours today. It may be uncomfortable, but it really can save your life!
  • 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 related to planned and contingency events in the National Capital Region.
  • JBA’s medicine clinic offers superb medical care to flying Airmen, sr leaders

    The PFM Annex is the DoD’s first dedicated presidential support clinic whose mission is to provide premier healthcare, rapid access and superior customer satisfaction to over 1,200 active duty and civilian members assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group and other units in the region performing presidential support duties. The clinic collaborates closely with the White House medical staff to ensure that those working closest to our Commander-in-Chief are able to meet the most stringent medical suitability standards. The Annex also serves senior leaders and other personnel who need flexibility in scheduling to meet their unique mission requirements.
  • 779th MDG's Flight Medicine Clinic delivers superior care to Pentagon beneficiaries

    The 79th Medical Wing has medical assets positioned across the National Capital Region, delivering 42 world-class healthcare specialties to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries. One of those assets is the 779th Medical Group’s Pentagon Flight Medicine Clinic that, for the last 40 years, has provided care to countless service members assigned to the Pentagon, regardless of rank, service or seniority status.
  • America’s Capital Medics deliver trusted care everywhere

    Since assuming command of the 79th Medical Wing in 2015, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible work being done by the more than 1,500 exceptional men and women who make up our healthcare provider workforce.
  • AFDW: We stand ready

    “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty… If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” -- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Col. Charles Yancey, Jan. 6, 1816.   Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, was a federal holiday for most people in the National Capital Region. While most
  • Words Matter - So Think Before You Speak

    How often do you say something you wished could be taken back the moment it left your mouth? Those situations happen all of the time, and to nearly everyone. Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s most influential leaders and speakers, once stated, “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” It is so easy to let
  • Happy Independence Day!

    Team AFDW,Happy Independence Day!  As we prepare to spend a long weekend with our families and friends, I would like to take just a moment to reflect on why Independence Day is such an important day to us as Airmen and Americans.The tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).  In June 1776,