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  • Rupp assumes command of AFDW as Air Force vice chief presides

    Military members and civilians gathered to watch leadership shift as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson presided over the Air Force District of Washington change of command ceremony here July 9.
  • Sinks assumes command of 844th Communications Group

    Joint Base Andrews, Md. -- Col. Michael A. Sinks accepted command of the 844th Communications Group from Col. Rocky A. Favorito during a change-of-command ceremony June 28 on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland."I have to admit this is a surreal situation in that I was first stationed here back in the mid 80’s manning gates and guarding Air Force One,"
  • Immersive AFDW Squadron Commanders Course wraps

    The Air Force District of Washington hosted the 2018 Squadron Commanders Course at the Gen. Jacob E. Smart Conference Center here May 14-18. The immersive, hands-on course presented to 16 field grade officers and several of their spouses command and leadership principles through guest speakers, site visits, media training workshops, and mentor guidance.
  • Future first sergeants hone leadership skills at symposium

    Dozens of National Capital Region technical and master sergeants attended the Joint Base Andrews/Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling First Sergeant Symposium at the Smart Center here May 7-11. The event featured leadership perspectives from Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melanie K. Noel, AFDW command chief, among others. The symposium is designed to instill critical thinking, enforce Air Force core values, and prepare attendees to lead Airmen.
  • Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series wraps with Branford Marsalis

    Jazz legend Branford Marsalis was the final guest for this season's Jazz Heritage series put on April 5 by Airmen of Note at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus. Each month, The Air Force Band's premiere jazz ensemble welcomes a jazz artist to sit in with the troupe and bring a unique concert opportunity to the public.
  • Services acquisitions team shares insight at town hall meeting

    Services acquisitions professionals gathered for a town hall meeting hosted by Nancy Andrews, senior executive service Air Force Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, here March 9.
  • Air Force District of Washington Industry Day marks new era for acquisition reform

    With a renewed focus on speed, relevance and multi-platform capabilities, the Air Force District of Washington contracting directorate hosted Industry Day Feb. 21, an acquisition networking event designed to spark federal business opportunities and enhance warfighter capabilities.
  • Meet AFDW’s new command chief!

    Chief Master Sgt. Melanie K. Noel began her role as Air Force District of Washington’s newest command chief in January 2018. As command chief, she serves as the senior enlisted leader for AFDW and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing and is responsible to the AFDW Commander, Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, on matters concerning the welfare, effective utilization, professional development and readiness of AFDW's global Airmen.
  • AFDW Airman designs new commander's coin

    Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, AFDW commander, recognized Senior Airman Lavannah Ruland, AFDW’s Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate executive assistant, for her achievement in designing the organization’s new commander’s coin during a commander’s call, Nov. 20, 2017, here.
  • Commanders’ spouses learn about JBA military children educational options

    As part of Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson’s tour of Joint Base Andrews and its partners, his wife, Nancy Jacobson, along with Melonie Teichert, spouse of 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews Commander Col. E. John Teichert, visited JBA feeder school Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro and Imagine Andrews Public Charter School here earlier this month.
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