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Air Force District of Washington is comprised of a headquarters staff, three wings, one group and two specialized units: the 316th Wing, the 11th Wing, the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, the 844th Communications Group, The United States Air Force Band and The United States Air Force Honor Guard.

The 844th Communications Group has a specialized mission as the single Air Force voice in the National Capital Region for their respective field of expertise. The 316th Wing is the host unit on Joint base Andrews, Md., and the 11th Wing is the host unit on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. The AFDW headquarters staff is located on Joint Base Andrews.

316th Wing

As the host wing for Joint Base Andrews, Md., the 316th Wing is responsible for maintaining emergency reaction rotary-wing airlift and other National Capital Region contingency response capabilities critical to national security and for organizing, training, equipping and deploying combat-ready forces for Air and Space Expeditionary Forces (AEFs). The 316th Wing also provides installation security, services and airfield management to support the President, Vice President, other U.S. senior leaders and more than 50 tenant organizations and federal agencies. For more information, visit the wing's website.

844th Communications Group

Located at Joint Base Andrews, Md., the 844th Communications Group provides communications and information support to Air Force National Capital Region warfighters, including Headquarters Air Force District of Washington, the 316th Wing, and various other organizations throughout the NCR.

U.S. Northcom/JFHQ-NCR

United States Northern Command
Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region

Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), based at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., is responsible for land-based homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities and incident management in the National Capital Region, drawing together the existing resources of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) into a single-point headquarters.

Public Affairs


 Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs

1500 West Perimeter Rd. Suite 5790 Joint Base Andrews, Md. 20762-7002 Comm: (240) 612 - 6464 DSN: 612 - 6464

AFDW Public Affairs does not act as an operator service or base locator. They do not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices.

Please contact the base operator for these services: Joint Base Andrews: (301) 981-1110 DoD-wide: (703) 545-6700