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  • CSAF, spouse recognized for distinguished service

    During the final days of a 39-year career, the Air Force's top Airman stood beside his wife as they were both recognized for their distinguished service in a modest ceremony before close colleagues and family members here Aug. 9.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz received the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to Airmen for
  • Honor Guard supports retirement, appointment ceremonies to honor new, outgoing AF chiefs of staff

    A retirement ceremony honoring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and an appointment ceremony for Gen. Mark A. Welsh III will take place Friday, Aug. 10, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Joint Base Andrews, Md.The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will provide the ceremonial support for the Air Force chiefs of staff. Welsh, a 36-year Air Force
  • Air Force Leaders Issue Independence Day Message

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Independence Day message to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force:This Fourth of July marks the 236th year since the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of
  • Summer safety campaign hopes to keep YOU from being 'THAT GUY'

    May 25th marked the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it's historically the time of year when the Air Force experiences disproportionately more mishaps and fatalities off duty. To enhance awareness
  • Don't just show up

    As I exit the ranks of our active duty military, I want to encourage each of you to run your race with precision, dedication and unbridled passion. The bottom line is that life is not a dry run and you only get one chance to have a lasting impact. Our nation demands that each one of you who serve in uniform or civilian attire in the defense of our
  • New AFDW commander named

    Maj. Gen. Sharon K.G. Dunbar has been selected for assignment as commander, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md. Dunbar is currently serving as the Director of Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The general's other assignments
  • AFDW/CC nominated for new rank, position

    Maj. Gen. Darren McDew has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. McDew began his assignment as Air Force District of Washington commander, Joint Base Andrews, Md., in December 2010. The general has served previously at
  • Seeking Singles: AFDW caps off AFAF

    The 2012 Air Force District of Washington Air Force Assistance Fund drive wraps up April 20 with a capstone event - Give a Dollar Day. Each key worker will visit their units on the final day of the AFAF campaign to collect a dollar in cash from all who are willing to contribute. Everyone can donate, including those who have already contributed
  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team considered 'best of the best'

    In a symphony of discipline and precision, the United States Armed Forces most elite drill teams gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial here April 14, 2012 to compete for the title of the "best of the best."The fourth annual Joint Service Honor Guard Drill Competition included teams from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, the Merchant Marines, the