The 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard is truly unique among all Air National Guard Units. It is the only National Guard organization activated by the President of the United States for natural or civil emergencies.
Known as the 'Capital Guardians', the 1200 Airmen-strong Wing is responsible for the air defense of the Nation's Capital Region to include defending the Nation's Capital. Since 9/11, it's the 113th Wing's fighter jets that have responded to protect our nation's capital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No one else does what the 113th Wing does.