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Allyson Robinson, human rights activist, speaks during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month special observance titled ‘LGBT: I am an American Airman’ at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 29, 2017. Robinson talked about her life as a military member and her journey during her transition from male to female. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez) JBA recognizes LGBT Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is recognized each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York. According to the library of Congress, the riots were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in the U.S.“The base celebrates this month to raise awareness of gay culture and promote greater diversity
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2017
A South Carolina Air National Guard F-16D Fighting Falcon from the 169th Fighter Wing taxis for take off during a three-day Aeropsace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., May 23, 2017. Representatives from the Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily sorties from May 23-25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) CrossTell air defense exercise hones air-intercept skills
Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise are here today for a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise. Representatives from Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily live-fly sorties from today through May 25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air intercept procedures.
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An UH-1N Iroquois lands at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 13, 2017. The helicopters belong to the 1st Helicopter Squadron, which performed a medical evacuation of a downed pilot during the F-16 Fighting Falcon crash incident April 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) Amidst accident aftermath: 1st HS executes F-16 pilot evacuation
During the F-16 Fighting Falcon crash incident April 5, the 1st Helicopter Squadron sent two UH-1N Iroquois to the scene to medically evacuate the downed pilot.
0 4/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo News Release: F-16 Incident
A D.C. Air National Guard F-16C Fighter, assigned to the 113th Wing, at Joint Base Andrews, MD, crashed about 9:31 A.M. today approximately 6 miles from Joint Base Andrews, MD.  The aircraft was flying along with other DCANG aircraft in a routine training mission in the Greater Washington Area. The aircraft carried only the pilot.  The pilot
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2017
Airman 1st Class Jonathan Lake, 113th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, tightens a bolt on an air conditioning unit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 27, 2017. The D.C. Air National Guard has various missions including defending the National Capital Region, supporting the District and local communities during special security events and natural disasters, and maintaining a worldwide deployable fighter and support force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding) On The Job With The Capital Guardians

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2017
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Anthony Small) D.C. Air Guardsmen return from Pacific Theater
More than 200 members of the D.C. Air National Guard returned on an early morning flight, Feb. 8 after 120-day deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of the Pacific Command Theater mission."This was an exceptional deployment for the 113th as it specifically exercised the unit for its mission," said Col. Robert Bowie, 113th Vice
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2017
Members of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, stands in formation before Joint Task Force-District of Columbia, Joint Reception Staging Onward Integration on Jan. 18, 2017. The JRSOI welcomes and in-processes Airman and Soldiers that arrive at Joint Base Andrews to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. More than 7,500 Guardsmen from 44 states, 3 territories (Guam, Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands) and D.C. are providing critical functions in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Anthony Small, JTF-DC) Joint operations training prepares National Guard
The Joint Task Force-District of Columbia, Joint Reception Staging Onward Integration processed 1,400 Airman and Soldiers in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 17-19, 2017.The JRSOI is a process of accounting for personnel and equipment needed to accomplish mission requirements while ensuring safe and effective functionality of all
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2017
Master Sgt. David Gray, 113th Air National Guard security forces member, shows Charles Carroll Middle School students a photo from when he worked with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell in New Carrollton, Md., Dec. 21, 2016. During a Career and Technical Education Fair, students were briefly introduced to some of the opportunities the U.S. Air Force can present and what it means to be in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Philip Bryant) AF members educate youth at career day
Airmen from Joint Base Andrews and the National Capital Region volunteered to speak with students at Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, Maryland, during their Career and Technical Education Fair, Dec. 21, 2016. During the career fair, students heard from individuals in an array of career fields in hopes of opening their eyes to future
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2016
Tech. Sgt. Moira Howerton, 113th Communications Flight, D.C. Air National Guard, poses with co-workers on her last day of chemotherapy to treat stage 2, triple negative breast cancer. Howerton underwent 16 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy. (Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Howerton) No Mo' Cancer
Meeting Tech. Sgt. Moira Howerton has forever changed my outlook on life.I first met Moira, better known as "Mo," during a group lunch, though I had seen her often working around the 113th Communications Squadron, always happy and energetic.During our lunch, she told me about her career going on 14 years in the Air National Guard starting in her
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2016
Tech. Sgt. Gursimran Shergill, 113th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer, works with members from the Jamaica Defence Force 1 Engineer Regiment in Montego Bay, Jamaica Aug. 4. The team used survey equipment to map the area around a building the JDF plan to turn into a training site for military police. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Erica Rodriguez) 113 CES joins Jamaica Defence Force to enhance learning
Members of the 113th Civil Engineer Squadron, D.C. Air National Guard, experienced a very unique training environment far away from the D.C. Metro area, working with members of the First Engineer Regiment, Jamaica Defence Force, on a variety of civil engineer projects.The two-week tour of duty includes projects such as heating, ventilation,
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