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  • 113th Wing commander promoted to brigadier general

    Col. Keith G. MacDonald, commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony August 4, 2019 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. surrounded by many family, friends, mentors and airmen.“This is an amazing day. A magnificent day,” said Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commanding general,
  • A true triple threat: DC salutes new brigadier general

    Col. Mark Maldonado, Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony July 20, 2019 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. with Airmen, family and friends.“What you are getting ready to see is the culmination of strong will, and invincible determination,” said
  • Capital Guardsmen lend support to district, federal agencies

    The District of Columbia National Guard supported local and federal agencies during the Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C. July 4.Thousands of visitors were able to enjoy the Independence Day celebration in a safe environment. According to Col. Renee Gore, Joint Task Force Independence commander, D.C. National Guard, a key contributor
  • Joint Base Andrews hosts 27th Pilot for a Day

    O’Rian Jolley, The Check-6 Foundation pilot for a day, leaves the 113th Wing after seeing a DC Air National Guard F-16 on Joint Base Andrews, June 26, 2019. O’Rian was honored by having his name put on the F16 he toured. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Erica Flores)
  • June RSD Commander’s Call

    The 113th Wing’s vision, missions, and goals were the theme of Sunday’s Commander’s Call at the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9.After handing out semiannual awards, Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander, went on to highlight Airmen’s dedication to the wing’s mission and how to surpass those standards.The 113  WG vision is to be the
  • D.C. Air National Guard Airmen return from deployment

    More than 250 D.C. Air National Guard Airmen recently returned from a successful deployment to the Indo-Pacific region in support of a theater security package designed to ensure warfighter capability and foster partnerships in the area.“We accomplished numerous security packages in the past with Australia and Guam, but the proximity of our
  • State Partnership Program links D.C National Guard and Burkina Faso—underscores importance of regional security in West Africa

    The country of Burkina Faso has become the 76th nation to join the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, following a formal signing ceremony with the District of Columbia National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso at the Ministry of Defense here, Feb. 1.
  • DC National Guard deputized for Women's March 2019

    Soldiers and Airmen within the District of Columbia National Guard provided traffic control to pedestrians and vehicles during the Women's March 2019. They were deputized by members of the Metropolitan Police Department to support civilian authorities and to ensure civilians exercised their rights safely. Guard members were authorized to take in "temporary custody" rioters, looters and other persons who committed crimes. National Guard members were also authorized to provide prompt medical attention to persons in reasonable need and first aid as necessary.
  • D.C. Air Guard unit protects skies over nation’s capital

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – "Scramble, scramble, scramble," a monotonous, booming voice blares from a speaker inside a spotless hangar. As the words echo through the open space, Air Force Col. John Vargas springs into action.Knowing the voice means a potential threat from the sky, he quickly dons his flight gear and rushes to climb aboard an F-16
  • D.C. Guard supports state funeral of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

    District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Soldiers and Airmen provided security, transportation and disaster response capabilities during the state funeral held at the Washington National Cathedral for the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush on Dec. 5, 2018.The DCNG joined with multiple agencies including the D.C. Homeland