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  • D.C. Air National Guardsman saves elderly woman from house fire

    Tech. Sgt. Kelly Downes, a 213th Air Maintenance Squadron Phase Inspector, saved her 91 year-old neighbor from a house fire in Essex, Md., Oct. 16.Downes received a call from the woman’s daughter, who was away at the time, asking to check on her mother who was smelling smoke in the house.“I, along with my wife, went over to check on her when we
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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