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  • Air Force recognizes D.C. Air Guard as Outstanding Unit

    For the 15th time in their history, the D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for operational performance and mission accomplishment, setting clear track record as a showcase unit that can get the job done."The Capital Guardians are committed to exemplifying the highest standards is the military with
  • D.C. National Guard supports Papal visit to Washington, D.C.

    More than 150 Airmen from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard volunteered as task force support for visit of Pope Francis here, Sep. 22-24.Sworn-in and deputized by the D.C. Metropolitan Police as special police, the Airmen served as a standing police force for the event that attracted thousands of spectators to the D.C. area.Domestic
  • D.C. Air National Guard demonstrates its Air Power

    The D.C. Air National Guard participated in the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show Sept.18 to 19.As one of the most active and unique units in the Air National Guard, the 113th Wing was able to showcase its mission to their local community and other military personnel during the free, public air show.The air show, comprised of the ANG, Army National
  • D.C. National Guard leadership exchanges ideas, expertise with Jamaica Defense Force

    Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz, Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard traveled to Kingston, Jamaica on a State Partnership Program visit Aug. 20. During the visit, Schwartz reviewed the development of the humanitarian assistance program, the disaster response program developed with the Jamaica Defense Force."The DC National Guard
  • D.C. Air National Guard civil engineers deploy to U.S. Coast Guard Academy for training

    A team of 38 Airmen from the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 113th Civil Engineer Squadron is currently conducting a deployment for training at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut from June 14-27.The Airmen are executing a variety of construction, renovation, and maintenance projects in support of the
  • D.C. Air National Guard civil engineers deploy to U.S. Coast Guard Academy for training

    A team of 38 Airmen from the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 113th Civil Engineer Squadron is currently conducting a deployment for training at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut from June 14-27.The Airmen are executing a variety of construction, renovation, and maintenance projects in support of the
  • Air Combat Training: Red Flag-Alaska 15-2

    "It's a lot of work, but it's a lot of reward as well."That's how Col. Mark Valentine described Red Flag-Alaska, a two-week combat air power exercise hosted by Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Valentine, the 113th Wing operations group commander, is deployed here with several others from the D.C. Air National
  • D.C. Air National Guard Search & Recovery Team aces evaluation

    The D.C. Air National Guard special disaster-response team concluded a week of training with a final evaluation exercise in order to be certified by the Defense Department, May 11-16.The Guardsmen successfully completed the training tasks required to achieve Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and High Yield Explosive - Enhanced Response
  • D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing deploys for "RED FLAG-Alaska"

    Nearly 200 Airmen and 10 Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, recently deployed to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, which is located 25 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska, in support of exercise Red Flag-Alaska.Red Flag-Alaska, which runs from April 30 to May 17, is a multi-national, air combat
  • "Capital Guardians" protecting the nation's skies: A day in the life of the 24 hour alert team

    EDITOR'S NOTE:  This article is the second of a two-part series on the D.C. Air National Guard's Aerospace Control Alert mission.The D.C. Air National Guard's Aerospace Control Alert Detachment recently reached a milestone, beyond comparison of other alert teams with 5,000 alert calls, a historic record as the highest in the nation. See first
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