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  • 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
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    This year's Department of Defense Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part." What does this mean to you? Every service member, at every level in our military, must know, understand and adhere to their service core values and standards of behavior in order to eliminate sexual
  • "Capital Guardians" protecting the nation's skies: D.C. Air Guard reaches historic milestone of 5,000 alert calls

    EDITOR'S NOTE:  This article is the first of a two-part series on the D.C. Air National Guard's Aerospace Control Alert mission.The 113th Wing's Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) Detachment reached a milestone of responding to 5,000 alert events, a historic first in the nation, March 21."We have had 'Capital Guardians' on point, vigilant and ready to
  • D.C. Air National Guard to reach historic milestone protecting nation's skies

    The D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) Detachment here is on the verge of achieving 5,000 alert events since September 11, 2001, making it the most active ACA in the nation.As part of the federal government's efforts to protect U.S. airspace, the ACA mission includes aerospace control forces arrayed in a rapid
  • Air National Guard captivates fans at Wizards NBA game

    Rising in unison and clapping feverously as if Merlin himself had cast a spell, a frenzy swept the crowd at the Verizon Center Feb. 24. It wasn't the local NBA basketball team, the Washington Wizards, causing the commotion, but the men and women standing proudly center court that roused the fans to cheer and many to stand. The evening highlighted
  • Mission complete, partnership stronger

    District of Columbia National Guard and Jamaican Defence Force soldiers and airmen wrapped up a weeklong subject matter expert exchange here Friday.During the course of the week, the combined and joint team of vehicle mechanics shared best practices on wheeled vehicle maintenance.After a daylong orientation of the JDF's various vehicles and
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