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  • Getting hands dirty: U.S., Jamaican mechanics collaborate on ground vehicles

    "Are you a pilot?"This is a common question asked of Airmen across the Air Force.What many people unfamiliar with the Air Force may not realize is that while the percentage of Airmen who are pilots is low, the rest of the service supports the Air Force's mission to fly, fight and win. In fact, the daily lives and responsibilities of Airmen in the
  • D.C. soldiers, airmen work alongside Jamaican partners

    District of Columbia National Guard soldiers and airmen kicked off a weeklong subject matter expert exchange with their Jamaican Defence Force counterparts Monday.The team of wheeled vehicle maintenance experts will spend one week working alongside their JDF colleagues, also vehicle maintenance experts, to share best practices and ultimately learn
  • D.C. Airmen protect Nation's capital at Veterans Day concert

    Nearly 100 Airmen of the D.C. Air National Guard spent their Veterans Day volunteering in support of the District of Columbia's security measures for HBO's Concert for Valor Nov. 11."There's nothing else I'd rather do on Veterans Day than to help out," said Airman 1st Class Cayla Clark. "This is what we signed up for, even if we have to volunteer
  • Deployed D.C. Guard members inspire school children in the Australian Outback

    D.C. Air National Guard members, the aptly named 'Capital Guardians', took time to plant seeds of friendship with Australian youngsters during their recent deployment to Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia.        Approximately 20 pilots, maintainers, medics, and life support Airmen visited  McFarlane Primary School in Katherine,
  • Welcome message from the 113th Wing Commander

    Hello Capital Guardians!I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say hello. I started as your new wing commander a few months ago and I have been out meeting as many of you as possible. I am impressed with the professionalism and positive attitudes and I look forward to meeting each one of you. General Sasseville left the wing in
  • Air National Guard members participate in Region-3 emergency management training exercise

    More than 40 Air National Guard emergency management specialists participated in an emergency management training exercise June 21-28. Comprised of Air National Guardsmen from the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, the Region-3 EMT tested emergency managers' knowledge, preparedness, and responsiveness in the event of a
  • 113th Wing members deploy to Brazil

    More than 100 members from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, recently deployed to Natal Air Base, Brazil in support of CRUZEX 2013, a Brazilian-led training exercise focused on interoperability between participating air forces from multiple countries. Combined with members from the 161st Aerial Refueling Wing, Arizona ANG, the U.S. Air Force
  • Unit at the ready

    The culmination of months of planning for the Combined Unit Inspection (Phase 1) came to fruition June 14 and 15 for the Capital Guardians at Joint Base Andrews. Meeting the demanding standards of Air Combat Command, the 113th Wing earned a grade of satisfactory, indicating the unit is mission ready.Inspectors from Air Combat Commanded based at
  • AFNORTH commander chooses new command chief

    The Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) commander has chosen the command chief master sergeant from the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard to be the next CONR-1 AF (AFNORTH) command chief.Lt. Gen. William Etter chose Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson Jr. who
  • 113th Wing recognized with two national awards

    The 113th Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) Detachment, District of Columbia Air National Guard was selected as the 2012 ACA Unit of the Year March 21. The unit is one of 16 units nationwide where fighters sit at the ready to defend America's airspace. "We are the Capital Guardians and when it comes to defending the Washington skies, the DC Air