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  • 121 FS pilots honor Tuskegee Airman’s burial at Arlington Cemetery.

    Pilots from the 121st Fighter Squadron honored retired Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr., a famed Tuskegee Airman from the 332nd Fighter Squadron, today during his burial at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Va."This is a great honor," said Maj. Freddie Robinson, 121 FS F-16 pilot. "It means everything to me and to every African American pilot to
  • D.C. Air National Guard members return home from Afghanistan

    More than 200 members of the Air National Guard returned home Friday from a deployment to Afghanistan. "This homecoming is all the more special as it is so close to the holidays," said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, 113th Wing commander. "It is going to make the families and the people deployed a little more cognizant of this holiday and the true
  • Earthquakes, hurricanes and 4-star generals

    Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes even a high-ranking visitor can make a unit scramble more than seismic activity. But in the span of eight days, the 113th Wing expertly navigated a record-breaking earthquake, a Category-II hurricane evacuation and a visit from the NORAD/NORTHCOM commander."I'm really proud of each
  • 113th Wing initiates first ANG F-16 deployment to Afghanistan

    More than 175 members of the 113th Wing deployed to Afghanistan this week, initiating the first Air National Guard F-16 deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, maintenance crews and other support personnel from the District of Columbia Air National Guard departed in three stages beginning last week. During a
  • Combat arms instructors train airmen for deployment

    The Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors are not your usual airmen. They are an elite cadre of security forces, whose mission is to ensure that every airman and officer leaving for deployment is combat ready. Not only do they teach the marksmanship of the weapon but also the care and maintenance of the weapon. With more deployments
  • 113th Wing hosts Maryland Congressmember

    The 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard hosted and provided an orientation flight to a U.S. Congress member June 29 here.U.S. Representative Donna Edwards, from Maryland's 4th Congressional District, received an orientation flight in a 113 WG,  F-16D, Fighting Falcon aircraft.The purpose of Rep. Edwards' visit and flight was to gain
  • Guardsman meet living history

    Guard members form the 113th Civil Engineer Squadron got the opportunity to meet with living history June 2, 2011 while deployed to Window Rock, Ariz.Bill Toledo, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers from World Word II spoke about his experiences to a group of around 50 Guard members during a presentation arranged by the Navajo Nation.The group
  • 113 Civil Engineers lend a helping hand to Navajo Nation school

    Members of the District of Columbia Air National Guard are providing construction and renovation support for the St. Michaels Association for Special Education at Window Rock, Ariz.The 113th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed as part of the Nationals Guard's Innovative Readiness Training program. The IRT matches real-world training experience for
  • Teamwork enables success for 113th at Green Flag West

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Eighty-seven members of the 113th Wing, in addition to pilots and staff from the 121st Fighter Squadron, participated in Green Flag West May 13 to 27. Conducted by the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis AFB and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin; Calif., Green Flag West provides a realistic
  • 113 Wing Student Flight Hosts Blood Drive

    The 113 Wing Student Flight hosted a blood drive that was open to the Andrews Community May 15, 2011.Airman First Class Min Tun, 113 Student Flight, spearheaded the effort for the blood drive by inviting the Armed Services Blood Bank Center to the Wing for a community event for personnel and family at Joint Base Andrews."Student Flight was looking