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  • 121st Weather Flight hosts workshop

    The D.C. Air National Guard held a Weather Workshop August 13 to 17 at Joint Base Andrews. Senior Master Sgt. Lynne Morrison, 121st Weather Flight Meteorological Technician, coordinated the event and said there were close to 100 guests from various units across the ANG."Air National Guard Weather Flights came from all over the Continental U.S. and
  • New commander takes reigns of 113th Wing

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, 113th Wing commander, relinquished command of the wing to Brig. Gen. Marc Sasseville during a change of command ceremony Aug.11. Under General Johnson's command, the 113th Wing received many awards and accolades, to include the Air Force Meritorious Award; Distinguished Air Force Flying Unit Award; and the Air Force
  • Explosive Training

    "Weapons away." From the moment of that radio call to the moment of impact, it might be an average of 32 seconds based on altitude and speed for a weapon to leave the F-16 bay and hit the ground. But the amount of time it takes to prepare that weapon for flight takes days of careful loading, transferring, building and inspecting the explosives.
  • 201st Airlift Squadron offers flight to military spouses

    Why should all the military members have all the fun?Nineteen deserving spouses of 113th Wing members were given the opportunity to travel on a C-40C to circle around the Wright Brothers Monument in Ohio and return to Joint Base Andrews to get a first-hand experience of what their spouses do for a living."It was our way of showing the spouses how
  • 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