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June RSD Commander’s Call

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Deputy Commanding General, Air for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, promotes Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander to the rank of brigadier general the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Deputy Commanding General, Air for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, promotes Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander to the rank of brigadier general the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md --

The 113th Wing’s vision, missions, and goals were the theme of Sunday’s Commander’s Call at the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9.

After handing out semiannual awards, Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander, went on to highlight Airmen’s dedication to the wing’s mission and how to surpass those standards.

The 113  WG vision is to be the “number one wing by leveraging our extraordinary Airmen through innovation and leadership.”

The 113 WG mission is to fiercely defend the National Capital Region with an unrivaled 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert force and provide domestic operation capabilities in support of the District of Columbia. The wing engages globally through exceptional airlift for national leaders and provides lethal fighter aircraft and agile combat support forces for Combatant Commanders.

The fiscal year 2019-2020 Goals was broken down into “AIM UP,” a simple way to remember:

Accomplishing the Mission

Improving the Unit

Managing Resources

Unlocking Potential

“Accomplishing the mission, improving the unit, managing resources, unlocking potential all contribute to our vision of being number one,” said MacDonald.

Airmen were also surprised by Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, The Adjutant General, District of Columbia National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Deputy Commanding General, Air for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, as they came to thank the 113 WG for all their hard work and to promote MacDonald to the rank of brigadier general.