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  • Pilots for the Day

    The 113th Wing. D.C. Air National Guard, welcomed the newest Pilots for a Day, Jack Kirkbride and Houston Pirrung. The Pilot for a Day program allows children with potential life-threatening illness a chance to experience a day in the life of a fighter pilot.It’s been a tough year for Jack and Houston young lives. The six-year-olds from the
  • D.C. National Guard plays pivotal partner in 58th Presidential Inauguration

    In support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) held a swearing-in for more than 3,000 police officers from several states at the DC Armory in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 19.Support elements such as the Construction Facility Management Office and Department of Information Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • D.C. Air National Guard detachment responds to 4,000th alert since 9/11

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The 113th Aerospace Control Alert Detachment of the District of Columbia Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews passed a major air defense milestone Jan. 9, responding to its 4,000th alert event since Operation Noble Eagle started in September, 2001.An alert event is designated when the unit's F-16 fighters are
  • 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
  • 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